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How To Start a Texas Blues

So what I played in that video was a mix between Texas Blues vibe and a John Lee Hooker riff! If you’re wanting to start a blues this is the PERFECT thing to use! You can start off on your own and get the band to join in on the second chorus.

Would you like to learn a cool and sophisticated blues chord?

Of course you do!

Dominant 9th chord voicings are the bomb!

If that sounds complicated, don’t worry! By the time we’re finished with this lesson it will be as easy as pie!

So let’s check out the JLH riff in action with some dominant 9th chord voicings:

Okay, have you got that? If you haven’t, watch this video a couple more times and put some time in practicing the lick and 9th chords!

We’re going to go from the beginning:

So there are many different ways and approaches to this! Here is a recap on everything I showed you in the lesson:

There we go! You now have an awesome sounding way to break a Texas Blues!

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Doubling Guitar Parts

Today I’m going to show you the lick you just heard! You saw I did something cool there? 

It’s called doubling!

Where I play the lick low and then an octave up! It sounds nice and fat - its a technique a lot of classic rock bands use!

Its a pretty cool lick and a really cool use of the E minor pentatonic scale!

Now that you’ve mastered it you can come up with variations! No need to be boring and play the basic riff - do your own thinh! What’s the point of having rules if you can’t bend them?!

Here’s a recap of the scales:

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