Twenty Roadhouse Licks
Learn how to play 20 Roadhouse licks in the style of SRV, Johnny Winter and more. Learn how to utilize raking, open strings, and different picking techniques to utilize the power of playing in the key of E. Running time is 113 minutes.
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In my 20 Roadhouse Licks course I want to take the mystery out of what it takes to play this style of Shuffle blues similar to SRV and Johnny Winter. By working through this course, you’ll have a better understanding of how to play this aggressive and powerful blues style. Let’s get started!
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On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it
I’ve been playing in bands since 1974 when I was 17. They’ve been more or less successful over time, earning enough scratch to keep me interested. Blues has always been at the top of my list, and I got by on basic rhythm techniques and the occasional lead. “Good enough” to get by, but I was never satisfied.
I’ve tried dozens of instructors, all sorts of how-to books/DVDs/online programs…nothing seemed to click. When you hear a good blues guitar player, the distinction between good enough and great is huge. I’ve found a few online, but too many talk talk talk and play little. When I discovered Learning Guitar Now, I realized it was different on this site. First, John can PLAY. On videos where he turns it loose, you see and hear someone that gets it. But what makes his site different than the rest just regurgitating variations of the same theme is that he wants YOU to get it.
If you want to pick and choose your lessons…fine. If you want to start from scratch and build competency in technique…fine. If you want to talk to him on the forum and have a REAL exchange of ideas or ask for advice…he’s there. The lesson curriculum is huge, his freebies on YouTube vast, and his continued enthusiasm to help you become a better blues guitarist is non-wavering.
You’re not on his site to learn theory or the fretboard, although he does touch on these when necessary. You are there to play guitar. Play what you love in the style of your favorite artists or just improvising. Play, learn the phrases, the timing, the technique and you WILL get better. I’m 64 as I write this. Still playing. The difference now is I’m getting better. Good enough doesn’t cut it for me now.
When I hit a phrase just right, the audience actually pauses on that beat. The beauty of the blues just poured through my fingertips if only for a moment. Right now I’m focused on some of the Allman Brothers material. It takes me home. Sometimes, when I daydream, I see me on that stage with them, holding my own. Thanks JohnT, you’ve kept the blues alive for this old timer!
I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo
I’m a pretty good acoustic guitar player who has always wanted to play electric blues lead. I have used quite a few other online tutoring sites some more successful than others but still didn’t manage to get it. Until, that is, I found Learning Guitar Now. With John’s tutoring style and a great website full of great courses I am pleased to say that I can now play a reasonable lead solo and I’m improving all the time. I love the way John plays guitar. It’s exactly how I’d like to play but he is very clear that you need to practice to get there. John is a very straight talker to lays out what you need to do to play blues lead and that is practice. He is also very encouraging by saying that you can do it but don’t kid yourself that buying the course will make you a great player if you don’t follow John’s useful and straight forward advice. So thank you John for everything. I get so much enjoyment from playing and see myself improving each month.
He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists
LGN is an incredible resource for anyone wanting to get better at playing the blues. Working through John’s lessons will get you better at improvising, help with techniques like bending, slides, raking, and vibrato. He covers all the great blues and rock guitarists and some that you may not have studied previously. I highly recommend the All Access Pass to anyone who loves playing guitar!
John uses the latest tools available
I’m very happy being an All Access Pass member here at LGN. John is an excellent teacher and amazing guitar player. He not only shows you “what” to play but also focuses on “how” to play each note with emotion and feeling. That makes all the difference. Also the site interface is so easy and John uses the latest tools available to make the experience as rewarding as possible! I say “Go for it!” …you’ll be glad you did.
Purchased the 20 Roadhouse Licks package and love it . I have a number of John’s lessons and find them all to be well planned, well presented and lots of fun to work on . Highly recommend this particular lesson along with the entire site. I purchased an All Access Pass as well and have taken full advantage of the many lessons, exercises and tracks available.
Lou Quetel –
John…….these licks are fabulously juicy and dripping with sass, attitude, and beautiful gritty sweetness!!!!!
Playing this style was my dream in learning guitar!!!!
I’m taking my time to really feel the pulse of each of them and I’m working on the techniques.
This disk is pure sonic gold!!!!!………Well taught, great video aids and the licks themselves are inspiring!!!!
Bro…you ACED this!!!! Outstanding lessons. THANK YOU!!!!!!
– Lou Quetel
Just bought this 2 days ago and already I’ve seen HUGE improvement in my improvising. It’s like learning a whole new vocabulary and mixing with your existing to get new sounds. Thanks for this John!!