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RICHARD BARRETT
One of the best players around, Richard
MANY
MAN Y YEARS
YEAR S AGO I was humiliat
humiliated
ed by a That historic preamble was (you’ ( you’ve
ve
is adept at most styles
st yles but truly excels in guitarist friend
fr iend - with no malice at all, I guessed it) to set up this issue’s
issue’s main story,
the bluesier side of rock. He currently
hasten to add. He and his brother were in a  which
 which is all abou
aboutt playin
playingg compl
complem emenentary
tary,,
plays with Spandau’s Tony Hadley.
 well-
 well-kno
known
wn prog
prog band
band and hadhad moved
moved to interesting, musically relevant, exciting
SHAUN BAXTER  the town where I lived. We’d got to know and rewarding blues rhythm guitar.
One of the UK’s most respected music
educators, Shaun has taught many who each other and one day he suggested the Jon Bishop has again come up with the
are now top tutors themselves. His Jazz two of us have a jam. While his brother was goods and, whether you’re into blues or not,
Metal album is considered a milestone.
the lead guitarist, this chap was ‘strictly his feature is an indispensabl
i ndispensable e source of
JON BISHOP rhythm’ - although he did occasionally like ideas that will benet any guitarist.
Jon is one of those great all-rounders
to ‘make it cry or sing’ (groan!). Checking through Jon’s Jon’s examples
examples - he
who can turn his hand to almost any
style. No ‘Jack of all trades and master of Given that we didn’t know what the leaves no stone unturned
unturned - willwi ll set you up
none’, he nails every one with ease! other really did, we inevitably
inev itably ended
ended up as a ne blues rhythm player
player and ensure
LES DAVIDSON playing blues and rock stuff. He let me solo  you you never
never nd yourse
yourself lf with the same
same red
Les has worked with
wi th Mick Taylor, Rumer, rst and I wailed away on my red 335, face that I was left with all those years ago.
Jon Anderson, Pete Townshend, Tina
 Turne
 Turnerr & more.
more. He also
also runs
runs a record
recording
ing giving it everything
every thing I’d got.
got. He, on the In tandem with Jon’s
studio and teaches at BIMM London. other hand was all over his hi s blonde feature you should
should also visit
CHARLIE GRIFFITHS
Tele’s neck, playing partial chords, Iain Scott’s Chord Camp. It’s
Guitar Institute tutor Charlie first came half-chord-half-riff
half-chord-half-riff ideas, link about CAGED system chords
to fame in Total Guitar’s Challenge lines, bass runs - the
t he lot. - exactly what my friend was
Charlie series. He’s also one of the UK’s
top rock, metal and fusion guitarists.  When
 When it came
came time
time to using that day and about which I
swap roles my basic barre had absolutely no idea (wince!).
PHIL HILBORNE
 The UK’s origina
originall magazi
magazine
ne guitar
guitartutor
tutor,, chords were, by contrast, Do enjoy the issue, and I’ll see
Phil’s something of a legend. A great leaden and unmusical.  you
 you again
again next
next month
month..
player, he’s currently touring Europe
with the Champions Of Rock
Ro ck show.
 Where
 Where he hadhad made
made my
licks come to life, my
PAT HEATH dreadful rhythm was killing
BIMM Brighton lecturer, ESP product
demonstrator and all-round busy his tasteful, funky chops.  Neville Marten, Editor
musician, Pat brings you six cool licks  What
 What a lesson
lesson I learne
learned!d! neville.marten@futurenet.com
each month in 30-Minute Lickbag.

 AYNSLEY LISTER 
LISTER 
Aynsley is one of the UK’s finest blues-
rock guitarists, recording artists and
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BRIDGET MERMIKIDES
Guildhall and Royal Academy trained,
Bridget is a Royal College of Music,
examiner, a respected classical player
and award-winning blues guitarist.

STUART RYAN
Head of Guitar at BIMM Bristol, Stu is an
acoustic guitar virtuoso who performs
throughout the UK. His latest book/CD
 The Tradit
Tradition
ion is availa
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blenow.
now.

JUSTIN SANDERCOE
One of the most successful guitar
teachers ever, justinguitar.com
justinguitar.com is a mine
of information, and his YouTube
YouTube channel Tap the links  Animated
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Finding your way around the Songs and lessons have the audio Certain articles have accompanying
boasts almost 500,000 subscribers!
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titles on the cover or the contents showing you exactly where you are additional information. Once again,
IAIN SCOTT page, takes you straight to the in the music. Simply tap the ‘play’ tap the play buttons to enjoy video
For over 25 years Iain has taught in the relevant articles. Any web and email button then you can fast-forward or masterclasses on your iPad or
UK’s top schools and academies, as well links in the text are tappable too! scroll back at will. smartphone.
as a stint at GIT in LA. He can also boast
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JOHN WHEATCROFT
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A phenomenal guitarist, John is a
master at all styles but a legend in Gypsy
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LESSONS INTRODUCTION 55
Jason Sidwell introduces another action-
packed Guitar Techniques lessons section
30-MINUTE LICKBAG 56
Pat Heath has six more licks for you to play at
easy, intermediate and advanced levels.
BLUES 58
Les Davidson gets to grips with the touch, tone
and taste of the awesome Larry Carlton!
ROCK 62
Martin Cooper has his Gibson Explorer and
delay pedal ready, to bring you U2’ The Edge.
HARD ROCK 66
Charlie Griffiths introduces
introduces the twin-guitar
assault of NWOBHM legends, Judas Priest.
JAZZ 72
John Wheatcroft believes that Nat ‘King’ Cole’s
guitarist Oscar Moore was one of the very best.
 ACOUST
 ACOUSTIC IC 78
Stuart Ryan is intrigued by the chords and
changes in George Harrison’s post-Beatles
work - his ‘All Things Must Pass’ era...
CREATIVE ROCK  82
Shaun Baxter begins a new mini-series that
explores four-note Mixolydian arpeggios.
CHORD CAMP 88
Iain Scott covers the much-discussed CAGED
system (Major chords) in this month’s lesson.
A bluesy E13 chord IN THE WOODSHED 92
played on a Gibson Charlie Griffiths goes down the the shed to
ES-335 ’63 Reissue discover how to hybrid pick with the inclusion
of the oft-neglected fourth finger.

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blues-rock
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m using the header
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‘Talkback’.

