All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix Solo Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce

All Along The Watchtower Solo Guitar Lesson Jimi Hendrix

All Along The Watchtower Solo Guitar Lesson Jimi Hendrix. Here’s a super short free online guitar lesson where, I teach how to play my favorite solo lick from All Along the Watchtower. Then I immediately blast into my own solo that is very heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix. I’m using my Bill Nash Stratocaster with Lollar Pickups, and I have a little delay going from my Eventide Eclipse. As usual I’m using the Custom Audio Electronics Dunlop Boost/Line Driver Pedal into my Divided by 13 RSA 23. I made a little backing track with some acoustic guitars panned hard left and right, and I then tripled the acoustic part with my old Guild 12 string panned up the middle. That made it sound a little more like the original record, where the 12 string acoustic is heavily represented. To access the All Along The Watchtower Extra Video free lesson, please Signup for the Newsletter below. Also, as a thank you to all the people that have become members of this site there is an All Along The Watchtower Solos Outtakes Video Available! The content will be available below when you are signed in. Hope you like it! [protect] [/protect] Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Blues Rock Guitar Soling over Chord Changes Tim Pierce Papastache

Blues Rock Guitar Soloing Over Chord Changes

Blues Rock Guitar Soloing Over Chord Changes – with Brett Papa. Here’s a video about Blues Rock Guitar Soloing over Chord Changes with Brett Papa and myself playing a pair of killer GJ2 Guitars. The guitars were loaned to me for a few weeks by Grover Jackson himself! Grover Jackson is a guitar making legend and his new company is making the best guitars of his career. In this video I demonstrate my approach to playing Major Pentatonic Guitar Soloing over Rock Chord Changes. I learned this kind of playing from my LP collection of the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Poco and The Eagles etc. These days it’s still alive and well and all over country radio on songs by artists like Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and lots of others. I play freely and go in and out of landing on notes that are the intervals that make up the chords. What ends up happening is a style of loose Blues Rock interspersed with melodies that basically sing over the chord changes. It was fun to break a string!! Hope you enjoy this Blues Rock Guitar Soloing Over Chord Changes Video! I also have more lessons on my Lessons Playlist: Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Session Guitarist Tim Pierce Home Studio

Session Guitarist Tim Pierce Home Studio

Session Guitarist Tim Pierce and his Home Studio Setup. I look back on this Home Studio Video and I’m amazed how much time has passed, but I am also grateful for what I’ve been able to do on YouTube in the last year and a half. This was the first day I ever met Marty Schwartz. I had known Brett Papa and Brett convinced Marty to make the drive up here and do a Home Studio Video for YouTube. Marty and Brett were heroes of mine on YouTube and the fact that I made friends with them was sort of a dream come true. They have both helped me a lot. My Home Studio is a ready to go at a moments notice. It’s as simple as starting a car. When someone shows up to record we can easily be working within 5 to 10 minutes. I’m fortunate to have people like Ross Hogarth, Chris Lord-Algae, Glen Ballard, Jack Joseph Puig, Humberto Gatica and many other studio professionals come and record at my Home Studio. A lot of the gear is interchangeable these days. It seems like pedal and amp and guitar makers are all at such a high level at this point, that you can use a new Strat or a custom boutique Strat, a Boss or Strymon effect pedal or an old Bassman or a new Paul Reed Smith amp. All these things sound great whether they be vintage or modern. The Home Studio changes all the time and best thing to do is look at my newest videos to see what is currently on deck. I’m really looking forward to learning the Kemper profiler this year, and as always, my signature overdrive and boost pedal by J. Rockett Audio, is always patched in. I was using the…

Back In Black ACDC Free Online Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce Guitar

