EX­AM­PLE PRINCE STYLE

Guitar Techniques - - PLAY -

It’s time to rock! Prince was more than just com­pe­tent as a lead gui­tarist – he was a mon­ster! So step on the fuzz box and wah-wah ped2al and let rip! Prince of­ten used the wah as a tone fil­ter, as at the end of let’s Go Crazy. Get­ting the trea­dle in just the right place re­ally helps the gui­tar to scream. Prince was a fan of play­ing string bends high up the fret­board and much of his lead work was in­spired by play­ers like Jimi Hen­drix, Jeff Beck and Steve vai. Watch out for the fast six-du­plet phras­ing and the uni­son chro­matic line that fea­tures in bars 25 and 33.

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