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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. [column type=”one-half”]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. [/column] [column type=”one-half” last=”true”][adrotate banner=”21″][/column] 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…

Little Wing Jimi Hendrix Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce

Little Wing Jimi Hendrix Guitar Lesson

This Free Online Guitar Lesson is with Jimi Hendrix‘s Little Wing. Little Wing is burned into most of us guitar players. I realize that I had not been playing it exactly the right way for the last 30 years 🙂 So, I learned it in a manner much closer to the original. But even after learning it, my hands were too small to actually play it correctly in some ways. I think the thing to do in this situation is make it your own because his feel is so profoundly loose and great at the same time, it’s really always a bit out of reach. For the Little Wing solo after the intro I just did my own thing. I have an original Octavia, made by Tycobrahe. I always loved that octave fuzz sound that he got that almost sounds like a ring modulator. There are so many good reissues of the original Octavia, I don’t think an old one is necessary anymore. In particular the white Octavio by Dunlop is supposed to be amazing. Once again, I use my Nash Strat with Lollar Pickups, and just a hair of distortion on the amp, not much. Hope you enjoy this Little Wing video as much as I did making it!! I probably played the intro 100 times before I attempted to film it… 🙂 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 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…

Led Zeppelin Style Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce Marty Schwartz Guitarjamz

Led Zeppelin Style Guitar Lesson

I paid a visit to Marty Schwartz the other day, and one of the films we made was of a Led Zeppelin inspired riff. The idea was to tune your guitar down to drop D, play the riff on one string quietly and then play the same riff on three strings in a loud way. One of the things it always amazed me about early Led Zeppelin is that the guitar sounds are basically very clean. You come away with an impression of a very heavy sound but it’s really a clean guitar laying on top of very aggressive bass and drums. Of course the guitar riffs are aggressive but the tones are on the cleaner side. Sometimes a single coil pick up, like I used on the Grosh Strat, can get closest to this kind of sound. It also works great to step on a very natural boost pedal when you want the riff to sound heavy. I like the Dunlop Micro Amp style of pedal, that just explodes the front of the amp a bit – not really a distortion – more of a natural boost. Please leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy! I also have more lessons on my Lessons Playlist: You can find more videos as well on Marty’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/guitarjamzdotcom 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!