In this video I show how to play the groove for ‘Walk of life’ by Dire Straits. It is self explanatory, make sure you listen to the original as well as some live versions! Suggested reading: The Guitar Style of Mark Knopfler (Guitar Signature Licks)
Quick lesson on Minor Blues: I play mostly on a Am blues similar to this | Am | Dm | Am |Am | |Dm | |Am | … Continue reading Minor Blues
The last lesson I posted was about the Diminished scale…I stumbled onto this great video where guitar player guru Larry Carlton Talk about the diminished scale. He is one of my favourite guitarists of all times …if had to suggest any records, just check out ‘Sleepwalk’ or ‘Strike twice’ or any of his work with Steely… Continue reading Larry Carlton lesson on Diminished scale
Continuation of the diminished scale video…in this Pt2 I show how to incorporate triads into phrases or altered chords voicings. If we take a C half step/whole step scale C, Db, Eb, E, F#, G, A, Bb we see that four triads can be found within the notes of this scale: C major, Ebmajor, F#major,… Continue reading How to use the Diminished Scale Pt 2
Just a few examples from the triad pairs video: http://www.TrueGuitarist.com/triad-combinations-also-known-as-triad-pairs/
I’ve been asked many times how to comp on your usual jazz – blues progression. Here I give a few rhythmic/harmnic tips on how to approach this topic. The form and chords of our typical jazz/blues progression can be found in this other post. The material I talk about in the video is pretty basic and straight… Continue reading How to comp on a Blues Jazz Progression
A new set of backing tracks has been added to the MrG Blues Tracks series, Vol 2 Funk and Soul. ‘Inspired by the golden era of the Motown and the classic 70’s funk grooves these tracks are guaranteed to get you moving while you improve your instrumental skills. Like Vol 1, 12 tracks to cover all… Continue reading MrG Blues Backing Tracks Vol 2 OUT NOW!
After all these years I think Clapton still got it…great performance at the LG arena in London with Steve Winwood (you can see Steve Gadd on drums as well). Killer stuff!
Just a quick post to point you towards a new Youtube channel I have created for the MrG Blues Backing Tracks: http://www.youtube.com/mrgcentral These are some samples: Not only you’ll find video examples of soloing over my Blues Backing tracks. MrG Blues Tracks are now available also on the new microsite: http://www.MrGcentral.com You can still download… Continue reading New Youtube Channel and Microsite for Blues Backing tracks
In alphabetical order 55 guitar riffs that I feel you must know as a working/depping guitarist…at a jam, or a last minute covers gig, knowing these will save you from a few embarrassing moments…and a good set of ears will help you busk through the rest of the song! 1.Ace of spades (Motorhead)… Continue reading 55 riffs that you must know as a working guitarist