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Ozzy's Guitarists Apr. '20 Ex. 3

Steve Morse's Engl Amps and Pedalboard
Steve Morse's Engl Amps & Pedalboard

The technical tactician and melodic monster shows how he's created a fine-tuned tonal arsenal with ultimate control.

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Former bandmates of the late Steve Marriott unite to oppose plans by the Marriott Estate to release "new" recordings created with AI technology. A growing list of musicians in opposition include: Peter Frampton, David Gilmour, Robert Plant, and more.

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Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Focus on Clapton’s continuously inventive rhythms.
  • Add slides, bends, and grace notes to otherwise ordinary phrases.
  • Understand how most guitar licks can be modular by playing the same notes over different chords.
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Recorded live in concert, March 10, 1968 (first show) at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, Cream’s version of Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” still, 56 years later, stands as a high point of blues/rock soloing. While numerous magazine articles, book chapters, and album liner notes have been dedicated to this one solo of Eric Clapton’s–which is actually five different choruses/solos of 12-bar blues–the one aspect that could use even more attention is Clapton’s use of rhythm. Long story short, over the course of 60 measures, Clapton never once plays the same rhythm twice!

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