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Funk 49 Joe Walsh (James Gang)

Funk 49 Joe Walsh (James Gang)

Andy | November 25, 2015 | 4 Comments

Funk 49 Joe Walsh: Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bl48uBq-a8 “I’d like to let you know that I’ll be running for President….and here is an industrial love song” said Joe Walsh as he launched into Life’s Been Good whilst on tour with The Eagles. Not sure why we’ve mentioned this, but Mr. Walsh is such a quirky character that Andy […]

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Target Notes in Blues Solos

Target Notes in Blues Solos

Andy | July 16, 2015 | 3 Comments

If you find yourself running up and down the frets and scales but feeling uninspired when playing blues solos, then here’s just one approach to help you break out of the musical rut. Just knowing the various scales is not enough because unless you make them connect to the actual chords being played, they can […]

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Hybrid Picking, Part 3: Practice Licks

Hybrid Picking, Part 3: Practice Licks

Andy | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Now that you’ve learned the basics of hybrid picking and had a chance to advance your skills … … here are five ‘country-style’ licks that incorporate hybrid picking. Having said that, don’t be afraid to experiment with these, as the licks could as easily be woven into other styles of music. Initially, spend some time […]

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Paperback Writer riff. The Beatles

Paperback Writer riff. The Beatles

Andy | June 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

Paperback Writer riff. So here’s another classic Beatles intro for you to learn. The majority of them are instantly recognisable, so we won’t tell you that this is the case for Paperback Writer – although it is!!!!! This natty melody is based around the G minor chord shape barred on the 3rd fret and is […]

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Reelin In The Years. Steely Dan

Reelin In The Years. Steely Dan

Andy | June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Reelin In The Years. As promised, we have another great harmony guitar piece to learn. This is certainly more of a challenge than Rosalee, which featured in our last issue, where we concentrated on syncopated singles in a descending scale. Well where would we be without a challenge! If you tried out our Rosalee harmony […]

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Easy Improvisation & Soloing: The Eminor Pentatonic

Easy Improvisation & Soloing: The Eminor Pentatonic

Andy | June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6h10Ry31Y8 Easy Improvisation Let’s be honest, most of you must have had some dream about being on stage and improvising a guitar solo at the lead singer’s request and launching into an amazing medley of notes, melodies, riffs and tricks that will have the audience drooling for more; only to think, “I’ll never be able […]

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Thin Lizzy Rosalee. Harmony Guitar.

Thin Lizzy Rosalee. Harmony Guitar.

Andy | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thin Lizzy Rosalee Unless you play regularly with other guitarists, whether it be in a band or around a camp fire, it is unlikely you will ever have the opportunity to play twin harmony lead guitar with someone else. If you execute it correctly, the sound of 2 guitars playing in unison and in harmony is a sound to behold. There […]

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I Love Rock n Roll Guitar Riff

I Love Rock n Roll Guitar Riff

Andy | June 11, 2015

I Love Rock n Roll Guitar Riff Introduction Teach When Andy bought his first electric guitar, with a little practice amp that had an option to use distortion, the intro riff for I Love Rock‘n Roll by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts became the first warm up piece he would play before delving into something new. Why though? He tells […]

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ZZ Top Guitar Riffs

ZZ Top Guitar Riffs

Andy | June 11, 2015

ZZ Top Guitar Riffs We had such an overwhelming response to our David Bowie riff videos (playing three patterns, one after the other) in the last issue, that we have decided to do the same again with some classic ZZ Top guitar riffs; but this time we’re upping the ante and including a kick drum backing track so you can execute […]

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Billy Gibbons Blues Licks

Billy Gibbons Blues Licks

Andy | June 11, 2015

Billy Gibbons Blues Licks A man with such a beard and such a crazy collection of guitars is not often associated with such a deft touch and catchy songs of women and booze….actually that’s a lie, because ‘Revered Willy G’ is not only a rockstar, he is a connoisseur of the blues genre. Introduction Lick 1 Lick 2 Lick 3 […]

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