Play Like Dickey Blue Sky Style
This Course will teach you how to solo like Dickey Betts over Whipping Post, Liz Reed, Blue Sky, and Jessica. Learn the concepts and techniques to sound just like Dickey. Running time is 5.2 hours.
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This course is geared to show you exactly how to play in the style of Dickey Betts. These lessons are what I have taught my students over the years and also what I’ve learned from over 15 years of playing live. These lessons WILL work if YOU practice. You will learn not only the how, but the why. This is extremely important when learning the Dickey Betts style as he never played the same thing twice.
This Course includes
5.2 Hours of Video
Blue Sky Style
Lesson 1 About Soloing over Blue Sky
Lesson 2 Interval Exercise
Lesson 3 The Major Scale
Lesson 4 The Mixolydian Scale, BB Box, Blues Scale
Lesson 5 10 Blue Sky Style Licks
Lesson 6 Blue Sky Style Solo
If you want to learn to play like Dickey, then you should learn how to improvise not memorize.
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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.
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 WILL HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I AM ADVANCED BLUES GUITARIST WHEN I PURCHASED THE DICKEY BETTS DVD’S SO THEREFORE I ALREADY HAD A GOOD LIBRARY OF CHORDS AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE NOTES ON THE FRETBOARD. THESE LESSONS PUT THE MAJOR AND MINOR LEAD CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN AN EASY TO REMEMBER FORMAT ESPECIALLY LINKING THE MAJOR PATTERNS THROUGH THE “MY GIRL” PATTERN. WHERE I COULD NOT GO ON THE FRETBOARD BEFORE, I NOW CAN FLY ACROSS THE FRETBOARD PICKING AND CHOOSING WHERE I WANT TO GO WITH LEAD IMPROVISATIONS AND ITS IMPRESSIVE FOR PEOPLE TO WATCH AND LISTEN. JOHN, YOU DID GOOD. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK…YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
I really enjoy all aspects of the lessons. They are well done and easy to understand and follow along. I enjoy playing along with the backing tracks. All around pleasure and well worth the price.
flitzefinger—Middle of Germany Göttingen –
now people say, sounds good
Great Course, helped me a lot to play like I ever wanted to in this style , thank you very much John. warm regards Per
H—Inglewood, CA –
Blues Guitar Method: Various solos; Dickey Betts
Your instruction is right on, and easy to follow, which just leaves the physical aspect of the playing to me. I can honestly say that I have learned a lot, and I am still learning from your DVDs. So far with the lessons that I have covered, I feel pretty good about my blues playing. If you have any tips about “raking”, please pass them on,.
TimH—Northern California –
Blue Sky DVD
Great lesson!! Learning a boat load of material. It is nice to play Major pentatonic like Dickey does. I have been learning minor pentatonic solo material and this is a nice break. I have busted out of the ordinary with this material. Well presented and John explains everything. The course include tab and backing track. Growth in imminent!! Tim Halleran
snootermac—The Great MidWest –
Very Helpful and well made
This was a very helpful and well made product. I like all of John’s lessons!
Jean-Mi—La Rochelle, FRANCE –
Good Job Man
Bravo John you make a “très bon travail”. I am an absolute fan of ABB (I was in NY in march at the United Palace, it was great Man). Bravo for Stormy Monday lesson. Great Solo. What about the Reed solo (fillmore version). It will be a good lesson for me. Thanks you John, with your good Job. Now “I feel more” with my guitar. Salut et à plus tard. Jean-Michel
Fillifluran—Stockholm, Sweden –
The best for an amateur
As an music fan, ealier I didn´t have the time to learn playing the guitar, this DVD the lessons are very good. I enjoy every minute of it and I have made more progress than I thought would be possible. (Even my wife!!!)
learnintheblues123—Bangalore, India –
Dickey Betts Blue Sky style
Hey John thanks for the great lesson, although i found this DVD to be a little difficult the way you connected every lick to theory everything made sense and i can now improvise decently over a blue sky style major backing track after only a week of practice. I would recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to add the major scale to their arsenal!! Im now hoping you make a DVD like this on Hendrix…….
