Free Blues Guitar Video Lessons

On this page you will find free blues guitar videos that are designed to instruct you on various aspects on blues guitar playing. By watching these videos you will start to understand the various disciplines that you need to develop in order to reach blues guitar mastery.

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The 3 Elements For A Fat Blues Sound

Did you ever stop to wonder what exactly made a solo so convincing when listening to your favorite blues guitarists? In this video I’ll go over the three most important steps you should take in order to get that convincing, impressive and professional blues sound in every note you play.

 


 

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What's The Best Guitar For Blues Playing

Not a lot of people are aware of the facts that I’m about to instruct you on in this video, but these can completely ruin your blues guitar soloing. You might be the best technical guitar player, but as soon as you grab ‘the wrong’ guitar to play a certain technique it will sound out of tune and the outcome will sound amateurish.

 


 

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The Secrets To Gilmour's String Bends

It is hard to deny the fact that Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is a master in the art of string bending. Therefore, enriching your bag of guitar tools with Gilmour’s string bending technique is something every guitarist should do. In this video you'll be learning about the different types of Gilmour’s recognizable string bends

 


 

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The Best Quarter Tone Blues Bends

Ever wondered how hose typical 'bluesy sounding notes' are created on the guitar? If you would analyse these great sounding notes, you would come to the conclusion that these notes aren’t always in tune. This might sound weird, but it’s all due to the art of guitar playing and how the guitar works. In this blues video I’ll teach you how to turn your normal notes into really cool and bluesy sounding notes.

 


 

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The Most Essential Blues Guitar Tricks

At the heart of every famous blues guitarist are cliché tricks that make everything connected, alive and most of all very bluesy. As an inspiring blues guitarist it is therefor a necessity to learn these technical cliché tricks to make your playing style fit the blues scene. You will be surprised how good the vital blues tricks explained in this video sound:

 


 

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How To Use The Mixolydian Mode In Your Blues Solos Immediately

There are certain hacks that can save you hours of study and frustration AND will provide you with the skills to start enjoying using the modes in your blues guitar soloing right away. In this video you'll learn a golden trick that will open the door to the mixolydian mode in your blues guitar playing.

 


 

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The Easiest Way To Use Dorian In Your Blues Solos

Although you might have heard of modes to spice up your blues guitar playing, the theory behind this modal blues guitar playing can easily sound really confusing. In this video you'll learn the absolute most easy approach to add ‘the dorian mode’ to your blues guitar solos. This way you will be able to create more interesting sounds in your guitar playing immediately.

 


 

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How To Play Jazz Chords In Blues Rhythm Guitar Playing

When you first learn to play blues rhythm, it’s normal to play standard blues riffs and chords. However if you want to go deeper into the world of blues guitar and explore other options and possibilities you'll need to look at playing more ‘complex’ chords as well.

 


 

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How To Play The Famous Downtown Blues Shuffle Riff

Missing out on the fundamentals of blues rhythm playing can really harm your overall progress. The downtown blues shuffle riff is one the of the most important elements in blues guitar playing as it is part of rhythm and lead. In this video lesson I go from the very basics of a downtown shuffle to the high advance methods to integrate this into your own blues playing.

 


 

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How To Prepare Yourself For A Blues Guitar Jam

Unless you are an absolute beginner, it are not your guitar skills that are holding you back to successfully participate in a blues jam session. But when you aren't aware of the exact scenarios you might run into, it is of course a nerve wrecking thought to dive into a jam session. Wouldn't it be great to learn all the essential knowledge in an easy to understand way? In this video I'll take you through all the necessary steps to perform in a blues jam so that you know exactly how to prepare yourself.

 


 

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The Guide To Learn The Notes On The Guitar Fretboard

As a guitarist it is essential to be able to name every note on the guitar in a split second. Music happens in 'real time' so you don't have time to think a lot. Therefore, permanently memorizing the notes on the guitar neck is a crucial aspect in achieving complete freedom when playing guitar.

 


 

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Target The Best Notes In Your Blues Solos

Guitar students are trying to sound the same as their blues guitar hero's, but they have no clue that they are actually speaking a completely different language. In fact, study reveals us that 95% of all guitar students are held hostage by the pentatonic scale. This is such a shame as they will never obtain the melodic sounds of the blues guitarists they are looking up to. That is why you need to learn about targeting the most important notes in each individual chord of the standard 12 bar blues progression.

 


 

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Crucial Minor Blues Guitar Concepts

Playing the same old and boring chords over and over is very monotonous and it is a frustration shared by many aspiring guitarists to stay stuck in this rut. There are on the other hand plenty cool sounding and essential minor blues rhythm examples that are important to learn. In this video you'll learn one of the absolute best minor blues concepts that will really spice up your blues playing.

