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GUITARIST'S UNITE! Universal visual resources for guitar players, improvisors & composers of blues, rock & jazz. By listening to live performances of our songs, then downloading music booklets, you can incrementally master the entire fretboard. Download the music booklet with fretboard diagrams, guitar tablature and traditional music notation, then play along with our guitarless bass/drums-only jam mixes. All songs are also vailable on CDs with the sheet music printed inside its booklet, or from download services such as iTunes.

GUITARIST'S UNITE! Universal visual resources for guitar players, improvisors & composers of blues, rock & jazz. By listening to live performances of our songs, then downloading music booklets, you can incrementally master the entire fretboard. Download the music booklet with fretboard diagrams, guitar tablature and traditional music notation, then play along with our guitarless bass/drums-only jam mixes. All songs are also vailable on CDs with the sheet music printed inside its booklet, or from download services such as iTunes.
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GUITARIST'S UNITE! Universal visual resources for guitar players, improvisors & composers of blues, rock & jazz. By listening to live performances of our songs, then downloading music booklets, you can incrementally master the entire fretboard. Download the music booklet with fretboard diagrams, guitar tablature and traditional music notation, then play along with our guitarless bass/drums-only jam mixes. All songs are also vailable on CDs with the sheet music printed inside its booklet, or from download services such as iTunes.

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Episodes

"ADVANCED LEVEL: Looking Up from Beyond-the-Blues"

3/11/2007
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Hear here my live-in-the-Studio performance of "Looking Up" from my "Dream your Dream" CD. You can check out "Dream your Dream" in the iTunes Music Store by clicking here. If you want to add your own guitar leads to my backing track, then you can also download the bass/drums jam-mix track for "Looking Up" for free, from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page. Other formats available: MP3 | MP4

"ENTRY-LEVEL: SingleShot from Heart-of-the-Blues"

3/7/2007
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A live-in-the-studio performance of the songs Single Shot which use blues melodies and harmonies from the Heart-of-the-Blues instructional album. Heart-of-the-Blues lays the foundation for guitarists wishing to master the entire fretboard. Single Shot repeats the same licks in every playing position so players end up with a bagful of licks they can improvise with in any song with dominant harmony. The jam-mix tracks for these songs, which have only bass-and-drums so you can add your own...

"NOMINAL LEVEL: Texas from Soul-of-the-Blues"

3/7/2007
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Texas from the album "Stand Bacl" by Robert 'Colin" Johnson performed live in the studio. Texas illustrates the tantalizing hypnotic spell called the slow blues and is on both on the Stand Back musical album as well as in the the Soul-of-the-Blues instructional CD. You can download the jam-mix track for free, from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page. M4A | MP4

1-INSTRUCTIONS#2: How to Use BluesGuitarist.Org's Introduction to Mastering the Fretboard Vol. 2

10/2/2006
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Here is track 1 from the Heart-of-the-Blues#2 where you will master the entire fretboard just by playing the song SingleShot. Print-out "0-MUSIC BOOKLET..." above and put it on your music stand so you can follow along. The music staves printed in the music booklet have both traditional music notation and guitar tablature showing a six-line staff picturing all six strings of the guitar with little numbers written on the lines to indicate which frets to hold down. Your basic strategy will be...

4-SLOW GUITAR#2: Guitar Part Played Slowly here at 60 BPM So You Can Hear What You Should Play

10/2/2006
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Here is track 4 from the Heart-of-the-Blues#2, which is the guitar part by itself in slow motion at 60 beats-per-minute (BPM), so you can follow along with the printed music more easily, and so you can hear clearly just what you should be playing on the guitar. Follow along by printing the "0-MUSIC BOOKLET#2" above, while you listen, then try out playing it for yourself on your own instrument while listening to the next track, "5-SLOW JAM#2," which is a bass/drums-only jam mix also at 60 BPM.

6-GUITAR#2: Guitar Part Alone Played at a Full Speed of 90 BPM, This is How Your Part Should Sound

10/2/2006
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Here is track 6 from the Heart-of-the-Blues#2, which is the guitar part by itself at a full speed of 90 beats-per-minute (BPM), so you can hear what your guitar part will sound like when played fast. After listening, try out playing the guitar part yourself while listening to the next track, "7-JAM MIX#2," which is a bass/drums/vibes-only jam mix also at 90 BPM.

TUTOR: Guitarist Tutorial for "Keep The Faith" from the "Stand Back" album and the "Heart-of-the-

9/26/2006
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Two live performances of the songs Single Shot and Keep the Faith, both of which use the blues melodies and harmonies from the Heart-of-the-Blues, which lays the foundation for guitarists wishing to master the entire fretboard. Single Shot repeats the same six licks in every playing position so players end up with a bagful of licks they can improvise with in any song with dominant harmony. Keep the Faith uses the same technique, but offers an alternative set of rock-style licks. The jam-mix...

2-MUSIC THEORY#2: Note-for-Note Theory Behind Alure of the "Minor Blues" in our Song SingleShot

9/20/2006
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Here is track 2, which has the music theory behind the minor-blues sound you'll master in the Heart-of-the-Blues#2. The minor-tone blues is the most common way of playing blues solos in rock, blues and jazz. Every American musician has a slow blues in their repreatoire, and after the Heart-of-the-Blues you will too. Each volume gives you another minor-tone lick, and here in volume number two this Music Theory track explains--note-for-note--how the first lick in Single Shot illustrates the...

