Rhythm Workshop: Rhythmic Equality for All
Jul 23 2013 1:45PM
FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS, WE’VE concentrated on applying sixteenth-note rhythms to funk and soul vamps.
Metallic Blues: Eric Gales Pumps Up the Power with Pinnick Gales Pridgen
Jun 4 2013 1:56PM
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE EARLY ’90S, THEN - teenager Eric Gales was the next “next Jimi Hendrix.”
Under Investigation: Frampton Comes Alive! Then and Now
Jun 4 2013 1:48PM
ALREADY A RISING STAR FROM HIS DAYS WITH THE HERD, Humble Pie, and Frampton’s Camel, Peter Frampton hit it out of the park with 1976’s Frampton Comes Alive!, a pivotal record that forever transformed the music business–for better
Rhythm Workshop: Mo' Funk
Jun 4 2013 1:41PM
ARE YOU READY FOR A REAL WORKOUT? Our last stop on the soul train focused on single, double, and triple sixteenth-note motifs, and utilized static dominant-seventh- based chords (which, of course, can be applied to any of the
Under Investigation: The Soulful Guitarists of James Brown
Apr 17 2013 1:37PM
BACK WHEN FUNK WAS CALLED “SOUL MUSIC,” JAMES BROWN AND HIS various groups ruled the roost. These meticulous musical outfits, which included the Famous Flames, the James Brown Band, the James Brown Orchestra, the Depps, and, of
Rhythm Workshop: Sixteenth-Note Funk
Apr 17 2013 1:20PM
TRY THIS: PUT ON YOUR HOODIE, ZIP IT up halfway, hold the pull tab like you would a pick, and then quickly and evenly within the space of a few inches, zip down and up two times.
Under Investigation: Larry Coryell and the Eleventh House
Mar 25 2013 12:37PM
During the half-dozen years following the release of Miles Davis’ 1969 landmark, Bitches Brew, jazz-rock fusion ruled, with Davis, Tony Williams’ Lifetime, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, and Return to Forever
The Subtle Side of Slide
Mar 25 2013 12:09PM
THIS WON’T BE YOUR TYPICAL SLIDE lesson. I will show how you can add more chromatic harmony by fretting behind the slide with your left hand. We’ll also explore the tremendous amount of right-hand dexterity that is needed to pull
Rhythm Workshop: Simple and Compound Rhythmic Groupings Demystified
Mar 25 2013 11:58AM
In this month’s adventure in rhythm, we explore the differences and similarities between duple and triple beat divisions and meters. Not
Under Investigation: Terry Kath
Jul 23 2013 1:55PM
DURING THE SUMMER OF 1970, YOU COULDN’T LISTEN TO A TOP 40 AM RADIO station for more than 15 minutes without hearing Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4,” which prominently featured the innovative guitar work of the late, great Terry Kath.
You're Playing it Wrong! Led Zeppelin's "Rock & Roll"
Jul 23 2013 1:33PM
THERE EXIST FAR TOO MANY VARIATIONS of Jimmy Page’s 12-bar intro figure from Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” to single out just one wrong way to play it.
You're Playing it Wrong! Over Under Sideways Down
Jun 4 2013 1:34PM
AS LEGEND HAS IT, THE YARDBIRDS hired an authentic Indian sitar player to record the intro riff to “Heart Full of Soul” in 1965, but after many unsuccessful attempts gave up and relegated the part to Jeff Beck, who tore it up on
Quick Licks: June 2013
Jun 4 2013 1:30PM
“This lick is influenced by Frank Gambale and Jimi Hendrix and is based on the E minor pentatonic scale,” says Three Degrees guitarist Nick Kellie.
Kiko Loureiro on Cross-Picked and Hybrid-Picked Arpeggios
Apr 17 2013 1:47PM
BRAZILIAN GUITAR STAR KIKO Loureiro was first profiled in GP back in the 11/07 issue, where we described him as a player with uncommon facility not just in rock and shred, which he was known for at the time, but also jazz,
You're Playing it Wrong: Pink Floyd's "Money"
Mar 25 2013 11:50AM
SOMETIMES THERE’S MORE TO NAILING a classic riff than simply playing the right notes at the right time, because all guitarists inject their own unique X Factor, a “feel” thing that can be difficult to capture in print.
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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