Having a go at some Eric Johnson! This is the intro to Cliffs of Dover, and as you can probably tell, it’s deceptively tricky! Eric Johnson is a master at speed picking, so getting this up to tempo is causing some headaches! As always, perseverance is key! This is a nice piece for practice alternate[…]
Time for a bit of country twang! To get the tone, use a single coil guitar like a Strat or Tele, and set up a slapback echo effect for that authentic country sound. Look out for the use of the major pentatonic scale, and techniques like slides, chicken pickin’ and double stops.
Alternate tunings are a great way to break out of playing the same old thing by forcing you to experiment with new sounds and chord shape. In the video below, I explore a Led Zeppelin style sound using DADGAD tuning on my acoustic guitar. Notice how this type of tuning creates a richer sound due[…]
How about a harmonic minor lick to get us started? The easiest way to think of the harmonic minor scale is as a minor scale (or aeolian mode) with a major seventh scale degree. This is one of Slash’s favourite scales and is popular amongst the hard rock and metal fraternity!
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