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Modern Jazz and Fusion Guitar Lessons with Jostein Gulbrandsen
New York City-based guitarist Jostein Gulbrandsen recently completed his first instructional guitar book/video, Modern Jazz & Fusion Guitar (Hal Leonard), in which he covers key topics such as playing over major and minor ii-V-I progressions, modern jazz progressions, creating motifs, and much more.
We're excited to bring you these lessons here. In a twist from our normal lesson approach at GuitarInstructor, each of these lessons is a "print" lesson, in downloadable PDF format (lesson tab), along with a video demonstration of each example.
If you'd like to check out some of Jostein's playing, visit his YouTube channel.
If you prefer to purchase the physical book, click the cover below to order at our web site, or visit your local music dealer.
New Stevie Ray Vaughan Song Lessons for "Pride and Joy" and "Crossfire"
Stevie Ray Vaughan singlehandedly revived electric blues guitar with his 1983 release Texas Flood. In particular, it was the second single from the album, "Pride and Joy," that sent guitarists around the world scrambling not only to figure out how he dialed in that monster tone but also back to the woodshed to revitalize their blues guitar chops.
In our new G-Plus song lesson on this most famous of SRV tracks, instructor Doug Boduch provides nearly 45 minutes of step-by-step instruction on everything from nailing that easier-said-than-played muted scratch shuffle riff to Stevie's perfectly timed fills to both guitar solos.
We've also just added a brand-new lesson on the lead guitar fill dream tune, "Crossfire," from Vaughan's 1989 album, In Step. This one features almost 30 minutes of video instruction, plus, like all G-Plus song lessons, guitar tab and backing track.
How to Use Arpeggio-Based Melodies to Nail the Underlying Chord Changes
For this installment of Free Lesson Friday, instructor Tom Kolb shows you how to use arpeggio-based lines to nail the underlying chord changes. For more, check out the complete lesson Nailing the Changes with Arpeggios.
New Song Lesson Teaches Tom Petty's "I Need to Know"
As we celebrate 40 years of Tom Petty's incredible catalog of brilliant, rootsy rock 'n' roll, we're excited to bring you a brand-new G-Plus Song lesson on how to play "I Need to Know," from his 1978 release You're Gonna Get It.
Learn to Play "People Get Ready" as Recorded by Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart
In an effort to capitalize on the tidal wave of success that guitar-driven pop music was riding in the mid-1980s, guitar legend Jeff Beck hit the studio with pop genius producer Nile Rodgers, and the result was 1985's Flash. Although Beck looks back with contempt at the album now, regarding it as a sort of record label folly, the album did produce one of Beck's most memorable tracks—"People Get Ready."
Reuniting with his old vocalist Rod Stewart, the pair offered up an absolutely stunning cover of the Curtis Mayfield R&B-Gospel hit. Beck's singular guitar lines shared the spotlight with Stewart's impassioned vocals in perfect harmony. But it was Beck's addition of the high-register D5 arpeggio hook that, for many, added a whole new level of spine-tingling chills.
In our brand-new G-Plus song lesson, instructor Doug Boduch shows you all of Beck's licks and tricks, including tips on his fingerstyle approach and that subtle yet amazing use of the whammy bar.
New Avenged Sevenfold Tab for All 11 Tracks of "The Stage"
Avenged Sevenfold guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance are two of the most exciting metal players of the past decade. On the band's latest album, The Stage, you hear all the fluid harmony lines, pulverizing power chords, and incendiary leads for which the duo is known.
We brought you the tab for the album's title track last month. Now, we've added the official, note-for-note guitar tab for all 11 tracks from The Stage. Hope your chops are up to the challenge!
The Stage Avenged Sevenfold guitar tab
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