Category Archives: simple guitar chords

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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A Short History Of The 12 Bar Blues & How To Play The 12 Bar Blues Series

In this video, I will show you that there are many songs that can be performed using the 12 Bar Blues Guitar Format! Songs will date back to as early as the 1940’s up to the 1980’s featuring songs by artists such as T-Bone Walker, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Also included in this post are links to lesson tutorials surrounding the 12 Bar Blues and other old school blues guitar techniques. Let’s dig in and learn to play some of that vintage blues on guitar!

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

How To Play Old School 12 Bar Blues On Guitar Tutorial Series

How To Play Your Very First Blues Guitar Solo 

How To Play A Guitar Solo Without Even Thinking About Scales

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NEW For 2015! The EricBlackmonMusic Tonal Logic Channel On YouTube!

NEW  FOR 2015!

It’s time for expansion of the EricBlackmonMusic YouTube presence! There’s lots of song tutorial channels on YouTube, including EricBlackmonGuitar, so I thought that it was time for a channel in the EricBlackmonMusic Channel Group that was totally dedicated to the HOW TO’s of music. Not how to play any song. But  how to play in general. The TIPS. The TRICKS. The WHYS. The HOWS. The EricBlackmonMusic Tonal Logic Channel will be dedicated to explaining things, with simple, easy understandable explanations that ANYONE can comprehend! It’s gonna be a fun year! Thanks for watching the EricBlackmonMusic Channels!

EricBlackmonGuitar

EricBlackmonMusic Tonal Logic

FunkGuitarGuru

MyUkuleleDaily

NazarethCityLimits

The Realist2

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Learn To Play Old School Blues Guitar With The Easiest Lessons Ever!

Learn To Play Old School Blues On Guitar with the easiest lessons ever from EricBlackmonMusic!

The EricBlackmonMusic Old School Blues Guitar Lesson Series offers unbelievably easy ways to get into playing old style blues on guitar right away. Detailed instruction with easy explanations and examples by Eric Blackmon make it possible! Check out and work through this tutorial set to get playing some blues! New posts are added each month, so subscribe to prevent missing even one of them. EricBlackmonMusic. Your easy gateway to the blues! Also check out my Blues Pinterest Page! Thanks for following the EricBlackmonMusic Blog!

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Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Starter Pack: http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/901e/

Tuning Your Guitar Accurately Is More Important Than You Think

Tuning your guitar by ear can certainly be done, but most folks do not have perfect pitch, so it’s very hard to tell if tuning is accurate without using an electronic tuner. Electronic tuners are so accurate and so inexpensive these days, it is kind of silly to do without one. With use of a good tuner, your chords and notes will sound better. And If you are playing with other players in a group, it is absolutely essential that the instruments are tuned! Another benefit of using an electronic tuner on a regular basis is that it trains your ear. You get used to hearing the notes tuned accurately and over time it becomes easier and easier for you to tell when notes are out of key. Use the eBay link below if you need to purchase one!

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What’s In YOUR Garage? The Garage Fender Telecaster

On the evening of September 24th 2014, I was in my garage throwing out anything that had not been used for a while. My wife had been nagging me about clearing it out, because we needed the space. After filling over 20-55 gallon trash bags with stuff that we no longer needed or wanted, I spotted an old mildew-covered guitar case over in the far corner of the garage under some other items. I pulled it out, thinking it surely must be an empty, and that I had just left it out there years ago. I was very surprised to find that the case was heavy, as if there might be something in it. I opened it up to find that there was a guitar in it! And it was not just ANY guitar! It was a Japanese made 1989 Fender Butterscotch Telecaster! My mind was blown! I don’t remember ever leaving this guitar out in the garage. I don’t ever remember buying it! I had to have been out there since my wife and I stopped performing in 2001. We stored a lot of our old music gear out in the garage for a while. I thought that we had long since cleared it all out! This Tele did not look too bad, but it needed a lot of work. The controls were frozen with corrosion. Many of the screws were rusty. Mildew was all over it. I plugged it in, and it would not play. I took it to my studio and set up a work table and took it apart. I removed the strings, removed most of the parts from the body and cleaned off all the mildew. I took apart the controls, cleaned and lubricated them. Then I re-soldered many of the solder contacts. Next, I carefully re-assembled it. Once I got it back together, restrung and set up, it was beautiful! Next, I plugged it in for a test run. This guitar sounded good on every genre of music that I played with it! It also has an easy feel, and fingering on it is a dream! Please check out the YouTube video that I produced on it. The Garage Tele, or What’s In YOUR Garage???! Thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂

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Monster Mash Easy Guitar Lesson On YouTube by EricBlackmonMusic! The Ultimate Halloween Song!

Halloween is upon us again! Now is the time to learn The “MONSTER MASH” on guitar with my easy lesson!

Monster Mash” is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton’s Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The “Monster Mash” single was #1 on the Hot 100 chart on October 20-27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.

