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In this lesson, Will shows us some atmospheric sounding chord voicings as well as a driving rhythm part that adds a definite 'cool' factor to this track. Then, he goes over all the parts with the track!
- May 31st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Now Will gets into the gritty rhythm guitar parts of the track. You'll learn to play power chords in ways you perhaps never thought of before. Get ready to rock!
- May 30th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Now Marcelo explores some other techniques that made Wes Montgomery's style so unique, particularly chord solos, chording between phrases, and injecting a latin feel into parts of his arrangements.
- May 29th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
In this very classic sounding track, Will covers some essential rhythm guitar techniques as well as some lead guitar licks that will help you get "the bends"!
- May 28th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
The blending of major and minor pentatonic scales is a technique commonly found in classic rock and blues. Will shows us some really simple ideas to get us started on this cool sounding technique!
- May 27th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Marcelo bring the entire style of Wes together here in this original song, "à La Wes Blues".
- May 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Now that we've added a new chord to the 12 barre progression, we need to be able to improvise over it. In lesson 10, Brendan discusses the changes and improvisation philosophy needed to solo over the new chord.
- May 25th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
It's time to introduce yet another jazz chord variant to our standard 12 barre blues. This time in the form of the 6 Flat 9 voicing. Brendan discusses where you can find the grips for this chord and where in the 12 barre blues to insert it.
- May 24th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Adding more tools to our Jazz Blues arsenal, it's time to start thinking in chromatics. Brendan discusses this approach to the 3rd and how to use it best.
- May 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Will continues in the super classic sounding track, this time showing you some extremely useful inversion chords.
- May 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Harmonically, Wes Montgomery was based in the blues. In this lesson, Marcelo shows us how he always brought his playing back to the blues scale and passing notes.
- May 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Wes Montgomery's use of octaves has inspired countless guitar players over the years. In this lesson, Marcelo looks at the common shapes he used, and how to implement them into your playing.
- May 20th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Right away, anyone will notice that Wes Montgomery played with his thumb almost exclusively. Marcelo uses this lesson to break down this technique and get you on your way!
- May 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
The genius of Wes Montgomery can never be understated. In the series introduction, Marcelo previews what he is going to cover in this, an "In the Style of" series.
- May 18th, 2016 at 11:22 am CDT
Continuing with his lesson series, Brendan is transitioning to approach tones. To get started he'll discuss the minor pentatonic approach.
- May 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Continuing with the theme of the chord progression change, it's time to start thinking about improv options for the turnaround. Specifically the 2-5 change that occurs with this new chord progression.
- May 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Lesson five in this series builds on the concepts taught in the last lesson and looks at how the chord progression changes to add a more jazz influenced sound to your blues rock playing.
- May 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Lesson four of his Jazz Blues for Rock Players series is all about the Flat 7. Brendan discusses it's addition to the melodic scope of playing and how best to use it.
- May 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT