Learn to play like david Gilmour from Pink Floyd

Sound like David Gilmour

This time on ‘In the Style of…’ we’re looking at Pink Floyd. Although the guitarist, David Gilmour, mostly uses his own judgement on which specific effects and equipment to use, there are some sounds that are definitely favourites. So, when aiming for a similar sound, be aware that Gilmour himself would be a bit more (read more…)

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Em Blues Thrash Lick

This week we’re looking at a very short lick that can used in anything from blues-rock to thrash metal. This example is in E minor and uses the Em pentatonic scale. If you know your pentatonic scales, we’re using the first shape in 12th position- you should experiment with it in different keys to fit (read more…)

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Pantera Style Backing Track

In the last video I explained how to get the sound of Pantera’s Dimebag Darrel. Here is the backing track I used for that example solo. The original video, and ‘In the Style of Dimebag’ lesson, can be found here. The Track In the original lesson, I have added a link to download a version (read more…)

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Jim Dunlop KH95 Wah Review

The Jim Dunlop KH95 wah: if there is one effect that Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is well known for, it’s the Wahwah pedal. In this post, we’re having a look at Kirk’s signature wah by Jim Dunlop. Wah pedals were originally invented to sound similar to the expressive, crying tone that a muted trumpet produces (wah (read more…)

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C minor Backing Track

Following on in our series of guitar backing tracks, we get to C minor. I will eventually have one of these in each major and minor key, and last time was C major, so this week it’s C minor. Minor keys are a bit more complicated than major keys, and I’ll explain why, but first, (read more…)

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JP60-PRB John Petrucci Signature Review

The JP60-PRB John Petrucci Signature model is a very beautiful guitar. The picture on this page is the ‘pearl red burst’ version, but it’s also available in sterling silver or metallic black. It features a basswood body, a 24 jumbo-fret maple neck, 2 high output humbucker pickups, and an SMBB designed modern trem bridge. Although (read more…)

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