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angusyoung says:
dudes
 
angusyoung says:
what's up
 
angusyoung says:
came out to check out the wolfman!!!
 

 
Wolf says:
Dang usd it's Angus
 
Assistant says:
this is just a jam track
 
angusyoung says:
right on dude!
 
angusyoung says:
get down with the blues
 
angusyoung says:
dude I'm new at this
 
angusyoung says:
this is totally AWESOME
 
Steve1 says:
nothing to it
 
Jerry says:
good mix on the bass,drums track
 
Assistant says:
tyhanks
 
 

angusyoung says:
man, I'm ready to jam to that track!
 
angusyoung says:
how can you guys do this! I've never seen anything like this on the net!
 
angusyoung says:
cool, who's axes?
 
Wolf says:
Ah there's two beauties...
 
Wolf says:
Those are some of the blues guitars from my studio
 
Steve2 says:
what years?
 
angusyoung says:
whoa
 
Wolf says:
The ES-175 is a 1956, the 335 is a new reissue
 
Wolf says:
The Fender Bassman is a 1959
 
Steve2 says:
neat-o
 
Assistant says:
sorry guys I need to resize and convert these images
 
Wolf says:
The ES-335 thru the Bassman is killin'
 
 

 
Steve2 says:
where did you get them from?
 
angusyoung says:
very cool
 
Wolf says:
The ES-175 is a childhood guitar, the 335 was a gift from Gibson
 
angusyoung says:
I have a Strat!
 
Wolf says:
I thought you played an SG???
 
Steve2 says:
hey, you ain't the real Angus!
 
Wolf says:
There's the quintessential Delta blues axe...
 
angusyoung says:
oh yea
 
angusyoung says:
that too!!
 
Wolf says:
This is my National Style-O resophonic guitar
 
Assistant says:
ok guys I'm almost ready
 
Steve2 says:
20 minutes to go
 
 

 
Wolf says:
The pictures will serve a purpose in this event...namely to ascribe a certain blues sound to a certain lick
 
angusyoung says:
I'm gonna call my friend to come over and check this out!
 
Steve2 says:
swimming in Gibson
 
Wolf says:
This is from the photo session for Gibson as a matter of fact
 
 

 
BLUES LICKS for chat session
 
These licks are special previewexcerpts s from my upcoming book-CD from Hal Leonard Corp.: 101 Must-Know Blues Licks by Wolf Marshall.
Steve2 says:
they all yours?
 
Wolf says:
These are all mine...I've added a new ES-175 since
 
Assistant says:
sorry guys, I'm processing files, I'm done
 
Wolf says:
S'cool
 
_Michael_ says:
Hello
 
angusyoung says:
Dude my friend is jammin' over here
 
Wolf says:
Hi all
 
angusyoung says:
I told him you were here Wolf
 
Wolf says:
What's his name?
 
angusyoung says:
he about dumped his pants
 
angusyoung says:
my buddy
 
Wolf says:
Save it for Monica
 
angusyoung says:
malcom lol
 
angusyoung says:
he aint' heavy he's my brother lol
 
Wolf says:
The Malcolm?
 
_Michael_ says:
well it's 1am here, so I'm gonna wake the neighbours <g>
 
Assistant says:
right on Michael
 
Steve2 says:
You must be in Europe somewhere
 
Wolf says:
Where are you located?
 
_Michael_ says:
UK
 
Wolf says:
Good to have you
 
_Michael_ says:
thanks
 
Assistant says:
Michael my pleasure too
 
Wolf says:
Well it's time to kick things off
 
Wolf says:
This chat is about classic blues licks
 
 
Wolf says:
In the beginning there was the Delta and T-Bone
 
Wolf says:
I'll begin by sending you a classic electric guitar lick
 
 
Assistant says:
here it comes
 
Wolf says:
This lick is one of the earliest on the electric from the style of T-Bone Walker.
 

