As much as guitarists love to solo, the reality is that, for most of us, the majority of time spent in a band setting is applied to playing rhythm guitar.
The greatest benefit of the study of scales is that it helps you from habitually falling into “lick”-type phrases that so many guitarists find themselves stuck with.
On July 16, 2014, the world lost one of the greatest and most influential guitarists ever: Johnny Winter.
The real inspiration for this band is what I think of as roots music—which is everything: jazz, bluegrass, rock and roll, funk/soul/R&B, pop, country, blues, Appalachian folk.
Last month we explored the concept of interjecting the major thirdinto solo lines based primarily on the minor pentatonic and blues scales.