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Lead & Rhythm Techniques


Gus G.
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Table of Contents
About the Instructor ...................................................................................................................... 5
Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 7
Icon Key ........................................................................................................................................ 8
Lesson 1: Tuning ...........................................................................................................................9
Lesson 2: F Major/D Minor Scale Patterns ................................................................................... 10
Lesson 3: D Natural Minor Legato Sequence ...............................................................................12
Lesson 4: Harmonic Minor & Phrygian Major\Scales & Patterns ..................................................12
Lesson 5: Phrygian Major Lead - Fire & The Fury ..................................................................... 14
Lesson 6: Soulful Bending Lead - My Lonliness ........................................................................ 15
Lesson 7: Chords & Voicings ........................................................................................................ 16
Lesson 8: Picking Chord Progression ...........................................................................................16
Lesson 9: Chorus Progression - My Lonliness ........................................................................... 17
Lesson 10: Single String Tapping Technique ................................................................................ 18
Lesson 11: Diminished Sweeping Arpeggio ..................................................................................19
Lesson 12: Diminished Chromatic Arpeggio .................................................................................19
Lesson 13: Minor Third Harmony into Diminished Riff ..................................................................20
Lesson 14: Pivoting Interval Song Rhythm ...................................................................................22
Lesson 15: Interval Song Intro ...................................................................................................... 22
Lesson 16: Phrygian Major Riff Rhythm & Lead ........................................................................... 23
Lesson 17: Chorus Interval Rhythm ..............................................................................................24
Lesson 18: Syncopated Bridge Riff Rhythm ................................................................................. 24
Lesson 19: Complete Lead - Into The Fire ................................................................................. 25
Lesson 20: Staccato Interval Rhythm ........................................................................................... 26
Lesson 21: Two Part Song Section ...............................................................................................27
Lesson 22: Complete Lead - Angels Forgive Me ....................................................................... 27
Lesson 23: Picking Open Inversion Chords ..................................................................................29
Lesson 24: Soulful Rhythm & Complete Lead .............................................................................. 29
Lesson 25: Palm Muted Chug Rhythm ......................................................................................... 30
Lesson 26: Classical Pivoting into a Complete Lead ....................................................................31
Lesson 27: Complete Song Structure - The Silent Code ............................................................33
Lesson 28: Complete Song Structure - Head Up High ...............................................................37
Lesson 29: Wide Stretch Arpeggios into Phrygian Major Run ...................................................... 40
The Rock House Catalog ..............................................................................................................41

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

About the Instructor

Gus G.

For many, Gus G. may have seemingly come from nowhere to land the job as Ozzy Osbournes
new guitarist; but the truth is, Gus is already a true phenomenon in European metal circles.
His undeniable work ethic and his instant likeability won the Greek guitar god a raft of admirers
throughout the industry.
His career includes stints with Arch Enemy, Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy , Dream Evil and of
course the hugely successful Firewind. Gus s singular playing style and ef fortless ability has
garnered him a legion of fans across the globe.
He knew from a young age that he wanted to make music a career and at 18 years old he made
the trip from his home in Greece to enroll at Berkley College of Music.Although Gus was only at
the college for a short amount of time, the knowledge he gained serves him well.
Working with melodic death metal act Nightrage let Gus show what he could do and it wasnt
long before Gus was one of the most talked about guitar players on the Euro-metal scene. He
then hooked up with famed Gothenberg producer Fredrik Nordstrom to form power metal legends Dream Evil. The band quickly signed to Century Media and soon hit stages around the
world, opening for fellow power metal bands Blind Guardian and Hammerfall.
After three successful albums Gus chose to dedicate more time to his true love, his band Firewind,
a project hed been working with since 1998.At this time, he also ended his working relationships
with Mystic Prophecy, a band he also made three albums with.

