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• ISSUE 360 • MAY 2024 • CONTENTS

COVER STORY

Learn new scale and note combinations and add a countryrock edge to your usual blues solos

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FEATURES

COVERFEATURE

COUNTRY-BLUES-ROCK Where Styles Collide

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Create exciting new lead sounds by tracing how players like Albert Lee, Joe Walsh, Dickey Betts, Vince Gill, Keith Urban and others use interesting note and scale combinations.

SPECIALFEATURE

THE CROSSROADS Eric Johnson

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John Wheatcroft demonstrates the Texan master musician’s almost unrivalled flair for walking a tightrope between many styles.

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JOSÉ FERRER El Amable (The Kind)

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DeclanZapalatranscribesthisbeautifulpiece fromthegreatSpanishcomposerandguitarist.

REGULARS

WELCOME

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Jason discusses this issue’s fantastic content. COCO MONTOYA 6 The man who filled the huge boots of Clapton, Green, and Taylor in The Bluesbreakers. INTRO 8 AllyourregularsincludingJustin,Mitch,Quist, Phil,andRichardBarrett’sSubstitute. MARCIO PHILOMENA 12 ThebrilliantNewYork-basedjazzguitarist facesthismonth’sInstrumentalInquision. SUBSCRIPTIONS 35 Greatoffersatwww.magazinesdirect.com. BACK ISSUES 55 Missed it in print or digital? Grab a copy here! ALBUM REVIEWS 81 Six of the best new guitar albums reviewed and rated by Jason Sidwell and David Mead. NEXT MONTH 82 The electric side of The Beatles’ John, Paul and George. Plus: Gilmour, Megadeth, Stones, T-Ride, Mike Zito, Extreme and Fabio Golfetti.

CONTENTS

THE LEARNING ZONE

BLUES

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DavidGerrishchecksoutthesoundoftheman with as good a claim as any to the title, King Of Chicago Blues - the great Muddy Waters. ROCK 52 Martin Cooper examines the dark and intricate playing styles of guitarists Ed O’Brien and Jonny GreenwoodofOxford’sfinest,Radiohead. METAL 56 Jamie Hunt has two great riffs from perhaps the greatest thrash metal band of all, Metallica. SHRED 58 Charlie Griffiths unravels the legato prowess of the late and totally great Allan Holdsworth. TASTY SOLOING 62 Andy G Jones brings you style examples plus a full solo crafted after the greatest modern rockabillyguitarist,BrianSetzer. ACOUSTIC COUNTRY 66 Stuart Ryan looks at the wonderfully intricate fingerpickingofoneofthemostinfluential songwriters of the last 70 years, Bob Dylan. JTC ROCK 70 This month JTC guitar brings you three fiery and fabulous licks from the incredible Gus G. AMERICANA 72 Stuart Ryan begins his new series with a focus on the melting pot of fingerpicking styles. IMPROVE YOUR 78 Simon Barnard shows you how to put instant power into your solos using double-stops.

EXCLUSIVEVIDEOS!

MODERN LEGATO STYLES With Jamie Hunt 21 Jamie brings you a video masterclass that uncovers ways that legato lets you play unique notecombinationswithminimumpicking. ULF WAKENIUS Seven Hot Jazz Licks! 28 The Swedish guitarist, who played alongside legendarypianistOscarPeterson,playssome of his favourite jazz phrases and chords.

AUDIO &VIDEO

PLEASENOTE… All audio and video lessons are available online via a bit.ly link (see below) where animated tab versions of every lesson can be found. What’s more, you can view these on any type of computer, making for a much more rewarding experience. All the audio and video is also available to download to your computer (hi or lo res). Simply look for the red links on the landing page. Type the bit.ly link below into your browser to get to the GT page:

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