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In 2007 Justin first recorded a couple of videos in which he played, then taught, a short blues tune for solo guitar.

The Original Solo Blues Study Piece Demo:




The Original Solo Blues Study Piece Lesson:




These were soon followed by three DVDs each containing three further blues tunes for solo guitar.

DVD 1 Demo:




DVD 2 Demo:




DVD 3 Demo:





They have proved very successful and popular with many students posting recordings of their own in the forum.  I searched the forum recently and found many of these.  I had the idea of posting a new thread here to collect them all together and provide an easy to find place for any new recordings to be posted.  Enjoy!


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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 01:00:55 am »
Cheers close2u, I always enjoy watching others have a crack at these.  I still gotta work on the 4th one, been very slack with the guitar lately!  (damn Brazillian Jiu Jitsu!)

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 11:06:10 am »
Dude, proper awesome - much appreciate you putting the time into this!
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 09:34:51 am »
Will practicing for assembly (year 5) Primary. A couple of stuff ups but pretty awesome for an 11 year old playing for a year methinks.

A Blues Medley based on:

Hey hey - Big Bill Broonzy
Walking Bass Blues - Justin
Gospel Blues - Justin
Slow Six Blues - Justin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-A-VBz1Z0

More to follow, he is still working on the last tune on DVD vol 3, plus a couple of hendrix numbers... He is a bit embaressed about the mistakes... But I said it's "take 1"... Like "live" so don't sweat it :-)

Thanks everyone for your kind comments, they have really encouraged Will, so watch this space.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 07:07:15 pm »
I have just updated my thread (the one linked above) with a recording of the Slow Six Blues.

Here's a direct link to the new vid also:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1TFZierEqM

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 10:05:08 am »
Here's my attempt at the first solo blues piece.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ8epzHF8YI

I added 2 variations in too. Somehow the second one ended up longer than 12 bars, but it still sounds ok I think.  :)

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 10:11:46 am »
that's well done bob
adding variations I think is the way to go - I didn't do this on my vids, but when in the flow, was noodling around and varying - you can do it almost endlessly
keep them coming
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 02:11:25 am »
Hello all.

I started the original demo Solo Blues 1 on Saturday morning, and here is the product three days later. Bear in mind that 1) this is my first foray into mixing rhythm and lead style playing and 2) I have a 7 month old baby and limited time for retakes. There's some flubbed fingerings, but nothing too terrible for 3 days of very limited practice.

Any recommendations appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4UL5RcriXg

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 02:44:48 am »
Nice work BD - somehow I missed the demo piece so I'm glad you posted it to bring it to my attention.

I must get back to this series - tried to play Steady Thumb Blues last night and realized I've forgotten it....
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 07:14:46 pm »
Thanks. It's amazing how turning on the recording device instantly degrades one's playing by a level. :( I really can play it better; I swear.

I think I will keep practicing another few nights, try to get a better take in by Friday, and then download and start the Solo Blues 1 DVD this weekend.

Alternately I'm trying to decide if maybe I should do the RUBS product first.
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 10:09:59 pm »
Depends on direction - if you are acoustic finger style oriented then SB1 (the demo may use a pick but SB1 is all finger style). If you want to hone your transcribing and learn wicked licks for your electric lead work as well as some cool rhythm riffs, then RUBS.

Or both.

Dammit, now you've made me realize how lazy I've been - never got passed the second RUBS track either......
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011, 04:24:32 pm »
Yeah; ultimately I want to be able to do rhythm, fingerstyle, lead and solo. Maybe I should get both and switch it up after each piece to keep it interesting.
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2011, 08:06:06 am »
bump -

trying to revive and regenerate the challenges and make folk more aware of this section

so don't be shy - have a go

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2011, 12:42:10 pm »
mod note - originally posted by Steve St Laurent in audio/video section November 07 2010:


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I've been having a blast with the Solo Blues package and a few guys have posted theirs on here so I thought I'd record a couple today and get your input on my progress.  I started playing in mid february and finished up the beginners course in June.  I'm just coming off a forced 3 week break due to a surgery and have been playing again for about 3 weeks.  I think the break actually did me some good.  I've mostly just been having fun playing for these 3 weeks rather than my dedicated practice routine I was doing.  Mostly I play my electric but these sounded better on the acoustic.  So let me know what you think:

Walking blues: http://www.4shared.com/audio/L6BOcFyQ/WalkingBlues11062010.html

Steady thumb blues: http://www.4shared.com/audio/AOg_4r-x/SteadyThumbBlues11062010.html

I'll add the others to this as I get to them.
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 06:43:04 am »
bump

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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 08:20:27 pm »
Throwing my new hat into the ring with a take at the Steady Thumb Blues.
(Thanks for bringing this thread to my attention, Close2u)

http://youtu.be/5yFBmbAJEYc

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2013, 06:25:30 pm »
Throwing my new hat into the ring with a take at the Steady Thumb Blues.
(Thanks for bringing this thread to my attention, Close2u)

http://youtu.be/5yFBmbAJEYc

That was really nice! 
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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2013, 08:53:41 am »
This is my version of Walking Easy Blues. I was going to post it earlier but the end of the football (soccer) season is in full swing and my mind and time have been elsewhere.

Sorry there is no video of me, didn't want to frighten the horses. Although a number of those I did film seem to be walking in step with the beat.

http://youtu.be/886VcRdJ_xQ

Please let me know what you think. Although it would be better if you joined the challenge and posted your version.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2013, 09:06:42 am »
nice n steady

yeah - jump in other folk

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2013, 11:11:05 am »
Thanks close2u. I'll start learning Steady Thumb Blues shortly.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2013, 06:49:49 pm »

Here's my effort of the Walking Easy Blues.

No video, struggling with syncing audio.

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Re: Guitar Challenge 0006 - Justin's 'Solo Blues Guitar' Study Pieces
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2013, 09:19:31 am »
Thanks Gary, enjoyed that. Are you moving to Steady Thumb Blues next?

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