 


 

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The Best Blues Guitar Exercises

Are your bored by the thousands of mindless guitar technique exercises that are found online? It can be very monotonous and because of this very frustrating when you have to repeat your finger exercises over and over again. There are however a lot more enjoyable methods of practicing your blues technique.

 


 

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How To Merge Blues With Funk Guitar

If you’re looking to really advance your blues riffs, it is essential that you know exactly how to approach this step. Merging the style of funk with the blues is the key to make it sound really aggressive and dynamic. In this video I explain the method on how to 'funk up' your blues playing and increase you creativity when playing blues riffs:

 


 

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Advanced Blues Soloing

Many intermediate guitarists get stuck playing only the minor pentatonic scale over blues chords. But did you know that the minor pentatonic scale isn’t the best choice to play over a blues chord progression? It’s a fact that some of the notes in this scale will ‘clash’ quite a bit with the dominant seventh chord it’s being played over. This is also the reason why experienced guitarists don’t only rely on this minor pentatonic scale when their soloing in a blues context.

 


 

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How To Transpose Your Blues Licks

If you've learned a new blues lick in a certain key, it is crucial that you are not limiting yourself only to that key. As guitar licks can sound very different and often better in other keys, you need to know how to transpose your blues licks in the most efficient way.

 


 

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How To Prevent Or Overcome Guitar Stagnation

Although gathering ‘new things’ is very important, it should not be your main focus if you are suffering from stagnating guitar skills. In this video I'll present you the best exercise that will help you in beating the guitar rut.

 


 

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How To Play Important Cliché Blues Guitar Licks (Part 3)

If you listen to the master guitarists of the blues, you'll notice that all these guitar players use the same cliché blues licks as tools to improvise. The key to not sound like everybody else is to use the method of making several smaller licks into one big, unique and powerful lick.

 


 

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Innovative Blues Rhythm Guitar Playing

Are you having a hard time coming up with new and innovative blues rhythm parts? In this video you will learn how to transition from playing the same old blues riffs all the time, to being creative with combining both riffs and chords such as the real blues masters do.

 


 

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The Best Blues Guitar Licks (Part 2)

If you look at the masters of the blues, they always have a continuous source of inspiration when they improvise. One of the tools they use to ensure that they always have something to play that sounds good is their bag of blues licks. Therefore building your repertoire of the best blues guitar licks is really essential.

 


 

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How To Incorporate Arpeggios In Blues Guitar Solos

As a blues guitarist it is essential that you look beyond the minor pentatonic scale and start to use more melodic approaches to blues guitar soloing. In this video you'll learn how to incorporate arpeggios in your blues guitar solos in order to create an own voice with your guitar.

 


 

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The Best Method To Develop Rhythm On Guitar

One of the very fundamental aspects in becoming a good blues guitarist is rhythm. To many people neglect the importance of rhythm guitar and that is exactly why they are stuck in their development. In this video you’ll learn how to develop your rhythm and how to practice it the best way possible.

 


 

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The Most Famous Blues Guitar Licks (Part 1)

Building a repertoire of the best blues guitar licks is essential to rely on during improvisations. In this video you'll learn the most famous blues guitar lick that every blues guitarist need in their 'bag of tricks':

 


 

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The Best Way To Memorize The Guitar Fretboard

Most guitarists only think in scale boxes which leads them to being stuck on one spot of the guitar neck, unable to express themselves fully. The good news is that there is a different way to memorize and visualize the fretboard which is even more simple than the scale boxes you already know.

 


 

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Best Blues Guitar Phrasing Lesson

Intermediate blues solos often don’t sound very appealing because they sound like an incohorent bunch of notes or licks stringed together, instead of a melodic piece.In this video guide to melodic blues solos you’ll learn exactly how to sound more advanced in just a few minutes.

 


 

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The Best Blues Guitar Scale Run

Learn how to move across the entire fretboard with ease in order to break out of the same old pentatonic boxes. With this essential blues guitar scale run, your lead guitar parts will elevate to a whole new level.

 


 

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Overcome Lack Of Inspiration During Guitar Solos

In order to avoid not having any clue what to play when someone asks you to play something for him, you need to develop your creativity. The process to get inspired to improvise is exactly what you'll learn in this video lesson.

 


 

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The Best Strategy To Avoid Random Blues Guitar Noodling In Your Solos

Playing guitar with a real purpose instead of playing some random notes that don’t really mean anything is not hard to obtain with the right strategies. In this lesson you’ll learn how to plan out your play blues guitar solos in a way you can build tension and emotion such as the real blues guitar masters.

 


 

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The Guitar Tone Knobs And Toggle Switch Explained

Most Guitar Students don’t know how to really use the tone knobs and toggle switch on the guitar to master their sound. But what if this lack of knowledge can turn your guitar solos in a dramatic and obnoxious sound. In this lesson you’ll learn what can go wrong and how to use the tone knobs and toggle switch properly to lift your guitar sound to a much higher level.

