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"Rhythm & Blues Talk"

 

For Your Listening Pleasure...

Rhythm & Blues Talk is yet another release in our popular Guitar Talk series. Listen in order or click on any track selection above.

"It's true that you are a great blues player, and the way you incorporate your bebop lines and what I call 'church licks' in your blues playing is stellar. Great playing! You are a blues master."

- Steve Laury

"I have a lot of friends who play the guitar. Most of the folks I hang with have an affinity for jazz blues, or bluesers who take the three chord idiom either head on or to another level. The typical folks come to the discussion: Benson, Carlton, Ford, SRV, Robillard... I don't spread your tunes around wholesale, but every once in a while I just feel I have to sort of silence the discussion by saying, 'You have to listen to this guy.' Everyone is blown away."

- Bob Parsons

"Flawless playing and great blues/jazz language skills! I love the sound of what you are doing. Wonderful influences, too."

- Don MacArthur

The recordings on this page are reflective of material taught in the Lessons by Mail program. See specific course info below.

- Mark Stefani

 

SWING BLUES

RHYTHM & BLUES

SOLO GUITAR

BASS GUITAR

JAZZ GUITAR

LATIN JAZZ

 

 

Rhythm & Blues Experience: A to Z

Like what you hear? These tunes and the licks/concepts in the solos are all taught in our most popular blues guitar course, blending great standards with real-world language gleaned from decades of transcribing great blues (and jazz) improvisers.

Rhythm & Blues: A to Z is a 24-lesson course and an opportunity to study interactively with the author, at a price far less expensive than traditional private lessons. Program includes 24/7 support. To sign up today and take advantage of the special introductory discount (three lessons for the price of two):

Note: Talk is cheap in the music business. When you consider studying with someone or buying learning products, it's very important to do so with the confidence that the teacher or author can play as well as communicate his or her knowledge to the student, so keep that firmly in mind as you listen to the tracks on this page.

 

 

Monster Guitar Solos

Monster Guitar Solos is an exciting collection of improvised solos spanning swing blues, rhythm & blues, and vamp groove progressions. Meet the "monsters" who comprise the power behind these solos:

MGS Format: PDF eBook with audio mp3 track. To hear all available solos in the series, click here.

Note: The MGS series is an excellent addition to any lesson program, or as a powerful resource for those who don't have the time for private instruction. Solos on this page available as MGS editions:

Blues for Kenny  -  Body Talk  -  Listen Here  -  Midnight Creeper  -  Thrill is Gone

 

 

"Improvising Secrets" Revealed!

Seven Steps to Changes Heaven is a powerful article originally published in Jazz Improv Magazine. It sheds light on the often-confusing path to successful jazz (and blues) improvisation, and is now available as a FREE download for VM members and fans!

Tip: Read this article very carefully, and ask yourself if you are following each of the critical steps in your daily practice? If you do that, the advice will positively change your playing and put you on the right track! To download, click here or on the image.

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