Back In Black Guitar Lesson

Back in Black is one of my all-time favorites, it was originally recorded in 1980. [alert type=”info”] Make sure to click the D’Addario banner below and check out their Flip Tuner![/alert] Amazingly it still sounds modern, and I think that’s because everything is simple, no gimmicks. In the 80s so many guitar players drenched their sounds with effects, me included..!! But the sounds that stand the test of time are generally pure guitar and amp sounds, I believe AC/DC always kept it pure. For Back In Black, I try to hit the guitar in a particular way with my right hand. I would describe it as a light touch but a strong snap from the wrist. It’s the same technique that probably works best for golf or tennis. The bridge riff section is actually incredibly hard to play, it’s a great exercise! Definitely check the original recording out on headphones so you hear the incredible power of one guitar on the right and one guitar on the left. I learned that these guitars were recorded with Neumann U67 and U87 microphones. The amps were simple Vintage Marshalls with 412 cabinets. The thing that blew me away is that I learned that Angus Young recorded his guitar wireless in the studio with the legendary Shaffer-Vega Diversity System. They liked the way the wireless system colored the mid range. There is a reissue of that system called the Schaffer Replica. To access the Back In Black Extra Video please Signup for the Newsletter below. Also, as a thank you to all the people that have become members of this site there is a Back in Black Outtakes Video and Jam Track Available! The Back in Black Outtakes Video contains various Solos I recorded, and the content will be available below when you…

How To Solo Over Chord Changes Part 1 Tim Pierce Papastache

How to Solo over Chord Changes Part 1

How to Solo over Chord Changes Part 1 is another video I did with Brett Papa. We are having more and more fun doing these videos such as this How to Solo over Chord Changes Part 1! I brought my Nash Strat, and we both plugged in at low-volume to Brett’s two Divided by 13 amps. The demonstration here on How to Solo over Chord Changes was how to play E major over Blues Rock changes going from E major to A major and then switch to The key of E minor, when the chords changed to C and D. I feel I lucked out with the tone of the Strat, it has sustain but it also reads as very clean. I suppose it’s also demonstration of how to play slowly and melodically. As I often do, I saved one fast riff for the very end. Hope you enjoyed this How to Solo over Chord Changes Part 1, there’s more on the way! I also have more lessons on my Lessons Playlist: You can find more videos as well on Brett’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/papastache102 Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Danny Collins Al Pacino Imagined Movie Band Cast

Danny Collins Movie Al Pacino Trailer

Danny Collins New Movie with Al Pacino. About a year ago I got called for a session done at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood. The session was for Producer Don Was and some sort of a film related project. When I got there I learned that Al Pacino would be joining us and that we were doing songs for a movie, where he was starring as a very famous singer. Al turned out to be a very engaging person, very nice, an absolutely fearless actor, and in this particular situation, portraying a singer in a new movie called Danny Collins. The band was myself on guitar, CJ Vanston on keyboards, Don Was on bass and Kenny Aronoff on drums. After we recorded the songs, CJ suggested strongly to the movie producers that we be the band that appears in the film on stage with Al. CJ has never been shy:) So it was a rare situation when you do the behind-the-scenes work and make the music, and then actually get out of the cameras and play it. On one of the shoots they rented the Greek Theater for an entire night so we could shoot some footage on stage. Then a couple of weeks later, they cleverly they got the band Chicago to share their audience at the Greek theater. Al walked out on stage playing the character in the movie in front of Chicago’s concert audience. Ryan Adams was also involved in the Danny Collins sessions, it was the first time I had worked with him. The movie is called Danny Collins and it will be in theaters in March. Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour…

Crossroads Cream Cover Free Online Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce

Crossroads Cream Guitar Lesson

Crossroads was recorded by Eric Clapton and Cream in 1968 when I was 10 years old. I started dreaming of the guitar around then, and I didn’t start playing till age 12. By the time I was 14 I was playing whatever version of crossroads I could muster. Once again I have to thank Steve Maase for being probably the greatest guitar teacher in the world. We were and still are lucky to have Steve in Albuquerque New Mexico. For this version of Crossroads I used a BAE DMP Mic Pre. You can see it in the background while I’m playing. The DMP is a simple, affordable Neve style mic pre. Honestly I think the BAE microphone preamps, sound just like the original vintage Neves, but with a little better top end and are a little more open sounding. I used a Gibson ES 335 that is not special in any way, it was produced in the 80s. It has stock pick ups and for this video I put 9’s on so I could stretch the strings easily. As usual it’s the divided by 13 RSA 23 with a Bob Bradshaw Dunlop boost in front of it. The Dunlop boost is essentially an improved microamp. There is a Crossroads Extra Video available to anyone who signs up for the newsletter! Also, as a thank you to all the people that have become members of this site there is a Crossroads Outtakes Video and Jam Track Available! In the Crossroads Outtakes video, I show how I do create a written outline for the solo with a certain sections that stay the same and in other sections that are open for improvisation. The content will be available below when you are signed in. Thanks for all your support and I hope you enjoy…

