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  1. Machforce

    Machforce Strat-Talker

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    Can anyone recommend a good online blues licks lessons/tutorial?

    Also, what's a good site for backing jam tracks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bad Monkey

    Bad Monkey Senior Stratmaster Gold Member

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    Youtube...just type "blues lessons" or "blues licks" or "blues backing tracks" in the search bar...you'll have to wade through the results and see what's right for you, but it's free...

    Download Firefox and use that as your browser...then add Download Helper to your Firefox extensions (both are free) and rip the backing tracks and then use Any Video Convertor (also free) to convert the .flv file to MP3 to use as backing tracks...you can also covert the .flv file to MP4 and save the lessons to your computer and watch them whenever you want.
     
  3. andymusgrave87

    andymusgrave87 Senior Stratmaster

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    As per BM Youtube is your best resource for stuff like that.

    Obviously I don't know your skill level at this point but my favourite tutors on YouTube are Marty Schwarz (guitarjamz.com) and Justin Sandercoe so they might be worth watching out for.

    As for backing tracks literally just search the style of blues you want (shuffle, slow etc) and the key you want and see what comes up. For example "slow blues backing jam track in E" You'll find most kinds on there.

    Good luck!
     
  4. PinkfulDoyd

    PinkfulDoyd Strat-Talk Member

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    Allow me.

    Keep in mind that most of the guys doing free YouTube lessons are also trying to sell you DVD's and/or get you to sign up for paid subscriptions. That being said, these are some of the more helpful ones I've found.

    Blues Licks:

    BL-000 ? Blues Guitar Index Page | free guitar lesson from justinguitar.com

    guitarjamzdotcom - YouTube

    bluesguitarunleashed - YouTube

    Dolphinstreet - YouTube

    Active Melody - YouTube

    BluesGuitarDotCom - YouTube


    Jam Tracks:

    BackingtrackTV - YouTube

    JamTracksChannel - YouTube

    guitarbackingtracks4 - YouTube
     
  5. tturunz

    tturunz Strat-Talk Member

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    I never see this guy posted around, but he helped my blues playing tremendously when I first picked up electric guitar. He also teaches a mean slide guitar!

    Learning Guitar Now | Slide and Blues Guitar Lessons

    also, another one who I actually found before John Tuggle (learning guitar now instructor)

    StevieSnacks Blues Guitar Lessons

    This second one focuses more on SRV style playing, but I can confirm that his three kings course is probably the best on the site. Especially the BB King lessons, I like BB :)

    Both sites have a bunch of free tutorials if you look for them.
     
  6. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth breathin' knuckle dragger Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Are you able to learn by ear? Just sit down with...I was going to say CD, but even that sounds out of date (imagine if I said record player), a music player, play along...catch a lick you like and practice it for a bit. Then try another and figure our how they relate to each other and the chords, etc.

    This program sounds pretty handy to me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECvinPjmBVE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvVkLsR-lro
     
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    Good advice. It takes time but you might end up sounding like yourself rather than everyone else and it's the way many of the greats learned.

    I was about to say "play along with a record" when I realised.....
     
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    Btayache Strat-Talk Member

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    I do funny blues lessons that always start with a different lick on instagram.. Not really a lesson just me goofing off but it's worth a check-out @buddyblues
     
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    I have an app called "Guitar Tracks" which basically just links you to YouTube backing tracks once you input what key, tempo, & style you want.
    I guess you can just go on YouTube & look up "guitar backing tracks"

    facebook.com/TGWStrings
     
  11. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth breathin' knuckle dragger Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I know...how many times did I lift and move the needle to get Hotel California down! But, when I got a CD (and indoor plumbing) my life was made whole! :)
     
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    rrben29 Senior Stratmaster

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    What is this record thing you speak of? Is it true bypass? :twisted:
     
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    It is a legendary artefact that has bypassed time itself...
     
  14. Machforce

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    Awesome answers thanks!
     
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    why tremolo blocks change the sound of the guitar?

    steviesnacks =)
     
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    Tee H C Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Marty Schwartz sends me more spam than anyone or any web bot ever.

    I can't even stand to look at the man.
     
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    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    +1 It seems You Tube is stained with that guy. He does hit a certain nerve.

    Drum machine and looper do it for me.
     
  18. revmike

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    I never got any junk mail from him.....yet. I rather enjoy some of his youtubes. Hey...after years of failure on my own, he taught me blues harmonica.
     
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