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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!
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That my friends, is the question I woke up with on my mind one morning. What exactly is an electric guitar, and who came up with it’s concept? What makes it work? I went on a quest to find the answers to these questions and compiled my findings in a short video that I have posted on YouTube on the EricBlackmonGuitar Channel! Use the link below to check it out!
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I decided to take my HD Cam over to the HPA Center in Spartanburg South Carolina on February 25th 2018 to check out the Bee 3 Vintage Guitar Show! It was an absolute blast! I talked with many of the vendors there and checked out some to the coolest guitars ever gathered in one place! If you missed the show, don’t fret! I got some amazing footage that you can check out with the YouTube link below! Hope to see you there next year!
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Booker T. & the M.G.’s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. The original members of the group were Booker T. Jones(organ), Steve Cropper(guitar), Al Jackson Jr.(drums) and Lewie Steinberg(bass) replaced in 1965 by bassist Duck Dunn. In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor and Albert King. They also released instrumental records under their own name, of which the best known is the 1962 hit single “Green Onions”. As originators of the unique Stax sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of its era. By the mid-1960s, bands on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to sound like Booker T. & the M.G.’s.
When I was a youngster learning to play guitar, I spent many hours imitating MG’s guitarist Steve Cropper, learning every one of their songs and Steve’s solos. I will be forever influenced by Steve Cropper’s expressive R&B guitar solo style.
I have put together a YouTube lesson tutorial set featuring my favorite tune by the MG’s, “Green Onions”. Use the link below to check it out!
The Christmas Holidays are approaching, and it is time to learn that Christmas favorite on piano, “Linus And Lucy” from Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi on piano!
Most think this is a difficult piece, and it can be, but it is very playable even for beginners if approached in a simple way! I have put together a YouTube Lesson Playlist on this song and will be adding more Vince Guaraldi lessons as time permits. Get started on learning it right now by using the YouTube link below for my Vince Guaradi Piano Lessson Playlist! Merry Christmas!
Behind nearly every successful rock singer in a band is a great GUITARIST! For many years Mike Campbell has been the lead guitarist for Tom Petty and co-wrote many of the Heartbreaker’s hit songs! I have completed a YouTube guitar lesson covering the guitar leads and chord changes for “Breakdown”, one of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers most famous songs. You can check them out by using the YouTube links below!
Tom Petty R.I.P. 1950 -2017