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Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 12

David K. Israel

Today we're getting into some real basic 12 Bar Blues. We might repeat this lesson next monday, but after that, the lessons will be on hiatus for a while. Stay tuned for updates in the near future. We hope you've enjoyed the first 12 in the series.

As always, you can hit our YouTube page for "high quality" video or just watch the normal quality here. If you missed our older lessons, check them out below.

Lesson No. 1 - Buying your first guitarLesson No. 2 - How to hold the guitar & playing your first chordLesson No. 3 - New chords and chord transitionsLesson No. 4 - "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" verseLesson No. 5 - "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" chorusLesson No. 6 - How to read TAB and chord chartsLesson No. 7 - Notes on the fretboardLesson No. 8 - Bar chordsLesson No. 9 - "Jingle Bells"Lesson No. 10 - Power chordsLesson No. 11 - Finger picking