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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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It’s HERE! A dedicated BASS GUITAR Tutorial Channel From EricBlackmonMusic! All Bass Guitar, ALL THE TIME. Every new bass guitar YouTube tutorial or cover produced by Eric Blackmon for any EricBlackmonMusic Channel will appear on this new BASS ONLY YouTube channel created for 2018! Subscribe now to make sure that you don’t miss a single posting. 2018 is going to be the best year yet for EricBlackmonMusic!

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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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EricBlackmonMusic YouTube 100K Subscribers Celebration!

EricBlackmonMusic 100K SUBSCRIBER CELEBRATION GIVEAWAYS Are Here!!!

EricBlackmonGuitar on YouTube just hit 100,000 subscribers! To celebrate and to thank our subscribers, the channel will present a number of free SUBSCRIBER ONLY giveaways over the next few months! Some amazing prizes will be given away, including an amazing Amazon Kindle FIRE HD6, a Dean Vendetta Guitar, Signature Drum Sticks, Microphones and more!! If you are a subscriber already, all you have to do is like and comment the video of the particular drawing! If not, subscribe, like and comment! It’s that easy. Rules and details are included at the end of each drawing video. Because of the high cost of international shipping, some drawings will be offered to the USA only. Use the link above and below this announcement to participate! Thanks for watching EricBlackmonMusic and the best of luck to everyone!

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My “How To Solo On Guitar” YouTube Video Has Reached 1.8 Million Views!

If you have not already checked out my guitar solo series “How To Play An Electric Guitar Solo Without Even Thinking About Scales”, it is time you did! This video series has helped thousands of players who felt that soloing was out of reach to play solos on guitar right away! Scales are important, and have their place! I have learned many of them and benefited from them, but I could solo on guitar very well before I knew a single one! If you know scales, this technique will make things even better for you! Check it out!

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

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The Beatles are my favorite band ever! In my mind, they are the guys who started it all! Use the link below to check out my huge collection of Beatles pics from all around the web on my Pinterest page ‘The Beatles Doin’ Stuff! You will also find more Doin’ Stuff pages that I am constantly adding to there! CHECK IT OUT!

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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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Vince Guaraldi Music Lesson Tutorials From EricBlackmonMusic!

Vince Guaraldi was an awesome music composer and performer! I have put together a playlist of How To Play Tutorials featuring his music from the “Peanuts” cartoon series, and will be adding posts to periodically! Lessons are provided for guitar, piano and ukulele!

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