August 2020: Blues Turnarounds in Open E
Last month we covered the 12-Bar Blues in Open E.
When in the open E position on the neck, the routes the turnarounds follow have to change. We will cover the same turnarounds given in June's newsletter, 3 Common Turnarounds.
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In case you haven't noticed, this is the 5th monthly lesson in a row on the Blues:
So...yeah...in spite of the fact that I said I was going to do some beginner to lower intermediate-level one-offs I just can't help myself! These ARE beginner-type lessons but are NOT one-offs; it's a series - each lesson presupposes the ones that come before it.
This series corresponds to Unit 2 of my method, Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar.
So I'm planning to do the same thing with this series as I've done with others previously; when it is complete I will bundle all the lessons in the series into a PDF for download.
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Speaking of blogs:
Blogs Published Since Last Newsletter
Major & Minor Bar Chords: Most people have issues when they first attempt bar chords. This lesson will not only introduce Major and Minor bar chords but will also give you some technique tips that I find greatly facilitate being able to play them - even for beginners.
Practice With Feeling! ...emotional gratification has to be inculcated into your daily practice because it's the feeling that actually creates motivation. So how do you do that? This blog will give you my answer.
One of the things I've learned as a result of the Covid-19 shutdown is the value of leveraging LiveStream performances.
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