Sam Smiley Music Bundle

As you’ve read on this site, I teach music from the idea that
1. Music can and should be taught like language
2. All American musics are connected

If you’re like me, you can’t get bogged down into playing only one genre. You can see that country and jazz aren’t really that far apart.  If you’re playing blues, OF COURSE you want to know some country licks.  Maybe you hear Chuck Berry and can’t really decide if he’s country, blues, rock and roll, or even jazz.  That’s because he’s all of those!  So is T-Bone Walker, so is James Burton, so is Barney Kessel!

So I’ve finished my ‘trilogy’ of instructional materials based on these two premises.  NOW you can own all 3 books for just $19.97!  That means you can get an entire year worth of material to work on for less than $25.  Here’s a brief example of what you’ll get from each.
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80/20 Jazz Guitar

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Learn the 20% of jazz guitar topics that will represents 80% of what you need to know.  You’ll get:

  • 20 Licks from the greats
  • 20 Chord voicings that are essential for jazz guitar
  • 20 Exercises that will get you into improv shape
  • 20 Classic jazz rhythms
  • Lists of 20 solos, tunes to learn, albums to listen to, books to check out, etc
  • Backing tracks
  • printable PDFs of chord voicings and scale fingerings

more info on 80/20 Jazz Guitar

Chicken Pickin Vocabulary

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Learn country guitar based on context.  Country guitar is simple, but not easy.  Chicken Pickin’ Vocabulary makes it easier by organizing 100 classic licks from the greatest country guitarists by context.  You will not just learn the greatest licks, but where and how to use them.  Instant country cred… Licks from players like:

  • Brent Mason
  • Brad Paisley
  • Albert Lee
  • Roy Nichols
  • Don Rich
  • Danny Gatton

PLUS backing tracks and audio examples of the licks.

more info on Chicken Pickin’ Vocabulary

Blues Language

Licks and Vocabulary from the Blues Masters

The book that started it all.  Blues Language collects 125 of the most classic and essential blues licks since the Chicago blues took hold in the 1950s.  These are the licks that Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and countless other class rockers studied.  This book teaches the blues in 6 different sections and how to approach each section.  This is what seperates the hacks from the guys who sound legit. Learn licks from

  • Buddy Guy
  • BB King
  • Albert King
  • Freddie King
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • T-Bone Walker
  • Muddy Waters
  • and more!

PLUS you will get backing tracks to all audio examples of the licks.

more info on Blues Language

I’ll be honest…

I’m not sure it’s a good (business) idea to sell all 3 of these for just $19.97, so take advantage of it now!  Of course, if you are unsatisfied with any of these, please just let me know and I’ll refund all of your money.  You don’t even have to give me back the files (you can’t really give back files anyway :) ).  SO there’s no risk!

Payments are made via PayPal’s secure payments.  Just click below and enjoy!

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