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques


Firewind signed with Leviathan Records who put out the bands f rst records, Between Heaven
and Hell and Burning Earth. The band began touring the world, including a Japanese run with
Rob Rock and a worldwide deal with Century Media was soon signed. The f rst album as part of
that deal (Forged by Fire) further established the band; but, it was the follow up Allegiancethat
really put the band on the map.
For the next two years Firewind toured in support of Allegiance (opening for Dragonforce and
All That Remains) in three continents and clocking up thousands of miles. The hard work paid
off as both Allegiance and the acclaimed follow up The Premonition albums made it to the
Top 10 in Greece and the Mercenary Man single became a Top 5 hit. The Premonition also
charted in Japan.
Despite the bands success, Gus was always ready to get back out on the road so when Arch
Enemy needed a temporary replacement for their guitarist MichaelAmott, Gus was f rst in line. it
was on Arch Enemys 2005 Ozzfest appearances that Gus f rst caught the eye of the Osbourne
camp.
Four years later Gus was invited to audition for the guitar role in Ozzy
s band. He was then asked
to perform with the band at Blizzcon 2009, where he ripped through Ozzy classics, remembering to stay faithful to the original songs but adding enough of his own individuality to ensure that
his appearance was met with a unanimous thumbs up from the fans.
The end of 2010 will be an equally busy year for Gus with not only the new Ozzy Osbourne album hitting the shelves but theres also a brand new Firewind CD, the eagerly anticipated follow
up to their highly rated The Premonition release due at the end of 2010.

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Gus G. - LeadLesson
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1 Techniques

Tuning
In this program Gus uses a six string guitar tuned to D tuning. The tuning notes are;

(Thinnest)
1st String 2nd String 3rd String

4th String

5th String

(Thickest)
6th String

Gus G. - LeadLesson
& Rhythm
2 Techniques

F Major/D Minor Scale Patterns


1

1
1

8 10

8 10

3
3
3
3

Third Position

2
3

5
5
5
5

1
1

Second Position

2
2

First Position

Fourth Position

3
8 10 12

8 10 11
7
7
7
6

9 10

8 10

8 10

8 10

9
10

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

1
1
1

12

9 10 12
8 10 12
8 10 12
8 10 12

10 12 13

10 12 13

10 12 14

10 12 14

11 13 15

12 13 15

15

Sixth Position

11

Seventh Position

4
4

12

10 12 13
10 11 13

12

Fifth Position

15

17

12 13 15

12 13 15

12 14 15

12 14 15

13 15 17

13 15 17

Gus G. - Lead
&McGrath
Rhythm
Buz
Lesson
3 Techniques

D Natural Minor Legato Sequence


H P

12 13 12 10 12 10

H
13

10

13 11 13 11

10 11 10

12

12 10 12 10

H P

10

12

H P

12

12

10 12 10

10

12

10 12 10

H P

10

10

12

12 10 12 10

10

10

Lesson 4

Harmonic Minor & Phrygian


Major\Scales & Patterns
1

1
1

12

13 16 17

15

A Harmonic Minor

2
2

17

13 15 17
13 14 16
12 14 15
12 14 15

= Root Note
12

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

1
1

E Phrygian Major

13 16 17

13 15 17
13 14 16
12 14 15
11 12 14 15
12 13

12

15

17

Example 1
H P P
16 17 16 13

17

16 13

17 15

13

17 15 13 17 15 13

15

14

12

15

14

12

15

14

12

16

15

15 13

14

16 14

13

16 14 13 16 14 13

15

14 13

15 14

13

12

Example 2
5

13

10

12

13

16

17

19

20

15 14 12

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques


Example 3
4

10

10

10 12

10 12

10 12 13 10 12 13

12 13 16 12 13 16

13 16 17 13 16 17

16 17 19 16 17 19

Fast Example Only

17

19

20

17

19

20

19

Lesson 5

Phrygian Major Lead


Fire & The Fury

12 9 10 12 10 9 12 9 10 12 10 9 12 9 10 12

10 9 13 10 12 13 12 10 13 10 12 13 12 10 13 10

1.

12 9 101210 9 12 9 101210 9 12 9 1012 10 6 9 10 9 6 10 6 9 10 9 6 10 6

2.

8 101210 8
9 1012

1210 9
10 9

14

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& Rhythm
6 Techniques

Soulful Bending Lead


My Lonliness

Play using a Wah Pedal


full

full

13
12

full

13
12

13
12

full

13
12

12

full

13

13
12

10

12

12

10

sl.
13 15

12

10

12

11

10

13

12

12

P.M.

10

full

13

15

13

15

13

15

10

12

12

12

10

12
10

13

13 15

15

17

HP
15 17 15

15

17

HP
18

15

full

15 18

13

12
10

10

1 1/2

full

full

15 18

10

13

15

13 17

15

18 18

15 17

18 15

full

12

sl.