‘MIXED’ MESSAGES? complications? There have been


In your February 2017 issue Matt odd references to ngers, tendons,
Chambers asks, apropos the arms and brains (memorisation
Mixolydian mode in A, which has techniques) so the truth is out there
F# and C# but G natural ( b 7th),
7th), and within GT’s grasp!
“Wouldn’t it make more sense to  Russ Grant 
Grant 
have the key signature of D Major,
as A Mixolydian is the fth scale You may well be right that the moment is
degree of D Major?” Jason Sidwell ripe for such an article or series in GT,
replies, “…Guitar Techniques… Russ. As you say, we’ve tinkered around
decided to universally conform to the edges a few times but never got to
traditional music conventions the nitty-gritty. Actually, I have had
(founded in classical music) in that Depuytren’s contracture for several
all key signatures would be Major Depuytren’s, where  years,
 years, but as yet my hand (the fretting
fretting
or (Natural) Minor keys.” fingers can contract one!) has not turned into the closed claw
into a claw - it’s not
 Whereas that
that decision
decision adopted
adopted good for guitarists! that typifies the advanced stages of this
 by Guitar
Guitar Techniques
Techniques is a perfectly
perfectly nasty ailment. Luckily, I’m told the hand
reasonable strategy and entirely arrangement does the same. best) to come up with a stance on all can stay normal for years or even never
defensible, it is by no means Two caveats: Blues is often a these potentially conflicting issues and contract, so fingers crossed (if that’s not a
universal in classical music. At least delicious mix of Major, Mixolydian, stick to it. We realise that certain horribly mixed figure of speech).
two pieces in my current repertoire Minor and Pentatonic sounds. It is scenarios might be well served by other Having discussed the idea with Jason we
use key signatures that reect the arguably best to use the magazine’s approaches, but overall (and feel that a genuine doctor would need to
modal nature of the music. convention with Blues, accidentals notwithstanding
notwithstanding the vagaries of music), contribute, and possibly oversee the
 A ‘classical’
‘classical’ (Spanish
(Spanish Nationalist indicating ‘blue notes’ to the ear. we are happy with things the way they whole thing. We also feel that, since our
School) piece in my repertoire is Secondly, it is best to stick to the are. We would, of course, never dictate writers are all busy players, teachers,
Madroños by Frederico Moreno regular 15 key signatures, one how others do things, and understand recording artists in their own right or out
Torroba. This has a tonal centre natural and seven each of sharp and that we are likely to encounter different on the road backing others, it would be
that is clearly E. The key signature at, building forwards or approaches here and there. great to get their practical insight too.
having no sharps or ats is of C  backwards around the cycle of 5ths. We’re on the case, so watch this space! 
Major. This indicates to me that I  As previously
previously mentioned, a key GUITARISTS’ AILMENTS
should expect Phrygian (amenco signature of a random sharp (eg I have subscribed to GT for four  NOT
 NOT ALL ABOUT ABOUT SOLO SOLOING! ING!
like) sounds. Of course, things are G#) or at could be confusing. about years and every issue has I buy GT when there’s something on
rarely quite that simple. Madroños To conclude, although there is sparkling gems to improve my the cover that oats my boat. I
can be thought of as in the Phrygian nothing wrong with GT’s policy on skills, thinking and approach, even chuck it into my shopping basket in
Dominant mode (fth mode of, in this issue, it is not a universally after 30 years of plunking the supermarket and my
this case, A Harmonic Minor, and adopted convention in music. So, if the confounded plank.  wife doesn’t
doesn’t notice
notice till
till it’s
even more amenco) given that it Mr Chambers prefers to use key Unfortunately in the too late. But I have noticed
opens and closes with an E Major signatures that reect the modality same period, several how much you
chord. This might suggest a key of a piece, he is in good company. medical issues have concentrate on lead
signature of G#, but that would be  Brian
 Brian Arthur,
Arthur, Northumbe
Northumberland 
rland  confronted both my playing, as opposed to
too easily confused with F# and is hands: eg ‘trigger nger’, chords and rhythm. I’d
 best avoided,
avoided, as
as with tunes using
using Good point, Brian. Music, while being a carpal tunnel syndrome,  buy it more often
often if there
the Harmonic Minor. Madroños, in very precise art on the one hand, can be Dupuytren’s contracture,  were more great chord
fact, shifts through a variety of keys multiplicitous
multiplicitous and confusing on the and mild arthritis. I’m also aware features – I remember 50 Gorgeous
and modes, thus making lots of other. After years of refining how GT does that a lot of older players are Chords, from some years back, but
accidentals necessary. Flamenco things, we have arrived at a set of partially deaf, have a hunched not much recently.The mag is great,
often does likewise. standards that seem to work well across posture and back problems related  but perhaps
perhaps a bit lop-sided?
I have also learned an all the various styles we cover – as you to the way they’ve played for 40  Mark Belway
Belway
arrangement of The Blarney  point
 point out,from odd years.
Pilgrim by Clive Carroll. Its blues to classical. So I wondered if a series of Well, Mark, I must disagree. Apart from
tonal centre is D (transposed One size won’t articles on guitar related bio- the mammoth cover feature in this very
 by capo)
capo) but although it uses
uses always fit perfectly mechanics - how to avoid, or issue, Chord Camp is a brilliant resource
F#, all the Cs are natural. Clive 100% of the time, but recognise early symptoms and for rhythm; the Rock column always has
uses the G Major key signature in a single publication it’s manage common medical problems a rhythm part; and Acoustic usually
of a single sharp, F#. necessary (and probably that dedicated twangers might focuses on chords, be they strummed or
This indicates that we encounter - would help younger  picked.
 picked. Plus we regularl
regularlyy offer
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can expect to hear players to consider methods to rhythm guitar features in every kind of     Ü
music editor and a     M
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Mixolydian sounds. fine guitarist in a minimise risks of typical long-term style. Perhaps you should visit the     K
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06  April
 April 2017
2017
Intro
FOOD FOR thought
Every month, Justin Sandercoe of justinguitajustinguitarr.com
.com lends
GT his insight
insight as one of the world’
world’ss most successful g
guitar
uitar teachers.
This
This month:
month: Play piano in 15 minutes!

