June 23

Instantly Sound More Bluesy

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If there was on trick to making your guitar playing sound more like the great blues guitar players, it would be this one simple trick.  

If you already know the minor pentatonic scale shape, then you are all set, but if you don't know that pattern, you should download this lesson first.

Many guitar players come to me because they want to work on their guitar solos and improvising.  They want to master their arpeggios and scales.  In order to use this material effectlively, you need to understand a tiny amount of music theory as I'll explain below.

There's really 2 things you need to understand that'll make this lesson super simple.

1.  Learn where the "1" is.

Whenever guitar players are soloing over a chord, the note name of that chord is referred to as the root, also known as the "1".  For example, an A7 Chord, the 1 is A.  On a D7 chord, the root is D.  On a Bbmaj7#11 chord, the root is Bb.

2.  Find the b3 in the pentatonic scale and bend or slide it up a half step.

Once you know where the root is, the next note you are looking for is the b3 which is the next note in the scale.  To make that sound bluesy, you simply just bend it up a half step or slide i up a half step.

This works over minor chords, major chords, and dominant 7 chords.  The majority of chords you'll be playing in a blues/funk/country chord progression is minor chords, major chords, and dominant 7 chords so this works perfectly.

Blues guitar players have been using this trick for decades and it's super easy for beginner guitar players and novice guitar players to add into their guitar solos to start making bluesy guitar licks sound amazing.

Watch the video above and you'll see just how easy it is to make your guitar solos instantly sound more bluesy!


-Josh

Josh is also the owner of the guitar school in massachusetts www.tauntonguitarlessons.com and helps local guitar students of all ages enjoy and improve their guitar playing at an accelerated rate.  If you are in the massachusetts area and want to study guitar, video www.tauntonguitarlessons.com/freeguitarlesson to book a free intro lesson.

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