1/2
full

12

15 18

17

H P sl.

full

18 17 18 17 15 17 15 14 15 14

17

full

15 18

H P P

17

14

full

15
15 18 18

17

17 15 17 15 14 15 14

H P

17

14

17

18

15

full

15 15
18

full

15 15
18

17 15 17 15 14 15 14

17

14

16 17

Gus G. - LeadLesson
& Rhythm
7 Techniques

Chords & Voicings


Am9

B7sus4

7th fr.

2nd fr.

R
A

R
A

b3 9
C B

5 b7 R
F# Ab B

R
B

5
E

Am9

B7sus4

0
0
5
7
0

0
0
2
4
2

3
E

Lesson 8

Picking Chord Progression


P

2
3

3
1

3
3

0
0

16

Gus G. - LeadLesson
& Rhythm
9 Techniques

Chorus Progression
My Lonliness

7
5

7
5

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

3
1

X
X
X
X

3
1

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

3
1

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

3
1

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

5
3

7
5

7
5

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

3
1

3
1

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

3
1

X
X
X
X

3
1

5
3

6
4

W/ Harm.

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X

5
3

7
5

Melody Section
sl.

sl.

17

sl.

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 10

5 5 5555 5 7

7 7 7 7 7

8 8 8 8

sl.

sl.

7 7 7 7

sl.

sl.

7 7 7 7

sl.

sl.

10 11

11

11 11 11

11

11

13

13

13 13 13

13 12

12 14 14

15

10

10

10 10 10

10

12

11 11

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& Rhythm
10Techniques

Single String Tapping Technique


Natural Minor
TP

T P P sl.

20 19 20 19 17 15

TP

T P P P sl. H T P

17 19 17 19 17 15 13 15

T P P sl. H

T P

17 15 17 15 13 12 13 15

T P P sl. H

TP

13 15 13 12 10 12 13 12

T P
13

P
12

sl. H
10

T P

10

12

T
10

12

P
10

sl. H
8

T P
8

10

T P
8

10

P
8

sl. H
7

T P

T P
7

T P P sl. H P

T P P sl. H P H

Phrygian Major
P H

T P P sl. H

17 16 17 19 17 16 13

P H

T P P sl. H

16 13 16 17 16 13 12 13

P H

12 13 16 13 12 10 12 10

12 13 12 10 8 10 8 10

T P P sl. H P H
12 10 8

T P P sl. H P H

8 10

TP
8

P sl. H P H
7

TP P
7

sl. H P H
4

TP P P
5

18

Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
11 Techniques

Diminished Sweeping Arpeggio


Sweeping Diminished Arpeggios
13

10

12

10

12

12

10

10

10

13

10

12

11

12

12

11

10

11

Lesson 12

Diminished Chromatic Arpeggio


16 13

15

10 7

19

16 13 16

10 7 10

15

13 16 15 14 13 14 15 16 13

7 10 9

9 10 7

13 10

12

13 10 13

12

10 13 12 11 10 11 12 13 10

Gus G. - LeadLesson
& Rhythm
13 Techniques

Minor Third Harmony into


Diminished Riff

sl.

Harmony Section

10

10

10

10

10

10

12

10

10

10

10

14

13

14

sl.

sl.

H P

10

14

13

12

17

20

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

Main Riff and Speed Pick Part


H

21

5 7

P.M.

5 7
0 0 0 0 0 0

P.M.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

P.M.

H P H

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

H P H

H P H

H P H

7 10 7 10
6
5

5
0

Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
14 Techniques

Pivoting Interval Song Rhythm


P.M.

2
3
5
2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P.M.

2
0

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M. P.M.

2 2 2 3
5
2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

3
1

Verse
sl.

HH

P.M. P.M.

2 2 2 3
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 7
3 5

P.M.

5
3
2 2
3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0

3
0

0
0

P.M.

sl.

P.M.

2
0

2
0

2
0

2
0

0
0

P.M.

2
0

P.M. P.M.

P.M.

2
3
0
2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2
0

2 2 2 3
5
2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P.M. P.M.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P.M.

3 3 3 5 5
1 1 1 3 3

P.M.

2
0

P.M.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P.M.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P.M.

P.M.

P.M. P.M.

P.M.

3
0

P.M.

0
0

2
0

P.M.

3
0

0
0

Lesson 15

Interval Song Intro


H

0 2
0 2
0 0

2 3
1

Harm.

