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Guitar Improvisation Exercises

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Are  you ready to learn how to play lead guitar on the fly? These guitar improvisation exercises will help develop your improvisational skills.

Improvised guitar solos are made up on the spot. It may sound impossible to do, but it becomes natural once you cover your bases.  Start improvising today with these exercises!

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4 Ways To Learn New Songs On Guitar

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Many of us spend years practicing guitar. We learn how to play all sorts of things like scale, chords, arpeggios, and whatnot. Ultimately the goal is always the same: we want to play songs!

When you break it down you’ll find that there are 4 different ways to learn new songs. They are as follows…Read More »4 Ways To Learn New Songs On Guitar

12 Bar Blues Using Major Chords

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The vast majority of contemporary blues music is based on what is termed a 12-bar format.  That is, the main body of a song follows a set pattern of chords over 12 bars of music that is repeated over and over.  Some songs may have several different patterns to give them a bit of variety, but the guts of the song will normally be based on a set chord pattern for every 12 bars of music.  So, if someone says to you, “play a 12-bar”, this is what they are referring to.Read More »12 Bar Blues Using Major Chords

“Refugee” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

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Riff Rundown

Difficulty: Easy

“Refugee” was released in January 1980 as the second single from the Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers album Damn the Torpedoes.

Main Riff

The main riff consists of a rhythm guitar and lead guitar. The rhythm guitar riff is instantly recognizable to many.  The lead guitar is overall pretty easy, except for the 4th and last measure, which includes a quick bend and slide that may be hard to transition between.

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What Is The Blues?

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blues (blz)

  1.  A state of depression or melancholy. Often used with the.
  2. 2. A style of music evolved from southern African-American secular songs and usually distinguished by a syncopated 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first: “The blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation” (B.B. King).Read More »What Is The Blues?