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Steve’s Perspective On Playing Over Stomping At The Pier’s Chord Changes
MY GOAL IS TO PLAY melodic lines and then to play over changes as if connecting the links. An example of making the melody more important than outlining the chords: at 1:11 of Stomping At The Pier, while playing the melody, I landed on a D (15th fret
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Get the Tone
The equipment used to get the sound is very much ‘classic’and includes Gibson Les Paul and Gretsch White Falcon guitars and Fender Tweed amps. Young also uses effects such as fuzz and an octave pedal, and his tone can go from clean and sweet to as fi
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Technique Focus Top Three Licks
1 BAR 13 – CHROMATIC NOTES. This lick uses chromatic notes to link up the chord tones. The quaver phrasing fits in with the rhythm of the track. The phrase ends in a trusty string bend on the 15th fret. 2 BARS 19 TO 22 – STRING SKIPPING. Here Steve s
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Neil Young
Neil Young was born in Ontario, Canada in 1945 and at 74 years of age is still going strong in the music industry. Young began his musical career playing with Buffalo Springfield alongside Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and went on to play with Sti
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Get the Tone
For this month’s recording Steve used his Music Man signature guitar. He regularly switches between bridge and neck pickups; low notes with bridge to cut through a mix, high notes with neck for warmth and depth. Any electric guitar will work well for
Guitar TechniquesLeitura de 1 minsTechnology & Engineering
Get the Tone
Go for as smooth a tone as possible, with not too much treble. Set your amp to‘just breaking up’then add boost or overdrive to provide the required amount of gain. This will help the notes sing. A compressor placed at the front of the pedal chain wil
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STEVE MORSE Stomping At The Pier
This month we are looking at Steve Morse’s performance over Jason Sidwell’s rocker Stomping At The Pier. As Steve explains in the video, the main rhythmic feel of triplets (notated as 12/8) is very natural to him. To add a bit of sophistication and t
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Passing Tones
Now that we’ve covered the techniques used in legato playing (GT314) and looked at ways to map out and sequence scales (GT315), it’s time to look at two important approaches we can use to emulate fusion guitar masters like Brett Garsed, Greg Howe and
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Just A Few Of Your Regular GT Technique Experts...
Simon is a graduate of ACM and The Guitar Institute, holding a Masters degree in music. He teaches, examines and plays everything from rock to jazz. One of the UK’s most respected music educators, Shaun has taught many who are now top tutors themsel
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Technique Focus
All these players, and those from the generation of American and British guitarists from the 60s to 80s that initially influenced them, have one thing in common: they listened back to where Clapton, Hendrix, Moore, Green, SRV and others derived their
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Get the Tone
We are looking at a classic rock sound this month. Bradfield has used many styles and brands of amp, from Marshall and Vox, to Mesa Boogie and Blackstar. If you don’t have humbuckers, simply use the bridge pickup on your guitar and roll a touch of tr
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Welcome
THE WAY GT is put together, with the audio and video content leaving us two weeks before the magazine’s pages, meant that we were unable to run a musical feature to mark the sad passing of the great Edward Van Halen. However, rest assured that we hav
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Get the Tone
The players we are looking at use a whole range of guitars, amps and effects in their playing, and of course have very different approaches. So all of the pickup and effects selections we’ve used are notated at the start of each piece for reference.
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Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers have had a hugely successful career and are in their fourth decade as a band. Forming in 1986 and releasing their debut album Generation Terrorists in 1992, the band has seen highs and lows akin to the peaks and troughs of the
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Try GT’s Digital Edition On PC, Mac, Laptop, Desktop Or Tablet!
Tap the links Finding your way around the magazine is easy. Tapping the feature titles on the cover or the contents page, takes you straight two the relevant articles. Any web and email links in the text are tappable too Animated tab & audio All the
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Six Modern BLUES ICONS
Your aim from this lesson is to learn and incorporate many of the concepts used by a raft of guitarists that’s come to the fore in recent times. These players have adopted the tried and trusted themes of past legends but applied them in a manner that
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Get the Tone
Generally, it’s a good policy to work with as little distortion as you can. You may have to work harder, but there will be a core to your notes, rather than the fizzy transparency that results from using too much gain. If your guitar has humbuckers,
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Gt User Guide
Each transcription is broken down into two parts... MUSICAL STAVE The five horizontal lines for music notation show note pitches and rhythms and are divided by bar lines. TAB Under the musical stave, Tab is an aid to show you where to put your fin
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Technique Focus Articulation
One of the most effective ways to make your playing sound more jazzy, or in the other direction, more bluesy, is to consider how you articulate the notes. This‘how’you play is frequently more important than ‘what’, in relation to stylistic authentici
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Intervals (2nds)
In this new series, we’re going to focus on solo studies that show how various different intervals can be applied to create ear-catching lines using Mixolydian. In sequence they will be 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, octaves and, finally, a comb
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Food For Thought
Over the last 30 years I must have seen hundreds of students playing and staring at their hands but only last week have worked out why it’s not a good idea, for most people, most of the time. I was doing a one-on-one video lesson with a girl who was
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Get the Tone
As we’re dealing with musical concepts here you can choose any tone you like, although for classic jazz the consensus is to select the warm tone of a neck position humbucker and pick a little closer to the fingerboard. For the blues examples, conside
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In The Woodshed
Tapped harmonics can be used in a variety of styles, from hard rock lead guitar squeals, to jazzy chimes, to percussive acoustic harmonic slaps. The tapped harmonic technique is performed as a quick flick of the second finger of the picking hand onto
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Session Shenanigans
“Clear? Huh! Why, a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child.” - Julius Henry ‘Groucho’ Marx (1890-1977). My father, 103 years young and still as sharp as a grade one viola player, was in his 70s whe
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THE CROSSROADS Where Blues Meets Jazz
Welcome to the first in a new series of articles aimed at bridging the gap between blues and jazz. While the romanticised mythical image of the itinerant blues player selling their soul at the crossroads at midnight might just be a thing of folkloric
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HOW TO Find All The Notes On The Fretboard
Many guitarists struggle to know which note is at what fret on the guitar. This is vital if you are to get on as a player - especially when it comes to reading, transposing to different keys, or interacting with other musicians. Here are the notes at
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Instrumental Inquisition !
GT: What is it about instrumentals that appeals to you? AS: The open-ended nature of instrumental music, its limitless colour palette and technical possibilities are certainly appealing. I also feel that there’s some sort of special, unconscious lan
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Technique Focus
Fretting-hand slurs (hammer-ons, pull-offs), are essential for classical guitar technique. It is very beneficial to practise them in focused isolation. Try this exercise: at the 7th fret on the first string play the B with the first finger and hammer
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New Albums
For fans of prog and metal, Derek Sherinian is highly regarded for his chops and searing keyboard tones. But he’s also been collaborating with fusion drummer Simon Philips for two decades. The Phoenix follows their typical approach; largely instrumen
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Phil Hilborne’s One-minute Lick
THIS USES TWO different approaches over an A7 chord vamp. Stylistically it is typical of a jazzier approach to the blues. The ideas rely on hitting‘target’ chord tones at the end of each phrase. In bars 1-2 the licks are chromatic in nature and in ba
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