8-ENTIRE SONG_2: Whole Band with Guitar Parts from All Six Volumes of the Heart-of-the-Blues

9/20/2006
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Here is track 8, which is what you will sound like after completing all six volumes of the Heart-of-the-Blues#2. The whole band is playing SingleShot including the melody and the leads for all five verses--six guitar parts that enable you to master the entire fretboard while playing over the same rhythm track.

VIDEO: Guitarist Tutorial for "Keep The Faith" from the "Stand Back" album and the "Heart-of-the-Blues"

8/13/2006
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The tutorial is for guitarists interested in the songs Keep the Faith, which use the blues melodies and harmonies from the Heart-of-the-Blues instructional CD. Keep the Faith illustrates a bagful of licks that can be improvised in any song with dominant harmony. The jam-mix tracks for these songs, which have only bass-and-drums so you can add your own guitar melodies, are both available free from GuitarMedia--just click on the Jam-with-Downloads button. Add your own guitar to our jam mix...

JAM MIX: "Keep the Faith" Guitarless Backing Track; Fetch your Instrument and Play Along

8/13/2006
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Hear here the guitarless jam-mix track from "Keep the Faith" which appears on the Stand Back CD and is also available from the iTunes) music store. Now go grab your (tuned) instrument and jam along with your own melody, or play a melody from our Heart-of-the-Blues instructional CD. You can download all jam mixes for free from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page.

"VIDEO: Tutorial for Guitarists about the Stand Back Song from the Album of the Same Name"

8/13/2006
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I give a tutorial to guitarists before this performance of "Stand Back" from the Stand Back CD which you can also find in the iTunes music story (download Stand Back from iTunes). "Stand Back" is an example song for the Heart-of-the-Blues instructional CD. You can download the jam-mix tracks for Stand Back for free below, or from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page.

JAM MIX: "Stand Back" Guitarless Backing Track; Fetch your Instrument and Play Along

8/13/2006
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Hear here the guitarless jam-mix track from "Stand Back" which appears on the CD by that name, which is also available from the (download Stand Back from iTunes). Now go grab your (tuned) instrument and jam along with your own melody, or play a melody from our Heart-of-the-Blues instructional CD. You can download all jam mixes for free from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page.

VIDEO: Acoustic Version of "Looking Up" from the Album "Dream your Dream" Performed Live-in-the-Studio

7/7/2006
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Acoustic video performance of "Looking Up" from the "Dream your Dream" CD also available on the iTunes music store. You can download the jam-mix tracks for "Looking Up" for free (below) or from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page.

VIDEO: Acoustic Version of "Dream your Dream," the Title Song from the Album Performed Live-in-the-Studio

6/29/2006
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Live-in-the-studio performance of the "Dream your Dream" title song from the album by that name. The album, which is now available for download from the iTunes the music store, is also on a CD. You can download play-along with your own instrument by downloading the jam-mix tracks for "Dream your Dream." Its free, from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page.

JAM MIX: "Dream your Dream" Guitarless Backing Track; Fetch your Instrument and Play Along

6/29/2006
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Hear here the guitarless jam-mix track from "Dream your Dream" which appears on the CD by that name, which is also available from the iTunes music store. Now go grab your (tuned) instrument and jam along with your own melody, or play a melody from our Heart-of-the-Blues instructional CD. You can download all jam mixes for free from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page.

VIDEO: Acoustic Version of "Here We Go Again" About the Endless Longing of Potential Lovers

6/20/2006
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Acoustic videocast of a new song from Robert Colin Johnson called "Here We Go Again," which is not being recorded onto a new CD. This new song is performed live-in-the-studio on a Guild M-20 guitar dated 1952. This song recounts the endless longing of potential lovers, features Colin singing the male-part followed by an answering female part (also sung by Colin).

VIDEO: Acoustic Version of "The One" About a Dog that Bites for Fun, Performed Live in the Studio

6/20/2006
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Acoustic videocast of a new song from Robert Colin Johnson called "The One" which will appear on a new CD being recorded now. This new song is performed live-in-the-studio and is dedicated to my dog that loves you "just for fun" as easily as he "bites you just for fun."

VIDEO: Acoustic "Sliding Sideways" from the Album "Dream your Dream" Performed Live-in-the-Studio

6/20/2006
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Live-in-the-Studio acoustic performance of "Sliding Sideways" from the "Dream your Dream" CD album, which is also available in the iTunes music store. This acoustic performance will be included on an upcoming "unplugged" CD.

JAM MIX: "Sliding Sideways" Guitarless Backing Track; Fetch your Instrument and Play Along

6/20/2006
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Hear here the guitarless jam-mix track from "Sliding Sideways" which appears on the "Dream your Dream"CD which is finally available from the iTunes music store. Now go grab your (tuned) instrument and jam along with your own melody, or play a melody from our Heart-of-the-Blues instructional CD. You can download all jam mixes for free from GuitarMedia--just click on Jam-with-Downloads at the top of the page.