P
lay piano in 15 minutes! I
love those misleading ads
one sees all over the
internet. But for strummers
out there with even a rudimentary
music theory knowledge, it is a very
easy step to transfer basic concepts
to the piano - and with many
 benets.
 benets. If you can
can get
get yourself
yourself in
front of a piano or keyboard this
micro course will get you up and
running, and playing a load of
songs in just a few minutes.
The white notes on the piano are
C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C
C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C and the black
notes are the sharps and ats.
Remember that E-F and B-C are
 just a semitone apart so they are
the ones that are without a sharp
 between them.
them. You’ll notice that
the sharps are grouped in twos and
threes – well, B and C are located to
the left of the groups of two. If we
Justin shows
only use the white notes we are how easy it is
playing in the key of C Major, which to get started
is all we’ll be working in today. playing piano
One of the cool things about
theory applied to piano is that it’s a miss a note’ thing and you have a C the bass on beats 1 and 3 and the  bit more
more old-school,
old-school, try using the
the
lot more obvious than on guitar. Major chord (C-E-G). Keep the same chord on 2 and 4. How much I-VI-II-V (1-6-2-5) chord sequence
Basic triad chords for example are shape but move it all up one note so quicker was that to learn than the  which is the foundation
foundation of many
many
R, 3rd and 5th, and this on piano is thumb is on the D and you have a D same thing on guitar? more songs like: I Got Rhythm
simply, play a note (Root), miss a Minor chord (D-F-A). This follows  A chord pattern that works
works for (George Gershwin) or The Rainbow
note (2), play a note (3rd), miss a the diatonic chord sequence for the gazillions of songs is the good ol’ Connection (Muppets).
note (4), play a note (5th) - it’s right key of C which is: C Major, D Minor, I-V-VI-IV (1-5-6-4) so doing each of The so-called ’50s progression
there in front of you! There are E Minor, F Major, G Major, A minor, those for a bar and you got yourself - I-VI-IV-V (1-6-4-5) - is used in
many ngering options but to start B Diminished and then back to C. the ability to play hundreds of Stand By Me (Ben E King), All I
use your right hand, thumb on the Have To Do Is Dream (Everly
root, middle nger on the 3rd and  NEXT MONTH WE’LL USE THESE IDEAS Brothers) and tons of others. These
pinky on the 5th. This will help you TO HELP YOUR
YOUR GUITAR PLAYING,
PLAY ING, AND are simplied somewhat and I had
to ‘miss’ the notes that would have to leave bits out, but the idea is to
 been under
under your index and ring
GET A LITTLE MORE
MORE CREATIVE
CREATI VE get you started and give you some
ngers (note that I’m avoiding  We number
number these chords using songs at parties and show off your food for thought. Next month we’ll
nger numbers here because Roman numerals for convenience. new awesome piano skills. Some see how you can use these ideas to
they’re different from guitar!). The rhythm I recommend you (simplied) songs you might like to help your guitar playing, and get a
So start that triad shape with start with is playing a root note of sing over this would be: I’m Yours little more creative. For now, tinkle
 your thumb on the note C, do the the chord (just the one note) in the (Jason Mraz), Let It Be (The those ivories and have some fun!
‘play a note, miss a note, play a note left hand somewhere to the left of Beatles), When I Come Around
 where you plan to play thethe chord, (Green Day), Wherever You Will Go Get more info and links to related
Here’s a piano-style keyboard with all
the keys notated with their specific and then the triad with the right (The Calling). lessons on all Justin’s GT articles at
notes. So much simpler than guitar! hand, do that all twice and you have If you fancy trying something a www.justinguitar.com/gtmag

A# C# D# F# G# A# C# D# F# G# A# C# D# F# G# A# C# D# F# G# A# C# D# F# G# A# C# D# F# G# A# C# D# F# G# A#

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8  April
 April 2017
2017
Intro
SESSION shenanigans
The studio guitarist’s
guitar ist’s guide to happiness and pepersonal
rsonal
fulfilment,
fulfilment, as related to us by Mitch Dalton
This
This month:
month: Z is
is for
for Zen and the Art
Ar t of ZT Electronics
Electronics

 W 
ell do I remember my to be the next Carl Palmer. And as my satisfaction by inserting a jack  wonder at every opportunity
opportunity since
rst professional for those six-foot ‘column’ speakers plug into well... nothing. With the the nice people at DHL popped
engagement, a seminal - little wonder that the term ‘Sound aid of recently corrected spectacles along with my very own example.
moment in my Showbiz Reinforcement’ had come into and an electron microscope I could Frankly, I wouldn’t be too fussed if it
history. For those of you under the common usage. The entire US  just discern the outline
outline of
of something
something sounded merely adequate. But it
misapprehension that I might be Cavalry First Division would have similar in appearance to a transistor doesn’t. It has played the The Royal
referencing my very rst studio date  been welcomed at set-up time. radio sitting innocuously on his  Albert Hall, courtesy
courtesy of
of a line out
(Cheltenham & Gloucester Building My rapidly absorbed lesson that  work bench. And a wee one at that. through the headphone jack socket.
Society commercial, Advision ‘less is less’ engaged me in a bi-polar “What the Fender is that?” I Ditto the O2 Arena and The Royal
Studios, to be obsessively and struggle between Top Tone or Torn exclaimed euphemistically, as Festival Hall. Words and phrases
compulsively accurate), you would Triceps. For years I trod a crazy path melliuous tone lled Bill’s like “Epic” and “Make sure you bring
 be in regrettable
regrettable error. Nor am I of nancial self destruction, zig  workshop.
 workshop. “Ah. Well. I take
take it you are that thing next time” have been
remembering my Free Jazz (in both zagging between Peterson P100s unfamiliar with The Lunchbox by ZT  bandied
 bandied about
about by sound engineers.
engineers.
senses) debut, The White Hart (tiny but tasty) and ight cased Mesa
Public House, Holborn (or Covent Boogie Nomads (The Truss Busters),  AND
 A ND THUS THE
TH E WARRING FACTIO
FACTIONS
NS
Garden Borders, for any of you Roland Cubes and Dennis Cornell OF UNSATISFIED EARS AND BROKEN
estate agents in tonight). Or even my custom jobs, Fender Deluxes and
grand entrance into the movie Champs. At one point I bought a red
BODY
BODY DECLARED A CEASEFIRE
industry, a charmingly inexpensive Toyota MR2, one of its main Electronics? 130 Watts. 4.5-inch It nestles in its cute bag and sits
celluloid caper, light of plot, lighter attractions being the cubby -hole speaker. Weighs the about same as on my shoulder. I even bought the
of dialogue and lightest of costume sized boot that could accommodate  your wallet after you’ve paid me. extension cab. Same size, same bag.
for the two and occasionally three my teeny Paul Rivera designed  And, as you can see, not much Fun to employ as a monitor and to
nubile protagonists involved. Super Champ and little else.  bigger.
 bigger. Although
Although I own no shares in amaze stage crew. You could do
No. The focus of this rose-tinted  And thus it came to pass that one said company, I do suggest that you  worse things in 2017 than to check
reminiscence is The Thatched Barn, ne day, the warring factions of acquire one. In the unlikely event one out. It was about 375 quid last
Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire. It’s a unsatised ears and broken body that you consider it a tad bulky, they time I looked. Just sayin’.
Holiday Inn now, and not in a good nally declared an uneasy ceasere also do The Lunchbox Junior. Just  And a happy down-sized
down-sized new
 way. The corporate
corporate event in question
question after a visit to Bill Puplett, guitar 30 Watts and so small it requires  year to you all.
 was the Alfa Romeo UK AnnualAnnual technician to the gentry. On this electronic tagging to locate.”
Dinner And Dance. And specically, occasion, he invited me to conrm It remains only for me to tell you  For more on Mitch and his music
the three ights of stairs up which an that his latest guitar set-up was to that I have been using said techno go to: www.mitchdalton.co.u
www.mitchdalton.co.ukk
unsuspecting electric guitarist was
forced to schlep a Fender Pro Reverb Mitch’s Lunchbox
complete with vibrato, valves and amp has played
two 12-inch speakers. Elevators are the 02 Arena and
Royal Albert Hall
for wimps, apparently. However,
never let it be said that I am not a
quick learner. By 2am and gig end,
midway through a delightful reverse
staircase manoeuvre, I had already
mentally prepared the ‘Equipment
For Sale’ small ad for insertion in the
following week’s Melody Maker. The
successor to Fullerton’s nest turned
out to be a Peavey Pacer, 40 watts of
tough transistorised tone, two thirds
of the size, 50 per cent of the speaker
count and half the weight. This had
to be the way forward, as I reected
on the plight of those less blessed
 with options.
options. Keyboard
Keyboard players
players
lugging Hammond organs or Fender
Rhodes Suitcase pianos plus
 wheeled Twin Reverbs containing
containing
their own body weight of JBLs.
 Absurdly
 Absurdly over equipped
equipped drummers
drummers
 with double bass rigs and ambitions
ambitions

