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‘Lickorama’ Returns

Hi everybody, Hope you all had a great weekend. Just a quick update to let you know that my ‘Lickorama’ YouTube series is back, after a break of several weeks.  The series features short, weekly guitar lessons in a variety of styles. There are 42 episodes at the time of writing. Here’s a link to … continue reading »

Welcome, New Members!

Hi everybody, We hope you had a great weekend.  February has seen a record number of signups to Absolute Blues Guitar, so we would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members. Remember, if you need lesson support, technical support, or if you have any questions about your membership, we are only an … continue reading »

Take Your Pick

For the past year, I have been using Hawk Picks exclusively. Rob Edney from Hawk Picks in Manchester UK, makes bespoke, handmade guitar and mandolin picks that are extremely hard-wearing, vastly outlasting regular, plastic picks. Not only that, but they sound great, tonally. Seriously – Never underestimate the difference a good pick makes to your … continue reading »

Pink Floyd Guitar Lessons

Hi everyone, Hope you’re having a great week. This may be slightly off-topic for a blues course, but I thought it may interest some those of you looking to learn some classic guitar solos.  A few months ago, I uploaded two Pink Floyd tutorials to my YouTube channel. David Gilmour has long been a favourite … continue reading »

Lickorama Update

Hi everyone, I’ve had a couple of messages regarding my ‘Lickorama’ YouTube series. Some of you have wanted to know why there hasn’t been any new videos for a few weeks. I usually upload a new video lesson to my YouTube channel every Thursday, but I’ve been so busy for the past few weeks, learning … continue reading »

Happy New Year

Happy new year, folks.  We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our latest members and a massive thank you to our long standing students. Thank you all for your continued support.  We wish you all a fantastic 2019.  Absolute Blues Guitar team.

Merry Christmas from Absolute Blues Guitar

Hi everybody, We just wanted to check check in and wish you all a very merry Christmas. This is our first Christmas since launching Absolute Blues Guitar back in April and it’s given us time to reflect on a productive year spend with some valued students. We hope you all have a great and relaxing … continue reading »

YouTube Channel

Hi everybody, Hope you had a great weekend. Did you know Absolute Blues Guitar has its very own YouTube Channel? We’ve uploaded a selection of lesson previews from our site, several backing tracks and an exclusive 40 minute lesson with on-screen TAB entitled “15 Essential Blues Guitar Licks”.   If you’re considering signing up to … continue reading »

Lesson Support

Hi everybody, Hope you had a great weekend. I’d like to extend a big, warm welcome to all of our new members. Welcome aboard. We hope you enjoy the course. I’d just like to remind members new and long-standing that I am available for lesson support via email if ever you have any questions about … continue reading »

Busy Weekend

Hi everyone, Hope you had a great weekend. I’m sorry if I’ve been a little slow in the social media department over the past week. I had a couple of gigs this weekend for which I had to learn a 30 song set at fairly short notice. This required putting in some serious practice hours, … continue reading »

Bobby Harrison ‘T-Dogs’ Signature Telecaster Pickups

Hi everybody, Hope you’re having a great week. I am honoured to announce that my Hot Rod Pickups ‘T-Dogs’ signature Telecaster pickup set will be available to buy very soon from Eternal Guitars & Hot Rod Pickups.  Dave Walsh at Eternal Guitars (Chichester, UK) hand-wound this pickup set when he built ‘Summer’, my latest custom … continue reading »

Back From Touring

Hi everybody, Hope you all had a great weekend. I just thought I’d drop in and let you know that I’m back from my tour with Sir Cliff Richard, so if any of you require lesson support via email, you will have my undivided attention – not that you didn’t before, but I’m always closer … continue reading »

String Theory

Which guitar strings should I use? Hi everyone, I am often asked about guitar strings: What gauge would I recommend? Which brand do I prefer? How often should a set be changed? I figured it was about time I shared some of my observations on what I have come to know about guitar strings during … continue reading »

Summer’s Here

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a great weekend. Apologies for the cheesy title, but summer truly is here, for “Summer” is the name I have given to my brand new custom T-Type from Eternal Guitars & Hot Rod Pickups. Once again, this amazing instrument was lovingly handcrafted by Dave Walsh in Chichester, UK. Summer … continue reading »

New Lesson Content Coming Soon…

Hi everyone, Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.  This is just a quick blog to welcome our latest members and to thank our existing members for their continued support. It really means a lot to us that you guys are enjoying the course and helping to spread the word. Please do not hesitate to get … continue reading »

Bobby Harrison’s Lickorama

Hi everybody, I thought I’d write a quick blog to tell you all about my new YouTube series. It’s called “Bobby Harrison’s Lickorama“. I make no excuses for the cheesy name. The aim is to give you regular, short lick-based guitar lessons in a variety of styles. A good deal of the licks are blues … continue reading »

Free 40 Minute Blues Guitar Lesson With Tab

Hi everybody,  We’ve uploaded an exclusive lesson to our YouTube channel.  “15 Essential Blues Guitar Licks” is a 100% FREE, in depth blues guitar lesson with on-screen tab. In this tutorial, we will learn 15 licks in the context of a 12 bar blues solo over a shuffle groove in the good old-fashioned key of … continue reading »

How Good Do I Need To Be?

A question musicians often ask themselves is “How good do I need to be?” Think about that phrase for a minute. It’s one of those scary, bottomless questions to which there really isn’t a definitive answer. In our lifetime as musicians, many of us never grow complacent with our progress or simply consider ourselves good … continue reading »

How Do You Play Guitar With Feel?

What is feel? In the most general sense, feel is essentially a musician’s ability to connect with the listener on an emotional level. The resulting emotion can vary from excitement, to sadness and even to tension (especially if we like to play those crunchy outside notes). In terms of lead guitar, feel can best be … continue reading »

Eternal Guitars & Hot Rod Pickups

Hi everyone, In our first blog, I shared a few details of my general mindset during the filming of Absolute Blues Guitar, writing something along the lines of “If I had to go back and film each lesson again, even if I played the same notes, I would not have been as pleased with the … continue reading »

Welcome To Absolute Blues Guitar!

Welcome to our website! I can’t tell you how good it feels to type these words. This project was a long time in the making, for both myself and Absolute Blues’ very own web developer, Sarah Cox. One day, I’m sure we’ll sit down and calculate just how many hundreds of hours went into launching … continue reading »

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