Excellent Jerry - we certainly don't have enough blues rhythm lessons!
Nice work Jerry,many will appreciate this one!!
This is a really nice lesson. Thanks.
Wou! It sounds very good! Well done Jerry!
Yeah, goob blues man
Wow, an excellent Rhythm Blues!!! Good Work!
Thanks to everybody!
good job jerry
This is my first lesson (other than the beginner/introduction stuff) here at GMC... and WOW! This is great! I was a bit iffy about buying a membership, but I can already tell that it was money well spent. Great lesson... Thank you!
Hisham & Unleash-The-Shred: Thank you guys!
jerm138: Thank you very much. I'm glad you wrote your first post here!
GREAT!!! I love the blues good job!
what a enjoyable lessson! thank you
sounds like some bill doggett nice lesson jerry
great lesson! I love this style
Thank you guys
If you knew how many times I've paused this lesson an analyzed every strum and every note and still play as slowly and as awkwardly as I do I'd have driven you crazy. Cause I'm driving myself crazy keeping at it! I WILL learn it I just hope I don't have to buy another guitar before I do cause sometimes I could just toss this thing against the wall. I do need another set of strings though.
let me know what's up!!
Hey Jerry. I'm in a really bad way. Not just with my playing. I really appriciate all the support I've gotten here. I'm really trying. I feel like an idiot asking for help. And to write it on the internet for al to see.I know you and everyone here is sincere in helping us learn to play and that is what I came here for but damn if I got more problems than that. Sorry I'm just ,I don't know what. Thanks for taking the time and interest. It means alot. I won't quit on you.
Hey Jerry. I've slowed it down and have made progress.Also ,like you said ,even breaking it down into shorter parts at a time. I do have a habit of anchoring my right hand on the body of the guitar with my pinky and ring fingers. When I try to play as you with my right hand "free" I have a hard time judging where the string I want to play is. Usually stricking the wrong one. Is this just another thing that will come with practice?Is this a bad habit I need to break?
I don't use the anchor technique often. You need to find what it's more comfortable for you. For this lesson I think you don't need the anchoring.
Anyway, try to keep your wrist near the bridge like the palm-muting technique.
Also, I think it can be useful some exercise like this:
to improve your alternate picking technique.
And, of course, have fun when you're playing
Hi Jerry and Thanks!
As I've looked at other lessons and videos that I have MOST players play with their hand swinging loose. So. I'm going to work that into my practicing and playing.It does give me a better sense of the rythm.
I started playing ,just me and the guitar and no real idea of right and wrong and no one to tell me different.So, bad habits ,I got them. But not so ingrained that they can't be broken quickly. ( I hope!)
And again, your exercises are right on. Also I found Kris Dahl's lesson on HOW to practice. Didn't know that either. I've learned more in a month here than in a year on my own!
This is a great site. Your a great instructor. I'm glad to be a part of it.
Thank you Sam for your kind words.
You can also use the lesson planner on the mainpage or follow the link for beginner lessons
Hello everyone, let me start by saying that this is really a fantatsic site. As I new person, I am truly impressed by the wealth of information and even more, the terrific attitudes by the people who make this site work.......very nice.
I am a new player and I have been working on my alternate picking technique. I have a question and will use the first two picks from this lesson to pose my question. Here you play the same open E, second fret A twice. With an up down picking pattern, that would mean on the downstroke you play the E string first and than the second fretted A string.
On the way back up, you play would be playing the A string first , second fretted, and then the open E second......does that matter?
I do understand that the strings are played together, but in this case there would be a millisecond difference in which string is played first.......
I hope my question is clear. Being new to this, it is a little hard to phrase this correctly.....sorry if I used the wrong terms or anything like that.
Again, very impressive site and the instructors seem to have excellent and helpful attitudes..........
Hi black and white,
You're right. Like you said, there is a veeeery short difference. Anyway, to play a chord with a pick - also for simple power chords - one direction involves more strings.
If you use the fingerpicking technique you can play two or more strings at the same time.
Thank you Jerry, i appreciate your answer and love this lesson......
good job Jerry!!!!
Thank you guys
It sounds awesome! a bit saloon feel to it
Thank you Jarl
After going through the beginner stuff and feeling like I'm ready for this, a friend recommended me to learn the '12 bar blues' for practice as it was supposed to be a part of my absolute basics. Lo and behold, did a search and here I am! Looks fantastic. Slowly going through it, but slow and steady wins the race! Thanks for the great lesson!
It's great to hear this from you Pavlov. Enjoy your progress and have fun