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Phil Hilborne’s One-minute Lick
THIS MONTH’S LICK is another phrase that uses a combination of tapping and string skipping. It’s a scale derived lick, as opposed to last month’s arpeggio based idea. The scale used here is A Natural Minor: A-B-C-D-E-F-G. Bars 1-2 involve a simple as
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Get Th Tone
Tipton and Downing both play classic rock and metal guitars including Gibson Flying V and Les Paul, as well as Ibanez and Hamer models. Amps are along the lines of non-master volume Marshalls and also high-powered Mesa Boogie. So, the tone to aim for
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JAM TRACKS tips
We start with a slow blues in G with a progression that uses modal interchange - as the IV chords (Cm) borrow from the key of G Minor, rather than G Major. Use G Major Pentatonic (G-A-B-D-E) and G Minor Pentatonic (G-B b -C-D-F) as a starting point.
Guitar Techniques3 min gelesen
Judas Priest
Judas Priest were hailed as one of the most important acts on the heavy metal scene in the 70s and 80s. Since forming in 1969 in West Bromwich, UK they have sold over 50 million albums and influenced countless other metal artists. They may have had t
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That Was The Year... 1947 Combos, Jumbos & Archtops
FENDER’S PRINCETON 26 COMBO gets an upgrade as the 8-inch Utah field coil speaker is replaced by a fixed magnet type Jensen for improved tone and response. It’s a positive move for this most basic of amplifiers  that has two inputs but no controls at
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Get The Tone
Almost any sound will work in jazz, from a clean, fat neck humbucker tone to an overdriven bridge single-coil. Pat Metheny often uses chorus to bring out the lushness of his chords and phrasing, while George Benson employs a classic warm jazz tone, a
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Technique Focus
A characteristic of blues inflections and decoration is the use of microtones, the minute subtle gradients of pitch found in between each semitone. It’s quite the done thing to flatten the 5th ever so slightly, blur the distinction between Minor and
Guitar Techniques6 min gelesen
Altered Scale
The Altered scale is the seventh mode of the Melodic Minor scale and one of the most commonly used when soloing over Dominant chords. Typically used over an Altered Dominant, it creates an ‘outside’ sound which is then resolved when the progression m
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Get the Tone
With the exception of BB King, the other artists here mostly favour single-coil Fenders. You’ll need a floating vibrato bridge to achieve anything close to Jeff Beck’s slide and harmonica emulations, but for everything else whatever guitar you have t
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Get the Tone
For the most life-like Graham Coxon tone (certainly in Blur) a bridge single-coil is the best place to start - if not, add treble to your amp for a humbucker. Plug into a valve amp if possible, or a Marshall emulation on your modeller, adding a littl
Guitar Techniques6 min gelesen
All-Star Blues Jam
We guitarists love to jam, and blues royalty is no different, so we’ve conjured up an All-Star jam session featuring five superstars of the blues and beyond. This feature brings you an in-depth look at the soloing style of five of the greatest bluesy
Guitar Techniques4 min gelesen
Blur
Taking influence from the British pop and rock groups of the 60s and their northern contemporaries from the Madchester scene, Blur burst onto our radar in 1991 with debut album, Leisure. Hailing from London, the band consists of Damon Albarn (vocals)
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Get the Tone
While this style of music is often heard via the mighty Dumble Overdrive Special (Carlton, Ford etc), any amp set to that spot where clean begins to become slightly ‘furry’, with a nice overdrive placed in front, will get you in the zone. Add a splas
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Get The Tone
For this lesson with its country-rock backing, I adopted a much cleaner approach using a Fender Stratocaster through Zendrive and Marshall ED-1 Compressor pedals, into a clean Fender Blues Deluxe combo. Use the above settings as a guide, perhaps back
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Play Tastier Licks!
If you look at the history of popular contemporary music there was a point, a little less than a century ago, when the distinction between what constituted blues and what defined jazz was a little arbitrary to say the least, with many artists widely
Guitar Techniques6 min gelesen
Chromaticism Pt 4 Delayed Resolution
We have recently been spicing up our lines using non-scale notes. Such chromatic ideas allow us to introduce tension (dissonance) then resolve it (consonance), rather than dwelling on consonant notes all the time. We’ve looked at: 1) Chromatic Appr
Guitar Techniques8 min gelesen
Richard Smith Interview & masterclass
Tommy Emmanuel once said, “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith…” As far as accolades go, that one’s not easily beaten. Here at Guitarist, we first became aware of Richard’s extraordinary talent face-to-face back in the 1990s when he
Guitar Techniques3 min gelesen
In The Woodshed
The V7-IV7-I7 progression is the last part of of a 12-bar blues, otherwise known as the ‘turnaround’. In this lesson we’ll look at soloing over those chords using Dominant 7 arpeggios, in order to break away from the Pentatonic scale. Our examples ar
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Independence Day
“The trap that people fall into,”Richard tells us,“is since we’re born, our fingers and our thumb are used to grab things, so they pinch together, they grab objects – they work in tandem. With fingerpicking you’re playing on and off the beat, so the
Guitar Techniques4 min gelesen
New Albums
ECM ★★★★★ This may sound absurd, but John Scofield can seem like a musical version of Billy Connolly. Not because of the Big Yin’s humour (although there is a little of that in Scofield’s playing as he lets notes knowingly drop off or stumble) but be
Guitar Techniques2 min gelesen
Just A Few Of Your Regular GT Technique Experts...
Simon is a graduate of ACM and The Guitar Institute, holding a Masters degree in music. He teaches, examines and plays everything from rock to jazz. One of the UK’s most respected music educators, Shaun has taught many who are now top tutors themsel
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Technique Focus
When playing classical guitar, posture is extremely important in order for both hands to work efficiently. The traditional method is to sit up straight on the front edge of an upright chair and raise the left knee (right-handed players) by using a fo
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Grab That Guitar And Learn How To Play... A GREAT SOLO!
Vulfpeck guitarist and solo artist Cory is a great player. Watch as he plays and describes his favourite rhythm moves. Bridget Mermikides has created a duet arrangement of this piece by the master. Watch her play both parts on video too. Lose the
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Welcome
WITH EVERYTHING THAT’S going on in the world today it wouldn’t be right not to mention - especially given this month’s two lead features - that much of the music we love, listen to and learn from, can be traced back to the African-Americans of the la
Guitar Techniques4 min gelesen
John Bunyan To Be A Pilgrim
John Bunyan was a 17th Century English preacher and prolific writer who was persecuted and imprisoned for his religious practice and teachings. In his extraordinary life, Bunyan authored over 50 sermons and the allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress, one of
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5 Gifts
Mascot Records has kindly provided this exclusive compilation album featuring the cream of the blues crop. From Gary Moore’s stunning All Your Love to Sonny Landreth’s amazing Lover Dance With Me, every track is a gem and the playing will blow you aw
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Gt Learning Zone
If you are one of our more eagled-eyed readers, you’ll see that we’ve put Jeff Beck in the spotlight twice this issue. This wasn’t unintentional as our appreciation of the sunglass wearing Strat player is immense, not just because of his placement in
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FOOD FOR thought
I have been a huge advocate of transcribing since I first started teaching, but I fear I missed a very important piece of the puzzle. During a series of ‘Lockdown Lessons’ I filmed for my website I had the pleasure of talking about learning with a nu
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30-Minute Lickbag
James Burton can be heard on many records from the heyday of rock and roll. This interpretation of what he might have played live with Elvis Presley, moves around the A Minor scale using a clean bridge pickup tone with strategically placed double pic
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