That Was The Year...

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for Piezo equipped per­fec­tion with its P245 semi-hol­low Sin­gle­cut gui­tar. With a ma­hogany and fig­ured maple carved top and a bound rose­wood fin­ger­board with bird in­lays it of­fers the com­pany’s usual qual­ity, and with a pair of their new 58/15 hum­buck­ers and that piezo it delivers equally as well on sound. Chris Squire, Andy Fraser, Trevor Ward-Davies (aka Dozy), Lemmy and Mike Por­caro take their leave. Also gone are gui­tarists BB King, John Ren­bourn, Eddie Hardin (Spencer Davis Group), Slim Richey, Jeff Golub and pedal steel player Buddy Em­mons. Drum­mers Bruce Row­land (Fair­port Con­ven­tion), Mac Poole (Warhorse) and John Bradbury (The Spe­cials) and vo­cal­ists Cilla Black, Steve Strange, Er­rol Brown (Hot Choco­late), Twin­kle, Joy Bev­er­ley (Bev­er­ley Sis­ters), Jim Di­a­mond, Percy Sledge and Natalie Cole. desk Hughes & Ket­tner un­veils the Tri­amp Mark 3 head. Boast­ing three two-chan­nel preamps and three as­sign­a­ble power amps it more than lives up to its name. With a power rat­ing of 145 watts RMS this all-valve model is truly a beast of an am­pli­fier that fully jus­ti­fies the high es­teem that the com­pany en­joys in the mar­ket. re­ported in New York City and is at­trib­uted to ex­treme weather events. A large sink­hole ap­pears at the in­ter­sec­tion of Fifth Av­enue and 64th Street in Brook­lyn; Pres­i­dent Barack Obama an­nounces the reestab­lish­ment of diplo­matic ties with Cuba; BP agrees on a set­tle­ment fig­ure of $18.7 bil­lion in repa­ra­tion for its Gulf of Mex­ico oil spill in 2010; and Game of Thrones is voted the Out­stand­ing Drama Se­ries at

the 67th Prime­time Emmy Awards. party in the 2015 gen­eral elec­tion giv­ing Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron a sec­ond term in of­fice. The Con­ser­va­tives also do well in the lo­cal elec­tions. In­fla­tion rates fall to 0.5% due mainly to the drop in fuel prices and Libby Lane is the first woman to be or­dained as a bishop. the first ever Women’s Boat Race as well as the tra­di­tional Men’s Race; tens of thou­sands of Scot­tish homes are with­out power af­ter the coun­try is hit by hur­ri­cane-force winds; and Eng­land’s A&E wait­ing time per­for­mance is at its worst lev­els for a decade. 900 se­ries. The Grand Au­di­to­rium 914ce is a beau­ti­ful Floren­tine cut­away elec­tro-acous­tic with ex­quis­ite As­cen­sion in­lays, ebony fin­ger­board and fine trim­ming. With a sitka spruce top and In­dian rose­wood back and sides it also fea­tures an ebony arm cham­fer for added play­ing com­fort. With Tay­lor’s Ex­pres­sion Sys­tem 2 elec­tron­ics it sounds mag­nif­i­cent acous­ti­cally and am­pli­fied. Our first track is a slow B mi­nor blues and uses mi­nor chords through­out the pro­gres­sion (Bm-Em-F#m), with the ex­cep­tion of the very last chord of the sequence (F#). Use B mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (B-D-E-F#-A) and B nat­u­ral mi­nor scale (B-C#-D-E-F#-G-A), as well as B Har­monic mi­nor (B-C#-D-EF#-G-A#) for those F# chords. This jam is great for get­ting your clas­sic hard rock shred go­ing! The track stays in the key of D mi­nor through­out and I sug­gest us­ing D mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic scale (D-F-G-A-C), D mi­nor Blues scale (D-F-G-G#-A-C) and the

(D-E-F-G-A-Bb-C). D mi­nor scale Let the shred­ding com­mence! This ex­tra slow jazz track is based on the stan­dard II-V-I pro­gres­sion in A mi­nor. The

Bm7b5 (IIm7b5), chords are E7 (V7) and Am (Im). I sug­gest us­ing A Nat­u­ral mi­nor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G), as well as ap­ply­ing A Har­monic mi­nor scale (A-B-C-D-E-F-G#) over the E7 (V7) chords. No­tice that only one note changes be­tween those two scales (the G be­comes a G#), which ef­fec­tively pulls things to­wards and neatly re­solves on the fol­low­ing Am chord. You can get your Sa­tri­ani, Vai and Zappa-style licks out on this Ly­dian jam. The chords are E and F#7/E. Nat­u­rally E Ly­dian (E-F#-G#-A#-B-C#-D#) is your best friend here. You can also try ex­per­i­ment­ing with the three Pen­ta­tonic scales in­her­ent within E Ly­dian: G# mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (G#-B-C#-D#-F#), C# mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (C#-E-F#-G#-B), and D# mi­nor Pen­ta­tonic (D#-F#G#-A#-C#). Happy jam­ming! 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.

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