• CONTENTS • APRIL 2020 •
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BEST MAJOR LICKS EVER! With the Mighty Mixolydian 16 It’s great to theorise, but so much better when ideas fly into action. Phil Capone’s superb feature details how this powerful scale works in rock, blues, jazz, funk and country. Get cracking!
CHRIS BUCK Interview & video lesson 30 This young Welsh blues guitarist is the hottest property out there at the moment. We nabbed him for a chat and to pass on some of his skills and wisdom in this very accessible lesson.
CHRISTOPHER GLUCK Dance Of The Blessed Spirits 50 We’ve published a different portion of this great piece before, but this month Bridget arranges and transcibes a new section for your delight.
This month’s cover star is a 1953 Relic Tele from Fender
Variouswaysofviewingthosepeskymodes. INTRO 6 JustinSandercoe,InstrumentalInquisition, Mitch Dalton, Jam Tracks, Phil Hilborne’s OneMinute Lick, That Was The Year, Jam Track tips. USER GUIDE 12 Our easy-to-follow tab and notation guide. FRETBOARD MAP 14 Where every note is - learn them today! SUBSCRIPTIONS 36 Remember, digital subs now come with full audio and animated tab that follows the notes! BACK ISSUES 94 Last half year’s issues still available. ALBUMS 95 Latest guitar-fuelled CDs reviewed and rated. SIXTY SECONDS WITH... 96 JanusStarkandex-ProdigyguitaristGizzButt. NEXT MONTH 98 We reveal every area of David Gilmour’s style. MollyTuttlestaggeringpickinglesson.Plus: Bachsonata,JohnMayer,ScottHenderson...
LESSONS INTRODUCTION 55 JasonSidwellintroducesanotherGTlessons section, this month he too broaches modes. 30-MINUTE LICKBAG 56 Pat Heath has six great new licks to learn, from tiny kitten, to Maine Coon, to Siberian tiger! BLUES 58 PhilShortexaminestheuniqueblues-meetscountry of the sadly starred Roy Buchanan. ROCK 62 Martin Cooper looks at the funky southern style of Rich Robinson and The Black Crowes. JAZZ 66 John Wheatcroft brings us another brilliant jazz lesson, this month using the b5/#4 in jazz-blues. FINGERSTYLE BLUES 74
JosephAlexanderofFundamental Changes begins a brand new series on thedelightfullyevocativefingerstyleblues. PSYCHEDELIC 78 Simon Barnard meets the unique talents of Aurthur Brown and his band Kingdom Come. CREATIVE ROCK 82 Shaun Baxter continues his series creating midpaced blues-rock solos built on the Pentatonic scalesfoundwithinMixolydianmode. FRETBOARD FLUENCY 88 MartinGouldingbringsusanotherlessonon creatingsolosfromMelodicMinor’smodes. IN THE WOODSHED 92 CharlieGriffithsexaminesPhrygianDominant modewithbothchordandsoloexamples.
ROCCO ZIFARELLI Fortitude
Ennio Morrecone’s breathtaking guitarist plays and explains his solo over a cool fusion track.
Rocco has become one of our favourite guitarists