Blues-rock firebrands Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford rely on loud amps and vintage guitars to get their message to the people.

Bryant’s pedalboard was wired by Randy Gabbard at Tour Supply in Nashville. The board features a Dunlop Cry Baby 535Q wah, ZVEX Mastotron, Jext Telez Dizzy Tone, Origin Effects Cali 76, and a signature Rodenberg TB Drive Shakedown Special. Other pedals include an Electro-Harmonix POG, Boss TU-3, an EHX Holy Grail, and a Strymon TimeLine. A Strymon Zuma gives power to the board.

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There’s way more than blues-rock fodder buried in the crevices of the most overused scale in music.

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  • Explain how chords are generated from scales.
  • Create unusual harmonies, chord progressions, bass lines, and melodies using the blues scale.
  • Demonstrate how music theory and musical intuition can coalesce to create unique sounds from traditional materials.
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Last updated on May 21, 2022

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