• CONTENTS • MAY 2020 •
TELEBLASTERS! 50 Awesome Telecaster Licks 12 And you don’t need a Tele to play them! Andy Saphir has built a fabulous feature inspired by 50 great Tele players in rock, country, pop, soul, blues and jazz. Grab a whole new trickbag now!
DADGAD ACOUSTIC GUITAR 38 Two Great Celtic Pieces Stuart Ryan has some super ‘traditional’tunes to play in the alternative tuning that all acoustic guitarists should master. So, grab that old flattop and get those fingers and feet moving!
ANTONIN DVORAK Humoresque No 7
You’ll definitely know this piece, tabbed by Bridget and composed by the Czech genius who foresaw the future of popular music.
50 Awesome Tele Licks. But you don’t need a Telecaster to play them!
Nev talks about his first good guitar - a Tele. INTRO 6 JustinSandercoe,InstrumentalInquisition (withJoeSatrianitrack-by-trackalbum interview); Mitch Dalton, Phil Hilborne’s OneMinute Lick, That Was The Year, Jam Tracks tips. SUBSCRIPTIONS 36 Remember, digital subs now come with full audio and animated tab that follows the notes! BACK ISSUES 94 Last six months’ issues still available. ALBUMS 95 Latest guitar-fuelled CDs reviewed and rated. SIXTY SECONDS WITH... 96 ThebrilliantSpain-born,America-raised,and Cornwall-livingsinger,songwriterandmultiinstrumentalist,SarahMcQuaid NEXT MONTH 98 We’ve created a superb 30-Day Workout so, in these unprecedented times you can develop every area of your playing. In just a month you’ll be a better, more rounded and capable player!
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LESSONS INTRODUCTION 53 JasonSidwellintroducesanotherGTlessons section. This month: in praise of octaves. 30-MINUTE LICKBAG 54 Pat Heath has six great new licks to learn, from idle stroll, to brisk walk, to 100-metres dash! BLUES 56 Phil Short brings you two full solos in the style of modern blues-rock master, Joe Bonamassa. ROCK 60 Martin Cooper on the ‘galloping’ gourmets of theNWOBHM,thelegendaryIronMaiden. JAZZ 64 John Wheatcroft shows how ocataves can createuniquesoundingmelodiesandsolos. FINGERSTYLE BLUES 72 JosephAlexanderofFundamentalChanges continues his series on this fantastic style. BRIT ROCK 76 Simon Barnard checks out the psychedelic rock sounds of raga rock band Kula Shaker. CREATIVE ROCK 82 Shaun Baxter continues his eries creating midpaced blues-rock solos built on the Pentatonic scalesfoundwithinMixolydianmode. FRETBOARD FLUENCY 88 MartinGouldingbringsusanotherlessonon creatingsolosfromMelodicMinor’smodes. IN THE WOODSHED 92 CharlieGriffithsintroducestheDiminished scalewithbothchordandsoloexamples.
PHILIP SAYCE Interview & Masterclass 30 The American blues virtuoso shows you some of his favourite blues turnarounds, on video.
Turnarounds with the fiery blues virtuoso Philip Sayce