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Three Cool New Features In “Clapton’s Influence: Crossroad Blues”

Over the past 10 years, I've continually improved the production quality of my videos, as well as the educational quality of the lesson format. I've added three new features in my most recent course Clapton's Influence: Crossroad Blues that make…

There’s A Better Way To Study Crossroads

No matter how you've tried to learn the Crossroads solo before, you won't find a more "study friendly" format than Clapton's Influence: Crossroad Blues.

TXBA Live, Facebook, 11/30/18

I had a small block of time yesterday late afternoon, so I hopped onto Facebook live to answer a few questions, and drop some hints about upcoming courses.

Take Part In The Thanksgiving Ballad Community Jam

Update Thanks for taking part, the video has been posted. This year for Thanksgiving, we're going to try something new. Instead of me doing some kind of course or performance, it's your turn. I'll provide the track, you record a…

The Top 5 SRV Performances Of “Tightrope”

When I was in college trying to learn as much SRV material as possible, bootleg recordings were hard to come by. You had to know a guy who knew a guy, or pay top dollar at an independent music store…

The New TXBA Stage

Here's a behind the scenes look at the new stage I built in the TXBA Barn.

The New Free Lesson Friday Section

Several weeks ago I published a major update to how Free Lesson Friday videos were organized. Here's an overview of how the new features work.

TXBA Power Lines Strings Are Back In Stock

Last year I needed some strings, but nobody made them in the exact gauges I liked. So I went out and had some custom TXBA branded string sets made.

Texas Shuffle Theme Recap

Over the past few months I've been focusing on a style of blues called Texas Shuffle, with Pride And Joy as the focus. During that time I produced a series of courses and free lessons all based on that **Texas…

Jimmie Vaughan Tells The Story About Stevie Meeting Albert King

I've read this story from several sources over the years, but this has to be my favorite. As part of The Bullock Texas State History Museum's Texas Story Project, Jimmie Vaughan told the story of how a young Stevie Ray…

InTheBlues YouTuber Guitar Summit #4

Last Friday I was invited to join Shane Diiorio (who runs the InTheBlues channel on YouTube) to join a livestream with several other YT'ers who are popular in the guitars & gear space.

New Comments, Questions & Answers Feature For the TXBA Pro Player

Today the TXBA Locals program gets a little bit more "community" focused. Up until this point, members studied by themselves, alone with whatever course they were working on.

Boogie Blues Theme Recap

Over the past 6-8 weeks I've been producing courses related to a central theme: Boogie Blues. This wasn't by accident, it's part of a plan that I've come up with for this year. I'll be covering several "themes" this year,…

The TXBA Thanksgiving Ballad Tradition: 2009-2017

On Friday July 31st, 2009, I walked away from a 10-year career as a software engineer to run StevieSnacks (the predecessor to TXBA) as my full-time job. Walking out of the building that last day was one of the strangest…

The Perfect Gift: TXBA Membership Vouchers

Every holiday season, confused dads, moms, wives, husbands, brothers, sisters, girlfriends and boyfriends come to TXBA shopping for the guitar player in their life, with only a vague idea of what to shop for.

TXBA 10 Year Trivia Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the TXBA 10 Year Anniversary Trivia contest. The answers came in faster than I expected, and almost all the prizes were claimed. Here's a video summarizing who the winners were, and also the answers…

TXBA 10 Year Anniversary Trivia

Everything you need to know about the 10th anniversary of this strange internet guitar journey is in this video, including details about how to play TXBA 10 Year Trivia.

Big Update to the TXBA Pro Player

Today I'm announcing a big update to the TXBA Pro Player for members of our Locals program. I've been working on this for several weeks and it is the best work I've ever done. Today's update brings two major new…

Texas Flood Performance - For Texas Flooding

Last week, Houston TX was buried under enough rain to fill the Houston Astrodome 85,000 times, an estimated 27 trillion gallons. Most of you know that I'm not actually from Texas, I try to stay nice and cool up in…

TXBA Live: Facebook 08/04/17

An afternoon livestream and chat with the TXBA Facebook crowd. Some good questions addressed in here.