Author Archives: ericblackmonmusic

Who Invented The First Electric Guitar?

That my friends, is the question I woke up with on my mind one morning. What exactly is an electric guitar, and who came up with it’s concept? What makes it work? I went on a quest to find the answers to these questions and compiled my findings in a short video that I have posted on YouTube on the EricBlackmonGuitar Channel! Use the link below to check it out!


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The 2018 Spartanburg Bee 3 Vintage Guitar Show Was Awesome!

I decided to take my HD Cam over to the HPA Center in Spartanburg South Carolina on February 25th 2018 to check out the Bee 3 Vintage Guitar Show! It was an absolute blast! I talked with many of the vendors there and checked out some to the coolest guitars ever gathered in one place! If you missed the show, don’t fret! I got some amazing footage that you can check out with the YouTube link below! Hope to see you there next year!

Eric Visits The 2018 Bee 3 Vintage Guitar Show!


FAKE Fender Jim Root Telecaster I Discovered In A Pawn Store Sells For $50

Back in November 2017, I posted a video on YouTube about a FAKE FENDER JIM ROOT SIGNATURE TELECASTER guitar that I found in a pawn store.

2-16-2018 Update! Since November 2017 when I first posted this video, the FAKE Jim Root Guitar featured here was sold and returned several times before the pawn store FINALLY acknowledged that it was a fake. They finally decided to mark it down to $50.00, and I helplessly watched a customer buy it as a FAKE REPLICA NO RETURN ITEM for $50 bucks.
I would have given 50.00 for it in a heartbeat! Missed it by that much!

Check out a comparison to a REAL ONE with the video link below!

FAKE Fender Jim Root Telecaster VS The Real Thing!

How Carlos Santana Uses The Dorian Scale To Create Guitar Solo Melodies!

Hi Everyone! I have a HOT NEW POST on YouTube that is totally on FIRE! Guitar players are always saying how Carlos Santana uses the Dorian Scale Mode to play guitar solos in his songs, but no one explains quite how he does it. That’s over. My new video “How Carlos Santana Uses The Dorian Scale Mode To Create Guitar Solos” not only explains the Dorian Mode itself, but features examples of how Carlos pulls notes out it to play “Oye Como Va” one of his most popular recordings. It also explains specifically WHICH Dorian scale mode that he plays from in that song. Use the link below to check it out! Thanks for watching EricBlackmonMusic YouTube!

How Carlos Santana Uses The Dorian Scale Mode To Play Melodies On Guitar

MORE Scales And Modes Tutorials From EricBlackmonMusic


EricBlackmonMusic BASS – YouTube!

It’s HERE! A dedicated BASS GUITAR Tutorial Channel From EricBlackmonMusic! All Bass Guitar, ALL THE TIME. Every new bass guitar YouTube tutorial or cover produced by Eric Blackmon for any EricBlackmonMusic Channel will appear on this new BASS ONLY YouTube channel created for 2018! Subscribe now to make sure that you don’t miss a single posting. 2018 is going to be the best year yet for EricBlackmonMusic!

WELCOME TO EricBlackmonGuitar BASS!

EricBlackmonMusic BASS YouTube
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Christmastime Is Here Again! EricBlackmonGuitar YouTube Lessons!

That’s right! Christmastime is here again and it’s time to learn and enjoy Christmas songs on guitar, bass guitar, piano and ukulele! I have compiled several amazing playlists packed with Christmas song lessons from beginner to advanced levels and will be adding more as time passes, so there will always be something new in the playlist! So many songs, so little time! Use the links below to access easy YouTube lessons for some of the greatest Christmas songs ever by artists of all genres!


The Ultimate Christmas YouTube Tutorial Playlist

Elvis Blue Christmas YouTube Tutorial Playlist

Trans Siberian Orchestra Guitar Riffs YouTube Tutorial Playlist

Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Piano & Guitar YouTube Tutorial Playlist

Carol Of The Bells Lesson Tutorials Various Artists Playlist

Booker T. & The MG’s “Green Onions”

Booker T. & the M.G.’s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original members of the group were Booker T. Jones(organ), Steve Cropper(guitar), Al Jackson Jr.(drums) and Lewie Steinberg(bass) replaced in 1965 by bassist Duck Dunn. In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor and Albert King. They also released instrumental records under their own name, of which the best known is the 1962 hit single “Green Onions”. As originators of the unique Stax sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of its era. By the mid-1960s, bands on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to sound like Booker T. & the M.G.’s. 

When I was a youngster learning to play guitar, I spent many hours imitating MG’s guitarist Steve Cropper, learning every one of their songs and Steve’s solos. I will be forever influenced by Steve Cropper’s expressive R&B guitar solo style.

I have put together a YouTube lesson tutorial set featuring my favorite tune by the MG’s, “Green Onions”. Use the link below to check it out!

Green Onions Guitar And Bass Lesson Playlist

It’s That Time Again! Linus & Lucy Piano!

The Christmas Holidays are approaching, and it is time to learn that Christmas favorite on piano, “Linus And Lucy” from Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi on piano!

Most think this is a difficult piece, and it can be, but it is very playable even for beginners if approached in a simple way! I have put together a YouTube Lesson Playlist on this song and will be adding more Vince Guaraldi lessons as time permits. Get started on learning it right now by using the YouTube link below for my Vince Guaradi Piano Lessson Playlist! Merry Christmas!

Vince Guaraldi Peanuts LINUS And LUCY Piano Lesson Playlist

The EricBlackmonMusic Ultimate YouTube Christmas Music Tutorial Playlist!

“Breakdown” Guitar Riffs & Chords YouTube Lesson EricBlackmonGuitar

Behind nearly every successful rock singer in a band is a great GUITARIST! For many years Mike Campbell has been the lead guitarist for Tom Petty and co-wrote many of the Heartbreaker’s hit songs! I have completed a YouTube guitar lesson covering the guitar leads and chord changes for “Breakdown”, one of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers most famous songs. You can check them out by using the YouTube links below!

BREAKDOWN Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Mike Campbell Chords & Riffs Lesson

BREAKDOWN Tom Petty & Heartbreakers Guitar Riffs And Chords Play Along Cover

Tom Petty R.I.P. 1950 -2017


Tom Petty YouTube Tribute Guitar Lesson

Tom Petty, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who melded California rock with deep, stubborn Southern heritage vocals to produce a long string of durable hits, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers were always one of my favorite rock bands. Tom’s unique voice and Mike Campbell’s bluesy guitar riffs got my attention right away when I first heard “Damn The Topedos” many years ago.

His songs were staples of rock radio for decades, and “Refugee” has always been my all-time favorite. I felt that I had to do something to honor Tom on my YouTube channel,  so I have produced and posted a tutorial “How To Play Refugee On Guitar”.

To check it out, click the link below:

REFUGEE Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tribute Guitar Lesson

I hope to add more Tom Petty music tutorials as time to produce is available.  Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and remaining band members. He will surely be missed.