 April 2017
2017 9
Intro
INSTRUMENTAL inquisition!
 inquisition!
Instru
Inst rumentals
mentals have supplied some of music’
music’ss most evocative and
a nd exciting
exciting moments.
We asked some top guitarists
guitar ists for their take
ta ke on this iconic movement.
movement. This month:
Madonna’s long-term guitarist, Monte Pittman
GT: What is it about guitar GT: What type of guitar tone do you
instrumentals that appeals to you? prefer for instrumentals?
MP: Steve Vai and Joe Satriani were MP: Whatever sounds good.
 blowing up when
when I frst started. So I GT: Do you have favourite keys or
think as a guitar player it was tempos?
something that came naturally. As a MP: No
teenager, I would make GT: Do you find Minor or Major keys
instrumental tapes for my friends. easier to write in?
GT: What can an instrumental MP: Manor and Minor are both the
provide a listener that a vocal can’t? same. A Minor and C Major are the
MP: Well, lyrics can give a song a same keys. I don’t look at them as
defnite meaning, but an  being different.
different.
instrumental can carry the song GT: Do you have favourite modes?
 with just
just the melody. MP: I like m anipulating
anipulating one for
GT: Are there any musical factors or another.
styles you aim to embrace or avoid
avoid GT: What about modulations into
withinstrumentals? new keys?
MP: I’m up for whatever. I don’t MP: Sometimes
think like that. I will hopefully Monte Pittman: GT: Do you view the backing band
aims to touch
touch on just about every type of on every style differently than on a vocal song?
music at some point in my career. of music GT: No
GT: Is a typical song structure - verse, GT: What are your views on
chorus, middle 8, verse, chorus etc, GT: How useful is studying a something and come up with a riff, harmonising melodies?
always relevant for an instrumental? vocalist’s approach for guitar then I didn’t remember what I did MP: Whatever sounds good.
MP: Usually that’s what works best. melodies? and the song was lost. GT: What three guitar instrumentals
 You can substitute one partpart for
for MP: It’s good to try different things. GT: What do you aim for when your would you consider iconic, or have
another and still consider it the Sometimes you just play and performance is centre stage for the inspired you?
pre-chorus. Maybe you have something comes to you. duration of the instrumental? MP: They would be: For The Love
pre-chorus ‘a’ and pre-chorus ‘b’. I Sometimes you play the rhythm and MP: Just putting on the best Of God (Steve Vai), Europa (Carlos
kind of look at every song like that. I a melody pops up in your head. performance I can. Santana), and Far Beyond The Sun
have to learn a lot of songs for GT: How do you start writing one; is GT: Many vocal songs feature a (Yngwie Malmsteen).
Ultimate Jam Night at The Whisky there a typical approach? guitar solo that starts low and
a nd slow
 A Go Go andand I also play
play in the LA MP: Just from playing my guitar. I then finishes high and fast. Is this  Monte’s new album,
album, Inverted
Inverted
KISS House Band. Looking at always record myself so if I come up structure a useful reflection for Grasp of Balance is out now on
 where the structures lie helps me  with something
something I’ll
I’ll know what I did. instrumentalwriting?  Metal Blade
Blade Records.
Records. For more on
remember them quickly. There are several times I’ve played MP: I don’t know.  Monte, go to montepittman.com

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THE GUITAR’S
GU ITAR’S VIBRATO arm is one of the most expressive
expressive devices we have. the quarter-tone swoop down to the G note, pre-bend upwards with the
Used with skill and taste it can add a lot to your playing. This lick illustrates arm before picking, then release it back to the G note - it’s easy to pull the
a ‘fake slide’phrase where the intent is to fool the listener in to believing bar up too far, so take care. For the second phrase we ‘swoop’ into the notes
you are using a real slide, but it involves a great deal of control. It begins and add vibrato as indicated. How much you manipulate the bar for the
with a ‘Dust My Broom’ style phrase, depressing and releasing the bar to same amount of ‘swoop’ or vibrato, varies - the higher strings require more
‘swoop’ into the B notes from the b 5 (B
(Bb ) a semitone below. For movement than the lower ones. Good control is the key to success here.

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10  April
 April 2017
2017
Intro
SIXTY SECONDS  with.
SIXT Y SECONDS  with....
 A minut
minutee’s all it takes
takes to find out
out what
what makes
makes a great
great guitarist
guitarist tick
tick.. Bef
Before
ore he jumpe
jumped
d
in his limo
li mo for
for the airport,
air port, we grabbed a quick
quick chat with lap side
side guitarist
guitar ist
extraordinaire: Wi  Will
llee Ed
Edwar ds of Wille And The Bandits.
wards

