I’ve been a lover of blues and blues-based music for as long as I can remember. The recent passing of the legendary B.B. King – one of my greatest musical influences, by a long shot – inspired me to go back (“way down an alley” as B.B. liked to say in Live at the Regal) […]
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Power chords are the sound of rock. As such, they are typically played with a heaping helping o’ distortion. Guitar veterans call that sound “dirty”. But just because the chords don’t sound clean, doesn’t mean we can’t play them clean. Of course, by “clean”, I mean not slopped up with unwanted noise. We want the […]
Fingerstyle guitar – or fingerpicking – is an essential part of the guitarist’s repertoire. After my students develop a solid right hand setup and technique, I introduce them to what is arguably the most common fingerpicking style in popular music: Travis picking. Named after the legendary country guitarist, Merle Travis, Travis picking is a pattern-oriented […]