Essential Building Blocks & Creative Approaches for Soloing You’ve got a grip on a handful of chords, can play a few blues rock rhythm patterns, and you might even know a few tasty licks, but can’t yet pull off an engaging solo. No worries — you’ve done a great job getting here but it's now time for you to push through to the next level with Jeff McErlain’s Beginner Blues Rock Soloing.
“In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” is a PBS special taped in the East Room of the White House celebrating Blues music. President and Mrs. Obama will host the concert event in recognition of Black History Month. The evening will include program host Taraji P. Henson and performances by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark, Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Keb Mo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, with Booker T. Jones as music director and band leader.
This DVD features top-rated session player Mat “Gurminator” Gurman teaching one of the most important music lessons you will ever take, regardless of the style you play. Mat demonstrates the art of phrasing – the key to all improvised music. He teaches how to get the music out of your head and into your playing, so your solos make sense. He tells how to get a great blues rock tone and demonstrates soloing in the styles of Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Robben Ford. He also shows how to apply the blues scale to almost any style of music when you solo. Packed with licks and practice ideas, this DVD will help you develop your ear and continue to improve your soloing for months and years to come. Includes a lesson booklet showing examples in notation and tablature.