Stevie Wonder change musicians lives
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Stevie Wonder is the legend whom most practicing musicians come across that has a life-changing impact on them.
Stevie’s natural groove and ability to so purely express music remains untouched. His vocal phrasing is second to none.
His super-hits include Sir Duke, I Wish, Master Blaster, Lately, Superstition, and I Just Called To Say I Love You.
Stevie is so much in a class of his own, it’s almost as if he understands and can express music in a different way to the rest of us.
As I over the years have learned many Stevie Wonder songs I have studied his chord progressions. Most of them are very unique, Stevie does stuff with his progressions that no one else does. Remarkable.
And I haven’t even mentioned his keyboard or harmonica playing, which is both unique and outstanding as well!
What about the vocal range, melody writing, and lyrics? Well, Stevie is easily one of the most accomplished here as well.
If you haven’t already you should immediately go and listen to his entire back catalog. It contains some of the finest music ever written, and performed!
Master Blaster – Step 1
This is probably my favorite song to play as it literally encourages me to improvise, or as the title suggests, Jammin’.
Go to Master Blaster step 1.
Master Blaster – Step 2 (Free Preview)
The chords are several things at the same time. It’s a master class in how to write a great chord progression if you like.
Go to Master Blaster step 2.
Master Blaster – Step 3
When you can play all examples – start improvising.
Go to Master Blaster step 3.
Master Blaster – Step 4
There are five examples to get through as there are five shapes of the Minor Pentatonic.
Go to Master Blaster step 4.
Master Blaster – Step 5
Plenty of shapes to get through and as if that wasn’t enough, I want you to practice all by picking the notes as well as hammering-on and pulling-off.
Go to Master Blaster step 5.
Master Blaster – Step 6
After you learned it in five positions I also give you six licks that’ll work when you improvise a solo over either Master Blaster’s verse or chorus progressions.
Go to Master Blaster step 6.
Master Blaster – Step 7
The improvisation part is down to what shapes I play when, but also how hard or soft I strum, and how much I take out from a part in order to create more space.
Go to Master Blaster step 7.
Master Blaster – Step 8
Today was the last time we studied how to play Master Blaster. It was also the last song of the course. But it wasn’t the last lesson in the course…
Go to Master Blaster step 8.
The bass line is very prominent in this song and must, therefore, be a big part of the one guitar arrangement.
Go to I Wish chords.
Looking back on when I was a little nappy-headed boy
Then my only worry was for Christmas what would be my toy
Even though we sometimes would not get a thing
We were happy with the joy the day would bring
Go to I Wish lyrics.
Chords and Guitar Lessons
Often seen as a benchmark for musicians, the scary second instrumental section will probably take some extra work to get right.
Everyone’s feeling pretty, it’s hotter than July
Though the world’s full of problems, they couldn’t touch us even if they tried
From the park, I hear rhythms, Marley’s hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party, on the corner at the end of the block
Go to Master Blaster lyrics.
Including detailed, but bite-sized explanations on how the music theory of each song is applied to the neck.
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