Studio Guitar Recording with Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty Guitar - Tim Pierce Guitar

Black Beauty Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar Recording

Studio Guitar Recording with a Les Paul Black Beauty. Here’s a song I did, with a Black Beauty vintage guitar that I got a year ago. The guitar is a Gibson Black Beauty Les Paul from 1969. This guitar sounds amazing but it is been devalued extensively with a kind of sloppy refret and a fixed broken neck. John Shanks owned the guitar and he was selling it. At the time I was working on X factor playing guitar for John (which is a privilege in itself), and because the guitar at these issues I was able to get it at a good price. As usual I used my divided by 13 RSA 23 and my Custom Audio Electronics Boost Pedal, and also as usual I was printing a little delay after the mic-pre through an Eventide Eclipse. I also play bass on the track just because there wasn’t a bass player around at the time. The session is typical of some of the kinds of parts I create when I’m doing sessions for people. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Veillette Guitars Tim Pierce

Veillette Guitars

Veillette Guitars Presentation of the Avante Gryphon, Merlin and Terz. I discovered Joe Veillette through my longtime association with producer Rob Cavallo. Rob has done extensive work with Dave Matthews, and Rob acquired a Gryphon after falling in love with Dave’s. I played a single strummed A minor chord on the Gryphon. The sound was so beautiful and unique that I immediately got on the phone and ordered one from Joe. The guitar took months to build, but was well worth the wait and I’ve used it constantly ever since. So, now Joe is making the Avante Gryphon. It’s essentially the same guitar but at a greatly reduced price point. All of Joe’s instruments are wonderful, but the first instrument on my list to recommend purchasing will always be the Gryphon, and now the Gryphon sound has become very affordable. About Veillette Guitars Veillette Guitars are built by Joe Veillette, And E. Chase, and Martin Keith, in Woodstock, NY. Experiences gained as players & performers have defined our idea of what instruments are really for. Though we appreciate fine marquetry, artistic woodworking techniques & exotic woods, these things don’t necessarily have any bearing on the artistic or spiritual processes that result in the creation of music. At Veillette Guitars, we make tools for musicians. Avante Gryphon Veillette Gryphons have found their way onto the biggest stages been and heard on some of the most listened-to recordings in the business. The Avante Gryphon® continues in this tradition delivering the same exciting tonal personality: mandolin-like punch, with shimmering, naturally chorused top end character. Celestial, sparkling highs and punchy mid-register allow the Avante Gryphon® to shine in a wide range of applications. Guitarists can immediately play mandolin-style parts in a new high register without learning a new tuning. As a songwriting tool, for…

La Grange ZZ Top Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce

La Grange ZZ Top Guitar Lesson

This Free Online Guitar Lesson is La Grange with ZZ Top. ZZ Top and Billy Gibbons were huge influences on me. I discovered them when “Rio Grande Mud” came out and I was just starting to play guitar in 1970. I got to see them support that record at a concert in Albuquerque New Mexico. It was just the band and their Marshall stacks, which, if I remember correctly were renamed “Rio Grande” amps, and outfitted with steer horns. Those of you who remember ‘Tres Hombres‘ – (the album with the song “La Grange” on it), will remember the giant Mexican dinner featured on the entire inside of the album. I actually put the record jacket wide-open on my wall so I could see it every day! Billy Gibbons has always had an amazing ability to say the most with the fewest notes. To this day I continue to try and practice what he preaches! I also have on Poll going on Google Plus where you can vote on which song I will do a Guitar Lesson on next. Click the image to the right to go to the poll: Sign up to the newsletter to get access to more private videos incl. an extra video with the solo from the video. Please leave any comments you may have for this La Grange video, and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!