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    Steve MacLellan
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    Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question:

    Question: Can you make a video that goes over the concept of playing both major and relative minor scales over the same progression. For example; If there was a chord progression that went: Fmi Bbmi Db Eb could you demonstrate playing over it in two ways. Once resolving into the Major key of Ab Major and then doing it again but playing into the relative Minor, F Minor. Joe Satriani seems to have amazing control over this kind of thing and Id like to know more about it. I find it very difficult to do.
    – Douglas – Seattle, WA.

    Here is his answer in a video:

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    #1813

    Steve MacLellan
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    Beginner Rock Guitar Lessons – ACDC – Hells Bells – Beginner Guitar Tutorial

    #1819

    Steve MacLellan
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    Guitar Lesson: Improvising with Flatpicking Licks

    This video covers some flatpicking guitar licks that you can use in the bluegrass songs Way Downtown and Nine Pound Hammer and others.

    #1820

    Steve MacLellan
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    Feel Like Makin’ Love by Bad Company

    This is one of my favorite tunes from the ’70’s. If you’re over fifty, I’m sure you remember it too. But in case it’s been a while since you heard it, here it is:

    This week, one of the guitar masters at Gibson, Mike Pachelli, shows you how to play it. If you would like to watch his video to see how its played, click here. They also have the tab for it on the same lesson page, but it’s only in an image format and opens in a javascript window — this make it pretty hard to save. So if you want the tab, you might want to click here for it.

    Regards,
    Steve

    #1821

    Steve MacLellan
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    Jazz Arpeggios Workout

    Playing arpeggios is common in melodies because they contain notes that naturally sound good with the song’s chords (because they ARE chords.) And that’s all that they are — the chord tones that make up the notes of the chord you’re playing in.

    This means if you come to a solo and find yourself in an unexpected chord change, it’s easy enough to fake your way through it, by just playing an arpeggio. Since they only contain the notes of the chord, you don’t have to worry about hitting any bad notes.

    Steve Krenz has a tutorial on the Gibson website called Jazz Arpeggios Workout where he shows you how to play various arpeggios from the same position. If you’re not familiar with this concept you can watch the video here and you can download the tab for the lesson in pdf format here.

    Steve says:

    Wouldn’t it be great to look at a chord and immediately have a great sounding arpeggio to play over it anywhere on the neck? The seven arpeggio forms in this workout can get you there. Add a little time and effort and you’ll get a tremendous payoff in your playing and soloing.

    Well… if you master this lesson — you’ll be able to.

    Regards,
    Steve

    #1835

    Steve MacLellan
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    Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee (Country Guitar Lesson)

    You’ll find the backing track here.

    Sounds pretty slick!

    Regards,
    Steve

    #1851

    Steve MacLellan
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    Ricky Skaggs – Highway 40 Blues: Guitar Solo

    Some nice country picking licks to be learned!

    Regards,
    Steve

    #1870

    Steve MacLellan
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    Steve Krenz from Gibson’s Skills House has a new video on the website that shows an easy way of understanding scale modes and how to use them to give your soloing some new and different sounds. You can watch the video here.

    There is also a pdf with the tab for the lesson you can download here.

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Steve MacLellan
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    Voodoo Chile Lick By Jimi Hendrix

    Very nice!

    Regards,
    Steve

    #1906

    Steve MacLellan
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    Lick 21: Angus Young’s Repeater – Blues Rock

    What comes after the lick is what is known as a 3 against 4 pattern (3 repeating notes over a 4 bar pattern). To learn more about patterns, you might find something here.

    NOTE: the notes aren’t repeated… the pattern is….

    Regards,
    Steve

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