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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…

Melodic Blues Soloing Papastache Tim Pierce Guitar Lesson

Melodic Blues Soloing Guitar Lesson

Melodic Blues Soloing Guitar Lesson is a free online guitar lesson where I show how to play various melodic guitar ideas. Brett Papa did some filming the other day at my studio and made this Melodic Blues Soloing video. First he filmed a great song that Warren Huart produced and was written by Scott James. Warren is awesome and he comes over a lot to do guitar overdubs at my studio. After that I found a another nice track on my hard drive and just played melodically over the whole thing. On the first song I am careful to work around the vocal and it is more of a jazz blues sort of thing. The second song is just fun in the style that is probably the closest to my heart, which is a clean-ish Sustained Sound and Melody based Soloing. Hope you enjoy these videos as much as we enjoy making them !!! 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!

Professional Sounding Guitar Parts Recording Lesson Papastache

Creating Professional Sounding Guitar Parts

In this video with Papastache I go through my process of recording Professional Sounding Guitar Parts. I go through a song a show how I approach various Recording Techniques and Guitar Parts. I also talk about considerations for Vocal Melodies and how to play and build Rhythm Guitar that compliments the song. I also show you how to have an overview of the different parts so you can nicely compliment all the other instruments, and where to be considered in the mix. 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 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!

Tim Pierce Rhythm Guitar Concepts Marty Schwarts Free Online Guitar Lesson

Rhythm Guitar Concepts Guitar Lesson

In this Free Online Guitar Lesson I did with Marty Schwartz I talk about Rhythm Guitar Concepts and how to play 16th note strumming. This is an intermediate guitar lesson and I go through various 16 note rhythms, and how to accentuate specific hits. This is one approach to rhythm guitar concepts in the style of R&B, Rock and Soul Music. 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!

Session Guitar Lesson 3 with Tim Pierce

Session Guitar Recording Lesson 3

Session Guitar Lesson 3 with Taylor Mesple. Session Guitar Lesson 3 is a song with a great artist named Taylor Mesple. Taylor plays wicked keyboards and great guitar. He sings great and is an excellent songwriter. He and his family also own Wildwood Guitars in Louisville, Colorado. This very friendly music store is an amazing source for instruments and instrument repair. Our track features Abe Laboriel and Mel Brown on drums and bass. They helped create a very inspired foundation! In this Session Guitar video I am playing the Wildwood Spec Les Paul among others. There are many different rhythm parts which also include Whammy sections and slide guitar. I will demonstrate the use of backward guitar with Pro Tools and play a part with an Epiphone Wilshire through a Ventilator Leslie pedal. The unique challenge with this track, was because Abe and Mel were playing so ferociously and sort of on the busy side, it limited me to a simpler approach. What I do is always about simplicity anyway, so I’m used to these kinds of challenges. I chose a number of guitars, and did pretty simple parts, that allowed for different colors and flavors that came from the sound pallet rather than from a lot of notes. Abe Laboriel Jr. and Mel Brown both played very active drum and bass parts, respectively. The high activity in the rhythm section compelled me to keep my approach simple. This is the last of three videos for the online magazine Pure Guitar. Pure Guitar was a venture created by the original Guitar Player Magazine staff, Incl. Jas Obrecht  and Tom Wheeler. Those were the names that I saw in every guitar player magazine growing up dreaming about being a professional guitar player, so to work with them was kind of a…

Recording Session Guitar Richard Page Tim Pierce

Richard Page Session Guitar Recording

Last week I was honored to have a long time friend over – Richard Page needed guitar overdubs for some new songs. These days Richard Page writes a lot, and also tours with Ringo Starr every year. Long ago when Steve Farris left Mr. Mister, I auditioned for the band and almost got the job 🙂 I was very disappointed at the time, and Buzz Feiten got the gig. A few weeks later, I joined Patrick Leonard‘s band Toy Matinee. The Toy Matinee record ended up being one of the best projects I’ve ever done. In another twist of fate, Richard Page replaced Kevin Gilbert as Pat’s partner on the second Toy Matinee record – that band was called Third Matinee. Once again I almost made the cut – I think I ended up on one song but another good friend and fine guitarist James Harrah was chosen instead – he played beautifully and did most of the record. Richard has always been one of my lifetime favorite singers and songwriters. Richard told me that his gig with Ringo is incredibly fun. The band right now is Gregg Bissonette, Steve Lukather, Greg Rolie and Richard Page – They  tour every summer. I was a fan of Richard’s first band called Pages and have worked with them sporadically on recording projects over the years. Most people know him from the huge hit he had ‘Broken Wings’. 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 Guitar Lesson 2 with Tim Pierce

Session Guitar Recording Lesson 2

Session Guitar Recording Lesson 2 with Tim Stop. This Session Guitar video features a great new artist named Tim Stop. Tim wrote and sang the song, and he plays piano and acoustic guitar on it. Tim was brought to me by my friend, producer Aaron Johnson, who produced the Fray, among others. Working with great artists and great songs makes my gig a dream job! I used a Royer through an AEA mic preamp, as well as a Shure SM 57 through my Flickinger mic preamp by Bill Skibbe. Once again it’s my Divided By 13 RSA 23 amp. The speaker cab is a 412 with vintage 30s and greenback 25s Perhaps in the next video I’ll start changing up the amps. Just like a lot of other guitarists, I can get the music done with one amplifier, and I start moving fast and forget that I have other ones sitting there. Thanks for watching, and hope you enjoy this Session Guitar Recording Lesson ! 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!