Discover How To Finally Play Something On Your Own, Without Needing A Band, That Sounds To You And Everyone Around You Like A “Real” Blues Song… Anytime You Want…
When you combine the 3 elements of any song together on your guitar you can mix and match parts to create an almost endless supply of authentic sounding blues songs on command… without needing any backup band, jam tracks, or anything at all except you and a guitar…
Ever had someone say, “Oh! You play guitar? Play me something…”
And did you just get that same knot in your stomach that I used to get when I heard that?
No matter how many cool scales, rhythms, licks, or tricks you know, if it doesn’t sound like a song when you play it… well it just doesn’t sound like much.
But what if you were able to combine the 3 core elements of all songs, Rhythm, Harmony, and Melody, together on your guitar at the same time?
So that every time you sat down to “just play something,” it sounded like an actual song - even without singing and even though you’re making it up as you go along?
If that sounds like a stretch I couldn’t agree more…
I never would have believed it was possible either until I was doing exactly what I’m about to show you at a music store and someone came up and asked, “what song was that?”
Music is not complex… and it was never meant to be.
Blues music, especially, was handed down from generation to generation simply by singing the songs and passing them down. They had to be simple, but they still had to be songs.
So what is it that makes a song a song?
That, my friend, is the real question… because if you’re like me, you’ve probably spent an awful lot of time learning chords, scales, licks, tricks, strumming patterns… and all the other elements of guitar playing…
But when you sit down by yourself to play, all the cool licks in the world still never sound like a song.
And that’s the realization I came to several years ago when someone asked me to just “play them something.”
I started playing some rather complex licks and solo examples that I had recently learned… I was pretty darn proud of myself when I was done…
But that quickly faded when the look on their face told me in no uncertain terms, “well that wasn’t all that interesting.”
And so at that point I really started thinking about what makes something sound like a song? I have many private students with many diverse musical backgrounds so it was pretty easy to boil it down into 3 things:
- Rhythm – the song has to have rhythm and it has to be really obvious. A drum line will have neither of the other 2 elements and it’s still interesting to watch because Rhythm is so important.
- Harmony – there are a few songs in the world based around only 1 chord, but by and large you need chord movement or things aren’t going far very fast.
- Melody – strangely enough, the least important element, but it really helps when you have a strong melody that you (or your listener) can hum when you’re done… a “hook” if you will.
But how can you put all that together?
That’s the trick, isn’t it? And as I started to get into how that can be done, I realized it was time to put it all into a course so I could demonstrate as many details and nuances of this technique as possible.
So that’s what I did and it’s called Playing On The Porch.
Here's What You'll Get
The 2 most common blues rhythm patterns (for Rhythm) that work perfectly for this style of playing so you can get going right away. I’m sure you’ve heard these rhythms, but you may not have ever looked at them this way before.
A breakdown of the 12 bar blues form (for Harmony) so you can see how the rhythm you’re playing moves and changes to emphasize the chords for you and your listener.
Some great blues licks to handle the Melody.
How to blend all the 3 elements together into your own blues song any time you want without anyone else or anything else required.
2 complete song examples. You can learn these exactly as I’ve done, then modify them and change them every time to create something new and exciting every single day.
In this example you'll see the 3 song elements that we'll be working with and an explanation of why Rhythm is so important in the combination...
Check out how we break down the licks you'll be learning to play the included tunes...
Here's the 1st tune you'll learn. Notice that you can play it as I've written it, but there are TONS of great licks that would fill in those same spots and give you limitless possibilities.
The 2nd tune we'll cover uses what I call "thump bass" and it's one of my favorite ways to play in this style because it really sounds like 2 guitars are playing. Again, the licks can be played as you learn them until you get good at it and then you can mix and match 'til the cows come home!
Just Say “Maybe”
I’m so confident that you’ll love Playing On The Porch that I’m willing to give you a full 365 days to try it out for yourself.
If you don’t love it, just let me or one of my friendly helpdesk agents know and you’ll get a fast, friendly refund… no questions asked (and you don’t even have to send it back.
So Let’s Wrap This Up…
Playing On The Porch is an instant access Digital Delivery course… so nothing is shipped but you’ll be able to access the entire course immediately after your order is complete.
You simply log in to the secure member area, download the course or watch it from the website if you have an active internet connection.
It never goes away and if you lose it you can always download it again… I don’t do time limits.
And it’s only $29… less than a 30 minute lesson with me personally and you’ll have access to a lifetime of fun and success on your guitar.
Plus, you’ve got 365 days – a full year – to try out the course for yourself and see what it can do for you. If at any point you aren’t totally thrilled with it, just let me know and I’ll give you a full refund and you don’t even have to send it back.
This is one of the few times in life when such a small investment can bring such big returns. If you are tired of spending your days practicing and still feeling like you aren’t playing real music then Playing On The Porch very well may be just what you’ve been looking for.