Pickett was an aspiring actor who sang with a band called The Cordials at night while going to auditions during the day. One night, while performing with his band, Pickett did a monologue in imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while performing The Diamonds’ “Little Darlin“. The audience loved it and fellow band member Lenny Capizzi encouraged Pickett to do more with the Karloff imitation.[2]

Pickett and Capizzi composed “Monster Mash” and recorded it with Gary S. Paxton, pianist Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae, Rickie Page, and Terry Berg, credited as “The Crypt-Kickers”. (Mel Taylor, drummer for The Ventures, is sometimes credited with playing on the record as well, while Russell, who arrived late for the session, appears on the single’s instrumental B-side, “Monster Mash Party”.) The song was partially inspired by Paxton’s earlier novelty hit “Alley Oop“, as well as by the Mashed Potato dance craze of the era.[ A variation on the Mashed Potato was danced to “Monster Mash”, in which the footwork was the same but Frankenstein-style monster gestures were made with the arms and hands.

The song is narrated by a mad scientist whose monster, late one evening, rises from a slab to perform a new dance. The dance becomes “the hit of the land” when the scientist throws a party for other monsters. The producers came up with several low-budget but effective sound effects for the recording. For example, the sound of a coffin opening was imitated by a rusty nail being pulled out of a board. The sound of a cauldron bubbling was actually water being bubbled through a straw, and the chains rattling were simply chains being dropped on a tile floor. Pickett also impersonated horror film actor Bela Lugosi as Dracula with the lyric “Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?”  Source: Wikipedia

 

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EZ YouTube Lesson Tutorials And Covers Directory EricBlackmonMusic Channel (EricBlackmonGuitar)

Quickly find the lesson types that you are looking for on the EricBlackmonGuitar Channel On YouTube!

Acoustic Guitar Lessons     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4lsMM9eawmG0kFwXMPpudT

Way EASY Guitar Lessons  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk5Hy54wCF_vM7-mw8GEPTl1

Electric Guitar Lessons       https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6ZEZ7gBW2IeXfKdk4R3tj

Ukulele Lessons                  https://www.youtube.com/user/MyUkuleleDaily

Piano Lessons                     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6cGL0XuV_uTSoCJQS2bcVg     

How To Solo On Guitar       https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7CJlTNU41V4C3cSOFAeRoy

How To Play And Understand Scales On Guitar  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4gmIYTgbPPjIcIbI40o-l6

Drums & Conga Lessons    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4b07jXSMdSB5mvxkp4OYFF

70’s Music Guitar Tutorials  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6PH18gVQroM4Qnm5-DH8GG

80’s Music Tutorials             https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7NUbhfn-57ndLHTkH174hk

Christmas & Holiday Tutorials  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk75f68hmU3a5dWVQSAG2KLx

Pop Secret Guitar Tips        https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk5ilFsdlszunuYtlMIRm78l

Funky Friday Tutorials         https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk5kL98XpLqEf-ZuEJb-t1BZ

Woodstock 1969 Tutorials   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7-UOlmkwNHIaRDACkPFbLh

Reggae Guitar Tutorials      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4knckBr3M5OaycIx3GhVwj

Country Music Tutorials       https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4ZQp169nIt8zExgjRcbnoY

Christian Music Tutorials     https://www.youtube.com/user/NazarethCityLimits/videos

Latin Flavor Tutorials           https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4aKmJp2boxGjaTWdFRPf_H

Chidren’s Song Tutorials      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4slDGRD5GCrUu2cywZ_R2x

TV Theme Tutorials             https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7hAGzb4_MVzy9xViAtY5i0

Funk R&B Tutorials              https://www.youtube.com/user/funkguitarguru

Blues Tutorials                     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4e2176yspo5bJK1i2kEdZ6

Girl Songs Tutorials              https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk5L3ha47oAvBfdWHL7BSbC4

All HD Tutorials                     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6sM_RApksb8cpgxVWxklqJ

EB Guitar Solos & Covers     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4sOVV5NEuEPK28kzBO8q6z

Band In A Box Tutorials        https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6FZ7Hd-q6RYDtr0SMZCCUZ

Michael Jackson Tutorials     https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6yTM_vF2qFF3byg6gY3xXX

Jimi Hendrix Style Tutorials   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4Q1DSlcdOcIzolC5UWlaqN

Chic Nile Rodgers Tutorials   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7CEu5C_Qp7qS3r_HH1e0uJ

Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6g4OP4im375_qEQTSkV1q4

Beatles Guitar Lessons        https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7BxwpNtkFebf_6y4A_EIV9

Soul Tutorials                        https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4m2BGUVKg-wZqzshU9TBGT

K Pop Tutorials                      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4VO5uVytp4f9zjPB0sRPNp 

David Guetta & Sia Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk4wwk3ek2cRKyS3naTklPo1

OneRepublic Tutorials          https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7Ooc4pyEIeZAy3_UcyGCf4

John Legend Tutorials         https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk63Iw_u7KjnlcuJHoKndzv_

One Direction Tutorials         https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6zYpfO7H1RkVPS9ffTUJyZ

Lana Del Rey Tutorials        https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk46kGRbtPh0QMDICyXcM1z9

Free Guitar Fixes!                https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk5yITxAtvQQZMPbO4z3ewcG

EBM Backing Tracks           https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7Qh4gEthHY1VlkH1cjBqkq

Strumming Pattern Tutorials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AluBf1n5d5o&list=PLHdKL0zeGNk7QQWAf4z4rVoB7_yH9MiXX

Music Theory Tutorials         https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHdKL0zeGNk6i4eQnWLCpQYLN0cxf7_bX

EricBlackmonMusic Top Ten Tutorials  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlVMi4yxFbU&list=PLHdKL0zeGNk5Hd81e-Hp640Zg3Z8GaNz6

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How To Play A Guitar Solo Without EVEN THINKING About Scales! Band In A Box

The Best Guitar Solo Tutorial You NEVER SAW!

