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• ISSUE 330 • FEBRUARY 2022 • CONTENTS

A young Buddy Guy, who is one of our Chicago

Blues Giants

COVER STORY

FEATURES

COVERFEATURE

10 CHICAGO BLUES GREATS Learn the licks of legends 14 Chicagospawnedsomeofelectricblues’s greatest players and bands. Andy Saphir has picked 10 of the best, to show you how to emulatetheirpowerful,authenticstyle.

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THE CROSSROADS Blue Note artists

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Blue Note is the most famous of all jazz labels. JohnWheatcroftdemonstratesthemesfound in the music of its top recording artists.

CLASSICALTAB

FRANCISCO TARREGA Pepita

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DeclanZapalaarrangesandtranscribesthis lovely piece by one of classical guitar’s greats.

REGULARS

WELCOME

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Nev recalls a visit (or was it two?) to Chicago. INTRO 6 Food For Thought, Session Shenanigans, OneMinute Lick, That Was The Year, Jam Track tips. PAUL GILBERT INTERVIEW 8 Jason Sidwell gets a track-by-track lowdown from Paul on his amazing Christmas album. PAT MARTINO TRIBUTE 11 Milton Mermikides knew the late jazz legend andgivesapersonalhomageinhismemory. SUBSCRIPTIONS 38 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 top guitarists of the day. NEXT MONTH 82 Play Faster - 50 Years Of Legato! From Eddie to Guthrie. Plus: Jimi meets jazz, 7#9 connections; Rockabilly with Darrell Higham; Antoine Boyer.

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LEARNING ZONE

LESSONS INTRODUCTION 51 Jason Sidwell tells you what’s on offer in this month’shumungouslessonssection. 30-MINUTE LICKBAG 52 JohnnyRamone,PaulKossoff,KWShepherd, Adam Jones, Wayne Krantz, Ron Jazombek. BLUES 54 Phil Short brings you two solos in the style of Firebird-totingTexastitan,JohnnyWinter. ROCK 58 Martin Cooper looks at Big Country’s brilliant but ultimately tragic guitarist Bruce Adamson. SHRED! 61 Charlie Grifffiths has five licks from a mighty shredderturnedjazzman,GregHowe. NEO-SOUL 64 Simon Barnard looks at another top exponent of Neo-soul, the talented Mateus Asato. ROCKABILLY 70 Darrell Higham begins a new series showing how he creates his brilliant rockabilly licks. CELTIC 74 Stuart Ryan continues his Celtic fingerstyle series with the timely air of Auld Lang Syne THEM CHANGES 77 Andy G Jones shows how to play great Major Pentatonic licks over a blues’s I and IV chords.

EXCLUSIVEVIDEOS!

OZ NOY Video Masterclass: Guzzle 28 Thisbrilliantfusion-bluesguitaristplaysand explains his solo on this stomping new track.

AUDIO &VIDEO

PLEASENOTE… All audio and video lessons are available onlineviaalinktoguitarworld.com, where animated tab versions of every lesson can be found (the same as previouslyonlyavailableinourdigital version). What’s more, you can view these on any type of computer, making for a much more rewarding experience. All the audio - backing tracks, etc - is also availabletodownloadtoyourcomputer (click either of the red links above the first track, One-Minute Lick to choose either MP3 or AIFF files). Here’s your link to this month’s lessons:

https://bit.ly/GTMAG330

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