Guitar Tricks Channel
Latest Episode: Dweezil Zappa Interview
1: Dweezil Zappa Interview
Live from Dweezil's studio, he gives us a sneak peek into his latest musical venture and the details of the upcoming Dweezilla guitar boot camp. It takes place in New York (near Woodstock) and features a 4-day teaching-intense/hangout-intense immersion into the world of guitar, Dweezil and his hand-picked band of guitar instructors. Tune in to hear more about it!
2: Guitar Tricks 166: Right Hand Position
Guest host Caren Armstrong shares her insights on consistent right hand use, whether strumming or fingerpicking. If you're struggling with good right hand technique, Caren will help you become a better player with this demonstration of good strumming and BAD strumming habits. This lesson will help you RELAX and in the process, improve accuracy, speed, and more importantly, TONE. Tip of the Week: take care of your most valuable guitar tools (we all have 'em!)
3: Guitar Tricks 165: David Gilmour Style Lead
This week's lesson is on a tasty lick in the style of David Gilmour, in the key of E. You'll also learn the secret behind his great sounding solos. Using the neck position pickup is best for this tone, Neal is using a Les Paul with the neck position pickup with just a little bit of gain. Fun fact: Gilmour played a 50s gold top Les Paul straight into the board (no amp) for his legendary solo in "The Wall." Tip of the Week: How to become more musical.
4: Guitar Tricks 164: Specialty Metal Chords
This week Neal one of his favorite metal specialty chords to spice up your metal rhythm. This one adds power and melody and works as great accent chord for metal songwriting, works great for the style of Killswitch Engage. Tip of the week: how to get that difficult rhythm down.
5: Guitar Tricks 163: Blues on the Low Notes
This lesson offers a very tasty blues lick that can also be applied to rock (in a Slash style) with a few minor adjustments. Neal shares his favorite keys for playing lead on the low notes and the tip of the week will help you expand your lick knowledge with this simple suggestion.
6: Guitar Tricks 162: Joe Perry Style Lead
This lick in the key of G uses a combination of the best notes in rock; the minor 3rd, major 3rd, flat 5th and 7th. It's really a challenge to make these notes work well together but this lick does a great job. You end up with a very tasty, melodic and bluesy sounding lead. Tip of the Week: how to expand your inspiration.
Meet Your Host - Neal Walter
San Francisco, California session guitarist Neal Walter is your host for the Guitar Tricks Channel. Neal has a warm, vibrant "classic rock" sound and a wealth of information about how to quickly improve your guitar playing.
Classically trained at age 7 on guitar, Neal then progressed to the styles of Jazz, Country and Blues with a focus on Rock guitar. He currently plays guitar in the power-rock quartet NTL and is a session player for various local artists.
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