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Brent Mason Hot Licks Lessons Reissued
Guitarists "of a certain age" will surely remember the Hot Licks guitar video series. These old VHS tapes—and later, DVDs—brought such amazing pickers as Eric Johnson, Jason Becker, George Benson, and Brent Mason into your practice room, giving you the opportunity to see what they played and how they played it right up close. You may also remember that the guitar tab booklets that came with the videos were a bit "thin," with only about 10% of the content transcribed.
For the first time, Hal Leonard is reissuing this legendary Hot Licks video series in book format, with online access to all of the classic video footage. Plus, all of the guitar tab from the original video booklets has been re-transcribed and edited using modern-day technology to provide you with the most accurate transcriptions ever created for this series. And, they’ve included tab for examples that were previously not transcribed, providing you with the most comprehensive Hot Licks guitar lessons yet.
The good news for GuitarInstructor.com users is that we get to bring it to you in video lesson format, by chapter, along with free downloadable tab for all of the examples.
The first release is Brent Mason's Nashville Chops & Western Swing Guitar. Divided into nine video lessons, Brent covers everything from Telecaster chicken pickin' techniques and triads to harp harmonics and incendiary jazz lines in the styles of Hank Garland and George Benson.
Brent Mason Hot Licks guitar video lessons
We've also just posted the guitar tab for Brent's smokin' 1997 album, Hot Wired, so be sure to check those out, too.
Brent Mason Hot Wired guitar tabs
Check out this sample from his Telecaster Chicken Pickin' lesson:
Learn a Pat Martino-inspired lick over a ii-iv progression
Our first free lesson Friday of 2017 comes courtesy of jazz guitar instructor Paul Silbergleit, who teaches a cool Pat Martino-inspired lick to use over a ii-iv progression. This lick comes from Paul's lesson Connecting Jazz Licks.
How to Solo over a Static Dominant 7 Vamp
A few weeks ago, we brought you Carl Culpepper's killer lesson on how to solo over a static minor 7th chord vamp, and judging by how many times it was viewed, you loved it. So now we're excited to bring you Carl's new lesson on soloing over a static dominant 7th chord vamp, in which he shows you how to master the art of creating colorful lines and phrases by mixing the Mixolydian mode with the blues scale, pentatonic scales, and more. Plus, get a free download of the jam track he uses in the lesson!
Soloing Over a Static Dominant 7 Vamp video lesson
Browse all Carl Culpepper's guitar video lessons
Here's a short sample clip ...
New Lessons on How to Play Two Fleetwood Mac Classics
Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is one of the most underrated players of the past 40 years. His unique fingerstyle approach to both electric and acoustic guitar helped him to create not only his own signature tone but also a key component in the gorgeous aural layers that define the Fleetwood Mac sound.
In these two new lessons, instructor Doug Boduch employs his own estimable fingerpicking skills to teach you every technique and nuance necessary to play these classic hits.
"Rhiannon" Fleetwood Mac guitar song lesson
"Never Going Back Again" Fleetwood Mac acoustic guitar song lesson
Browse all Fleetwood Mac lessons, guitar tabs, play-along tracks, and more
Top 10 Most Viewed Guitar Tabs of 2016
Sure, you can find guitar tab just about anywhere online, but there are only a couple of web sites that offer fully licensed and professionally transcribed and edited tabs, and we are one of them. We're proud to bring you the most accurate guitar tab on the web, powered by Hal Leonard—long the industry standard.
Looking back at 2016, we can see that you viewed a lot of tabs! Here are the 10 most viewed guitar tabs of the year. Not surprisingly, it pretty much matches our all-time Top 10. And that's great, as these are songs that every guitarist should try to learn.
10. "Sweet Child O' Mine" Guns N' Roses
9. "Pride and Joy" Stevie Ray Vaughan
8. "Blackbird" The Beatles
7. "Sweet Home Alabama" Lynyrd Skynyrd
6. "Johnny B. Goode" Chuck Berry
5. "Back in Black" AC/DC
4. "Purple Rain" Prince
3. "Hotel California" Eagles
2. "Stairway to Heaven" Led Zeppelin
and the most popular tab of 2016 is ...
1. "Wish You Were Here" Pink Floyd
New Eagles Song Lessons for "The Long Run" and "After the Thrill Is Gone"
We're excited to bring you brand-new G-Plus Song lessons for the Eagles classics "The Long Run" and "After the Thrill Is Gone." The former is the title track to the band's 1979 release and features some nifty slide work, which instructor Doug Boduch thoroughly covers in his lesson but also shows you how to play it without the slide, if you're so inclined. The latter song appeared on the band's 1975 release One of These Nights. Co-writers Don Henley and Glenn Frey, well aware of bluesman B.B. King's song of similar title, famously asked, "We know that the thrill is gone — so now what?"
Top 10 Most Viewed Song Lessons of 2016
As 2016 comes to a close, we're looking back to see what you, our users, enjoyed the most at GuitarInstructor.com. Our first category—and our most popular overall—is video song lessons. Not surprisingly, classic rock and the blues ruled the roost this year. Here's the list of our 10 most-viewed song lessons of 2016.
10. "Eruption" Van Halen
9. "Still Got the Blues" Gary Moore
8. "I'm Tore Down" Eric Clapton
7. "Sweet Home Alabama" Lynyrd Skynyrd
6. "Texas Flood" Stevie Ray Vaughan
5. "Layla" (Unplugged) Eric Clapton
4. "Hotel California" Eagles
3. "Cross Road Blues (Crossroads)" Cream
2. "Sweet Child O' Mine" Guns N' Roses
and #1 is ...
1. "Sultans of Swing" Dire Straits
Let us know what your favorites were, and what songs you'd like to see in the future!
- Brent Mason Hot Licks Lessons Reissued
- Learn a Pat Martino-inspired lick over a ii-iv progression
- How to Solo over a Static Dominant 7 Vamp
- New Lessons on How to Play Two Fleetwood Mac Classics
- Top 10 Most Viewed Guitar Tabs of 2016
- New Eagles Song Lessons for "The Long Run" and "After the Thrill Is Gone"
- Top 10 Most Viewed Song Lessons of 2016
- New Metallica Song Lessons and Official Tab for "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct"
- YouTube Sensation Igor Presnyakov's Solo Acoustic Guitar Arrangements
- Learn How to Play Bon Jovi's Biggest Hits
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