Lessons In­tro­duc­tion

Guitar Techniques - - Contents -

Ja­son Sid­well in­tro­duces this month’s fea­ture packed Lessons sec­tion.

I HOPE YOU en­joyed our two big fea­tures: a com­plete rock work­out and ex­otic scales to play over 7th chords. These are in di­rect re­sponse to your re­quests to illuminate spe­cific topics. Please keep them com­ing!

Now you’ve ar­rived at the Lessons sec­tion, we’ve more great ar­ti­cles that should ap­peal, re­gard­less of your abil­ity or mu­si­cal lean­ings. It’s this broad va­ri­ety that makes GT the most thor­ough gui­tar tu­ition mag­a­zine there is.

If time is tight, 30-Minute Lick­bag has six var­ied licks at easy, intermediate and ad­vanced lev­els. Tackle them all, or work on one you par­tic­u­larly like; the choice is yours.

This is­sue’s Blues les­son shines a spot­light on US leg­end Joe Louis Walker, with two so­los crammed full of tasty licks, sting­ing string bends and awe­some phras­ing.

Up­ping the dis­tor­tion, Rock fea­tures the roar­ing chops of Ted Nu­gent. You’ll love the pound­ing power chord riff­ing and fren­zied pen­ta­tonic licks that pay homage to this unique US rocker.

Then it’s time for a com­plete change as we look at the UK groove jazzer, Ronny Jordan who re­cently passed away. If you like mix­ing funk and jazz on a clean gui­tar tone, this is for you.

Pull out the over­drive pedal again, as Cre­ative Rock dives into the world of sweep pick­ing and tap­ping. If you want to boost your chops and up your speed, there’s much here to work on.

Many of you have been in con­tact about our new Ses­sion Se­crets ar­ti­cle, again ap­pre­ci­at­ing the stylis­tic va­ri­ety on tap. This month we look at the Nashville chops that get Brent Ma­son so much A-list ses­sion work. Tasty dou­ble-stop bends, snaky chro­mati­cism, strong chord tones and lots of hy­brid pick­ing - it’s a work­out you’ll keep com­ing back to!

Prog rock has one of the most de­vout fan bases around. Ty Ta­bor from the great King’s X is con­sid­ered on page 78, with ex­am­ples of his string bend­ing, pen­ta­tonic ideas and a lik­ing for ir­reg­u­lar note group­ings.

Dial in a clean neck pickup and check out the im­pro­vi­sa­tions of jazzer, Chuck Wayne. He may not be a house­hold name but his solo­ing over II-V-I pro­gres­sions was highly mu­si­cal, and not a lit­tle scary at times.

Acous­tic and A-Z of The­ory round things off, with the cool chords of singer­song­writer Laura Mar­ling, and the let­ter U: Ul­tra Locrian, Uni­son bends and Up­strokes are among the topics we... er... Un­cover. As al­ways, en­joy the is­sue and I’ll see you next time with more gui­tar good­ness.

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