Master wHat Mat­ters

Guitarist - - Feature -

“You need to know your scales and you need to know voice-lead­ing and chords,” says blues-fu­sion vir­tu­oso and tu­tor Oz Noy. “It’s good to know some the­ory and one of the best ways to learn is through jazz. You don’t have to be a jazz player, but if you want to un­der­stand how this thing works, whether you want to play jazz or you want to play rock, it’s a good way to learn it. You also have to prac­tise with a metronome and be aware of rhythm. When you are a drum­mer or a bass player your whole world is rhythm. When you are a gui­tar player you can let that go and head for the fancy stuff – but if you don’t have rhythm you can’t re­ally play. A lot of peo­ple put rhythm in the back in­stead of in the front.”

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