GT: Who was your first influence to GT: Is there anyone’s playing (past or
play the guitar? present) that you’re jealous of?
 WE: Pink
Pink Floyd and thosethose amazing
amazing  WE: Mr Derek Trucks - that guy can can
David Gilmour solos. I remember make the slide guitar weep and his
 being transported to anotheranother place
place touch is the envy of many players.
and having goose bumps all over. It GT: Your house/studio is burning
 wasn’t till I got older thatthat I realised down: which guitar do you salvage?
that he used many lap steels for the  WE: My Anderwood Electric
solos and this may have been why I  Weissenborn that I helped build build
 was drawn
drawn to the electric lap lap steel  with Anderwood
Anderwood guitars. It has a
and Weissenborn guitars. mahogany body, koa top and, like a
GT: What was the first guitar you  Weissenborn, is hollow through the
really lusted after? neck. It stays hollow througout the
 WE: A white Fender
Fender Strat
Strat that
that  body and under
under the pickups. This
Hendrix used to play, but my gives innite sustain and with
parents couldn’t afford it so I had to Duncan classic ’59s it produces
make do with an old acoustic that I those never-ending notes which you
used to try and play like an electric,  want from an an electric lap slide.
slide.
hence my style still to this day is to GT: Favourite amp and settings?
overdrive my acoustic and get it to  WE: A Wearing amp made made by a
sound like an electric, creating a  builder in Devon called Richard
Richard
 bigger sound with open open tunings
tunings etc.  Wearing. These amps are 10w and
GT: The best gig you ever did? full valve warmth. There is no EQ,
Opening for Deep Purple in Paris.  just roll
roll it up to 5 and you’re away as
 We got a standing
standing ovation and an an the sound breaks up on 2. I don’t
encore which has never happened Matthew Brooks, always have the opportunity to play
Wille Edwards and
to a support act at one of their Andrew Naumann through it live, but Richard and I
shows before, apparently. And also, of The Bandits  are tweaking a few things and it
from that opportunity, Don Airey should be ready for retail soon.
offered to play on our new album GT: If you could put together a fantasy GT: If you were allowed only three GT: What kind of action do you have
 which we are all all super stoked about.
about. band with you in it, who would the pedals, what would they be? on your guitars?
GT: Worst playing nightmare? other players be (dead or alive)?  WE: Stereo
Stereo Pan
Pan Pedal - it means I  WE: It’s
It’s a high action
action on
on my Guild
 WE: I was sitting
sitting down playing lap  WE: Drums, Michael Barker;
Barker; bass,
bass, can blend my acoustic signal and acoustic as I play bottleneck and
steel, the stool got stuck in the gap Danny Thompson; guitar, Jeff overdriven amp signal together. don’t want to clip the fretboard. On
in the staging and I fell off the back Beck; keys, Don Airey; vocals, Chris Roland RE20 Tape Echo, I just love my lap slides there is no action, just
of it. From that day on I always Cornell; guitar and vocals, me. the sound of tape saturation and it a big big gap and no frets.
inspect where I place my stool. GT: Greatest guitarist ever? has that almost timeless tone which GT: What strings do you use?
GT: What’s the most important  WE: Derek Trucks I adore. Ibanez Tube Screamer -  WE: D’Addario
D’Addario phospher bronze
musical lesson you ever learnt? GT: A solo you wish you’d played? gets that beautiful valve overdrive light gauge (12-53). Even through
 WE: That
That the song is always the  WE: High Hopes by Pink Floyd  which isis a cornerstone of my sound. the amp it gives a thick warm tone.
most important thing and guitar GT: What’s the solo/song of your GT: Do you play another instrument However, I always replace the high
solos have to have a melody that own that you’re most proud of? well enough to be in a band? E gauge 12 with a 16 on my lap slide
harks back to the song or is an  WE: A 14-minute instrumental  WE: I can play
play a bit of piano and guitars, which does mean it’s
extension of it; it has to c ompliment called Angel. I wrote it for my mum trumpet but would never want to be  wound tight, but it gives more
more
the melodic arrangement.  when she passed away. I say ‘wrote’ caught on stage doing either. sustain and a smoother attack.
GT: Do you still practise? it, but it just happened; it was just GT: If a music chart were put in front GT: What are you currently up to?
 WE: Always.
Always. You
You can never standstand letting out all the emotions in the of you, could you read it?  WE: We are two two weeks into our our
still. I’m always looking for new most difcult period of my life.  WE: I must havehave learnt to read
read two-month European tour
inspirations,
inspirations, be it different tunings, GT: Do you have a type of pick that  when I played the trumpet
trumpet age
age 12, promoting the forthcoming release
different slide guitars, different you can’t live without?  but I learnt guitar using tabs
tabs and
and by of our new album, Steal. We are
techniques; or just jamming with  WE: I only
only use
use my ngers to play
play as
as ear, just listening to players’ sound planning more tours in UK and
different musicians can bring out a I prefer the slower attack. and feel and trying to replicate it. most of Europe, Australia and India
different side to your playing. next year with also talk of a debut
GT: Do you have a pre-gig
pre -gig warm-up?  I CAN PLAY A BIT OF PIANO
PIA NO AND USA tour. I have just purchased a
 WE: Mainly
Mainly it’s
it’s just to relax,
relax, do Stymon Timeline which is fun, so
some vocals warm-ups and a few TRUMPET BUT WOULD NEVER WANT TO look out for some big atmospheric
noodles on the guitar. BE CAUGHT ON STAGE DOING EITHER slide solos!

 April 2017
2017 11
Intro

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➊ Smooth Minor Blues (Cm)
Here we have a blues progression
in C Minor, with a smooth groove
and nice jazzy feel to it. C Minor
 A n
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i  ,  e 
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t  d  B
a  e 
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n z  scale (Aeolian mode) works
throughout. The notes are
C-D-Eb -F-G-A 
-F-G-A b b-B
-  B b . Of course C
Minor Pentatonic and the Blues
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ES scale will work great too. Y ou
 the 0-15 acoustic, five years after the original could also try outlining the
prototypes were made. It’s an affordable, less arpeggios for the three chords -
glossy guitar selling for just $25. It’s a nicely Cm7 (C-Eb -G-B
-G-Bb ), ), Fm7 (F-A b b-C-E
-  C-Eb )
proportioned 14-fret instrument with simpler and Gm7 (G-B b -D-F).
-D-F). G#, which effectively ‘pulls
ivoroid dots on the fingerboard plus white plastic towards’ and resolves on the
tuner buttons and anchor pins. The mahogany
➋ A Mixolydian Groove following Am chord.
body and neck are unbound and the fretboard and
This track is based on a two-chord
bridge are rosewood. Both the scratchplate and the
unusual headstock overlay are made of tortoiseshell celluloid.
 vamp; A and G/A, which cr eates a ➍Funky Blues (E)
specically
specically Mixolydian context. A Here we have a standard 12-bar
WARTIME BABY BOOM SEES THE ARRIVAL OF  Mixolydian mode is the 5th mode  blues progr ession in E with a
Ricky Nelson, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, David Gates, John Lennon, Johnny of the D Major scale and contains lovely funky feel and groove. To
Nash, Billy Fury, Tony Sheridan, Jonathan Cook, Ringo Starr, Roberta the notes A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G. I make it sound great try mixing E
Flack, Smokey Robinson, Adam Faith, Al Jarreau, Gene Pitney, Dionne recommend playing around with Major Pentatonic (E-F#-G#-
Warwick, Freddie Garrity, Frank Zappa, Nancy Sinatra, Tim Hardin, Bruce the Pentatonic scales inherent in B-C#) with E Minor Pentatonic
Channel, Dr John, Percy Sledge, Herbie Hancock, Joe South, Joey Dee,
this harmonic context, namely: (E-G-A-B-D) for some nice bluesy
and Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers.
Em Pentatonic (E-G-A-B-D), F#m colours in your soloing. Major
BIG YEAR FOR WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Pentatonic (F#-A-B-C#-E), and Pentatonic works best on the I
with the release of their second full-length animated Bm Pentatonic (B-D-E-F#-A). chord (E9) and V chord (B7),
film,
film, Pinocchio as well as Fantasia which features  whereas th e Minor Pentato nic
visualisations of  popular
 popular classical pieces conducted ➌ Bossa I-II-V (Am)  works best on the IV cho rd (A7).
by Leopold Stokowski.
Stokowski. Billboard magazine publishes
magazine publishes This bossa style track features a  Add the b 5 (Bb ) for extra avour.
its first Music Popularity Chart; Doris Day joins
Day joins Les continuous loop of two bars on the
Brown’s band at just 16 years of age; and the first Im chord (Am), followed by one  Jam tracks by Jacob
Jacob Quistgaard.
Quistgaard.
Captain America comic book is published in the US.
 bar on the IIm7 b 5 (Bm7b 5)
5) and one  For free
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playing action. The top features mahogany or natural spruce with a broad (A-B-C-D-E-F-G) for the rst two also subscribe to www.youtube.
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neck is steel reinforced and fitted with individual TuneRite keys. However note changes: the G becomes a  Instagram and Facebook.
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make the rectangular inlays rather hard to distinguish.

