Our new free lesson will teach you how to play one of the most important guitar chord progressions ever. The 12 Bar Blues format has obviously been important to blues music, but it’s effect has also been seen in rock, bluegrass, and other genres. In this video, Jody Worrell will guide the beginning blues guitarists through the chords used in this progression and strumming techniques. Getting the correct rhythm and feel down is integral to developing a great blues sound.
When learning how to play lead electric guitar, a beginning blues lick is a good place to start. In this lesson, Jody will teach you a simple lick in the key of A. Using notes from the Am pentatonic scale, we’ll arrange them in a different order that is more pleasant to the listener’s ear. Jody will give you step by step instruction on how to play the lick. Jody will offer tips on how to spice up the lick once you feel comfortable playing it.
Vince Gill Style Lick is our new free lesson for country guitar. Jody Worrell has worked up a lick that shows off Vince Gill’s melodic approach and his clean and clear technique. You will learn how to play the lick in detail and then get the opportunity to practice it back and forth with Jody over a rhythm track.
Jody Worrell has a new free lesson that covers playing a lick while the song is going through a chord change. In this instance, the backing track is going from a C7 to an F7. By choosing specific chord tones in your lick, you can outline the change with your solo. This is a great way to add a melodic sound to your playing. Check out the Playing Over a Chord Change page to see the lesson.
Our Melodic Blues Licks lesson is now available for free as a Youtube video. You will learn how to play a series of melodic blues licks over a backing track of G7 and B7. This is a great lesson for anyone who feels stuck or bored with the pentatonic scale. By outlining the chord changes of the backing track, your solo begins to tell a story that is often more entertaining to listeners. The video features instruction and tab but you can also download the jam track and a printable version of the tab.