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Exploring the Blues, Part 6 (2-Note Chords)

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike takes us deeper into his exploration of “The Blues” by introducing us to some stripped down chord variations using only 2 notes. Super easy stuff! We hope you enjoy this educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would love […]

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Exploring the Blues, Part 5 (Ascending Chromatic Turnarounds)

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike takes us deeper into his exploration of “The Blues” by introducing us to some commonly used ascending chromatic turnarounds. These are very handy – enjoy! We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would […]

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Exploring the Blues, Part 4 (Descending Chromatic Turnarounds)

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike takes us deeper into his exploration of “The Blues” by introducing us to some commonly used descending chromatic turnarounds. These are very handy!! We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would love to […]

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Exploring the Blues, Part 3 (Approach Chords)

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike takes us deeper into his exploration of “The Blues” by introducing the use of “Approach Chords,” which are 1/2 steps meant to add a little interest to an otherwise standard blues progression. We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in […]

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Exploring the Blues, Part 2 (Movable Chord Structures)

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike walks us through the “quick change” blues progression, and introduces us to some movable chords structures that offer a comfortable alternative to bar chords. We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would love […]

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Exploring the Blues, Part 1 (7th Chords)

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike leads us into his next section of videos focusing on “The Blues”… and in this video, Mike specifically targets blues progressions and dominant 7th chords. We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would […]

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“Live Oak” by Tim May & Steve Smith

In this bonus episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions” Mike welcomes renowned pickers, Tim May (guitar) and Steve Smith (mandolin) for a quick interview and a performance of their original tune, “Live Oak” from their “Murder of Crows” album. Enjoy! More about TIM MAY and STEVE SMITH: http://timmaymusic.net http://www.desertnight.com http://www.hardroadtrio.com/shop/ We hope you enjoy this series… we have […]

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“Big Mon” Acoustic Jam (featuring Mike Gurzi & Chad Fadely)

In today’s BONUS episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike and mandolin player, Chad Fadely (AL guitar advisor) jam a bluegrass classic, “Big Mon.” Simple as that – no lesson today, just playing… Enjoy! We hope you enjoy this series… we have many more of these in the works, including our next sessions focusing on, “The Blues.” And […]

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Crosspicking (Part 3): Alternate Picking

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike takes crosspicking one step further by introducing the “alternate picking” pattern. This is VERY useful. Good luck! Crosspicking Article/TAB: http://acousticletter.com/gurzi-file-3-flatpick-guitar-crosspicking/ We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would love to hear from. Feel free […]

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Crosspicking (Part 2): The “Down Down Up” Lick

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike expands on his “Down Down Up” Crosspicking technique with a slick little lick. Enjoy! Crosspicking Article/TAB: http://acousticletter.com/gurzi-file-3-flatpick-guitar-crosspicking/ We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would love to hear from. Feel free to leave a […]

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Crosspicking (Part 1): Down Down Up Style

In today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike gives us an introduction to crosspicking… specifically the “down down up” method of picking which aims to add variety to your strumming pattern. Good luck! Crosspicking Article/TAB: http://acousticletter.com/gurzi-file-3-flatpick-guitar-crosspicking/ We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of […]

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“Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” with Mike Gurzi & Chad Fadely

Today’s episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions,” Mike & Chad play a classic fiddle tune, “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz.” Hope you enjoy! We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would love to hear from. Feel free to leave a comment below.

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Mike Gurzi’s “Williamson County” (original song & lesson)

In this episode of “Gurzi Guitar Sessions” Mike shows us one of his most popular tunes, “Williamson County” and how it relates to his recent “chord scale,” and “soloing over chords” lessons. Download and stream “Williamson County” on Mike’s website: http://www.mikegurzi.com We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these […]

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Picking Hand Technique ( In 6 Easy Steps)

In this session of “Guitar with Gurzi,” Mike shows us 6 easy steps to better your picking hand technique. 0:40 – Holding the Pick 4:29 – Pick Depth 5:28 – Anchoring vs Floating 7:26 – Rest Stroke and Free Stroke 10:23 – Alternate Picking 11:45 – Chord Picking We hope you enjoy this new educational […]

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The “C Run” and the “D Run” – Simple Flatpicking Exercises

In this session of “Guitar with Gurzi,” Mike transposes his original “G Run” into a common “C Run” and a “D Run” – and puts both in context with a Tony Rice tune, “Blue Railroad Train.” We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of […]