BLITZKRIEG AS SEVERAL CITIES ARE


bombarded in the UK. As well as 57 consecutive nights on London, HOT FOR TEACHER   YOUR
 YOUR TUTOR 
TUTOR 
other targets include Cardiff, Birmingham, Coventry, Southampton,
Bristol, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester. Britain retaliates, hitting WHO?: Scott Abercrombie TOWN: Motherwell
Berlin for the first time. Three ocean liners are put into service as troop STYLES TAUGHT: Rock, pop, classical,
carriers: The Mauritania, The Queen
Queen Mary and The Queen Elizabeth. fingerstyle, heavy rock/metal and blues.
SPECIALITY : Electric guitar lead improvisation
WALTER FULLER OF GIBSON INTRODUCES and rhythm guitar.
a new pickup using Alnico magnets. It’s a 6 3/4 inch long P90 with QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE : Diploma in
adjustable pole pieces and is set at an acute angle stretching between music plus 16 years teaching experience (12
the neck and bridge. Fitted into a Gibson ES300 guitar it’s designed to years with RGT).
offer a full tonal range that’s as close as possible to an acoustic guitar. LEVELS: Formal or leisure based tuition
However their new ES100 and ES150 guitars are fitted with more ranging from beginner through to diploma
level. All RGT grade exams available.
SIGHT READING: Intermediate
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a better ‘lead’ tone. EMAIL: scottabercrombie@hotmail.co.uk 

12  April
 April 2017
2017
PLAY } BLUE
 BLUES
S ON THE CD TRACKS 3-16

 All l the
 A
Blues
Blues cho
chords
 you
 you’l
’lll eve
ever
r ne
need
ed!!
The world ofof blues rhythm
rhythm is the focus of Jon Bishop for  for this
lesson. It covers key chord shapes - some you’ll
you’ll know
know but
but many
many you
you
won’t
won ’t - then places them in context. In
In a rhythm
rhyth m rut? Then read on!

 ABILITY RATING  EasyE Easy to Moderate ✪ ✪ ✪


✪✪
✪✪
Info  Will improve
improve your…
your… Fret board knowledge
 Various Tempo
Key Various
Key Various CD
TempoVarious  TRACKS 3-16
CD TRACKS Harmony and theory knowledge Blues rhythm guitar

W
elcome to this month’s big cover Our rst six pages of music list the chord
feature. The aim of this lesson is to ngerings, and of course there’s an audio
take tried and tested ngerings for demonstration so you can hear what they
the various chord types you will need sound like too. There’s then a rhythm guitar
for blues accompaniment, then provide you piece that follows a 12-bar blues progression
 with chord workouts and some some actual
actual blues and places the various chords from that
pregressions in which to employ them. section into a functioning rhythm part.
I say “tried and tested” but my guess is that The nal four pages concentrate on various
quite a few of these shapes will be new to you, types of blues progression, with a bass and
so there’s a reasonable learning curve here too drums backing. Here all of the chord types are
- plus it’s not just an impassive list of chord mixed up and used in a musical setting. The
 boxes with no context
context in which to sit
sit them.
them. chord families we are covering are 7ths, 9ths,
Many players have all the soloing moves, 11ths, 13ths, Altered Dominant and
 but when
when it’s time to take a back seat they Diminished. They really are all the blues
seem lost as to what to do. Often you see them chords you’ll ever need, so let’s get going!
 bashing out full
full barre
barre chords and bringing
bringing no
great harmonic or rhythmic interest to the  Many thanks
thanks to Universal Audio for for the loan
table. If that’s you, then this is the perfect of the Apollo interface for the recording.
feature to help you out of that rut.
To get you started, we have provided chord
4
ngerings in all positions on the neck. These 7 3
8
are in the guitar-friendly key of A, but are of
9
course moveable to any key you like. And
GAIN BAS S MIDDLE TREBLE REVERB
Robben Ford remember, you don’t always have to play the
knows what  whole chord - two or three notes are are often
often very
very
to play when effective. You also don’t always need to have
not soloing 
the root note in the bass, and you will notice
For this month’s recording I used a James Tyler
some of our chords start with something other
Studio Elite guitar. It was recorded with the
than the root as the rst note. This can sound Universal Audio Apollo audio interface, and the
THE DOMINANT 7 sophisticated but does take a little practice to
get used to. We didn’t have the space in a
internal Universal Audio guitar amp models were
used. All of the pickup and effects selections are
CHORD
CHORD HAS
HA S A MAJOR single feature to list all the two- or three-note notated at the start
star t of each piece for reference.
When playing in any style it’s important to have a
TYPE
TY PE SOUND,
SOUND, BUT  versions of these
these chords
chords as the
the options
options are
endless, so you can experiment and nd
are
suitable tone for the genre, so study the notation
and remember your ears are your best fr iend!
 WITH A DIRTY EDGE
EDGE permutations that suit each situation.

