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Guitar Techniques November 2020

Take the UK's foremost guitar teachers and players, and transfer their finesse and passion for music into a magazine! The magazine has established itself with guitarists who wish to better themselves as musicians in both the UK, Europe and as far afield as the USA and Hong Kong! When it comes to choosing music, GT's Abba to Zappa policy means that there's always something for everyone! Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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just a few of your regular gt technique experts...

SIMON BARNARD 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 Metal album is considered a milestone. JON BISHOP Jon is one of those great all-rounders who can turn his hand to almost any style. He’s also rock legend Shakin’ Stevens’ touring and recording guitarist. MARTIN GOULDING One of the world’s foremost rock and metal guitarists, Martin teaches for dime-online.org and has written for many of the world’s top guitar mags. CHARLIE GRIFFITHS Guitar Institute tutor Charlie first came to fame in Total Guitar’s Challenge Charlie series. He’s also guitarist with top UK metal-fusion band Haken. PAT HEATH BIMM Brighton lecturer, ESP…

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DOES IT SEEM impossible to you that Jimi Hendrix died 50 years ago? It certainly does to me. In the brief time between his ascent and demise, Jimi made the biggest impact of any guitarist before or since. Yes, there had been trail-blazing six-string innovators before he came along - Charlie Christian, Eddie Lang, Django Reinhardt, T-Bone Walker, Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Maybelle Carter, Merle Travis, and many more. But Jimi emerged in a decade that was more ripe for new music than ever before, with avid TV audiences, the BBC’s new pop station Radio 1, and of course pirate ships pumping out the songs mainstream radio chose not to play. I watched The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform Hey Joe, and saw Cream playing I Feel Free on their simultaneous…

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gt digital now available for android!

Try GT’s digital edition on PC, Mac, Laptop, Desktop or Tablet! Tap the links 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. Play the videos 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.…

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gt user guide

READ MUSIC Each transcription is broken down into two parts... MUSICAL STAVE The five horizontal lines for music notation show note pitches and rhythms and are divided by bar lines. TAB Under the musical stave, Tab is an aid to show you where to put your fingers on the fretboard. The six horizontal lines represent the six strings on a guitar – the numbers on the strings are fret numbers. GUITAR TECHNIQUES: HOW THEY APPEAR IN WRITTEN MUSIC... PICKING Up and down picking • The first note is to be down-picked and the last note is to be up-picked. Tremolo picking • Each of the four notes are to be alternate picked (down-& up-picked) very rapidly and continuously. Palm muting • Palm mute by resting the edge of picking-hand’s palm on the strings near the bridge. Pick rake • Drag the pick across…

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food for thought

I wonder if everyone remembers the first time they heard Jimi Hendrix? I was about 14 years old and had been playing guitar for a number of years but somehow had never encountered the music. I remember reading an article about him in a guitar magazine and deciding on the spot to get to the local record store where I bought Are You Experienced on cassette tape. I remember feeling excited on the bus home (buying albums was a big deal back then) and when I got home I put it into my ghetto blaster, lay on the floor and transcended into another place. I remember feeling quite bewildered but in a great way. It was incredible. Genius. So different to anything else that I’d ever heard before and I didn’t…

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session shenanigans

I am quietly confident that the Gibson guitar company would have sold considerably fewer examples of the Lester William Polsfuss Custom model had the gentleman not had the good sense to Americanise his moniker for professional purposes. But back in the Boring Twenties in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the putative inventor, innovator and genius had come to a conspiratorial arrangement with his teenage chum. He had attached a cord to the bedpost and dangled it from the window every evening. If anything interesting was happening guitar-wise at the solitary local club, his accomplice was instructed to run over to the the house and give the Yank a yank. (Sorry. It had to be done.) And as Mr Paul later recounted, it came to pass that he was woken one night by this crude…