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Jeff Beck Style|
|What you learn:
Storm: Wow! The last in the Jeff Beck series
tonight. Here's the loop for tonight's lesson. A 'Rock' Blues progression.
Looping Jam Track
Storm:We'll use the key of G. Just a standard 12-Bar but with a
pumping 16th note feel instead of your bluesy 'shuffle'
feel. Here is a common blues scale to get us rolling.
Storm: You could more this up 12 frets as well.
Some of our licks will be in this
position. Like this one. Using an open string
Storm: He likes open strings + unconventional
note choices too. More open string work here. And taking a
simple 'inside' the scale lick 'outside'. Then back. With the whammy bar,
another weapon of choice for Jeff.
Storm: I am presenting the licks in a different
order than their names.
Storm: The same lick up an octave, both notes
fretted now. Try this trill-whammy bar idea on other
note pairs as well. Here is a Beck 'minimalist'
Just octaves up and down the neck, this time of the root note
G. Fingering is up for grabs. Whatever gets
you around smoothly. Reminds me of "Pong". Wasn't that game the best? Some 'hybrid picking' in the next couple
of example. Mixing the pick and fingers together in the right
Storm: The lick uses 'sixth
intervals. Here is another example in a similar
Storm: Here is a close-up of the pick hand
technique. You could use just fingers. Or just
picking if you mute carefully in the left hand. Jeff uses
A couple of unconventional bends to end things tonight.
might sound cool on slide. What do you
Storm: Try it like Jeff might, 'faux slide'.
Use the left hand bend with a touch of vibrato bar in advance of the
bend. The third lesson in this series I
believe goes into this in more detail than I'll cover
Notice in this lick, again a big bend. 1 1/2 steps. This time, the weird cool move. Reach
back on the 1st string for a note below the pitch of the
bend. A little hint of the Major
Pentatonic/Mixolydian scale in the lick.
Storm: Yep. That's it. Have a great week
Steve-o: Thanks for the lesson
OK, I will.
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