Guitar Techniques December 2012 (#211)
Feb 15 2015
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! We take pride in providing the most accurate transcriptions around, and cover a full range of styles. Every month we feature full transcriptions of guitar songs and instrumentals in every genre, from blues and rock, to acoustic and jazz. All the music in the magazine is included on a cover-mounted audio CD, complete with backing tracks and video master class to let readers play along.
Guitar Techniques December 2012 (#211) contents:
- Learn to Improvise. Yes, you really can do it. John Wheatcroft explains how, by using tried and trusted processes, we can analyse the ‘art’ of improvising and learn to do it ourselves.
- Steely Dan – Josie. Jon Bishop transcribes an accessible jazz-rock classic that will teach you cool chords, great rhythms and perfect lead note choices.
- Guthrie Govan – Waves. Between myriad projects Guthrie found the time to tab out, record and describe one of his most popular tracks from the CD Erotic Cakes.
- Claude Debussy – Clair De Lune. This time we transcribe a beautiful solo guitar version of Debussy’s classical masterpiece. Bridget provides her own ‘moonlight serenade’.
- Lessons Introduction. Astroman Sidwell skydives to earth to bring you this month’s brimming lessons section.
- 30-Minute Lickbag. Six diverse licks in easy, intermediate and advanced flavours from Terry Lewis.
- Blues – John Wheatcroft looks at the bluesier side of Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist, the mighty Sir Richard of Blackmore.
- Rock – Martin Cooper tackles the incredible playing of Giant guitarist and top producer Dann Huff.
- Creative Rock – Shaun Baxter reckons hammer-ons and pull-offs will make your blues playing fly!
- Hot Country Lead. Andy Saphir examines a vital technique of modern country players; the double-stop.
- Jazz – Pete Callard’s tribute this month is to jazz marvel and GIT founder, Howard Roberts.
- Acoustic. Stuart Ryan arranges and transcribes a stalwart tune in folk music – The Water Is Wide.
- Rockschool. Charlie Griffiths continues his A-Z of music theory. This month: С for Cadence, Chromatics, Compound bends, Crescendos and the Coda.
- Video Masterclass. Bryan Baker. Charl Coetzee signs off this great guitarist’s final GT masterclass on ‘inside to outside’ playing.
Previous issue: Guitar Techniques November 2012
Next issue: Guitar Techniques January 2013
Includes original mp3 tracks and video
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