Music editor Jason Sidwell introduces another full-to-the-brim GT lessons section.
Welcome to the Learning Zone where you’ll be exposed to many articles ranging from short licks to scalic sequencing and expansive explorations of celebrated guitarists. While there is much to check out, I’d like to point you to something in each article in order to make up a varied tuition buffet. It is subjective - we’re all different - but please do check it out! • 30-Minute Lickbag, Example 3 (page 56). Benefit; tone and timing, eveness of alternate picking. • Jimmie Vaughan Blues, Solo 1 (page 59). Benefits; modal lick phrasing, nailing chord tones, blues curls and timing variations. • Andy Latimer Rock, Full Piece (page 63). Benefits; flexibility of changing time signatures. • Bill Frisell Jazz, Example 4 (page 68). Benefits; broadening hybrid picking technique via a variety of widening double-stops (6ths, octaves, 3rds and 10ths). • Dolly Parton Acoustic, Full Piece (page 73). Benefits; developing fingerpicking that involves strumming with the first finger and bassline movement. • Creative Rock, Examples 4,5,6, 7, 8 and 11 (page 78 onwards). Benefits; Dominant Pentatonic vocabulary, stimulating sequential patterns that are good for the hands and the ears! • Slide Guitar, Jam Track (page 84). Benefits; a full-sounding solo piece using open G tuning and slide. • Bowie/Carlos Alomar Rhythm, Guitar 2 (page 88). Benefits; threestring chord vocabulary. • Woodshed, Example 1 (page 90). Benefits; this E Minor riff will improve your string skipping and subdivision ability in 7/8. Enjoy the issue!