10 uses for 4 notes (Paul Gilbert Content!)

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.

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Turn signal, re-revisited

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!

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Open Mic PDX : Mon : Karaoke From Hell

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.

I’ve visited Dante’s for Karaoke From Hell on a few Monday nights prior to this trip. I would highly recommend this live-band karaoke, whether you intend to sing or not.

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