Home Cooked Blues
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Using the left hand pattern 1-3-5-6 we create a solid old school rock and roll (and boogie) rhythm.
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This boogie - rock lick has been around for decades. It has two parts, and every boogie woogie - rock player uses some variation of this lick. Includes a short rock-boogie song at the end of the lesson where the lick is used.
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Among other things, we find that we can play a major pentatonic scale over a minor progression. Intermediate level.
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We show you the most common blues licks using thirds including the popular Jerry Lee rock lick and a descending thirds lick often used in Boogie Woogie.
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We look at how the minor pentatonic scale can be used in creating easy runs in key of F minor. Intermediate level.
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We offer a relatively simple rendition of Leon's great work, "A Song For You". Includes explanations of an intro, chord progression, left hand bass line, turnarounds and endings . A good starter kit for beginners, with added stuff for intermediates.
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Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin. Made famous by Earth, Wind and Fire. Covered by many, most notably, Brian McKnight. Viewer needs to be familiar with the major and minor chords for this lesson. Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate
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Continuing from Part 1, we show you extra stuff based on Carole King's blues/rock licks and chord voicings from her earlier recordings in the '70's. Advanced beginner to Intermediate level.
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Here's a relatively easy arrangement for beginners who want to get started improvising on this Carole King tune or for other players who want a quick easy arrangement. Should be familiar with basic blues licks and C minor blues scale.
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Classic song from the 60's. Here's the chords, progressions and suggested voicings so you can get started and create your own arrangement.
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We create a simple rock ballad using the 5 tones of the A major pentatonic scale. Then we change the A major penatonic scale to an A minor pentatonic and riff on that.