Griff Hamlin Lessons: Strumming Double Time - G Cadd9 Em7 D
While I realize this is Blues Guitar Unleashed.... I'd be doing you a disservice if I didn't talk about something that is important for guitar playing no matter what style you play. This strumming and rhythm technique is HUGELY important, and the most important part is (you guessed it) how you COUNT it and tap your foot to feel the beat in the right way. So watch, play, learn, absorb all good things :)
Griff Hamlin Lessons: Practicing Your Scales To End On Beat One
Most folks, when practicing scales, start playing on beat 1 and play through the scale... And while that makes sense academically, it often doesn't make sense musically :( There are 2 reasons: 1) you don't want to start your licks on beat 1, so maybe not starting your scales on beat 1 will help you get used to that. And 2) if you're playing a scale, like a mode, that might lead your ear to a note other than the root, not having the root land on beat 1 is rather - unsettling... or unsatisfying at the least. Watch the video... easier to show that tell :)
Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson - Expanding The Fretboard With A Simple Blues Lick Moved All Over
If you play blues guitar solos, you probably know good old "box 1" but that gets you really used to looking at the world from the right. Instead, let's look at the world to the left of the root, it's there and it can be a wonderous place full of music and mystery ;)
Griff Hamlin Lessons: How To Play Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
Again crossing over onto the "Classic Rock Unleashed" side, we're going to look at the chord progression, and some soloing ideas, from Led Zeppelin's classic, "Since I've Been Loving You." You might think. from just a basic listen, that while it sounds bluesy, it's not really a blues... However, if you don't mind digging into your jazz theory a little, you can actually explain this as a minor 12 bar blues. But even if you don't really care why, it's just fun to play and solo over... and we'll talk a little bit about the pentatonic scales and the modes that you can use.
Griff Hamlin: How To Play Mississippi Queen By Mountain
This is a song I always dug because it's just one of those classic 12 bar blues rock songs that you might not know is just a 12 bar blues at heart. The basic riff is all E Minor Pentatonic Based, while the intro solo is all E Major Pentatonic Based.. And all that goes on around a basic 12 bar blues in E chord progression. Hope you can dig it!
Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson How To Play The Funky Rhythm From Tightrope By SRV
As much as I love funky rhythms, this is one of my all time favorites... In blues, we don't get to use these funky rhythms as often, and therefore they often get played incorrectly, or without much feel. So what I tried to do here was to break this down into levels - start simple, get more complex as you get more comfortable. I hope you can give it a shot and don't mind the buzzing low B (I've fixed it now :)
Griff Hamlin Lessons: The 3 Legs Of Blues Soloing And How To Use Them
OK... so this isn't a "lesson" in the sense of giving you something to play and practice on... But I would say that, "you don't know what you don't know," is equally as important... And sometimes we need to take the 30,000 foot view and make sure you're on the right track. You'll hear me reference this "soloing tripod" a lot in other videos, so I hope you'll indulge me a few minutes to clarify what that's all about and why.
Griff Hamlin Lessons: The Turnaround For 12 Bar Blues
This is that one old school 12 bar blues turnaround that everyone and their brother/sister/uncle/cousin plays... And you should too :) It works for a shuffle or a slow blues and it's just one of those moves you have to know, so get to learnin' it.
Griff Hamlin Lessons: Blues Rhythm Guitar Lesson The I IV I7 Move
For blues comping (playing blues rhythm guitar) this is a move that gets used on all kinds of tunes... Slow blues, shuffle blues, straight feel songs... really doesn't matter, this will work. It's also one of those "set and forget" moves - honestly don't worry too much about why it works (I'll tell you) but concentrate on experimenting with it and really making it your own. Play it - a lot - and get it down so it works for you. I promise you'll be glad you did.
Griff Hamlin: My Pedalboard And Teaching Rig
Above all else, the one question I hear time and time again is... "How do you get that tone?" Surprisingly, my video studio rig is very simple, and very inexpensive... probably not what you'd expect. I'll walk you through it all and link to this video in every other video from now on :)
Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson How To Play Hide Away by Freddie King
While this is a fun little melody to learn and a cool tune... I have an ulterior motive for showing it to you :) We often talk about "playing on the porch" style stuff where you will be responsible for holding down the rhythm while, at the same time, attempting to play something that resembles a melody... Because as you probably remember, you need 3 things to make music - rhythm, harmony, and melody. Taking a little time to learn this would be SUPER beneficial if you're more towards the beginner end of things... And at the very least, fun if you're more advanced.
Griff Hamlin: Playing/Counting Rhythm & Lead Together
This video is a little more of a project for the beginning blues players watching... In order to be able to play with other people (really, in order to be able to play at all) you need to be able to play a simple rhythm, keep some time, and maybe play a little lead over it... I talk a lot about counting, and I hear from a lot of students that they have trouble counting when it comes to single note lines - so this line is really easy and should be straightforward for counting. You NEED to be able to do this. If you cannot, work on your skills until you can, and you'll be setup for much more progress down the line. If you can do this already, that's GREAT!
Griff Hamlin: First Finger Bend & Licks
I know that I'm usually the first person to say, "Don't bend with your first finger, that just doesn't feel good and it's hard." That hasn't really changed, but there *are* certain times when your first finger is going to be called upon to push some steel - and this is that time. These are a couple of Albert King-ish moves that tend to require the first finger if you want them to sound just right.
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We can talk until we're blue in the face about the plethora of reasons why Jimi Hendrix was the greatest player to ever strap on a Strat. No one has ever matched his blend of virtuosic instrumental prowess, intense emotional expression, Picasso-level attention to the colors and hues in his music, and masterful songwriting, but what really puts him head and shoulders above the rest of every other six-string slinger is his universal appeal. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, loves Jimi Hendrix. Case in point: Ian Mackaye and Stevie Ray Vaughan could not be more different as people or guitarists. Mackaye was the singer and guitarist in legendary post-hardcore band Fugazi (a group about as far removed from the psychedelic rock of the seventies as humanly possible) while SRV was perhaps the greatest master of electric blues since Hendrix himself. Despite their immense musical, philosophical, geographic, and stylistic differences, both listed Hendrix as their favorite guitarist of all time by a wide margin. So, it doesn't matter if you're a punk in a leather jacket laden with safety pins, a metalhead in a Motorhead shirt, a jazz cat with an expensive hat, a classic rocker with a closet full of vintage concert tees, or a regular 'ol non-musician who listens to whatever's on the radio: chances are, if someone asks you who your favorite guitarist is, Hendrix is going to be one of the first names out of your mouth. If you ever ask someone this question and they DON'T drop Jimi's name, report them to the authorities immediately, because they are not to be trusted, and are probably a lizard person or alien in disguise. Facetiousness aside, Hendrix's music seems to resonate with every single human being on a molecular level, and it is hard to quantify how or why. His singular style of guitar playing has a way of forcibly grabbing you by the heart and making you feel all sorts of emotions that don't really have names, and that's the sort of voodoo that defies complete explanation. The reason that no one can replicate his guitar style is simple: more so than any amp or guitar, the contents of his spirit were the key to his magic Spanish castle of sound.