 
Wolf says:
He gave us our earliest bending licks. Many have copied him since including Jimi
 
Wolf says:
You'll notice some elements of this lick in Stevie and Jimi and Clapton
 
Wolf says:
Try to play this one all over the fretboard after you learn it
 
Wolf says:
Those little three-note riffs can each be a potential lick
 
Wolf says:
The slurred chords, Eb9 to D9, are a T-Bone trademark
 
Wolf says:
This lick is from the jump blues era...any questions?
 
Wolf says:
The sound is an arch top hollow body electric thru a tube amp
 
Wolf says:
I'll show you all a pic of this guitar in a second
 
Wolf says:
The T-Bone licks bridged early Texas and swing styles with later Chicago styles
 
Wolf says:
A lot of early rock n roll and rockabilly guitarists patterned their lines on T-Bone
 
 

 
Steve2 says:
sounds like SRV lick too
 
Wolf says:
The guitar that was used to play this was a Gibson ES-175 and a slightly overdriven tube amp
 
david says:
very cool
 
Wolf says:
Stevie used a variant of this lick in his playing too
 
Wolf says:
There is the guitar on the left side.
 
Wolf says:
It has heavy gauge strings with a light G string for bending
 
Steve2 says:
only G string?
 
Wolf says:
That's right
 
Wolf says:
Medium gauge of 1940s were like heavy of today
 
_Michael_ says:
most blues players use heavy guage and high actions though?
 
Wolf says:
Some do...BBK, Albert and Freddie all had lighter strings for bending
 
david says:
what did Stevie Ray use?
 
Wolf says:
Action is variable
 
Steve2 says:
why would only the G string be lighter?
 
Wolf says:
Stevie had very heavy strings by comparison.
 
Wolf says:
The bends on the high E and B were on already unwound strings. When the first blues players began bending strings they replaced only the G.
 
Steve2 says:
oh, the G was always wound back then?
 
 

 
Wolf says:
Back to the country blues for the moment.
 
Wolf says:
This is a Dobro
 
_Michael_ says:
electric?
 
Wolf says:
A lot of the earliest Delta blues player used resophonic guitars
 
Wolf says:
This is an acoustic
 
Wolf says:
The plate ans appartus gives it extra acoustic amplification
 
 

Wolf says:
It is usually miked for the best tone
 
Wolf says:
The next soundclip is played on Dobro. It's an aerly boogie blues lick
 
Wolf says:
Licks like this were used by John Lee Hooker who brought it to the city from the country
 
Assistant says:
For your information: When you see a tab gif in the left window click on it and it will send to the Interactive Tab window in the top Right
 
Wolf says:
Thanks
 
angusyoung says:
cool! I didn't even know it did that!!
 
angusyoung says:
This Rocks!!!
 
Wolf says:
This lick is in Open G tuning and played fingerstyle
 
Wolf says:
Rock on Angus
 
Wolf says:
The boogie pattern has influenced much rock: ZZTopp, Van Halen, etc
 
Assistant says:
Wolf says:
Any questions...?
 
 
angusyoung says:
it's gonna take me awhille to tune for tht tab
 
Wolf says:
Good man
 
Wolf says:
Great looking TAB
 
Wolf says:
Let's move on then.
 
Wolf says:
Our next stop is in early Chicago. Let's check out the most essential blues lick of the time... maybe still?
 
Wolf says:
This one was passed on from players like Robert Johnson
 
Assistant says:
well thanks
 
Wolf says:
In the 1950s everyone knew it as the "Broom lick"
 
Wolf says:
Everyone has quoted it---from BB to Van Halen
 
david says:
very cool
 
angusyoung says:
eddie rocks!
 
 

 
Wolf says:
Do you remember Ice Cream Man?
 
_Michael_ says:
yeah
 
angusyoung says:
I love that tune!!
 
Steve2 says:
yep
 
Wolf says:
The pattern Eddie plays in the beginning of his second chorus is a variant of this lick
 
Wolf says:
There are two crucial parts to this lick
 
 

 
Wolf says:
One is the basic melody-chord riff itself.
 
