steely dan

Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Learn the difference between diatonic and non-diatonic notes.
  • Use dissonance to spice up your solos.
  • Understand how scales, chords, and non-diatonic notes work together.
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Why is it that when soloing some notes that seemingly shouldn’t work, do? And no, it’s not jazz we’re talking about. So get ready to play some dissonant music that sounds wonderful.

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Grab some of the legend’s guitar magic by adding some jazz to your blues.

Intermediate

Intermediate

Overview:

  • Find out how to effectively use ghost notes.
  • Make Carlton’s gritty pick-scratch technique a part of your playing.
  • Learn some quick tricks to apply colorful chordal extensions to your solos.
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Let’s play a quick game of Jeopardy! The category: Guitarists with Wildly Successful 50-Year Careers. The answer: With over 3,000 sessions under his belt, this guitarist has been a first-call session player, recording with artists such as Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, and Dolly Parton. He's also a successful solo artist, having released 36 albums, and a four-time Grammy Award winner. The question:

Who is Larry Carlton?

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The studio legend also talks about developing a personal style, playing 500 sessions a year at age 22, tips for practicing blended chord voicings, and why he loves his ES-style guitars.

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