That Was The Year...
Spanish SP model guitar, an electric archtop with f-holes cut into the upper body bouts. The bound neck and body are actually made by Harmony but the guitar boasts an all Rickenbacker horseshoe pickup situated by the wooden bridge. Controls are fitted for volume and tone manipulation. With a strong sound and good tone, it’s a popular product; also highly sort after are their laptop steel guitars like the Rickenbacker Model B. gets his first guitar on his birthday. He actually wanted a rifle but it was too expensive for his parents but he took lessons from his uncle and learned to play. Frank Sinatra releases his first studio album, called The Voice Of Frank Sinatra. Released on Columbia Records as a set of four 78 rpm records (so just eight songs) it stays at the top of the newly established Billboard chart for seven weeks. celebrated by a victory parade in London but those returning from the fighting are greeted by major job shortages, lack of housing and little in the way of food and materials. So much for a better life! The House of Commons nationalises the mining industry and the Bank of England soon follows suit. The first meeting of the United Nations is held in London to discuss procedural rules and to adopt a resolution to deal with the issues of atomic energy and nuclear weapons. The League of Nations is dissolved and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is established. produce the PV60, their first model to be produced post war. The Italian Piaggio company files a patent for their Vespa scooter design finished in pastel shades. It makes its public debut at the 1946 Milan Fair but is slow to catch on until the introduction of payment by instalments made it something everyone could own. repairs begin manufacturing their own guitars from their backyard workshop in Melbourne, Australia. Owner Billy May was keen to equal the quality of the American guitars that were being imported and the product name was a derivative of ‘May’ and ‘Tone’. With fine attention to every detail of the manufacturing process early models like the Coolibah Flat Top FT6 and the Professional Super Hill-Billy Flatop HG100 soon capture the respect of local guitarists and beyond. (Elvis Presley used an HG100 Hill-Billy in the Jailhouse Rock movie in 1957). and singer, Norma Jeane Mortenson performs her first screen test and is signed to Twentieth Century Fox Studios. She changes her hair colour from brown to blonde and becomes Marilyn Monroe. Juan Domingo Peron is elected president in Argentina, his mistress is Evita. Here we have a fairly uptempo foot-stomping 12-bar blues in G. Pull out your G minor Pentatonic
Bb- (G- C-D-F) or Blues scale (add
Db) a – or alternatively, try G Mixolydian (G-A-B-C-D-E-F) on the I chord (G7), G Dorian
Bb- (G-A- C-D-E-F) on the IV chord (C7) and finally the G Major scale (G-A-B-C-D-E-F#) on the V (D7). Try out your best Vai, Satriani and Zappa licks on this static groove. The progression (C and D/C) is based on C Lydian mode (C-D-E-F#-G-A-B), so could open up new territory for licks, sounds and fingerings! For this I-IV vamp in C you can get really bluesy and use C minor Eb- Bb) Pentatonic (C- F-G- or Blues Eb- Bb). scale (C- F-F#-G- Or you can switch between C Mixolydian Bb) (C-D-E-F-G-A- for the I chord Eb(C) and C Dorian mode (C-D- Bb) F-G-A- for the IV chord (F7). This change results in the B neatly Bb, becoming a etc. Although you can attack this jazz Bb blues progression in from a Bb basic blues perspective using Bb- major Pentatonic ( C-D-F-G) Bb and minor Pentatonic Bb-Db-Eb- Ab), ( F you could also try arpeggiating your way around the chords to bring out more colour. This is especially handy in bar 6 Bb(E diminished arpeggio (E-G- Db) and bar 8 (G7 arpeggio (G-B-D-F) of the progression. Jam tracks by Jacob Quistgaard. For free scale maps and hundreds more tracks, visit www.quistorama. com. You can also subscribe to www.youtube.com/QuistTV to get all the latest tracks and licks. Or find Quist and his jam tracks on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.