How To Improvise Blues Guitar… Step 1

Did you know that no matter what brand of guitar you play, how many effects you use, or whether your amp is solid state or tube, that you already have your own guitar style? 

In fact, haven’t you heard someone say that the “tone is in your fingertips”?

If so… and… if you play Blues… have you ever wanted people to say that about you and your playing?

But “style” isn’t something that most guitar players ever set out to develop.

Maybe they learn a genre style like Rock, or Blues, or Bluegrass…

On the contrary, most people set out to learn riffs, licks, songs, and solos that were created by other famous guitarists.

And it makes sense in some ways because there are some damn fine players out there that you can’t help but be inspired by…

But you may even be limiting your guitar playing potential.

Non-professional guitar players are creating a needless struggle for themselves because they’re trying to become someone they’re not, if only learning tabs from famous songs.

I’m sorry, but we’re just not Jimmy Page.

Tear  :(…

But how did Jimmy Page get to play like Jimmy Page?

It’s a secret so simple and obvious that it eludes most beginner/intermediate guitar players for years.

Once you learn this skill, it’s near impossible to know how you ever played without it.

But for some reason it’s neither widely discussed, nor is it easy to find teachers that can teach this skill.

It’s called “Fret Mapping”…

Sounds complex, but it’s an incredibly simple concept.

Fret Mapping = being able to have a musical idea in your head, and then execute that idea on the guitar in the real world.

Kind of like DNA mapping for the guitar.  You can identify which notes have certain effects.

It’s a skill of being able to hear music (like a backing track or a live band), visualize the fret board, and add your own cool music.

If you’ve played guitar for some time now, you’ve already achieved a certain level of Fret Mapping.

This is because you have some memory or idea about the different notes and combination of notes.

Just by picturing yourself playing a basic “D” chord, you should have some sense of how it feels and sounds.

If you can play power chords, you’ve Fret Mapped the difference in sound between power chords and open chords.

Players like Jimmy Page are able to create awesome guitar works, because they do a lot of experimenting with different ways of playing certain notes.

We want to help you achieve greater levels of Fret Mapping and unlock your Blues potential.

Fret Mapping isn’t perfect pitch though.  It’s more like becoming a painter, with a palette of colors and some sense of what might look good or interesting.

And this is an essential skill to develop when learning to improvise and craft leads.

A byproduct of improving your Fret Mapping is ultimately developing your very own style.

The Jam Hackers Guide to Blues Lead and Improvising has been created to help you learn how to play good sounding blues leads.

We’ll show you how to think about scales and play along with the jam tracks.

The old way was to learn some scales and play them over and over and over, until hopefully, you eventually figure out how to use them in real music.

The Jam Hackers way is guaranteed to be more enjoyable, and help you make progress much faster.

If you haven’t already downloaded the free Intersections mp3, and the accompanying FretMap pdf, get it here –>

Keep using the FretMap as a guide to experiment with your own riffs, and leads.

The full package is normally $42, but we’ve bundled everything to offer it for only $26.

That includes:

  • All 10 studio produced blues jam tracks, 
  • the full 80+ page pdf “Jam Hackers Guide to Blues Lead and Improvising” 
  • 5 high def jam videos, and 
  • the bonus book “Crossroad Blues”

Learn more here.

If you have any questions or thoughts feel free to reach out at any time.

Thanks again, and happy jamming!

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