JamPlay Guitar Lesson – Learn Piedmont Style Blues

In this lesson from JamPlay, instructor Eric Madis will teach you how to play a cool Piedmont Blues guitar song, in the style of Blind Willie McTell. You will need to tune your guitar to a Drop D Tuning.  If you aren't familiar with this tuning just watch the video below as Eric will demonstrate how to do this. You will only need to know three chords for this song and those are D Major, G … [Read more...]

Easy Beginner Blues Guitar Chord Progression

Here is a cool little video lesson for all of you blues guitar lovers.  This is taught by one of my favorite guitar instructors, Marty Schwartz from GuitarJamz.  In this lesson, he explains how to play a cool blues guitar progression in the key of E using the chords: E7, A7 and B7 (If you don't already know how to play these chords, then click each chord for a lesson on how to play them, or just … [Read more...]

Acoustic Blues Guitar Solo Lesson Using the Open E Blues Scale

Here is a great blues guitar lesson from Marty Schwartz for all of you acoustic blues enthusiasts. This lesson is designed for both beginners and intermediate players. In this video tutorial, Marty talks about some different concepts that will ultimately help you put together awesome blues guitar solos. Marty will first teach you how to play the Open E Blues Guitar Scale. Then, he will teach … [Read more...]

Beginner Blues Slide Guitar Lesson

Blues Slide Guitar Lesson For Beginners Slide Guitar (Also Know As Bottleneck Guitar) is a unique sounding style of guitar that is often associated with The Blues, but is also used in other Genres of music like Hawaiian, Jazz and Rock to name a few.  No one knows for sure who invented it, but when you mention slide guitar, you will almost always think of The Blues. Slide guitar is named as … [Read more...]

Blues Turnaround Lesson For Acoustic Guitar

The Blues Turnaround is a special kind of lick, that can be simple or complex, and is typically played during the last two measures of a chord progression, quite commonly in the 12 bar blues. Its a signal that your chord progression is about to end and go back to the beginning or "turn around". The best way to understand how to play a Blues Turnaround is to see one in action. In the video … [Read more...]

G7 Guitar Chord Lesson

The G7 Guitar Chord (also known as a Dominant G 7th Chord)  is found in the G Major Scale: G A B C D E F# G. It is made up of the 1, 3, 5 and b7 positions of this scale. Meaning the notes G, B, D and F. The "b7" symbol translates to a "flattened 7th" which simply means that we take the 7th step of the G Major Scale, "F#" and flatten it by a 1/2 step to arrive at our "F" note. This chord is … [Read more...]

B7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the B7 Guitar Chord with this free lesson.  I added this post under "Basic Beginner" Chords as it is a basic 7th Chord that all beginners should know, but it is however one of the harder 7th chords to finger. The B7 Guitar Chord (also known as the Dominant B 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real … [Read more...]

Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson – Learn to Play F7

Advanced Blues Guitar Chord - Learn F7 The F7 Guitar Chord is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. This chord is a barre chord and a bit more advanced than the other easier blues chords like the A7, E7 or C7 chords.  If you haven't been playing guitar all that long, you may find barre chords challenging at … [Read more...]

Easy D7 Guitar Chord for Beginners

The D7 Chord (also known as the Dominant D 7th Chord) is often referred to as a Blues chord. Once you learn to play it, you will understand why. It just has a real bluesy sound to it. It is definitely one of the easiest beginner chords to learn how to play. There are several different ways to play it, but I will demonstrate the easiest ways in the following post. See the chord charts below for … [Read more...]