Wolf says:
Go ahead and play this one.
 
Wolf says:
It was the most famous riff in blues history according to Zappa
 
Wolf says:
The second part is the comping pattern that everyone used for playing rhythm in blues
 
 
_Michael_ says:
Sounds great really what I think of when you say 'blues'
 
Wolf says:
It was played on this guitar---a metal body National Style-O
 
Assistant says:
here's a rhythm track if you guys want to practice to it
 
 

Wolf says:
The comping is the 5th to 6th figures that everyone used after Chuck Berry garbbed it
 
Wolf says:
Does everyone recognize that comping pattern?
 
Steve2 says:
sure
 
Wolf says:
A lot of modern rock still uses that rhythm pattern
 
Wolf says:
And it came from the Delta probably earlier than the 1930s
 
 
Wolf says:
Let's get back on the electric. The most famous blues player after the early Chicago and country styles was BB King
 
Wolf says:
The next clip is a classic BB lick
 
 

 
Wolf says:
This was known as the "BB Box." a new shape on the neck.
 
Steve2 says:
oh yea, that's what I'm forever stuck in! :-)
 
Wolf says:
The second part of this lick uses that shape and sound...check it out!
 
Wolf says:
Steve@, not the minor pentatonic, the BB Box
 
 

 
Wolf says:
Here comes a photo of the guitar BB played when he switched from big hollow bodies.
 
Wolf says:
The guitar on the right is an ES-335
 
Wolf says:
Welcome back caeryl
 
caeryl says:
thanks! having probs tonight
 
Assistant says:
Hi Mark!
 
MarkTa says:
Hello
 
Wolf says:
Later BB moved on to ES-355s. Today they are marketed as the Lucille model.
 
Wolf says:
Hi Mark
 
angusyoung says:
dude I love the last lick
 
angusyoung says:
the tab and neck sure help
 
Wolf says:
It's a classic. That position change is the essence of this style.
 
angusyoung says:
my friend better hurry up or he'll miss all of this
 
Steve2 says:
sow how is the BB Box different than the minor pent?
 
Wolf says:
BB King also took string bending to the next level and established left hand vibrato!
 
Assistant says:
oh I have a jam track that will work for the last lick too
 
 

 
Wolf says:
The notes of the BB Box have a mjor pentatonic sound and often he adds chromatic notes for flow
 

 
angusyoung says:
whoa!, you can jam to the last file!!
 
angusyoung says:
dude this is Awesome!
 
Wolf says:
The next lick is from the player who influenced many rock guitarists
 
Wolf says:
His contibutions were massive string bending and a very funky style of phrasing
 
 

 
Steve2 says:
Albert King?
 
Wolf says:
He was Stevie Ray Vaughan's biggest influence in soloing
 
Wolf says:
You guessed it it was Albert King
 
Wolf says:
Albert played a Flying V
 
Wolf says:
and plucked with his fingers. He tore the strings off the neck when bending
 
Steve2 says:
what year did the V come out?
 
Wolf says:
A big influence on Jimi and Clapton too
 
Wolf says:
The pic is of the same sort of Flying V Albert played
 
Wolf says:
This is a 1958 Korina wood model
 
Wolf says:
The original Flying V was introduced in 1958
 
Wolf says:
Freddie most often played an ES-345 or 355, similar to ES-335 but more deluxe
 
Wolf says:
He played a Les Paul with P-90s early in his career
 
Wolf says:
Freddie also played fingerstyle but used finger picks
 
 
Wolf says:
Anyway---this lick has two unusual techniques
 
Wolf says:
The strummed 9th chord and the sliding sixth dyads.
 
 

 
Michael says:
Sounds countryish
 
Wolf says:
The sixth dyads have become a country guitar cliche
 
Wolf says:
Our final lick is from modern Chicago
 
 

 
Wolf says:
Modern Chicago is represented today by Buddy Guy
 
Wolf says:
This is a pic of the guitar Buddy made popular in blues---a Strat.
 
