In today’s post I’ve got a longer video for you that runs you through some essential blues techniques.
If you want to play the blues, you don't need 101 scales and a 1001 chord voicings. All you need is soul, attitude and killer phrasing abilities.
What is phrasing exactly?
Well, it’s focusing more on HOW you say as opposed to WHAT you say.
Simply put, you want to make sure you squeeze every drop of passion out of your notes.
In other words,
If you listen to the greats, it’s clear they have a special touch with the guitar. Just think Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Eric Clapton, etc.
Those guys all used the same chords and the same scales, yet they sounded totally different!
Why? Well, it’s all in HOW they played those notes.
That right there is phrasing.
I cover all the essential articulation techniques in today’s video.
Check it out and, more importantly, put it to use so you can play the blues with passion and power.
Play it like you mean it!
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Hi, my name is Charl Coetzee and playing guitar was never second nature for me. I’ve had to work hard to get to where I’m at today and I’ve learned some incredible things along the way that I’d love to share with you. I’ve never had a proper job and I’ve been playing guitar for a living since I’ve left school. I have a Bmus Hons Degree in music, and I’ve interviewed and learned from the world’s greatest guitar players like Joe Satriani, Buddy Whittington, Joe Bonamassa and loads more.
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