JON HERINGTON & ALLEN HINDS Video Masterclass
Guitar Techniques|December 2021
In this world exclusive, Jon Herington and Allen Hinds perform and discuss their playing on Jason Sidwell’s new track, Street Allure. Jon Bishop is your guide to the duo’s sophisticated rock soloing over a slick, jazzy R&B number.
Jon Bishop

ABILITY RATING Key G Minor Tempo 115bpm CD TRACKS 11-13

Will improve your… Advanced R&B based fusion soloing Semiquaver syncopation Use of scales to navigate chord changes

TRACK RECORD Jon Herrington is best known for his work with Steely Dan but also check out his playing with fusion supergroup, Chroma and the album Chunks And Chairknobs with Jim Beard. For more info go to www.jonherrington.com. Allen has released five fantastic studio albums, so go to www.allenhinds.com for more info plus dates for Jon and Allen’s monthly online masterclasses.

Get the Tone

For this month’s recording Jon Herington used his Gibson ES 335 dot guitar into a Dumble-style amp. Aim for a rich and smooth sounding overdrive and (ideally) a bridge humbucker to duplicate this. Allen Hinds used his one pickup Fender Telecaster guitar plugged into a small Red Plate Backline valve amplifier. A modern sounding overdriven tone was selected. The bridge pickup is most fitting so, again, go with that plus a rich sounding amp style overdrive. You can also experiment with a chorus pedal just as Allen does.

This month we present our first video guitar duet. Jon Herington and Allen Hinds demonstrate their unique styles over the same colourful chords in Jason Sidwell’s track, Street Allure. LA session guru and GIT tutor Allen Hinds is no stranger to GT, having recorded two series for us (GT251-256, GT290-295). This time he’s joined by Steely Dan’s guitarist for 22 years, Jon Herington, making his GT debut. They do monthly online masterclasses together but this is the first time they have recorded as a duo, so we’re proud to present them here.

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