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’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.
OK, when I’m not playing shows, I’ve been working on my “singing” and building up the nerves to perform at a local open mic. Here is a cover of Paul Gilbert’s I Am Satan.
Join me and the entire wine-cooler drinking gang on a trip back to the 80’s in Palo Alto Players production of Rock Of Ages. You’ll find me on stage behind a guitar with a new hairdo!
The show runs April 27 – May 13, 2018 at the Lucie Stern Hall in Palo Alto, CA.
A guitar trip back through the 80’s wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Van Halen, would it? Here’s a quick take of the solo to So This Is Love?