Just a few of your regular GT technique experts...
JOSEPHALEXANDER After stints at Guitar Institute and Leeds College,JosephlaunchedFundamental Changes. He’s since published over 40 tuition books and sold 350,000 plus .
SIMONBARNARD Simon is a graduate of ACM and The Guitar Institute, holding a Masters degree in music. He teaches, examines and plays everything from rock to jazz.
SHAUN BAXTER One of the UK’s most respected music educators, Shaun has taught many who are now top tutors themselves. His Jazz Metalalbumisconsideredamilestone.
JONBISHOP Jonisoneofthosegreatall-rounders who can turn his hand to almost any style. He’s also rock legend Shakin Stevens’touringandrecordingguitarist.
MARTIN GOULDING One of the world’s foremost rock and metal guitarists, Martin teaches for dime-online.organdhaswrittenfor many of the world’s top guitar mags.
CHARLIEGRIFFITHS GuitarInstitutetutorCharliefirstcame to fame in Total Guitar’s Challenge Charlie series. He’s also guitarist with top UK metal-fusion band Haken.
PATHEATH BIMMBrightonlecturer,ESPproduct demonstratorandall-roundbusy musician, Pat brings you six cool licks each month in 30-Minute Lickbag.
PHILHILBORNE The UK’s original magazine guitar tutor, Phil’s something of a legend. A great player, he’s got the Phil Hilborne Band back together so catch them if you can.
BRIDGETMERMIKIDES GuildhallandRoyalAcademytrained, Bridget is a Royal College of Music examiner,arespectedclassicalplayer andaward-winningbluesguitarist.
JACOB QUISTGAARD Quist has been with GT since 2009. CurrentlyBryanFerry’sguitarist,his YouTube channel is viewed by millions andhecreatesourmonthlyjamtracks.
JUSTINSANDERCOE One of the most successful tutors ever, justinguitar.comisfullofinformation, and his YouTube channel boasts over a millionsubscribers!Whynotjointhem?
PHIL SHORT YoumightrecognisePhilfromwinning InternationalGuitarIdolcompetition. But he also teaches at BIMM in London andisabusysessionandtouringplayer.
JOHNWHEATCROFT A phenomenal guitarist, John is a master at all styles but a legend in Gypsy Jazz. His latest album Ensemble Futur is out now on iTunes and Amazon.
ISSUE 306 } APRIL 2020
WELCOME A COUPLE OF months ago I mentioned that GT’s digital edition, which previously was only available to Apple iPad users, is now on www.pocketmags.com and can be viewed on pretty much all devices and platforms. So, tablets, desktops, laptops; and on Mac, PC, Android... you name it.
Well, recently Google Play has decided to stop publishing digital magazines (theirs didn’t have audio and animated tab anyway), so our own subscriptions website at www. myfavouritemagazines.co.uk now routes people to Pocketmags. This means if you buy a digital edition direct from us you get the full working version with audio, etc.
Many readers like to take advantage of ‘bundle’ deals where you get both print and digital versions at a special price. This means you can interact with GT pretty much wherever you are.
The digital GT is great on the larger screens of iMacs and desktop PCs too, as the tab is so much easier to read and the sound is invariably better.
I don’t usually like doing the big sell thing but, “Why isn’t your digital edition available on Android/PC?” has been our most common question for years. So I’m really happy to be able to say that finally it is! I’d love you to try it and give us some feedback.
READY TO SUBSCRIBE? www.myfavourite magazines.co.uk
And now... The Mighty Mixolydian! I love this scale as it makes sense to me. A lot my playing is blues flavoured, and therefore led by dominant 7 type sounds, so the Mixolydian fits perfectly. And whether you view it as the Major scale but built from its fifth note (ie, its fifth mode); as the Major scale but with a flattened 7th; or, as I do, as the Major and Minor Pentatonic combined (okay, it’s missing the b3rd but this is often bent almost to the Major anyway), it’s the go-to set of notes for all ‘dominant’ styles.
Of course, in the hands of Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson or George Benson, it can go anywhere they take it. It’s even the scale of Kings, since both Freddie and BB loved it. And ‘Beano’ Clapton. And Chuck Berry.
Anyway, let Phil Capone walk you through his fantastic feature that covers a whole bunch of Mixolydian licks in five genres - rock, blues, country, jazz and funk - then tops it off with three full pieces (rock, jazz, funk).
Enjoy the lesson, and the issue (try the digital one!), and I’ll see you next time.
Neville Marten, Editor email@example.com
GT DIGITAL AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID! NEW!
Tapthelinks Finding your way around the magazine is easy. Tapping the feature titles on the cover or the contents page, takes you straight two the relevant articles. Any web and email links in the text are tappable too Animated tab&audio All the mag’s main lessons have the audio built in with a moving cursor that shows you exactly where you are in the music. Simply tap the ‘play’button and you’re off - you can fast-forward or scroll back at will. Playthevideos Certain articles have accompanying videos full of useful insight and additional information. Once again, tap the play buttons to enjoy video masterclasses on your iPad (recommended) or smartphone.
Go to www.pocketmags.com, search for Guitar Techniques to purchase a single issue for just £3.99; or subscribe and enjoy GT with audio and animated tab on any device! * PLEASE NOTE: Only the Apple and Pocketmags version contains interactive tab and audio. Zinio and others do not.
DISCAUDIO(PRINTVERSIONONLY)Sometimes the GT CD features some of the backing tracks as mp3 files due to space. These will be found in a folder on the CD-ROM section of the disc, accessible only via a computer, and will not work in a regular CD player.