14  April
 April 2016
2016
 ALL THE { BLUES CHORDS
 ALL THE

John Mayer is
another whose
rhythm playing
matches his lead

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    A
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TRACK RECORD There are many great recordings that feature blues rhythm guitar. It’s well worth checking out players like Jimi Hendrix,
    A
    /
    D
    T
 John Mayer, Stevie Ray
R ay Vaughan and Robben
Robbe n Ford. The 2008 album
a lbum Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live
L ive In Los Angeles
Ange les showcases some
    L
    N
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cracking blues orientated rhythm playing. But also look out for Michael Landau, Larry Carlton, Matt Schofield and Eric Gales.
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 April 2016
2016 15
PLAY } BLUE
 BLUES
S ON THE CD TRACKS 3-16

5 ALTERED CHORDS
EXAMPLE 5 ALTERED CD TRACK 7

To add more tension to a resolving Dominant 7 chord we can alter the Major 3rd and Minor 7 intervals. Feel free to add the b 9,
9, #9, b 5 or #5 in any order
extensions. The most common
common Altered chord in the blues is the 7#9, which is or combination that you wish. Have a play through the examples and find your
often referred to as the ‘Hendrix chord’as this is the chord Jimi used for Purple own favourites. There folows a great Altered chord workout to place these in
Haze and in various other situations. The
The foundation of the chord is the root, context - make sure you listen to the audio to get these sounds in your head.

b # b# # b
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bn ww
A7 5

#n ww
A7 9

bw 5

# n ww
A7 9

n #n www
A7 9

n b ww
& # 44

Clean with
Neck Pickup
1 Bar Count In w w w w
E 6 8
B 4 6 6 8 11
G 6 6 6 6 12
D 5 5 5 5 11
A 12
E 5 5 5 5
1

bb
A7 9
b#
A7 9 # A7 9
#b ##
A7 9

# # bw
b n ww 5
#w
b n ww 5
A7 9

n # ww # n ww
5
bw # n ww #w 5

& #
E 11 13 11 13
B 11 11 13 13 13
G 12 12 12 12 12
D 11 11 11 11 11
A 12 12 12 12 12
E
7

ALTERED DOMINANT WORKOUT


A7 #
A7 5 A 13 A7 9 #
# # ©»¡ œn œ ¿¿ œœ œœ œ ¿¿  ‰ #n œœ ¿¿ œœ œœ œ ¿¿  ‰ œn œœ ¿¿ œœœ œœœ œ ¿¿  ‰ n #n œœœ ¿¿ œœœ œœ œ ¿  ‰
& # 44
∞∞

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With fingers

E 8 X 8 8
B 5 X 5 5 6 X 6 6 7 X 7 7 8 X 8
G 6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X
D 5 5 X 5 X 5 X 5 5 X 5 5 X
A X X X X
E 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
1

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>  > ¿ œ ¿œ œ ¿ œ >  œ. >  œ
E 4 4 4 8 X 8 8
B 5 X 5 5 X 5 X 5 X 5 X 5 5 8 X 8 X
G 5 X 5 X 5 X 5 X 6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X
D 4 X 4 X X X 5 X 5 X 5 5 X
A 5 5 5 5 X
E 5 5 5 5
6

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n œœœ ¿> ¿ œœœ œœœ œ ¿> ¿  ‰ ‹ œœ.


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> ¿¿  œ œœ œœ œ > ¿¿  ‰


A7 9

n #n œœœ Œ Ó
œ
E 8
B 8 X 8 8 X 6 X 6 6 X 5 X 5 5 8 X 8 8 X 8
G 7 X 7 X 7 X 7 X 6 X 6 X 7 X 7 X 6
D 6 X 6 X 6 X 6 X 5 X 5 X 6 X 6 X 5
A 7 7 7 7 X 7 7
E 5 5 5
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 ALL THE { BLUES CHORDS
 ALL THE

Stevie Ray Vaughan


was not averse to
adding jazzy chords
to his Texas blues 

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PLAY } BLUE
 BLUES
S ON THE CD TRACKS 3-16

8 MINOR BLUES
EXAMPLE 8 MINOR CD TRACK 11

The Minor blues has a well-used chord progression and was made famous by Minor 9, FMaj7 and E7 Altered chord. To make the movement a bit smoother
guitarists like BB King, Freddie King and Peter Green. Here we can utilise the the F 6/9 can be used and this moves nicely to the E7#9.

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& 44

Am9 E7 9

‹# œœ ˙ ‹‰ # œœ œœ ‰ œœœ n œ # œ œœ œœœ ¿ ¿¿ œœœ Am


˘  ˘ 
A m9
˙
˙
A m7
˙
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˘ 
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‰ Jœ œœ
˘ 

JJ œ
˙ ˙ ˙

˙ ˙
˙
1 Bar Count In
Neck Pickup
with warm crunch
E 7 5 5 7 5 5
B 5 8 8 8 8 5 5 X X 5 5 8 5 5 5
G 5 7 7 7 7 5 5 X X 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
D 6 6 6 6 5 6 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7
A 7 7 7 7 7
E
1

œ œ #
A m9 A m7
m7 D m7
# œ œ C m9 D m9

œœ œœ ‰ œœ œœœ # œ œ ‰ Jœ ‰ Jœœ Œ œ œœ ¿ œœ œœ


œ m9 D m1
m11 Am A m9 A m7 F 6 / 9

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‰ Jœœ œœœ
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E 7 5 5 5 11 12 15 15 5 X 5 7
B 5 8 6 6 6 6 9 10 13 13 5 5 X 5 5 5 8 8 8 8
G 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 10 12 12 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7
D 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7
A 8 8 8
E
7

# #
‹ œ .
E7 9

œœ ‰ œœ .. œœ œœœ ¿ œ œœœ
Am7
˘  ˘ 
œœ
A m9
m9 E 7 9

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& #œ . J
˙
˙
˙
˙
J œ
E 5 5 7
B 8 8 8 5 5 X 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 5
G 7 7 7 5 5 X 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 5
D 6 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 7
A 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
E
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 ALL THE { BLUES CHORDS
 ALL THE

Mike Landau can


play straight down
the line blues or go
as jazzy as you like

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BB King could solo
 ALL THE { BLUES CHORDS
 ALL THE effortlessly over
all types of blues
chord progression

EXAMPLE 10 DORIAN
10 DORIAN BLUES CD TRACK 15

The Dorian mode (mode 2 of the Major scale) has a cool, jazz-blues flavour and Natural Minor scale, which contains a b 6.
6. Our rhythm part uses various chord
works a treat for fusion and jazz-blues styles. A key ingredient in this sound fragments that exploit the Dorian sound and the backing track has a jazzy
is the Major 6th interval, which brightens the sound when compared to the flavour. The feel here is swung eighth notes.

