• ISSUE 328 • DECEMBER 2021 • CONTENTS
JOHN MAYER Blues chops
Mayer has absorbed blues influences from across the decades to create a style that mixes classic and modern but is always classy. Find out what you can learn from a modern legend.
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THE CROSSROADS Connections
John Wheatcroft demonstrates how childhood friends T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian became leading blues and jazz innovators.
JS BACH Allemande
Declan Zapala takes over from Bridget with the lovely Allemande from Bach’s first Lute Suite.
John Mayer, a modern rock and blues icon
NevremembershisoldfriendRogerNewell. USER GUIDE 4 How to use GT’s musical terms and signs. INTRO 6 Food For Thought, Session Shenanigans, OneMinute Lick, That Was The Year, Jam Track tips. INSTRUMENTAL INQUISITION 8 The one and only Jennifer Batten. 60 SECONDS WITH... 12 Aaron Bond, of Where Rivers Meet. SUBSCRIPTIONS 36 Greatoffersatwww.magazinesdirect.com. BACK ISSUES 57 Last six months of print edition still available, and several years of GT on digital too! ALBUM REVIEWS 81 New releases from some of the top guitarists. NEXT MONTH 82 Gary Moore’s Colosseum, G-Force and After The War years. Kirk Fletcher video masterclass. WesMontgomeryoctaves,andmuchmore!
LESSONS INTRODUCTION 50 Jason Sidwell describes the tasty treats you’ll findthismonth’slessonssection. 30-MINUTE LICKBAG 52 Scotty Moore, Matthew Followill, George Harrison, Hotei, Joe Pass Frank Zappa. BLUES 54 Phil Short brings you two fantastic solos in the styleofIreland’sbluesson,RoryGallagher.. ROCK 58 Martin Cooper looks at the smooth AOR licks of Howard Leese and Nancy Wilson of Heart . SHRED! 61 Charlie Grifffiths bringsyouMichaelJackson and Jeff Beck’s right-hand lady, Jennifer Batten. NEO-SOUL 64 Simon Barnard continues his new series with the cool, jazzy playing of Melanie Faye. BLUEGRASS 70 Stuart Ryan continues his new acoustic series withastaggeringMollyTuttlepickinglesson. JAZZ 74 Ulf Wakenius delivers another lesson on how to play Oscar Peterson style piano licks on guitar. THEM CHANGES 78 Andy G Jones shows how to mix and match different Pentatonic types in a 12-bar blues.
HERRINGTON & HINDS Video Masterclass 26 Allen Hinds gets together with Steely Dan’s Jon Herington for Jason’s track, Street Allure! RHYTHM ROOST Slick Soul 51 Jason Sidwell brings you a very cool rhythm part to learn - the title of which says it all!
Allen Hinds and Jon Herington (pictured here) swap licks