I’ve had the good fortune to study with Paul Gilbert in a few one-on-one sessions and at his awesome online school at ArtistWorks Rock Guitar School. A recurring technique he demonstrates are two-note-per-string licks that move across the fretboard in parallel fashion. These simple shapes are easy to learn and can outline various chord flavors. In fact, one simple shape can be used to outline 10 different chords!!! In this post, I’ll show you how it is done.
I keep chasing this lick in Paul Gilbert’s Everybody Use Your Goddamn Turn Signal and, again, I think I have it figured out. Even though I watched Paul play it up-close and personal, I don’t think I quite got it right in my previous transcription.
Lest you now doubt my transcriptocapabilities, I present to you another goddamn transcription with fingerings that may be possible for us mere mortals to play!
I’ve been working on my 12-bar blues soling and came across a few useful patterns that I wanted to document (mostly for my own memory!). First up, moving from the IV7 to the I7 chord in the 12-bar blues.
My mobile recording rig while on vacation.
I’m spending a month in Portland, OR and checking out the Open Mic scene. I’ll be posting my experiences here and hopefully some recordings of me playing once I get my bearings.