Category Archives: blues Guitar

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!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM EricBlackmonMusic!

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

Play A Guitar Solo With One Finger!

Can you play a great guitar solo with only one finger?  You are probably thinking: NO WAY! Well I say YES WAY! You CAN play an electric guitar solo with one finger(a darn good one too) if you know a few not so well-known guitarist tricks. I am going to show you some of these tricks in my YouTube video tutorial: “How To Play A Jazz Guitar Solo With One Finger”! You will be shocked at how easy it is! Use the link below to check out this cool guitar lesson!

HOW TO PLAY A JAZZ GUITAR SOLO WITH ONE FINGER

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Guitar Solo: Gaining Musical Freedom Of Expression

As with many of the older players who never learned music theory, especially blues, gospel and many rockers, playing a guitar solo was totally finding the sweet spot, then expressing themselves in whatever way they were feeling. Some of the very best music we have today was created this way. Scales and theory gets you to the “correct” notes right away,  but no musical feeling or freedom or expression is provided. The good thing about the first method is that the ear training and freedom of expression are greatly developed. The problem with it is that once a person learns to play this way, they think that they don’t need to learn scales or theory. Players who initially learn music theory, tend to rely on it too much, and many times do not develop the ear and freedom of expression, which can be very frustrating, especially after studying and playing for years. Back in the day, because I knew nothing about theory or scales, I had to HEAR the music before I could play anything that worked with it. I could solo to most anything once I heard it, BUT I HAD TO HEAR IT FIRST!  One day, after years of playing this way, I decided to bite the bullet and sit down to learn music theory. SO GLAD THAT I DID!  Now that I have both the musical expression experience and the knowledge of music theory, I can “hear” the music in my head the moment I’m told what the key or scale is. I know what to do BEFORE I ever hear the music or start to play! So now I can instantly pre-plan my guitar solo! It’s the best of both worlds!

Here is my video on learning to solo without thinking about scales. This tutorial is designed to help you “let go” and to experiment with expressing  yourself and gaining musical freedom. I plan to soon produce a tutorial on how to use BOTH ear and theory concepts TOGETHER to produce amazing results! Thanks for checking out my blog!

How To Play An Electric Guitar Solo Without Even Thinking About Scales  EricBlackmonGuitar YouTube

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How To Find YOUR Kind Of YouTube Tutorials On My Channel

EricBlackmonMusic now features nearly 2000 videos and tutorials on various musical instruments including guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, ukulele and more! That’s a lot of videos to sift through to get to what you want! I have just posted a video that might make it a little easier for you. This tutorial shows you how to first find my channel and then how to find specific tutorials, lessons, covers or videos by song title, song style, artist, instrument or other category that you might be interested in! Just click the link below for a detailed video walk through on how to search for your desired musical material. Let’s do this!

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Time To Learn The 12 Bar Blues!

Hi Everyone!
It’s time again to bring back the 12 Bar Blues

Check out How To Play Easy Blues with the links below!
12 Bar Blues Easy Strumming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJF9C6VAJE
12 Bar Blues Moving Chords https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEid9_8BC8Q
My Entire 12 Bar Blues Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kurgOIcTCIE&list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4e2176yspo5bJK1i2kEdZ6

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