Key C Minor
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Use of hammer-ons and pull-offs
Speed, dynamics and articulation
Stevie Ray Vaughan personified the energetic, raw, and electrified modern Texas sound. He succeeded in conveying a modern blues message to the masses and almost single-handedly invigorated the entire blues genre in the process. Along with his rhythm section, Double Trouble, he went on to produce a string of successful albums, toured the world and back, and picked up more awards than you could shake a stick at.
While Stevie’s authentic blues roots formed the central core of his playing style, there were frequent moments where he touched upon his jazzier influences. Brushed octaves like Wes, fluent and extended connected blues lines like Kenny Burrell, extended and altered chords that wouldn’t sound out of place coming from Joe Pass. It’s all in there. Stevie’s playing at times perfectly illustrates the design and intent of this series, to explore the points when blues and jazz collide at the Crossroads.
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Justin Sandercoe of justinguitar.com lends GT his insight as one of the world’s most successful guitar teachers. This month: Song Work.
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THE CROSSROADS Chord Voicings
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
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In this month’s Crossroads, John Wheatcroft shows how adding slurs can help you achieve the expressive articulation of players ranging from blues icon Stevie Ray Vaughan, to jazz genius George Benson.
Andy Jones of the London College of Creative Media begins a new series looking at intervals and chord tones and how to use them musically.
1969 “Singing with a tortured passion that has become her trademark,” Newsweek reported, “Janis Joplin blew the rock world wide open.” She was “the first female superstar of rock music,” and “hard singing and hard living are her hallmark.”
AC/DC: Powering Up!
AC/DC’s vitality is off the charts when it comes to a band approaching their sixth decade. Power Up, AC/DC’s 17th studio album, is proof of that vitality. Front-and-center lead guitarist Angus Young fortifies the group though his undeniable spark and iconic stage image. He admits, however, that it was his brother Malcolm who had led AC/DC throughout the decades with a strong determination as well as solid guitar rhythm.
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THINGS A YOUTUBE GUITAR HERO SAYS
THINGS THE KING OF GUITAR YOUTUBE DOESN’T CARE IF YOU DON’T LIKE HIS CHANNEL. A decade after JARED DINES first joined the streaming platform, he’s got more than he ever could have expected: more than 2.7 million followers, more than half a billion total views, onstage guest spots with some of modern rock’s biggest bands and a huge network of friends and collaborators.
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