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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!

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

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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Time To Learn The 12 Bar Blues!

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

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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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Improve Your Guitar Strumming With EricBlackmonMusic Strumming Tutorials!

EricBlackmonMusic Offers a variety of strumming pattern tutorials for acoustic and electric guitar. These tutorials are guaranteed to improve your ability to keep a great strumming groove on guitar while playing your favorite songs! Give it a shot!

YOUTUBE STRUMMING PATTERN TUTORIAL PLAYLIST

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Happy New Year From “Rocky” And EricBlackmonMusic!

It’s a NEW DAY! EricBlackmonMusic YouTube posts for 2016 will be better than ever! New posts are planned for everything from TOYS to GUITAR TOYS! Here is my first guitar lesson/cover post for 2016! “Gonna Fly Now” Maynard Ferguson’s dance radio version of the Theme From Rocky! May 2016 be your best year ever!

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The Easiest Blues Lessons EVER!

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EricBlackmonMusic Tonal Logic Easy Music Theory YouTube Channel
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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!

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Mastering The Pentatonic Scale EricBlackmonMusic YouTube Series

The Pentatonic Scale is certainly not the most important scale in guitar playing. That position is held by the MAJOR SCALE.  However, the Pentatonic scale is without a doubt the one most used scale for popular music guitar solos. Therefore, if you want to become a good guitar soloist, it’s a good idea to go ahead and get a good handle on the Pentatonic scale. This YouTube video series is designed to help you to not only play the scale, but also to EASILY UNDERSTAND where it comes from, how it is applied to music, and how to make it work for you! This is an ongoing series, so new posts will be added periodically. This series will help you to learn to modify the Pentatonic scale and to expand it into other scales! Let’s get started learning the Pentatonic scale!

Mastering The Pentatonic Scale  Tutorial Series

How To Know All The Notes On The Guitar Fret Board

How To Play A Guitar Solo Without EVEN THINKING About Scales

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How To Play Chords That Matter On Guitar

It is great to know the main chords on guitar, like G, C and D like most guitar teachers teach at first, but it might be a better idea to learn chords that famous artists are actually using in their songs! There are many chords that we hear in popular music that folks just don’t learn right away, but they are sometimes just as easy to play, and in many cases easier to play than the ones we use all the time! Below you will find links to SUPER EASY chords, as well as chords in the style of the artists that have made popular songs! Let’s get going learning chords that we can use!

 

Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson Funk Chord TABS

Eric Clapton Blues Chord TABS

Chord Switching Exercise Tutorial

Nick Jonas Style Pop Chords

Home For The Holidays Perry Como Style Chord TABS

Tove Lo Style Pop Chord TABS

Selena Gomez Style Pop Chord TABS

Maroon 5 Style Pop R&B Chord TABS

Harry Chapin Style Folk Acoustic Chord TABS

Old School 12 Bar Blues Chord TABS

Meghan Trainor Style Pop Chord TABS

Gorillaz Style Hip Hop R&B Chord TABS

David Guetta/Ne-Yo Style Chord TABS

Van Morrison Style Rock R&B Chord TABS

Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4 Style Chord TABS

Cole Swindell Style Country Chord TABS

DC TALK Style Christian Song Chord TABS

Sesame Street Style Chord TABS

Roy Orbison Style 60’s Chord TABS

Swing Jazz Style Chord TABS

Nyan Cat Style Chord TABS

Fatai Style R&B Snowman Chord TABS

Blue Swede Guardians Of The Galaxy “Hooked On A Feeling” Style TABS

Chic Nile Rodgers Style Disco R&B Chord TABS

John Legend Style “All Of Me” Fingerstyle Chord TABS

David Guetta/Sonny & Cher Style Spagetti Western Chord TABS

Michael Jackson/Quincy Jones Style Chord TABS

Gary Clark Jr. Style Blues Chord TABS

ColdPlay Style Chord TABS

Richard Marx Style Ballad Chord TABS

Al Green Style R&B Chord TABS

David Crowder Style Christian Music Chord TABS

Jimi Hendrix Style Watchtower Chord TABS

Paul McCartney Style “Black Bird” Fingerstyle Chord TABS

Gotye Style Chord TABS

Sam Cooke Style Soul “A Change Is Gonna Come” Chord TABS

Stevie Wonder Style “Superstition” Chord TABS

5 Seconds Of Summer Style Pop Rock Chord TABS

Keb Mo Style Blues Chord TABS

100 + Chord Form Tutorials Playlist From EricBlackmonMusic

 

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The 12 Bar Blues From Way Back When To Now With Robert Johnson And More

Speakin' the Blues: Introduction to the Blues - Top 10 Albums

Robert Johnson was one of the first artists to play and record in the 12 Bar Blues format on guitar. When playing the 12 Bar Blues, a guitarist plays 3 chords, usually 1, 4 & 5 chord of the key(example: E7, A7 & B7 chords). The complete turnaround lasts for 12 measures, then repeats. Examples of Robert Johnson’s use of the 12 Bar Blues are Crossroads and Sweet Home Chicago, both recorded back in 1936. Many artists have had major hit songs using this chord arrangement including Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many more! Use the Links below to see short musical history videos by EricBlackmonMusic of these great songs! Enjoy!

10 Songs That You Can Sing With The 12 Bar Blues On Guitar!

10 MORE Songs That You Can Sing With The 12 Bar Blues On Guitar!

The 12 Bar Blues & More!

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Disco Funk Is Here To Stay! Disco Funk And Dance Tutorials From EricBlackmonMusic

It looks like Disco and Dance music are making a come back these days, with songs like Uptown Funk(Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars) Get Lucky(Daft Punk/Nile Rodgers/Pharrell Williams)! These and many other songs like them are featured in tutorials, lessons and covers on the EricBlackmonGuitar Channel on Youtube! All lessons are easy to follow and feature examples from the actual songs! You will totally enjoy learning to play these songs taught by Eric Blackmon. Click on the link below to get started right away!

Disco Funk & Dance Tutorials by EricBlackmonMusic

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