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Blues Lead Guitar 2: Unison Bends

The Blues Guitar Lessons

If you want to learn to play Blues Lead Guitar, this is where to start

This lesson we're learnign a great and fun technique called Unison bends, basic idea is playing bending a note to reach the same pitch as a note you are playing on the adjacent string. It sounds awesome and can create a lot of energy and is used a lot in rock guitar too!

Video Lesson

Homework and Practice

your aim this week is to memorize Pattern 3 and be sure you know where the root notes are and where the blue notes are located. I would recommend two 5 minutes practice sessions a day.

Session 1 - 5 Minutes
Work on the mechanics and make sure you are bending in tune (or as in tune as you want to be!).

Session 2 - 5 Minutes
Now get using that word and see how you can use it to join up your Minor Pentatonic Patterns (or other scales even!) and just vibe it!

Additional Resources

Recommended Album
Remember that listening to great Blues is an essential part of the course, so try and check out all my recommended albums, they're the best of the best!

Albert Collins - Ice Pickin

Albert Collins - Ice Pickin

All time blues Legend Albert Collins cuts a mean blues solo and sometimes overlooked, but you're crazy to miss out on this cat, he really is one the best Texas blues guitar players and has loads of awesome licks to steal!

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Lesson ID: BL-607