How Eric Gales’ signature licks can hot-wire your blues playing

Eric Gales
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The objective of this article is to give you an insight into the style, sound and techniques of the great Eric Gales

To do this we’ll be looking at extended chords, flowing pentatonic lines and some very specific picking techniques. But before we get into those details, perhaps we should deal with what many would agree separates Eric from the vast majority of his contemporaries.

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