3 3 2 3
3

3 3
3 3

2
3

0 2
0 2
0 0

3
5

3 3 3
5 5 5

2
3

2 2
3 3

3
3

22

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& Rhythm
Lesson
16 Techniques

Phrygian Major Riff


Rhythm & Lead

P.M.

8 7 5 7
0 0 0

P.M.

5 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 2

8 7 5 7
0 0 0 0 0 0

Lead
full

16

16

16

7
5

7
0

H P P HH

H H TP P P

H P P HH

10131619161310
15121512

3
1

0 0 0

13
15

P.M.

PP

P.M.

1613

8 7 5 7

P P

P.M.
1.

PP

0 0 0 0 0 0

2.

P.M.

PP

H H TP P P
13161922191613

12
14

14131413

13
14

131613101316

161916131619

14121412
13

TP

TP P sl. H

TP

T P P sl. H

TP P

19 20 22 20 22 20 19 17 19 20 19 20 19 17 16 17 19 17 16

18 17 15
17 16 14 13

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& Rhythm
Lesson
17
16 Techniques

Chorus Interval Rhythm

P.M.

10
0

P.M.

9
0 0 0 0

7
0

0 0 0

P.M.

0 0 0

8 8 8

8 8 8

8 8 8

1.

7
5

8 8 8

5
3

5
3

3
5

9
8 8 8 8

7
8

5 5 5

P.M.

5
3

10
8

0 0 0

P.M.

5
5 5 5 5

P.M.

P.M.

2.

5
3

0 0 0

P.M.

5 5 5

5 5 5

P.M.

3
1

5 5 5

3
1

5
3

3
1

2
0

Lesson 18

Syncopated Bridge Riff Rhythm


H

P.M.

1.

P.M.

P.M.

5 7

P.M.

8 7

P.M.

10

5 8

0 0 0 0

8 7 5

7 5

7 6 5 7 6 5

2.

8 7 6 8 7 6

5 7

5 8

0 0 0 0

P.M.

7 5 8

2 2 2

2 2 2

4 4 4

4 4 4

7 7 7

7 7 7

7
5

5
3

24

Gus G. - LeadLesson
& Rhythm
19 Techniques

Complete Lead
Into The Fire
First Section

8 0 0

1.

0 0 0

7 0 0

0 0 0

8 0 0

0 0 0

10 0 0

7 0 0

8 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0

Second Section

2.

HP

sl.

1/2
full

10 8 7

1210 8
1210 8

10 8 6

HP

14 17 14
12 16
13 16

HP
13

161412
14 16 121412

12
15

161413
15 1214

151412151412
15141211

12 17 12

12 1512

P H TP P

full

12 171217 191712 17

17

1417

171417

full

20

20

17 17 18

171417

15
1217

TP P P

sl. H

TP P

sl. H

17 16 17 19 17 16 13 16 13 16 17 16 13 12 13

25

HP P
14161412

15 17 131513
16

17

14

Third Section

17 20
14

13
17

16 12
1316

HP

131513

1216 1216 19 19

14
16

T P P sl. H H P P

P P sl.

12 13 16 13 12 10 12 13 12 10

13 12 10 9
10 9

Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
20 Techniques

Staccato Interval Rhythm


Use your 2nd & 3rd fingers to pick each interval.

0 0 0
12 12 12

0 0 0
12 12 12

0 0 0
10 10 0

0 0 0
10 10 0

0 0 0
8 8 8

0 0 0
8 8 8

0 0 0
7 7 7

0 0 0
7 7 7

0 0
8 8

0 0
8 8

0 0
7 0

0 0
7 0

0 0 0
3 3 3

0 0 0
13 13 13

0 0 0
3 3 0

0 0 0
1 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0
13 13 0 10 10 10

0 0 0
1 1 1

0 0 0
10 10 0

0 0 0
1 1 1

0 0
8 8

0 0
10 10

0 0
3 0

26

Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
21 Techniques

Two Part Song Section


sl.

sl.

sl. sl.

sl.

Harm.

sl.

4
2

P.M.

4
2

4
2

4
2

4
2

6
4

6
4

sl.

6
4

6
4

6
4

6
4

6
4

6
4

9
7

2
0

Delay Effect Over Rhythm


12 11

12

11

12

11 12 9

10

10

9 12 11 12 11

12 11

12

11

12

11 11 7

9 11 12 14

Lesson 22

Complete Lead
Angels Forgive Me
P
6

27

sl.
5

sl.

