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Latest Episode: Guitar Tricks 169: Motown Classic Funk Riff
1: Guitar Tricks 169: Motown Classic Funk Riff
Neal shares one of his bluesy, funky rhythm riffs in this lesson. Using 16th notes and a constant right-hand rhythm with left hand dampening, this riff will sound great at your next jam session. Using the A7 chord and some double stops, you'll be getting funky in no time. Chords used are A7, D7 and E7. Tip of the Week: Dynamics are key!
2: Enclosure Lesson by Dweezil Zappa
In this lesson Dweezil's got you playing "outside of the box", literally. Using just a couple notes outside of a scale or chord pattern you can add a new dynamic to you're lead playing without learning new scales. What a difference a half-step can make! Tip of the week: Dweezil showcases the just-released Gibson Frank Zappa Model SG, from the Roxy era. This guitar was made to the specs of Frank's guitar, down to the last detail. Demo'd by Dweezil himself.
3: Guitar Tricks 168: Southern Rock Licks
If you're into blues rock or chicken fried rock, this is a must-have lick to add to your arsenal. It's very easy and comfortable, and you can move it anywhere on the neck. You'll hear artists like Slash, Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd use this handy lick often. Dive on in! Tip of the Week: how to pick faster with an easy adjustment.
4: Guitar Tricks 167: Fast Open Chord Changes
"Right under your fingers." Caren is our guest host on the GT Channel and she shares her valuable insight on making efficient chord changes in the open position. If you're just getting the hang of smooth chord changes, Caren's lesson will put you on the fast track, with some bonus info too! Tip of the Week: Third finger first
5: 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!
6: 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!)
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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