Webster tells us “eclectic” means selecting the best from various doctrines, methods and styles. Gus from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, would tell you “the word eclectic come from the Greek word ‘eklektikos’ which is mean choose the best.” Jeff McErlain would freely admit that he skipped his etymology classes to catch any and all blues artists playing in town but we can tell you that he certainly went to school cherry-picking this killer collection of eclectic blues licks.
Mix up a bit of T Bone Walker with Mike Stern, blend some Robben Ford with Jeff Beck, fuse Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix with Eric Johnson and David Grissom, spice heavily with the likes of Muddy Waters, Allman Brothers, Michael Landau and Roy Buchanan — Voila! Eclectic blues.
McErlain has dedicated the better part of his life to exploring and analyzing all styles of the blues and fortunately for we students of the blues, heâ€™s also the consummate instructor. Author of several TrueFire blues and blues-rock course, McErlain presents yet another fiery collection of tasty blues lines, rhythms, phrasings and artist-inspired lickage.
You’ll learn how to apply techniques and bluesy moves for comping, tri-tones, hybrid picking, hammers, pull-offs, sixths and thirds, chromatics, diminished lines, intervallic lines, major-minor pentatonic phrases, double and triple-stops, open-string phrases, half and full bends, muting, scratches and all of the other requisite tools and tricks of the contemporary blues trade.
50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know has it all and much more; these 50 interactive video lessons will majorly round out and spice up your blues bag. Dig in!