A B O U T J A S O N
Guitarist, composer, producer and record label owner – Jason Loughlin has performed with Amos Lee, Rachael Yamagata, James Burton, Nellie McKay, Lesley Gore, Jim Breuer, Brendan James, The Sweetback Sisters , Adrien Reju, Ben Arnold and Mike Viola to name a few. His latest record Peach Crate was received with critical acclaim. In 2011, Jason started Big Pop Records as a home for inspired instrumental records.
I just launched a new eight workshop called Blues Connections: Voice Leading Major Pentatonics. It’s aimed at blues guitarists who have trouble playing the changes, developing musical ideas and get locked into the same old pentatonic boxes. The workshop is divided into two sections. The first section has us learning major pentatonic scales and major pentatonic scales with common passing tones in all five positions. Through a series of exercises we will learn how to voice lead them over a 12 bar blues progression. The second half of the workshop is dedicated to putting these new skills to use in a musical way. We will learn five blues solos. One for each position. Each solo will not only demonstrate voice leading over the chord changes but we will also learn how to develop ideas with four simple compositional devices. I’ll show you how to get more milage out of licks you’ve been playing for years using repetition, rhythmic variation, octave displacement and articulation. If this sounds like something you would benefit from then I would love to have the chance to work with you and help you become a better soloist. Click here to sign up!
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