Announcement: New Guitar Lesson on Michael Bloomfield Blues Lick

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Guitar Control, the musical instruction company that specializes in serving up all sorts of complimentary guitar lessons, has just released a new one that is fit for anybody who is interested in learning how to play the blues, because it entails a cool lick by the late, great Michael Bloomfield.

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Nowadays, given the option of free lessons over the internet, it seems possible for pretty much anybody to learn basically any instrument they want to, as these types of tutorials are certainly not limited to just the guitar

The company that currently has over 280 helpful video clips on You Tube alone, GuitarControl.com, has added yet another guitar lesson to their growing collection that should be both beneficial and fun for anyone who is looking to learn blues guitar licks. Claude Johnson, the owner of Guitar Control, is actually the instructor for this 5 minute clip in which he teaches a lick by the American guitarist, Michael Bloomfield.

Michael Bloomfield was a talented and innovative guitarist who was born in Chicago in 1943. He grew up listening to the likes of legendary bluesmen such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf at a bar on the South Side of the city. Inspired by them, he honed his own skills and went on to play a pivotal part in the music movement of the late 1960s’ while ultimately becoming a major influence for many musicians, even to this day.

Michael is probably best known for being in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, although he also performed and recorded with many other artists, including Bob Dylan and B.B. king. In fact, his own short-lived band, Electric Flag, played at the historical Monterey Pop Festival. Unfortunately, he passed away early in 1981; however his music of course lives on in recordings and lessons like this one.

As far as guitar lessons go, this one may be considered a little bit beyond basic, so for beginners, it might be best to get acquainted with the guitar before trying a blues lick like this. Though it isn’t too long, it’s a tad fast and tricky, so it could be somewhat of a challenge. However, the good news is that it can be watched unlimitedly and there are also blues tabs available, a form of musical notation that can come in quite handy.

Nowadays, given the option of free lessons over the internet, it seems possible for pretty much anybody to learn basically any instrument they want to, as these types of tutorials are certainly not limited to just the guitar. So whether someone would like to know how to play blues on guitar, or polka on the accordion, their quest should begin in cyberspace!

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