 


 

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The Best Blues Guitar Speed Building Scale

With the strategy and approach I explain in the video and article below, you’ll have a completely new view on how to play fast blues guitar solos. This highly effective blues guitar speed building scale will give you that speed everyone wants in their soloing with ease.

 


 

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The Best Guitar Picking Exercise

Most people forget that the picking hand is the driving force of your guitar playing and it’s this hand that needs to be trained in order to gain extreme accuracy in your playing. In this video I teach a student the best guitar picking exercise.

 


 

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How To Perform Vibrato On Guitar

In order to gain full control over your blues guitar playing, you need a good and solid foundation of guitar skills. In every stage of your guitar learning process, you need to do a reality check on these foundational aspects. In this video we’ll take a closer look at your guitar vibrato technique.

 


 

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How To Use The Full Dynamic Range Of The Guitar

To stand out from others, you need very good and developed guitar dynamics. In this video I go over the most important tools to bring your guitar playing to a completely new level. Get rid of these boring and monotonous guitar habits by using the guitar dynamic range to the maximum

 


 

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How To Play Guitar Solos Without Thinking About Scales

Playing your guitar without the need to think what and where to play is the goal for almost every guitar student. In order to play guitar without thinking about scales, you need the right guidance or this will be impossible to figure out yourself. Watch the video above where I teach a student my best exercise and strategy on how to play guitar without thinking.

 


 

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How To Practice Blues Guitar Phrasing

Practicing your blues guitar phrasing is all about gathering the right phrasing exercises and how to apply it in real music. In this video I go over the by far most important blues guitar phrasing exercise to drastically improve your lead guitar playing in no-time.

 


 

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How To Practice Your Guitar Scales To Get Maximum Efficiency And Results

Making mistakes on guitar is the result of practicing your scales on guitar wrong, which will ruin your development as a guitarist. Most guitar students make the mistake of not practicing in the best possible way. Since they repeat each mistake, they are training their muscle memory the wrong way, which results in a guitar technique full of bad playing habits. In this video I go over what to practice and how to practice in order to get the best results possible on guitar.

 


 

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Get Rid Of Thin Sounds On Guitar With The Hybrid Guitar Picking Technique

Get rid of your thin guitar sound once and for all by learning about my method on combining hybrid picking and pedal notes. In this hybrid picking video lesson you’ll learn hybrid picking licks, patterns, exercises and a complete method on how to use these techniques freely during improvising.

 


 

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Dominate The Entire Fretboard With The Vital Knowledge Of Guitar Intervals

Playing guitar always happens in real-time and the moment you need to think what to play next, you're too late already. That's the reason why it's very important to really understand the guitar fretboard and the inner connections between chords, scales, arpeggios, etc. In the video I explain how guitar intervals are the building blocks in music and how to use them to dominate your fretboard like a master blues guitarist

 


 

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How express yourself through guitar

To become a very skilled blues guitar player you want to develop the capacities to put emotion into your playing. Otherwise you will sound fake and not interesting to an audience. In the video above I go over the most important exercise to train this ability

 


 

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How To Play Fast Blues Guitar Licks

Why Playing Fast Blues Guitar Licks Is Easier Than You Think

Are you able to play lightening fast blues licks? In this video I will teach you a crucial fast blues lick in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan. While learning licks for the sake of learning licks is not the best way to build up your guitar playing, I can tell you that this lick is an absolute game changer. By breaking down this lick note by note you will come to realize that fast blues guitar licks aren’t all that complicated to learn, they just require practice.

 


 

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How To Play Blues Guitar Solos The Right Way

Playing just one scale while improvising over blues chords is easy, but it isn't the approach that most experienced blues guitarists choose. In this video you will learn how to change your scales to fit over the blues chords you are playing over.

 


 

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How To Play Blues Lead And Rhythm Guitar Simultaneously

Playing blues rhythm parts and guitar licks all at the same time is a great skill to have as a guitarist. However, this is something requires study to get into, but you will find that by breaking down each part of the licks/riffs you are playing you can master this style much quicker. In this video I will show you exactly how to play blues rhythm riffs and lead guitar licks at the same time.

 


 

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Blues Guitar Solo Using Chord Tone Targetting

When you want to improve your blues guitar soloing it is key to learn how to improvise solos that fit each chord you are playing over. In this video you see and example of a solo where each scale perfectly fit the chord changes I am playing over so that you can start to play more melodically mature blues guitar solos.

 


 

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Blues Guitar Solo Technique: Pedal Notes

To have an audiece that's honetely interested in your blues guitar playing, you want to sound unique and creative. In this video you'll learn to use pedal tones on guitar in the form of open strings to boost your solo creativity.