9 10 10

sl.

12

12

14

12

14

12

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

sl.

12 14

15

14

17

10 12

10 12

15 13 15

13 15 13 12 13 12 13 12

sl.
13 15

14 10 12

TP H
15 10 13

TP H

10

15 13 11 10

10

13 15

TP H

13

15

T P
11

10

TP H

10

11

H
9

12

12

13

12 10

10

11

TP P P

15 10 12 14 15 14 12 10

12 10 12

12

T P H
10

sl.

sl.

TP H H

15 10 13

sl.

12 10 10 12 12 14

full

12

10 11 10

12

13
12

sl.

sl.

full

13

12

15 10 12 17 10 13 15 10 13

full

12

15

13 15 15

TP H

1 1/2

full

10 12 12 14

TP H

14 10 12

HP

14 14

TP H

17

H P sl.

12

T P
10

12 10

12

T P
12

13 12

13

T P H
15 12

10

T P
13

15

13

T
15

17

P H

TP H H

TP

TP P P H H TP

TP P P H H TP

13 15 17 13 15 17 18 17 18 17 15 13 15 17 21 17 21 17 15 13 15 17 22 17

TP P P H H

sl.

22 17 15 13 15 17 17 17 22 22

28

Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
23 Techniques

Picking Open Inversion Chords

5
7

0
2

0
5

0
3

0
5

0
7

0
5

0
5

Lesson 24

Soulful Rhythm & Complete Lead

Rhythm
H

Phrase 1

29

Phrase 2

full

15

4 4 4 3 3 2

Phrase 3
full

5
3

7
5

Main Solo

1/2

12 15

15
12

14

12 14 14 14 12

12

1512

15 12 12141210
13121012131210
12119 7 9 11 9 7

10 9 7 9 10

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

911 9 7

10 9 7

9 7 5

10 9 7 5 7

8 7 5 7

sl.

sl.

5 78

79

7 910

911

10 12

Trem Pick

sl.

full

1214

14 15 17 19 20 22 22

Lesson 25

Palm Muted Chug Rhythm

P.M.

sl.

P.M.

sl.

7 9
5 7

7 9
5 7
0000

P.M.

sl.

0000

00 00

10
8

P.M.

6 7

7
5

6
8

7 8 5 7

5
8

P.M.

P.M.

sl.

7 9
5 7

7 9
5 7
0 0 0 0

7 8 5 7 4 7

3
0 0 0 0 1

P.M.

sl.

00 00

0 0 0 0

9
7
0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

P.M.

sl.

sl.

5
3
0 0 0 0

0 000

P.M.

7 9
5 7

7 9
5 7

0000

sl.

0 0 0 0

P.M.

sl.

7 9
5 7

7 9
5 7

7
5

9
7

P.M.

sl.

0000

sl.

sl.

7 9
5 7

7 9
5 7
000 0

P.M.

sl.

