• ISSUE 344 • MARCH 2023 • CONTENTS
TUNE UP Tap here for an Tap here for an audio clip to help audio clip to help you tune your you tune your guitarguitar
THE LEARNING ZONE
Jimmy Page, triple threat: Riffs, Solos, Acoustic. Learn how he does it with GT!
Jamie Hunt brings you six vibrant licks from: Ted Turner, Taylor York, Captain Kirk Douglas, Eric Steckel, Josh Smith & George Lynch. BLUES 54 David Gerrish looks at high-octane bluesrocker from South Africa who’s making waves over here, the excellent Dan Patlansky. ROCK 58 Martin Cooper has devised a great rock track that showcases the rhythm and lead styles of AC/DC’sbrilliantMalcom&AngusYoung. SHRED 62 Charlie Griffiths has five challenging licks to play from Pentatonic master and alternate pickerextraordinaire,ZakkWylde. FUNK & SOUL 66 Steve Allsworth of Fundamental Changes starts a new series looking at James Brown’s fabulous roster of guitarists. ECONOMY PICKING 70 Simon Barnard looks into a picking style that will allow you to create smooth, flowing lines using as few different pick strokes as possible. ACOUSTIC COUNTRY 74 Stuart Ryan checks out the acoustic side of a self-made Nashville guitar star who’s better known for his scary electric work: Brad Paisley. CASCADING SEXTUPLETS 78 Andy G Johns explores using streams of scintillatingsextupletlinesinthestyleofTexan guitarlegendEricJohnson.
JIMMY PAGE Riffing, soloing, fingerstyle 14 The quintessential rock guitar legend, Page has it all, from writing legendary riffs, to edge-ofyour-seatsolos,acoustictuningsandpicking. Jon Bishop delves deep into his many styles.
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THE CROSSROADS Billy Butler
This jazzman had a style that was tasteful and musical. John Wheatcroft checks out his jazzyblues licks, chord phrasing and more.
GIUSSEPPE GIORDANI Caro Mio Ben
Declan Zapala tabs this glorious piece made famous by Pavarotti and other opera greats.
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ERIC GALES 9 examples to play
TheincredibleAmericanbluesguitaristsat down with us and demonstrated a whole raft of exciting lead and rhythm ideas that will greatlyenhanceyourbluesvocabulary. JOHN WHEATCROFT 34 GT’s John Wheatcroft is a highly respected gypsy jazz guitarist in his own right. Here he shows us six of his favourite licks.
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