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Hey Blues Fans,


It's Free Lesson Friday, and we're on a mission to clean up your bends.

How To Mute Bends Without String Noise

Mute Bends

If you are studying how to play blues guitar, you will find no shortage of lessons teaching blues guitar licks. But blues licks often included bends, and not all bends are supposed to be played the same.

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If You Missed It

Here's a review of other lessons and videos published at TXBA over the past few weeks.

Do You Need To Use This Grip?


You know this grip, almost every famous blues and blues rock guitarist uses it. It is the grip of legends. But do you NEED to use it? That's the question I'll tackle in this lesson.
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My Perfect Pedal Platform


Two Notes Audio recently did a firmware update to the C.A.B. M pedal, adding (among other things) a preamp emulation section. This completely changes how you can use the pedal, and in this video I'll explain why it's perfect for me.
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Those Sliding Hendrix Chords From Little Wing


Those chords are instantly recognizable. They're not complicated, but playing the slides the right way is the secret to getting that signature Hendrix sound.
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Using Your Middle Finger To Play Scuttle Buttin'


In this lesson we will literally be giving the song "Scuttle Buttin'" the finger. Trust me, it makes sense, just watch the lesson.
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Accents: Instant Blues Magic

 
What if there was a simple way to instantly make whatever blues licks you already know sound MUCH better? Well, that kind of magic exists, and it's called "accenting". In this lesson I'll show you how to apply accents to a simple lick, then demonstrate some blues playing with and without accents to help you learn to hear the difference.
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That Hendrix Sliding IV Chord Lick From Red House


In this lesson I'll teach you how to play a short, but very memorable sliding lick that Jimi Hendrix used in Red House over the IV chord. I'll also show you how to use it over the I and V chords.
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Take care,
Anthony
Owner, Texas Blues Alley
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