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• CONTENTS • MARCH 2020 •

COVER STORY

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COVER STORY

50 Essential PENTATONIC LICKS

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Grab yourself a whole new repertoire of Major and Minor Pentatonic licks, plus a bunch of Blues scale lines too in our mega cover feature.

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TOMMY EMMANUEL Interview & video lesson 30 The Aussie acoustic maestro offers his wisdom in this superb video lesson on the picking style of legends Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.

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TRADITIONAL IRISH Lord Of All Hopelessness 50 Meghan and Harry chose this lovely hymn as a centrepiece of their wedding. Bridget makes it her own in this stunning arrangement.

Cover Star is a Gibson True Historic, Murphy Aged, ’57 Goldtop

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Nev confesses he can’t pick for toffee... INTRO 6 JustinSandercoe,InstrumentalInquisition, Mitch Dalton, Jam Tracks, Phil Hilborne’s OneMinute Lick, That Was The Year, Jam Track tips. SUBSCRIPTIONS 48 Get your mag delivered each month and grab anothersuperbofferwhenyousubscribe! BACK ISSUES 94 Last six months’ issues still available. ALBUMS 95 Latest guitar CDs reviewed and rated. SIXTY SECONDS WITH... 96 We grab a minute with a fantastic new guitarist from up-and-coming Kent rock band Collateral: the PRS and Jackson wielding, Todd Winger. NEXT MONTH 98 The Mighty Mixolydian! This powerful scale lifts your blues and rock to new levels, and gives fusion and jazz much of its flavour. Plus: Chris Buck video blues lesson & much more!

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LESSONS INTRODUCTION 55 JasonSidwellintroducesanotherGTlessons section,highlightingeachfantasticclass. 30-MINUTE LICKBAG 56 Pat Heath has six great new licks to learn, from Donkey Derby to Grand National. BLUES 58 PhilShortexaminesthesimplebutincredible blues style of the legend that is Albert King. ROCK 62 Martin Cooper checks out the amazing picking and speedy Pentatonics of Zakk Wylde. JAZZ 66 John Wheatcroft brings us another top jazz lesson,thismonthonwalkingbasslines. NEOCLASSICAL ROCK 74 ChrisBrooksroundsouthisbrilliantserieson theneo-classicalstyleofYngwieMalmsteen. This Final Etude will surely test your skills. PSYCHEDELIC 78 Simon Barnard looks at the dark and heavy soundoftheawesomeVanillaFudge. CREATIVE ROCK 82 Shaun Baxter continues his mini series creating mid-paced solos with Mixolydian Pentatonics. FRETBOARD FLUENCY 88 MartinGouldingbringsusanotherlessonon developingsolosfromMelodicMinor’smodes. IN THE WOODSHED 92 CharlieGriffithsintroducesthelesserknown butextremelyusefulMixolydian b6scale.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!

ROCCO ZIFARELLI The Moonlight Marauder 36 Ennio Morricone’s amazing guitarist blazes over a brand new track with full tutorial.

Rocco has become one of our favourite guitarists

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