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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #50 on: June 28, 2011, 04:22:51 am »
Hey guys i know ive said i was gonna buy this dvd but 2mmorow i'm finally gonna buy some stuff of justin site and i was wondering. first ill like tell u my progress on the site.
i'm on stage 8 of justin's site week 3 start 2mmorow for me.

ok, so i'm for sure gonna buy the major scales dvd or dl.
but i'm stuck between the solo blues guitar 1 or the blues lead guitar.
i mean which would be best to learn first even though i'm itching to buy the blues lead.
and also does the blues lead on justin page are those sample video os of the bending actually all the content on the dvd or are they just samples and the dvd offers way more?
Also what will i learn with each dvd?

Thanks, Any help is great.

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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2011, 08:34:31 am »
Sorry, kind of on topic, but I have a Yamaha Pacifica and a small Vox Pathfinder, so of course my sound is nothing like on the videos. Is there a pedal I can use to get that sound?
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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2011, 01:23:41 am »
Are all these samples part of the dvd or does the dvd offer more?

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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2011, 01:51:12 am »
The DVD has the same 20 lessons as on the site with PDFs of scales and licks - you also get the Jam Blues CD to play along with.
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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2011, 03:41:14 am »
My question is: is it reasonable to want to play blues like in your course - licks and all - on an acoustic, or do I really need an electric for all these bends.

People were playing blues guitar before there even were such a thing as amps. Yes, it's very possible and worthwhile. If you can play blues lead on an acoustic, you'll carry all that over to an electric plus some. It doesn't always work the other way around.

I make sure I practice with my semi-hollow unplugged now and then for just that reason. I can't get away with being sloppy with my hammer on's or pull offs and really have to work the timing of the bends (when to strike the string, when to move my wrist/fingers, when to mute the strings) more than I do when playing plugged in.
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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2011, 05:24:30 pm »
My question is: is it reasonable to want to play blues like in your course - licks and all - on an acoustic, or do I really need an electric for all these bends.

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Summary: can I play the same blues on my acoustic or am I making life too difficult for myself?

Have a look at the 'Solo Blues' series which are more biased to acoustic (I think there's a free lesson at the bottom of that page).

I'm not saying you can't do the Blues Lead Guitar with an acoustic (anything is possible), but I do think you would be making life very difficult for yourself as a novice guitarist.

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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2011, 07:18:22 am »
Can i learn all these lessons in 'Blues Lead Guitar Series' on an acoustic guitar ?

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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2011, 01:21:06 pm »
Can i learn all these lessons in 'Blues Lead Guitar Series' on an acoustic guitar ?

See above.

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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2012, 02:33:49 pm »
I think I understand

at the end of showing a scale or lick Justin often slides his finger down the neck away from the position he was in

this is not part of learning the scale so is not necessary in that sense

it does sound cool ... sepecially with a bit of reverb / echo etc

it does finish a solo off in a cool way

it can be really useful in a solo when you want to pause for a moment - giving your playing some space

it can be a great way to link different positions of the scale when soloing

if it sounds good it is good

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I am replying to this after several years. Sorry I did not start to learn guitar earlier :-)

To get that slide effect is reverb/echo necessary? Is it possible to get that with just clean tone?

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Re: BL-400 • Essential Blues Lead Guitar Introduction
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2012, 06:35:52 pm »
I am replying to this after several years. Sorry I did not start to learn guitar earlier :-)

To get that slide effect is reverb/echo necessary? Is it possible to get that with just clean tone?

Reverb isn't necessary, but some distortion/"gain" helps.

Andy

 

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