Blues: The Texas Hybrid

by Jacob Light

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  • Hey folks,

    Thank you for checking out my lesson and welcome to Blues: The Texas Hybrid. In today's lesson we are going to talk about creating hybrids - unique mash-ups of your favorite guitar players' motifs, ideas and styles, into one continues phrase or solo.

    In particular, we will examine what I like to call "The Texas Hybrid", which is a mash-up of the playing styles of some of the Lone Star State's greatest bluesmen, in the likes of Freddie King, Billy Gibbons and Stevie Ray Vaughn, just to name a few. I'll share with you some of the ideas and methods that I used to create this greasy sounding hybrid and show you some typical Texas Blues motifs that I like to include in my playing.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comment section, and I'll be more than happy to help.

    Enjoy :)

    ~J


    Key: G

    Chords: G7, C7, D7

    Chord Progression:
    (12 bar blues)

    | I | I | I | I | IV | IV |
    | I | I | V | IV | I | V |

    Tempo: 130

    Time Signature: 4/4

    Tuning: Standard

    Gear Used:
    Guitar: Fender AVRI '52 Telecaster
    Amp: Fender Tweed Deluxe (1x12) Limited Edition
    Overdrive: Fulltone OCD (@18V)
    Mics: Shure SM57 and Rode NTK (slightly off-axis)
    Preamps: Presonus TubePre x2
    DAW: Avid Pro Tools 11

    Scale Shapes:

    Gm Blues (Pentatonic + "Blue Note")



    G Mixolydian



    G7 Arpeggio



    C7 Arpeggio



    D7 Arpeggio

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