Category Archives: Instrument purchase

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


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

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

Support EricBlackmonMusic by shopping with my favorite vendors for items you would purchase anyway!

Shop Musician’s Friend to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop Sweetwater Sound to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop Amazon to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop eBay to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Follow me on TWITTER!

LIKE me on Facebook!

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!

How To Find Stuff On My YouTube Channel 🙂

Other Stuff

Shop Musician’s Friend to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop Sweetwater Sound to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop Amazon to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop eBay to support EricBlackmonMusic!

Follow me on TWITTER!

LIKE me on Facebook!

2016 Awesome Signature Guitars Listing & Features & Price List From Musician’s Friend

Here is my 2016 List of very cool signature guitars from Musician’s Friend! Features & Prices!

EricBlackmonMusic! 1500+ YouTube Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele & Drums Tutorials
David Gilmour Custom Shop Fender Strat
Stevie Ray Vaughn SRV Signature Strat
Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster
Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster
Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster
Buddy Guy Polka Dot Signature Stratocaster
Jeff Beck Signature Fender Stratocaster
Richie Blackmore Custom Shop Stratocaster
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Stratocaster
Eric Lifeson Signature Gibson Les Paul
Robby Krieger Custom Gibson Les Paul
Ace Frehley Custom Gibson Les Paul
Peter Frampton Custom 3PU Gibson Les Paul
Joe Bonamassa Signature Gibson Les Paul
George Harrison Gretsch Duo Jet Guitar
Bo Diddley Gretsch Electromatic Guitar
Chet Atkins Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar
Synyster Gates Schecter Signature Guitar
B.B. King Lucille Gibson Signature Guitar
Steve Vai Ibanez Jem Signature Guitar
Eddie Van Halen Striped Signature Guitar
Randy Rhoads Select Jackson Guitar
Kirk Hammett Signature ESP Guitar
Santana Paul Reed Smith Signature
Attachments area

Preview YouTube video EricBlackmonMusic YouTube Channel Tutorial Directory Lesson Finder EricBlackmonGuitar

EricBlackmonMusic YouTube Channel Tutorial Directory Lesson Finder EricBlackmonGuitar
 Thanks for checking out EricBlackmonMusic!

The EricBlackmonMusic YouTube Tutorial Network Is Growing!!!

The EricBlackmonMusic YouTube Tutorial Network Is Growing!

EricBlackmonMusic has now expanded into a number of channels on YouTube that feature informative FAMILY FRIENDLY EDUCATIONAL CONTENT for ALL AGES! These videos offer a safe and friendly alternative to the many detrimental content videos on the web! COMMENTS ARE SCREENED! NO VULGAR, NEGATIVE OR IRRELEVANT COMMENTS TO BE FOUND! Please check them out! You will be glad that you did!

HotWheelz 4 YouTube Family Friendly Toy Channel!
“FunkGuitarGuru”  YouTube Funk Guitar Tutorial Channel
EricBlackmonMusic Tonal Logic Easy Music Theory YouTube Channel
“EricBlackmonGuitar” YouTube’s Very Best Multi-Instrument Tutorials! Guitar Bass Piano Drums Uke
EEMusicLIVE YouTube Channel – “The Music School Of Cool”
Keep It Real with Chris Blackmon “The Realist 2” On YouTube
EricBlackmonMusic “PianoPhantomMenace” NO TALK Universal Piano Lesson Tutorials
NazarethCityLimits YouTube – EricBlackmonMusic’s Christian Music Tutorial Channel -Guitar Bass Piano
Thanks for visiting EricBlackmonMusic!

The Easiest Blues Guitar Lessons On YouTube! Real Blues, The Easy Way!

Use the links in this video to learn some of the easiest blues guitar ever! Lessons are explained in amazing detail and backing track links are provided for each video lesson so that  you can practice what you have learned! Let’s learn some easy blues today!

More Stuff:

Shop MUSICIAN’S FRIEND and support EricBlackmonMusic!

Shop SWEETWATER and support EricBlackmonMusic!

Go DIRECTLY to the EricBlackmonGuitar Channel on YouTube!

Thanks for watching my videos!

EricBlackmonMusic YouTube

Use the links below to check out AMAZING SIGNATURE GUITARS FROM B.B. to SRV!








WE HAVE A WINNER! EricBlackmonMusic B.C. Rich BCR3N Guitar Giveaway!

Here is the YouTube Video announcing the winner of the B.C. Rich BCR3N Acoustic Electric Guitar Support Giveway on the EricBlackmonMusic Channel ending November 23rd 2015! Congratulations to FORREST BOYD, whose name was drawn for the win!

A special thanks goes out to all who entered, support and view the EricBlackmonMusic YouTube Channel!



Piano Lessons 1-4 Almost Is Never Enough Ariana Grande Nathan Sykes

Here are piano lessons for all parts of this amazing song that are easy to follow and sound great! Give it a try!

Thanks so much for watching EricBlackmonMusic Tutorials!

More Piano Lessons

Support EricBlackmonMusic by shopping online via the links below: