Guitar Techniques Spring 2018

Apr 19 2021

Guitar Techniques Spring 2018

Guitar Techniques Spring 2018 PDF and Mp3 CD download. 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 Spring 2018 (#281) contents:

  • Mark Knopfler – 12-page style study. He caused a sensation when Dire Straits hit with Sultans Of Swing, and still makes superb music Jon Bishop examines Mark’s clean Strat, dirty Les Paul and open-tuned resonator styles.
  • The Whammy Bar. 20 top techniques. Wobbles, dives, gargles and more the whammy adds new dimensions to your playing. Richard Barrett takes you on a rollercoaster ride!
  • Vincenzo Bellini – Casta Diva from Norma. This piece was used to great effect in The Iron Lady, a Film about Margaret Thatcher’s life. Mrs Mermikides offers a rather gentler rendition.
  • Blues. Ronan McCullagh looks into the playing of a man that came back from the brink. It’s great to have him back, the wonderful Walter Trout.
  • Rock. Martin Cooper delves into the awesome work of Audioslave’s Chris Cornell and Tom Morello.
  • Jazz. John Wheatcroft meets a true legend of jazz guitar, the incredible Howard Roberts.
  • Acoustic. Stuart Ryan pastiches the nylon-string picking style of Canadian folk legend, Leonard Cohen.
  • Creative Rock. Shaun Baxter rounds up the Pentatonic scales that can be found in Mixolydian mode.
  • Slide. H rrison Marsh examines the swampy slide style of the mega-cool Lowell George.
  • Fretboard Fluency. Martin Goulding gets your fingers flying as he navigates the Dorian mode in 5ths and 6ths.
  • In The Woodshed. Charlie Griffiths helps you hone your skills. This month he moves on from Dorian mode to pulling out #4 licks from the Lydian.
  • Video. Carl Verheyen. Blues-fusion masterclass. This stunning rock-fusion guitarist improvises a solо over Jason Sidwell composition, The Flow, then explains his approach in detail.


Text Format PDF, 100 pages. Original CD mp3 Tracks included. Video lesson enclosed.


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  1. Gretschie /

    Thank you all, youre the best!

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