7
5

9 10 9
7 8 7

7
5

7 9
5 7

0 0 0 0

30

Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
26 Techniques

Classical Pivoting into a


Complete Lead
First Section

10 13 12 13

13 12 13 10 13 12 13
9

10 13 12 13

12 15 13 15

13 12 13

13 12 13 10 13 12 13

8 12 10 12

10

15 13 15 12 15 13 15
12

10 13 12 13
10

13 12 13 10 13 12 13
10

13 12 13
9

12 10 12 7 10 8 10
8

15 13 15

13 17 15 17

12

13 12 13
10

10 8 10
6

17 15 17 13 17 15 17
13

17 15 17
13

19 17 15

15

17 15
18

18 17

19 17 15
18 17 15 18 17 15

18 17 15 18 17 15
17 16 14 16

17

Second Section
H P P
17201317

31

151718 1715

13
20

13

17201317
19

151718
141517

14

17191417
19

171914 14 1517

1817151315171513
1514

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

Third Section
H P P

H P

full

12 14 15 14 12

12
13 12 10 12 13 10
13 12 10 8 10

HH

HH

HH

HH

HH

HP P

131517 17181715

12

10

12

10

15 14 12 10 12 14 12 10

131517 131517

1 1/2

1722 22

17182022

full

22

18

1817 15171820
19

141517 141517
19

141517
1720

Fourth Section
H PTP

T P P sl. H PT P

T P P sl. H

18 20 22 20 22 20 18 17 18 20 18 20 18 17 15 17

TP

T P P sl. H

TP

T P P sl. H

TP

18 17 18 17 15 13 15 17 15 17 15 13 12 13 15 13

T P P sl. H

TP

T P P sl. H P H

TP

15 13 12 10 12 13 12 13 12 10 8 12 8 12 13 12

P H P H

TP P H P

8 12 8 12 13 12 8
10 8 10 13 10 8 10 8

10

sl.
full

TP P H P H

full

10

8
10 12

full

10
12

12

12 10

12
12

10
12

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Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
27 Techniques

Complete Song Structure


The Silent Code
Intro
H

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

8 10

Verse

2.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

10 10 10 10
7 7 7 7

9 9
7 7

9 9
7 7

0 0

P.M.

5
3

10

7
5

10
7

10
7

10
7

9
7

9
7

9
7

9
7

1.

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

1.

P.M.

7
5

10 10 10 10
7 7 7 7

9 9
7 7

9 9
7 7

7 7
8 8

7 7
8 8

9 9
8 8

9 9
8 8

0 0

7
5

2.

10
7

10
7

10
7

10
7

Pre Chorus

P.M.

33

P.M.

9
7

P.M.

9
7

9
7

P.M.

9
7

9
7
8

P.M.

9
7
8

9
7
8

P.M.

9
7
8

7
9
10

P.M.

7
9
10

P.M.

7
9
10

7
9
10

P.M.

9
7

P.M.

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

1.

P.M.

3 5 7

2.

P.M.

5 7

Chorus

2
2
0

0 2 3

0 0

Chorus Melody
P H P

P.M.

5 7

5 9

9 7

9 7 5 9 7 5

1.

7
5

7
5

7
5

P H P

2.

2
2
0

5
3

P.M.

7
5

7
5

P H P

11

P H P

9
9
7

5
3

2
2
0

P.M.

14 12 14

5
5
3

7
7
5

P.M.

14 11
12

14 11
12

1.
P.M.

12 9 11 12

14 11 12 14

16 14 12 11

14 12 11

14

14

2.
P.M.

4
4
2

P.M.

11 14 11

12 11 12 11

14 12 14

14 12 14

12

8 7

11 12 11 12 11

12 11 12 11

7 5

P.M.

14 12 14

P.M.

P.M.

11 12 11 12 11

12 11 12 11

P H P

P.M.

5
3

5 7

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

5 7

P.M.

11

12

14

11

12

14

16

14

12

11

14

12

sl.

11
12

14

34

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

Bridge
P.M.

4
5 4 7 5

5 4 7 5 4
7

5 4 7 5 4
7

5
6 5 8 6

7 5 4

P.M.

5 4 7 5

7 5 4

P.M.

P.M.

6 5 8 6 5
8

7
8 7 10 8

8 6 5

8 7 10 8 7
10

7
8 7 10 8

10 8 7

6 10

8 6 5

P.M.

6 5 8 6

6 5 8 6 5
8

8 7 10 8 7
10

10 8 7

8 10

Melodic Passage

Melodic Passage Harmony

P.M.

55555555
77777777

66666666 55555555

44444444 44444444

22222222

44444444

Solo
First Section
*Hold Bend

full

15

17

full

17 17 17 17 17 17

17 17 15 17 14

14

sl.
19

sl.
17

17 15

Third Section

sl.

15 17

sl.

sl.

19
15 17

22
17 19

sl.
19

19 17

sl.
17

17 15

15
15 12

15

12 15 16 15 12

12

12

15 12 15

12
15 12 15

H P P

full

1/2

35

15 17 17

15

16

Second Section

14

15

sl.

full

12

15 12
14 12

14 12

14
14

12
14

14 12
14 13 12

10

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

Fourth Section
H H P H H

H H

H H

H H

H H

sl. PT P P P H P P H P P H P P P

0 3 7 0 3 7 0 7 12 0 7 12 0 12 15 0 12 15 15 19 20 19 17 15
19 17 15

17 16 14
17 16 14 13

Bridge
(Octave Higher Version)
7
8 7 10 8

8 7 10 8 7
10

8 11 9

8 11 9

8 7 10 8 7
10

9 8 11 9 8
11

11 9 8

7 10

10

8
11 9

11 10 13 11

10

11 10 13 11

8
9 8 11 9

10 8 7

11

10

7
8 7 10 8

10 8 7

11 10 13 11 10
13

13 11 10

12

10

11 10 13 11 10
13

13 11 10

12

10

Melody Over Bridge

full

12 14 15 12 14 15 12 14 14 15 17 14 15 17 14 15 15 17 19 15 17 19 15 17 22 17 19 22 19 17 22 17 19 22 19 17 22

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Lesson
28 Techniques

Complete Song Structure


Head Up High

P.M.

