Here’s a guitar lesson on Black Dog by Led Zeppelin. The solo is in a blues rock style, the foundation of my lead playing. My research told me some amazing things. Jimmy Page was not using a guitar amplifier. Andy Johns had him plug into a pair of 1176 compressors in series, and distorted the mic pre and the compressors before going to tape. Each guitar line is tripled, and it all makes sense when you hear it. It sounds so impossibly grungy and wrong in that singularly Jimmy Page sort of way. And from SoundFacts.com: Black Dog was written around a riff John Paul Jones brought in, something that he says was inspired by the Muddy Waters album “Electric Mud”. Black dog is deceptively complex…The notion that Jones made a challenging arrangement to discourage cover bands from playing it is just a myth. The title refers to a black labrador that wandered the area of Headly Grange, a mansion in Hampshire England where Led Zeppelin four was recorded. A big thank you to all you site members and subscribers… Thanks for watching, ENJOY, Tim
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 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!
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 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!