Monte—Dartmouth, MA –
Play Like Dickey Betts Blue Sky Style
Awesome lesson that was worth every cent.
puttydust—Highland, Calif –
Play Like Dickey Betts
I’ve found this Video quite good and easy to comprehend. In the past, I had never really used the mixolydian scale and this lesson has helped me in learning to play with this scale and the backing track is a perfect tool for practicing, the use of the mixolydian scale and developing lick of my own. Thanks..
Jonenew—Merrick, New York –
John..thanks for the great lessons! You’re easy teaching style blends superb technique with easily digestible theory, style and great practical tips. My jamming has exponentially changed for the better with the help of your lessons!
Dickey Betts Blue Sky Style
Like all of John’s DVD’s, this one is excellent. Very thorough and not a “note for note” type lesson format. Rather, it focuses on technique and the approach Dickey Betts uses in his playing and John has a great teaching style that works for me. I have had great results. Highly recommended. Also, try his Blues Guitar method!
mcblues—Southeastern, PA –
Becoming a More Tuneful Player
John Tuggle has obviously taken loads of time to make this content-rich set of lessons. Do you want to learn Dickey Betts style licks? John takes you through them step by step. Do you want to learn Dickey Betts style solos? John, again, takes you through step by step. Do you want to learn the theory behind why Dickey Betts’ music sounds the way it does? John explains the theory and applies it to the fretboard – again, step by step so you can start making your own music in this genre. If you pay attention to John’s teaching, you will become a more tuneful, melodic and interesting guitar player. These lessons are worth every penny. I would absolutely buy them again – thanks John!
Leif Bouffard—Mulberry, Florida –
So Far So Good
It’s early yet for a real rating. Made it thru the Natural Major’s and I know where my D’s are (Myxolidian). I should be able to figure out the Minors right? About half way through the Solo. Not as smooth as Forest yet, probably never will be. But I am learning and, having fun,that’s what it’s all about. Check back with me later.
Hank V—Maine –
I’ve been an Allman Bros fan since the beginning and a guitar player even longer. Improvisation is their strength and this series of DVDs gets you there in a very logical straight forward fashion. It has allowed me to understand the fret board geography and the relation of major and minor scales as it relates to Dickey’s playing. Most importantly I can now be improvisational over all the tunes where as before I sounded like I was trying too hard to do a lame note for note replication. Best content I have found on this subject
I just downloaded your Dickey Betts style lessons, and I would like to tell you that I\’m blown away by the quality of your stuff. I\’ve been a Strat/SRV/Hendrix-style player so far, and I was just looking for something that could broaden my musical horizon and that would allow me to expand my vocabulary as a musician, so I decided to download your Dickey Betts lessons.
I was a bit reluctant at first, because the set has certainly its price, but I realized instantly that it was worth every cent I spent on it. The lessons are pretty fast-paced and a bit challenging, so I think that I\’ll be working on the Allman Brothers-stuff well into 2013…
I think that your lessons are just what the doctor ordered, and I\’m pretty sure that I\’ll purchase your Clapton and BB King lessons very soon!
Kind regards from Germany,
midrider335—Yonkers, NY –
Play Like Dickey Betts
I have had your play like Dickey Betts course for several months now and would like to say thank you for a great course! It does a good job in showing Dickey’s soloing approach during the Duane era of the ABB. Bravo! I just ordered the “Play Like Warren Haynes” DVD course as he is my favorite current guitarist and am anxiously waiting for it!
Hopefully one day you will put together a course on the playing style of Duane’s (my all-time favorite!) non-slide playing technique! Once again thank you for these great courses!
keep on rockin’!,
Ive had this course for a couple of months now and have to say its by far one of the best purchases I have made. It has taken my playing to new heights. My knowledge of the fretboard and how to relate scales and chords musically has grown immensely. Now i find myself hitting notes and licks that I can relate to hearing in Dicky’s playing, something that I could never do before buying this course.