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Sugar Mama Guitar Riff

Sugar Mama Guitar Riff

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Sugar Mama. Introduction Teach Who recorded it? Nine Below Zero are an English Blues band who were at their height in popularity in the early 1980s but continue gigging to this day, having built up a cult following throughout Europe. Sugar Mama is a departure from their normally hi-energy style, but is an introductory riff that the majority […]

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Robert Cray. Phone Booth

Robert Cray. Phone Booth

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Robert Cray Phone Booth. Introduction Teach Backing Now this isn’t a riff, it is the beginning of Robert Cray’s beautifully played solo from his hit Phone Booth Why Choose This? Andy really wanted to bring you something different and, in just a couple of bars, you can make out the distinct Robert Cray soloing style. This particular solo is […]

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Nils Lofgren Interview. Part 2

Nils Lofgren Interview. Part 2

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Nils Lofgren Interview. Springsteen sideman/solo artist expounds further on his teaching/playing theories and more One-on-One vs. Online Teaching: As we learned in Part I of this article, Nils Lofgren’s online guitar school has been a solid success for the diminutive guitarist, best known as a sideman with Neil Young, and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, as well as a solo artist […]

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JJ Cale. Call Me The Breeze

JJ Cale. Call Me The Breeze

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JJ Cale. Call Me The Breeze. Introduction Teach Backing Why J.J.Cale? As you have probably gathered, Andy is a massive J.J.Cale fan, which has prompted him to give you a brief insight into the type of riff he plays in between lines when he is not singing. Known for his great touch, feel and timing, J.J. Cale […]

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Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues

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Johnny Cash. Folsom Prison Blues. Introduction Teach Extra Learning to strum is one of the first hurdles beginners will need to overcome. It can prove to be a frustration of many a guitarist , so it is always beneficial to keep such lessons interesting by learning patterns to specific songs. This particular strumming pattern is relatively easy […]

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Introduction To Finger Picking

Introduction To Finger Picking

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Introduction To Finger Picking Hand Position Any seasoned, acoustic guitarist will tell you about the perils of tendonitis and RSI, but it’s not just the professionals that can suffer. The best way to avoid these issues is to get a correct and comfortable technique right from the start. There are a few rules with hand position that apply for both hands; firstly if it […]

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eJamming

eJamming

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eJamming New technology allows musicians to jam and collaborate anytime, anywhere. At the expense of showing my age, this writer never dreamed of jamming with other musicians thousands of miles away when I started playing music in the late 1960’s. There was no Internet, of course, and the only way to make music was to sit in the same room with […]

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The D9 Chord. Blues Guitar

The D9 Chord. Blues Guitar

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It’s strange isn’t it? A few days ago we were thinking what weird, perhaps complex, unusual chord should feature for this month. Should it have a long name? Should you have to use 4 fingers and a thumb to be able play it? Could we find one that had featured in some far out wacky seventies progressive rock album? […]

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Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues

Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues

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Eric Clapton. Bell Bottom Blues. Introduction Bell Bottom Blues” was written by Eric Clapton and performed by the band Derek and the Dominos way back in the 70’s. It’s a simple but delightful melodic guitar riff. Teach

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