What Guitar And Gear Does Billy Gibbons Play?

January 25, 2024

If you’ve never heard of, or listened to, ZZ Top, where the hell have you been? Fusing Texas Blues, Rock, a bit of Hard Rock, and more, ZZ Top are just one of those bands… and their lead guitarist and singer is Billy Gibbons. Gibbons is known for his killer Blues inspired guitar playing, overdriven […]

What Is A Blues Turnaround?

August 6, 2023

Blues music is usually played over a 12 bar pattern. That’s usually. Blues music doesn’t need to be over 12 bars, but you’ll find that a lot of Blues music is played over 12 bars. Until you find the whole bunch of Blues songs that are over 10 bars. Or some other number. Or a Blues song […]

What Guitar And Gear Does Eric Clapton Play?

August 4, 2023

If you’re even just remotely interested in guitar and guitar based music, chances are you’ve heard of Eric Clapton. Whether it was his music with the Yardbirds, Blues Breakers, Cream, Derek and the Dominos, his solo stuff, or the myriad of other projects that he was involved in, Clapton has been busy over the decades. […]

What Guitar And Gear Did Jimi Hendrix Play?

July 13, 2023

Jimi Hendrix was probably one of the best guitarists to ever live and, to this day, is likely one of the most famous guitarists out there. Are there more famous musicians out there? Probably. But Hendrix was and is probably the most famous for simply playing the guitar. Jimi did so much for the art […]

Diagram of a E shape Blues pentatonic for guitar.

How To Play Minor Blues Pentatonic Scales On Guitar

June 28, 2023

The Blues pentatonic scale (sometimes also called the minor Blues scale) is, as you can probably guess, a type of pentatonic scale used for Blues music. However, you’re welcome to use this scale to spice up soloing and lead lines in other types of music, especially Jazz and Rock music. Before jumping into this scale, […]

What Guitar And Gear Did Stevie Ray Vaughan Play?

June 23, 2023

Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of the guitar greats. He was a prolific blues guitarist but also played a lot of rock music as well. Beyond mostly playing with his band, Double Trouble, he also played with David Bowie on Let’s Dance, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and many more. This article isn’t about Vaughan’s life though. […]

How To Practice Minor Pentatonic Scales

June 9, 2023

So you’ve read my article on the minor pentatonic shapes for guitar. Great, you know them. Now what? In that article I spent about three sentences on tips for practicing the minor pentatonic scale. This article aims to go into a little bit more depth to get you jamming away on minor pentatonics. Now, this […]