The "Major Tweak"...

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  • Legoge47

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    Thanks for the lesson!

  • Warwick Smiley

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    I have winzip that opens most files excepts these.What do i nee??

    • jeffrey

      Reply Reply August 24, 2016

      you need a media player windows media foe WMV or you can use use VLC media player for any platform

  • Bob L

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    Fasinating! What a Great teacher. Thanks Griff.

  • jim

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    I’m NOT going to sound like B.B. King?! Then forget it, I’ll try the piano!

    • Chris Roper

      Reply Reply April 8, 2017

      Who are you not going to sound like when you play the piano?
      Sadly, none us is B.B.King!…..and I’m probably more unlike Mr. King than most people!
      We’d better get over it and enjoy playing like us…..B.B. might like it!

  • Mike Finkiewicz

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    Aloha Griff, I’ve been playing Bass for 49 years now and decided to learn how to play guitar. I bought your course and enjoy your approach and teaching style.The 4 note video was so helpful to sounding better immediately and the track was so cool to try different things. Thanks for the emails and support. Aloha, Mike F

  • tony

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    I have just confirmed that I actually downloaded these past videos . There is so many good things I can now finally see and has answered alot of questions . Have been wondering how to switch from a minor to a major sound. I can remember a e;mail when You said You as a student are more likely already doing this and really dont know what your doing . This is so true but to actually know what your doing. Yes some ideas for learning do not always work for every one . I have been here quite a while and learned plenty ,but, this worked for Me . I guess That You will be talking about Your House pattern next and how this applies maybe I should go and try that . Mainly because the King used it and many others.

  • Jeremy

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    Brilliant stuff Grif
    I love how you make ten years of heartache and hard work for me suddenly make sense!
    This is the one ‘secret’ everybody really needs with the blues
    So simple but so effective
    I love my mail box in the mornings
    Thanks to you it has become my blues box!

  • John

    Reply Reply August 22, 2016

    Griff mentioned using the major 3rd only over the 1 chord. So, as I’m practicing, I am trying the major 3rd as I resolve back to the 1. Basically on the second beat as I begin again on bar one. Is that right? Anywhere else, say at the end of bar 4 that I should be trying?

  • Steve Edwards

    Reply Reply August 23, 2016

    Hi Griff, I think this is the best set of lessons you have ever done. The main point that you made was making MUSIC. I’m a retired person, but during the first ten years of my adult life, apart from making a living as a sound engineer my passion became playing in a band, writing songs and playing the guitar, which started on the banjo mandoIin at the tender age of 11.
    I did seem to have a talent for music. My guitar teacher taught me me several Hank B Marvin tunes and chord shapes, only for me to find out later about Bar chords. Now that my dog doesn’t bark when I play Guitar I’m back into it.

    Wish we had the lessons you give, like 6 string bar chords are rarely used in a band situation. But in those days we enjoyed the noise, good exercise for the fingers.
    But after many demo tapes and gigs, my question to people whose opioion I respected was “does it sound like Music”
    Making MUSIC, J J Cale, always comes out of nowhere in a solo, does he play boxes or just notes out of his head connected to his fingers.
    What’s your opinion Griff.

  • William Phillips

    Reply Reply August 26, 2016

    These three lessons were eye openers for me. I was there in my natural progression of blues soloing over A but did not know why. Now I can transpose this to any key!

    Darn, I was late and missed the 40% off!

  • Pierre Fraser

    Reply Reply August 27, 2016

    please update my email address to

  • Andre Jarreau

    Reply Reply December 21, 2020

    This is really cool stuff. Very easy to relate to. And reflects the theory of it all. Never would have thought of it in this way. So simple. Thanks Griff

  • Ed Mathews

    Reply Reply December 21, 2020

    Thank you…. as usual, very cool idea and great explanation.

  • tony

    Reply Reply December 22, 2020

    Only over the one cord . The major tweak . This is like getting on with things. Like You said one will not sound like the artist You are copying .Just like the original studio recording which is not likely that artist did that recording . Further still a band will not actually perform a tune exactly like the studio recording . There are exceptions but few can do it . So I wonder when You first talked and showed the major tweak dude.

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