Exclusive Lesson, Part 1: Guitarist Bill Hudson Shows You How to Play "E.G.O."

Here's an exclusive video lesson by guitarist Bill Hudson of Circle To Circle.

This time, Hudson shows you how to play one of his new solo tracks, "E.G.O."

In the first clip, Hudson plays the entire song all the way through. The second clip is the first part of lesson (This is a two-part lesson; expect part two next week).

"This time we're gonna go through one of my instrumental songs," Hudson says. "It's structured like a regular pop song — verse/chorus — and those parts are pretty pronounced. There are some really tricky parts on this one, so pay attention to details and use a metronome.

"The whole song is basically in D aeolian (D E F G A Bb C), but I play around with the 5th a lot, adding the blue note and temporarily using the A harmonic minor scale (A B C D E F G#). Of course, the Dm pentatonic is the one I use the most. Be careful with all the chromatic runs. Those are a lot trickier and hard to play clean than you would think!"

For more about Hudson, follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.