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Guitarists Influenced By Hendrix I
|What you learn:
Robin Trower Style - Part 2|
|Teacher: Michael Johnson|
This is our second lesson on Guitarists Influenced by Hendrix,
featuring the lead style of Robin Trower! Trower has an amazing touch
for playing blues licks and using a unique phrasing style, many of these licks are classic blues
licks but with a Hendrix type edge to them. Check out the lesson sample of the
licks you'll learn:
Michael: Our first
licks will be in the Db Minor Pentatonic, let's jump to our first
Michael: Here's the scale pattern (Db Minor
Pentatonic) used for the first few licks.
Notice in the first lick you start with a double-stop type beginning where you
bend with the 3rd finger while holding the 1st (E) & 2nd (B) strings down
with your 4th finger. This might take some of you a little while to get use to,
you strum all 3 strings at the same time. You later jump to the middle 2 strings
of the scale and then back to the higher strings. Notice on the run on the
higher strings where you add the 9 of the Db minor scale, I'll highlight the
note for you.
Here's a jam track you can play over.
Looping Jam Track 1
Michael: Try playing the scale (s) and then the
lick a few times. Let's jump to our next
Michael: This lick starts with the higher note
using a bend, you then jump into a hammer-on lick and then a descending run using
the 9 note again, both licks fit great together. Here's our next
Michael: Now these are common intervals used by
Hendrix and Trower, they have such a dramatic sound! The fingering is
shaped like the dom7th chord, but actually have a R, min3 and 6 in each
interval. Notice how you strum a rhythm pattern as you ascend the neck on the
1st three strings. Also notice you leave our the note on the second string by
slightly muted them which turns the intervals into a 6th interval. Now here's
another lick using these intervals.
Notice how the intervals jump to various positions, you are playing a Db major
interval on the 9th fret, so you make a slight adjustment in the fingering. OK,
now let's jump to the Key of E, in the next few licks we'll use the E Minor
Pentatonic scale pattern in the lower position of the neck. Here's our next
Michael: Here's box 1 and 2 of the E Minor Pentatonic scale patterns.
Notice how the lick starts in box 2 using open notes on the 1st string (E) and
then jumps into Box pattern 1. Now towards the end of the lick you actually jump
into the C Major Pentatonic and then D Major Pentatonic as you follow the chord
Try playing over this jam track.
Looping Jam Track 2
Michael: Here's another lick using the
Michael: Now you
can see the lick was changed using the open string with box 2, then using 6th
intervals and back to box 1 of the E Minor Pentatonic and using open string
to resolve the lick. Now let's try a different groove in E. For the next
few licks you'll use the E Minor Pentatonic on the 12th fret
Here's the jam track of the new rhythm.
Looping Jam Track 3
Michael: Here's our first
Michael: Notice this lick is kind of like
& 2 that I gave you earlier. The only different is we are now in E Minor Pentatonic
and not Db and you're using a slower rhythm pattern, it sounds very expressive
when slowed down. Here's the next lick.
This lick pretty much follows the same scale pattern, well time to go everybody,
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