P.M.
P.H.

Intro

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

P.M.

5 5 5 5 1 0
3 3 3 3
3

3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

6
4

6
4

X
X

X
X

X
X

6
4

6
4

6
4

1.

6
4

5
3

6
4

6
4

6
4

1
0 1 2 3

1 0 1 3 1 0

3 2

3 5
1 3

3
1

3
1

3
1

P.M.

P.M.

3
1

3
1

3
1

3
1

P.M.

6
4

2.

P.M.

P.M.

6
4

P.M.

Prechorus

P.M.
P.H.
3

Verse

P.M.
P.H.

6
4

6
4

P.M.

3
3
1

8
6

8
6

6
4

5
3

Chorus
Cm

37

4
5
5
3

4
5
5
3

P.M.

G#

6
6
4

4
5
5
3

6
6
4

6
6
4

P.M.

3
3
1

3
3
1

Bb

3
3
1
0

P.M.

3
3
1

3
3
1
0

5
3

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques


Cm

Cm

P.M.

6
6
4

G#

6
6
4

P.M.

6 6 6 6 6 6
4 4 4 4 4 4

P.M.

D#

P.M.

6
6
4

P.M.

4
5
5
3

4
5
5
3

4
5
5
3

G#

4
5
5
3

4
5
5
3

4
5
5
3

P.M.

8
8
6

6
6
4

6
6
4

P.M.

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

8
8
6

8
8
6

P.M.

3
3
1

6
6
4

Bb

P.M.

3
3
1

3
3
1

3
3
1
0

P.M.

3
3
1

P.M.

Bb

P.M.

3
3
1

P.M.

3 3 3 5 5 5 6 6
1 1 1 3 3 3 4 4

P.M.

3
3
1

3
3
1

3
3
1

3
3
1

P.M.

6 8
4 6

6 5

2nd time only


P.M.

5 6 8

5 3 2
2 3 5
3
3
3

Lead Guitar and Keyboards


Am

10

10

9 10

10 9

9 10

10 9

10

10 9

10 9

7 10 9

10

15 14 12

15

12 14 15

12 14 12

15 14 12 14 15

12

16 14 12

15

14 12

15 14

12

15 14 12 15 14 12

15

1.
Dm

17 15 14

17

14 15 17

14 16 14

17 15 14 15 17

14

16 17 16 14

17

16 14

17 15

14

17 15 14 17 15 14

38

Gus G. - Lead & Rhythm Techniques

Em7

14 15 17

14 16 17 14 16 17

15 17 18 15 17 18

19 15

2.
E

15

16 17 16 14

17 13

17 15

12 10

17 15 13

16 14 13
15 14

14

Keyboard Solo Rhythm


P.M.

9
7

9
7

9
7

10
7

10
7

10
7

10
5

12
8

10
5
0

P.M.

39

13 10

13 12

17 15 14

13 10 17 16 13

15 12

22 16 19 22 19 16 19 13 16 19 16 13 16 10 13 16

1/2

15 13

14

16 14
17

17 15

9
7

9
7

P.M.

P.M.

9
7

P.M.

10
7 7

P.M.

P.M.

10
10
7 7 7 0

P.M.

10
5 5

12
8

10
8

10
8

P.M.

P.M.

10
10
5 5 5 0

P.M.

12
8 8

P.M.

10
10
8 8 8

Gus G. - Lead
& Rhythm
Lesson
29 Techniques

Wide Stretch Arpeggios into


Phrygian Major Run
19 13

13

17

17

16

H
19

13 19 13
17

20

P
19

13 20 13
17

16

H
17

19 13

17

19

P H
17

16

H
16

13 20 13
17

13
17

16

P
17

17

16
18

18

17

18

17

15

17

15

15
17

17

16

14

13

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