Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category


Guitar 101: string doubling – free guitar video lesson from

October 17, 2012

Guitar 101: Learning, taming & using the E7#9 “Jimi Hendrix” chord

October 16, 2012

PR: Two more blues riffs in “E”

December 13, 2010

Free guitar video lesson: how to play blues riffs in the key of “E”.

h1 blues rhythm pattern in “A”

November 13, 2010

A free guitar video lesson on a simple blues rhythm in “A”


PR: Blues riff inspired by Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Muddy Waters)

January 17, 2010

I was jamming and messing around and came up with this riff inspired by the classic blues tune “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”, and figured I’d share 🙂

That song’s been recorded by 100s of blues artists, and apparently dates back to 1928, but the versions I always think about are the ones by Muddy Waters, Cream and Johnny Winter.

Gear used:

Ron Thorn Junior 90, koa top
Swart AST
Route 66 overdrive and compressor


PR: Feels Like Rain (Buddy Guy, John Hiatt)

January 9, 2010

Grabbed my SRV strat. Plugged her into a Cool Car vibe. Plugged that into a Visual Sound Route 66 – but only used the Comp side. No OD.

Then I plugged *that* into a Swart AST w/ a dash of verb and trem.

Holy cow, wouldn’t you know it, the intro of Feels like Rain (John Hiatt song, covered beautifully by Buddy Guy in case you didn’t know) just showed up under my fingers.

I love how tone can totally bring up a song you had no idea you were about to play!

What ridiculous fun this was. Wow.

So I decided to share the riff with you guys 🙂


PR: more funky riffs in “E” (inspired by on shaky ground)

January 7, 2010

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