Wolf says:
THere are two Strats here---old on left (1964) and new SRV model
 
 

 
Steve2 says:
what's unique about the SRV model?
 
Wolf says:
The SRV is modeled after Stevie Ray Vaugfhan's guitar. Reverse tremolo bar, neck shape and higher gain pickups.
 
Wolf says:
Also gold plating, SRV pickguard
 
Wolf says:
Buddy Guy inspired Jimi to play a Strat
 
Wolf says:
and the rest is history
 
Michael says:
yeah
 
Michael says:
Which do you prefer Gibson or strat?
 
Wolf says:
Depends on the sound you're going for---each has a unique tone and feel
 
angusyoung says:
I'm still jammin to that looping bass and drum track!
 
Michael says:
:o)
 
Wolf says:
It is fun isn't it?
 
angusyoung says:
I don't have a band to play with
 
Wolf says:
OK---Open Forum. Any questions about anything?
 
Assistant says:
Future Events Everybody
 
Steve2 says:
is Albert King still alive?
 
Assistant says:
March 3 8:00 pm PST WOlf will be here again
 
Wolf says:
No Albert died in the late 1980s
 
FredC- says:
THANKS I enjoyed it
 
Michael says:
Wow 4am...I'll get the matchsticks for my eyes <g>
 
Assistant says:
We also have a very special guest Jimmy Bruno March 14 5:00 pm PST
 
Assistant says:
lol
 
Wolf says:
Yeah, check him out!!!
 
FredC- says:
:0
 
Michael says:
Yeah thanks loads Wolf & Teacher. This is the first time I've seen chat used in such an inventive way, I was really impressed.
 
angusyoung says:
I like jazz
 
Wolf says:
Thanks to all for coming tonight, it's been my pleasure
 
Assistant says:
Thanks ichael
 
Wolf says:
Jimmy is the jazz guitarist extraordinaire
 
Assistant says:
MIchael 8-)
 
Assistant says:
LOL
 
Jerry says:
thanx for giving up some of your time
 
Assistant says:
thanks you Wolf!
 
 
Wolf says:
Would you like a future event on basic jazz guitar?
 
angusyoung says:
I would
 
david says:
me too
 
Michael says:
Yeah I like Jazz
 
Jerry says:
yeah
 
Wolf says:
Angus like jazz? I'm gonna tell Guitar World>
 
Steve2 says:
looks like we all do
 
angusyoung says:
well, keep it secret
 
Wolf says:
Good. Just to mention one thing before I go
 
angusyoung says:
my friend would give me a bunch of crap
 
Michael says:
Acoustic stuff too. Clever picking where the bass is played all the time and you pick out the melody, that's like patting your head and rubbing your stomach..I can't do it!!
 
Steve2 says:
Travis picking
 
Steve2 says:
I like that too
 
Michael says:
That's it, thanks steve. There must be an approach to it, a knack?
 
Wolf says:
If you want to learn more about blues check out my new book and CD: Blues Guitar Classics signature licks
 
Assistant says:
www.wolfmarshall.comBRroducts.htm
 
Wolf says:
I will have some jazz guitar signature licks out by the end of 1999: Wes Montgomery, Charlie Christian, george Benson and more
 
Jerry says:
benson is cool
 
angusyoung says:
dude I'll tell all my friends to show up
 
angusyoung says:
they don't like jazz though
 
Wolf says:
If any of you have questions e-mail me at wolf@wolfmarshall.com
 
angusyoung says:
I want to take it in school
 
Wolf says:
Until next time, thanks for the chat. It was great to spend time with you.
 
Assistant says:
Thank you Wolf!!!
 
Michael says:
Thanks again, see you next time
 
Wolf says:
I'll see you in cyber space in the cyber future...Bye-E
 
angusyoung says:
bye
 
Wolf says:
8=) ===))))))___________
 
 
 
 
 
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