‰ Jœœ Œ # œœ Œ œœ ‰ # Jœœ ‰ Jœœ Œ # œœ Œ œœ ‰ # Jœœ œ œœœ Œ


A m7 D /A E m/
m/A D /A
/A A m7 D /A E m/
m/A D /A
/A Dm11
Dm11 Em11
Em11
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& 44 ∑
˙˙
˙
˙˙
˙ ‰ Jœœ Œ
1 Bar Count In
Clean with
Neck Pickup
f
E 5 7
B 5 7 8 7 5 7 8 7 6 8
G 5 7 9 7 5 7 9 7 5 7
D 5 7 9 7 5 7 9 7 5 7
A
E
1

# #
#
E7 9
Dm11

œœ Œ A m7

œœ œœ Œ ‰ œ Œ # œ Œ œœ ‰ # œ D /A E m/
m/A D /A
/A E7 9

‰ ‹# œœ Œ œœ Œ ‹ # œœ #œ 5
œ œ
‰ œ œœ Œ ‰ œœ Œ # œœ Œ
œ
A m7 D /A

& Jœ œJ œ Jœ œ Jœ
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˙
J
J J
E 5 5 8 8
B 6 6 5 7 8 7 7 7 8 8 5 7
G 5 5 5 7 9 7 7 7 7 7 5 7
D 5 5 5 7 9 7 6 6 6 6 5 7
A 7 7 7 7
E
7

E m/A D /A
œœ ..
A m1
m11 A m9
m9 A m7
m7 A m13 œœ b bbœœ n n œœ
Am11
A m11 Am11
Am11

& œ
œ ‰ # Jœœ ˙˙ ‰ ˙
˙˙ œœœ ‰ # œœœ œœœ œ œ ‰ ‰ œœœœ Œ œœœœ Œ œœ b b œœ n n œœ Ó
˙
J J J
E 10 7 3 3 15 14 15
B 8 7 8 5 8 7 5 3 3 13 12 13
G 9 7 9 5 5 5 5 5 5 12 11 12
D 9 7 5 5 5 5 12 11 12
A
E
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PLAY } JAZ
 JAZZ-ROCK 
Z-ROCK  ON THE CD TRACKS17-37

Jazz-rock
rock & fusi
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on
Crack
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10 core concepts that aim
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secrets...
ideas come to light. You may wish to make a
 ABILITY RATING Moderate/Advanced ✪ ✪ ✪✪ ✪✪✪

 brief synopsis of each of the concepts that all
all
Info  Will improve
improve your…
your… Soloing vocabulary
of these articles present and begin to develop
Key Various Tempo Various CD TRACKS 17-37 Use of extended harmony Specific melodic devices
 your own vocabulary that ts within each
topic. The beauty of having a number of

T
here’s a lot of technical and conceptual forgotten is how I derived the ideas, so I strategic pathways when dealing with any
information to get through here so I’m should be able to reconstruct something playing situation is that you’ll hopefully
going to dive straight into the music. similar in an instant. Therefore there’s never run out of ideas. Pete Callard (whose
I’ve presented 10 musical phrases that nothing really for me to remember other  wonderful Jazz column I inherited) told me a
typify approaches commonly used within the than the concept itself, and even this great story about a clinic he hosted with John
 jazz-rock or fusion genre, a style that  becomes subconscious with regular practice Scoeld, where some member of the
combines the harmonic and melodic and maintenance. audience asked John the question, ‘So, what
sophistication of jazz with the dynamic There are numerous parallels between do you play over Minor chords?’, no doubt
potential of rock and blues guitar. music and language, so just consider when expecting some exotic ‘John Scoeld magic
In fusion, players often weigh more on scale’ as the answer. In fact, Sco’s answer was
one side than the other, so you get jazz THE BEAUTY OF plain and simple, ‘I use Minor stuff!’ He just
guitarists with a rock edge (Larry Coryell HAVING A NUMBER OF knows all of the options inside and out and
springs to mind), or rock guys and gals with a therefore has an innite amount of Minor
touch of jazz (Greg Howe, Jennifer Batten, STRATEGIC
STRAT EGIC PATH
PATHWAYS
WAYS ideas (or any other tonality that he likes to
Richie Kotzen etc). Some players are much  WHEN DEALING
DEALING WITH imagine) at his disposal at any time and
more down the middle. Consider the classic
rock, blues and bebop combination that
 ANY
 AN Y PLAYING SITUATI
SITUATION
ON completely under his control. I hope you
enjoy this feature. Once again, these lines
makes up Mike Stern’s distinctive sound, or IS THAT YOU’LL presented are the tip of the iceb erg, so get
the gospel-inspired, New Orleans blues- HOPEFULLY
HOPEFULLY NEVER RUN stuck into trying this out with some ide as of
sleaze, combined with straight-ahead  your own. As always, enjoy!
mastery that makes up John Scoeld’s OUT OF IDEAS
unique playing style. The nature of ‘fusi on’ is  was the last time you thought about the 5
6 4 4
literally that, to fuse elements from different function of an adjective within a sentence. If 7

styles to create a uniquely personal blend of  you were learning to speak Italian, say, you’d
all your musical (and otherwise) inuences. need to think about this a lot more
GAIN BAS S MIDDLE TREBLE REVERB
Much as we all love licks, and like to frequently than for your native tongue.
stockpile them as high as is humanly Likewise with music: each style has its own
possible, this puts a lot of strain and pressure grammatical make-up that becomes second
on you to memorise them all and be able to nature with regular use. The beauty of
regurgitate at will. Far better to take away identifying specic concepts within a genre Fusion guitarists use both single-coil and
humbucking pickups with a variety of guitars,
the pressure to memorise each specic line, is that once you know what’s goi ng on you amps and effects. I recorded the lead parts on a
treat the examples presented as just one should be able to identify an idea when Gibson Les Paul with Seymour Duncan PAFs,
possible musical outcome and play with somebody else is using it. and all rhythm parts on a Fender Strat.
Strat. These
purely the concepts. If I’m being totally  At this point I’d urge you to really look went into a Macbook running Line 6 Pod Farm
on a Marshall Bluesbreaker setting. Just choose
honest, a couple of months down the line into the regular articles written in this very
the kind of tone you feel works for you, adding
from now I will have forgotten all of these magazine by Shaun Baxter and indeed my distortion, reverb and/or delay to taste.
lines, and I wrote them! What I won’t have regular Jazz column, where many conceptual

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CRACKING THE CODE
CODE

John Scofield:
his unique style
blends blues,
 jazz and rock
rock

TRACK RECORD Coinciding with our 10 licks theme, here’s 10 of the best jazz-rock releases to get your teeth stuck into: The New Tony
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Williams Lifetime, featuring Allan Holdsworth – Believe It; Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire; Spectrum – Billy Cobham; Jeff Beck – Blow
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By Blow; John Scofield – Loud Jazz; Mike Stern – Play; Richie Kotzen/Greg Howe – Tilt; Wayne Krantz – 2 Drink Minimum; Mike Walker –
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Madhouse & The Whole Thing There; and last but not least, our very own Shaun Baxter - Jazz Metal...
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