Category Archives: Guitar lessons

How I Learned Guitar Without YouTube Or A Teacher!

When I was a kid, I lived in a rural area where the last thing you would be able to find was a guitar teacher. This was the 60’s, so YouTube wasn’t even a dream back then. TV was black and white, had only 3 channels and no guitar teaching shows. So a little kid like me was on my own. I have posted a video on the method that I used at the time to solo and play chords to songs without any training. Use the link below to check it out!

  How I Learned To Play Guitar Without YouTube Or A Teacher!

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EricBlackmonMusic YouTube features thousands of song lessons, tutorials and covers!

Here is something that will make it a little easier to sift through them! Use the links below to check out some of YouTube’s best guitar, ukulele, piano, bass, drums and conga lessons!

EricBlackmonGuitar! 2500 Tutorials! Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele & Drums! https://www.youtube.com/user/EricBlackmonGuitar/videos

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How I Learned To Play Solo Guitar Without A Teacher And NO HELP

When I was a kid, the first thing I wanted to do on guitar was PLAY A SOLO. I was listening to artists like Booker T. & The MG’s, The Ventures, Dick Dale and others that featured up front guitar leads. I had no one around to help in this so I had to fend for myself. The video that I have posted on YouTube explains exactly how I went about going from knowing nothing about the subject to being able to play lead guitar in a band in just a few months without help from anyone. Use the link below to check it out!

How To Play Solo Guitar When You Don’t Have A Clue

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

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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

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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!

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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

Halloween Song Learning Time Is Here! 2018!

All you pumpkins and goblins gather round! It’s that time again! Halloween is just around the corner, and if you intend to play and sing some fun Halloween songs, the time to learn them is NOW! 

Click the link below to get to my YouTube Playlist of easy Halloween song lessons on guitar, bass, drums, piano and ukulele! Half the fun is learning the songs, so let’s get started having Halloween fun right now!

CLICK THIS LINK! Halloween Song Lessons From EricBlackmonMusic YouTube!

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For Christmas Holiday Song Lessons CLICK THE LINK BELOW!

The Ultimate Christmas Holiday Song Lessons Playlist From EricBlackmonMusic YouTube

 

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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