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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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Time To Learn The 12 Bar Blues!

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

Check out How To Play Easy Blues with the links below!
12 Bar Blues Easy Strumming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJF9C6VAJE
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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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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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!

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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!

Awesome Signature Guitar Listing!

The Easiest Blues Lessons EVER!

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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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_k-9vOUBsJ3685gzpQobLA/videos
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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!

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Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10856/
Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10857/
Buddy Guy Polka Dot Signature Stratocaster http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10858/
Jeff Beck Signature Fender Stratocaster http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10859/
Richie Blackmore Custom Shop Stratocaster http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1085a/
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Stratocaster http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1085b/
Eric Lifeson Signature Gibson Les Paul http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1085d/
Robby Krieger Custom Gibson Les Paul http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1085e/
Ace Frehley Custom Gibson Les Paul http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1085f/
Peter Frampton Custom 3PU Gibson Les Paul http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10860/
Joe Bonamassa Signature Gibson Les Paul http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10861/
George Harrison Gretsch Duo Jet Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10863/
Bo Diddley Gretsch Electromatic Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10862/
Chet Atkins Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10751/
Synyster Gates Schecter Signature Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10754/
B.B. King Lucille Gibson Signature Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10757/
Steve Vai Ibanez Jem Signature Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1074e/
Eddie Van Halen Striped Signature Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10866/
Randy Rhoads Select Jackson Guitar  http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/10868/
Kirk Hammett Signature ESP Guitar http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1086a/
Santana Paul Reed Smith Signature http://go.magik.ly/r/ericblackmonmusic/1075e/
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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!
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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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_k-9vOUBsJ3685gzpQobLA/videos
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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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