Lessons GT #259

Guitar Techniques - - LEARNING ZONE -

Pat Heath has six more licks for you to play at easy, in­ter­me­di­ate and ad­vanced lev­els. We chal­lenge you – can you play them all? Les David­son pays mu­si­cal trib­ute to one of the most in­flu­en­tial of the mod­ern elec­tric blues­men, the Fly­ing V-wield­ing Lon­nie Mack. Martin Cooper jets off to Ja­pan to ex­am­ine the play­ing of Hotei, the Land of the Rising Son’s le­gendary gui­tarist, ar­ranger and com­poser. Char­lie Grif­fiths stands back in awe at the play­ing of glam me­tal’s in­cred­i­bly melodic and tech­ni­cally in­spir­ing Vito Bratta of White Lion. John Wheatcroft flexes his pick­ing hand, en­sures his tim­ing’s right in the pocket, as he in­ves­ti­gates the play­ing of a jazz-rock ti­tan, Al Di Me­ola. Stu­art Ryan delves into the play­ing of pop-rock su­per­star, iconic blues leg­end and rather good acous­tic picker, the multi-tal­ented John Mayer. Shaun Bax­ter con­tin­ues his se­ries blend­ing bluesy ideas with the Mixoly­dian mode – this month he pulls out even more great-sound­ing tri­ads. Iain Scott con­tin­ues his se­ries un­cov­er­ing the mys­ter­ies of chords with a dis­sec­tion of aug­mented tri­ads in a va­ri­ety of use­ful styles. Char­lie Grif­fiths aims to per­fect your tech­niques. This month, he’s be­ing par­tic­u­larly mean by mak­ing you tap with­out us­ing your first fin­ger!

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