🎸Blues Guitar 101

Let’s have a little fun this week.

Blues had a baby and she named it rock and roll.

It’s the first thing I ever learned on guitar.

If you are into rock, country, jazz, R&B, Pop, etc., the roots can be traced, at least in part, to blues.

It is so much fun to play!

I have a short Blues series on my You Tube channel. Here is one to start with.

It is a form of 16 bar blues, the first thing that I learned.

Check out the video and have fun!

Blues 101 – 16 Bar Blues

Rock on until the next time!

Wanna Be the First to Get A Secret to Improving Your Playing?

No matter how experienced you are with your guitar playing, keeping your fingers, wrist, thumb, etc. in good shape is vitally important.

Being “out of shape” in that regard not only can lead to bad playing but in extreme situations cause physical damage.

It is something that you cannot afford to risk.

So I decided to do something about it in order to help guitarists like you stay in shape.

I am offering a FREE mini-course called Guitar Finger Gymnastics. Specifically, Techniques to Improve Finger Strength and Dexterity.

In it there are a handful of short videos and TAB’s on how to keep your hands and fingers in shape (Many of them have more detail than you might have previously seen from me).

And this is the first time I have ever done something like this. I feel that strongly about it.

So, I wanted to get it out to all of you first before I unleash it out to the world.

Here is what it contains:

  1. Chromatic Scale Warmup: it is the easiest and most vital warmup exercise you can use. I’ve been playing over 40 years and still use versions of this scale
  2. Diagonals: A real cool warmup you can use at any time. A great exercise!
  3. Finger Crawl: A brain busting coordination exercise that will help your playing immensely.
  4. Alternate Chromatic Fingering: A variation on the traditional Chromatic Scale that is a must to help with strength, dexterity, & coordination.
  5. Stretching: There are many stretching exercises out there. What I have in this lesson will go a long way to help you get stretching!

So go ahead and download it now. There are no strings attached (ha!). Seriously, there isn’t any obligation or secret handshake needed. Just go ahead and use it for your routines.

I have much more coming…

Or you can click the link here: Guitar Finger Gymnastics

Heart of Gold | Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs

YOU are Unique With a Heart of Gold | Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs

“I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.” – Jimmy Page

“My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.” Joan Jett

So, my big brother was playing guitar and I figured I’d try it too. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Love those quotes.

How about that: YOU have your own unique voice on the guitar. It doesn’t matter where you are in your playing.

Sometimes it is just jamming on some songs,

Sometimes it is making your own stuff up,

Sometimes its just sitting around the living room strumming a song,

Sometimes it’s onstage in front of cheering fans

It doesn’t matter. Don’t think you have to be a mega rock star to have an impact in your music.

I know a guy that loves to play for his infant son. What joy there is just in that.

Every note you play, every chord you strike, makes the world a better place.

Keep on picking and strumming everyone!

I have a song for you to try out in the video above. Some of my students are already working on this. It is great for beginner and intermediate players.

It’s Heart of Gold by Neil Young. It’s great for learning not only common chords used in music, but also how to change those chords effectively and to work on basic strumming. I slow it down in the video too for you to follow along.

Guitar TAB’s here: http://sixstringcorner.com/heart-of-gold-tab/

A great acoustic guitar song to learn. If you have some basic knowledge and experience on guitar, you should have all the tools needed to play the song on guitar.

In this guitar tutorial, I broke the guitar down into 3 basic parts: the verse (the Intro has the same chords as well as the rhythm guitar behind the guitar solo), chorus, and the bridge.

Intro 1:21
Verse 1:37
Chorus 1:49

Rock On!
Tony G

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