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Guitar Techniques

December 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

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
session shenanigans

Classical guitar masquerades under a plethora of aliases. Nylon-strung guitar, gut-string guitar, the aforementioned Spanish guitar. On occasion you may even be handed a part that says, ‘acoustic guitar - Latin fills’. Or ‘bossa nova feel, fingerstyle’. You might be surprised to learn that a number of folk who ply their trade as composers or arrangers aren’t appraised of the fact that these are descriptions of exactly the same instrument. Indeed, there are those who write ‘Acc. guitar’ at the top of the music when they can neither differentiate it from a steel-strung guitar nor spell the word ‘acoustic’. What unifies this bunch of names, mis-names and etymological inaccuracies is this: the classical guitar is an instrument that requires years of intensely serious study. While others are ripping off their Jo-Bo…

2 min.
that was the year... 2013 scotland, montreal & cambridge

SCHECTER EXPANDS ITS DIAMOND Series with two new guitars, the Ultra B-17 Bombshell and the PT F4 Phantom, continuing the Aviation Collection designs by coving the guitars with WWII bomber and fighter decals and rivets. While this presentation may limit their appeal they are fantastic sounding and versatile instruments. The Tele-like Phantom is loaded with two Schecter Custom alnico humbuckers and the reverse-bodied Bombshell features Seymour Duncan Active Blackout humbuckers and both are ready for action. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF Peter Banks, Alvin Lee, JJ Cale, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Reg Presley, George Jones, Jeff Hanneman (Slayer), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Jim Hall, Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five), Clive Burr (Samson, Iron Maiden), Tony Sheridan, Kevin Ayers, Kenny Ball, Terry Lightfoot, Trevor Bolder (Bowie, Uriah Heep), Patti Page,…

14 min.
50 rock licks

Welcome to this unabashed celebration of rock guitar. The aim of the lesson is to provide you with some core concepts and techniques which will help you build a really good vocabulary in a whole range of rock guitar styles. The guitar is one of the key instruments in the rock ensemble; it provides much of the harmonic backing and of course is also used to play riffs, fills and solos. Some rock bands are three-piece outfits where the guitar provides the majority of the melodic and harmonic content. Other line-ups include guitar and keyboards working in tandem. Then there are twin-guitar assaults, either with or without keys. All these band types require subtly diffferent ways of interacting with the other musicians, and we will see many of these approaches in…