ExamplE2 LEAD GUITAR
cd track 43
This is classic blues-rock fare, with all its attendant techniques such as string bends and vibrato, plus a healthy mix of alternate picking and legato. Hotei attacks the notes quite hard but his playing always remains controlled and measured. Make sure you listen to the recorded track for different vibrato speeds and widths, and to hear how Hotei might blend his playing into the backing track, rather than simply blasting all over it.