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Guitarists Influenced By Hendrix I
|What you learn:
Frank Marino Style - Part 1
|Teacher: Michael Johnson
Michael: This interactive lesson continues
our series on Guitarists Influenced by Hendrix,
featuring in the style of Frank Marino of Mahogany Rush.
Frank was one of the guitarist
during the '70s that strived to wave the Hendrix flag, taking Jimi's styles
and riffs and creating his own sound much in the way of Robin Trower. Notice
the heavy Hendrix type riffs in the lesson sample, we'll cover his lead
styles in a later lesson, Here's a sample of the riffs you'll learn in this
Michael: Here's our first
Michael: This first part of this riff starts in
the F# Minor Pentatonic scale pattern, you start in the scale and then jump to a
hammer-on as you descend down the pattern, you then play a chromatic line. Here's the F# Minor Pentatonic.
Play the first part of the riff a few times you then jump to the A, playing the
same riff. Here's the scale pattern for the A.
After that you jump to the C7, B7, D7 and Db7, but you use the thumb on the 6th
string (E) when playing the chords. Here's the jam track you can play
mike: Can u
just bar the 1st finger instead of the
Mike, but make sure you mute the 5th
string by lifting your finger slightly, now you can try jamming by using the F#
Min Pentatonic and then jump to the A Minor Pentatonic pattern, try it! Now make sure you
jump and use the chords at the end. I'll give you a live sample of me using the
scales, here's the sample:
Live Teacher Sample
Michael: Remember we'll cover more improvising
next week, OK, let's jump to our next
Michael: This riff starts in F# as well, this
time you play a "Foxey Lady" type riff, but adding more of a funk groove to
it. Here's the jam
Michael: In this
riff you start with the 1st finger on the 6th string (E) and play the 1st &
2nd strings on the 5th fret using the 4th finger. Let's jump to our next
This is basically the same riff, but this time you use the E Minor Pentatonic
Here's the scale pattern you use, here's the jam
Michael: Let's move
This riff, stays in the E Minor pentatonic pattern, but you use the lower
strings of the pattern. Here's the pattern it uses.
Notice in the pattern I sent, I included the b5 notes (A#/Bb), which makes the
scale pattern a E Minor Blues scale, this entire lick is based on this
pattern. Here's the jam track.
Looping Jam Track 4
Michael: This has a common Hendrix groove,
especially the later period of Jimi's career, more of a Band of Gypsy's
rhythm pattern. Frank Marino was heavily inspired by this era of Jimi's
music. Here's the next riff.
Now this is a cool riff, you start in the E minor pentatonic scale pattern in
the open position, hammer-on the 4th string, the ending of the riff jumps
to box 2 of the E minor pentatonic scale pattern.
Here's the patterns, try playing over the jam track.
Looping Jam Track 5
Michael: Well class that's it for
this lesson, see you next lesson!
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