I used to think that playing a guitar solo was hard! For 40 years I thought that!!!

Now I know better. And I won’t try to explain it in some super-music theoretical way that you may never understand(if it didn’t bore you to death first)! Playing a guitar solo is easy only if you can find the desired notes without a lot of thought. This frees your mind to concentrate on the creativity that automatically happens when you experience the joy of playing! I have nothing against music theory, because without it I could not have come up with this guitar solo concept in the first place! I worked very hard at learning music theory for years, and one day God said “Good job son, now here’s a gift for you”! It was a gift to me, so now it is my turn to share it with you. Use the link below to have your musical life changed forever! Mine was! Gotta grab my Stratocaster! Thanks for checking out my blog!! Band In A Box backing tracks links are in the video!

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Testimonials (What folks had to say about this video)

 Geoff Grande
Mr Eric Blackmon, Sir, I don’t know where you ‘ dropped in from ‘, but…., !!! NO, Let Me Re-Phrase that !!!!!, I don’t know Which ‘ Rock ‘ I’ve been Hiding under :- (  !  I just now, (Today for crying out loud), discovered you and your Great Channel!
You are truly an Awesome teacher my friend, and I am Honoured and Blessed to have found you. This is Definitely going to give New Meaning and Direction to my desire to continue playing and advancing.
For years I’ve felt like I’ve been stagnant with my playing,and it was like I was going  ‘nowhere fast.’  Your channel and it’s numerous well done tutorials will change that, of this I’m sure.
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to providing us with your knowledge and musical insight.
Gary Mitchell
That has to be the most informative stuff I’ve ever seen about soloing- keeping it simple yet effective.  Thanks man- I’ll try this out and be following ya!!
Rolando Labuena
Fantastic my fellow guitarist ! Sure wish I had this video back in the 60’s  when I  started learning guitar! 🙂
downhill240
This instructor can really kick off a beginner’s journey into the world of guitar so quickly! Grab the opportunity people!
James Francisco
That was the most amazing and helpful guitar technique I’ve seen yet.  Awesome music and I can visualize the concept.  Great stuff!  Thanks!
Dave Shaw
Although I am into rock and blues, this is the absolute best guitar solo video I have ever seen. I have learned so much to help my practice and salute you Eric.
mwillh
I can play! Now I can play !! Thanks!
RW MAILIN
ERIC;   I’ve BEEN PLAYING GUITAR FOR 30 YEARS,LISTENED TO all kinds Of lessons from SELF PROFFESSED “MASTER PLAYERS , 😛 ” , I happened on your Video and ,let Me Tell you,YOU ARE THE FIRST GUITAR INSTRUCTOR I WISH I’D HAD From The BEGINNING ! You Break Everything down So Simply,and TURN It INTO An almost “MAGICAL” Play Guitar Like a PRO Lesson THAT Is EASY to REMEMBER and Play, BUT SOUNDS SO GOOD! I always thought JAZZ was for the either REALLY GIFTED or HIGHLY MUSICALLY EDUCATED Musicians,…You Probably Are,BUT,YOU Make something that SOUNDS SO INTRICATE and DIFFICULT, Into Something So EASY,COOL and FUN to PLAY!!

I’ve been playing Blues,Rock most of my life,but ALWAYS Stayed away from jazz because It Seemed like it was WAY TOO FAR OVER MY HEAD,… You really TAUGHT an Old Dog NEW TRICKS TODAY!   I just Subscribed to Your Channel and can’t WAIT to see what other Stuff I’ve been MISSING OUT ON ALL THIS TIME because I thought since I Couldn’t Read Music,Didn’t know a Pentatonic Scale from a GIN and TONIC, Watching Your video was Pretty amazing and I’m GLAD I Found you !!        THANKS ERIC!!

Jude Bonham        Well Eric…..there it is. And it came from you, man! You may have just re-opened the door that i had closed years ago. Love hearing the blues, and always ways wanted to play it, but just gave up on it. First lesson I ever took, dude showed me two scales to memorize, and they were hard as hell for me to play and I gave up on it. But my interest has been renewed!! Thanks for this awesome video. Going to watch any others you may have and watch this one over and over. – Jude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSFdR8kkdj0

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The Sesame Street TV Theme Song Cover

Sesame Street Theme Song

Here’s a great guitar rendition of the famous Sesame Street TV Theme Song! Take a look back on your child’s or your own childhood! This tune will surely bring back fond memories. Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, The Count, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang are TV character favorites for me!

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