Griff Hamlin Live Stream | Pedalboard Rundown
Since I can't go out, I've been doing some updates to gear and I thought it would be a good chance to show you what I'm running currently, and why. Signal Chain on this board: Guitar - Wah - Vibe Machine - Prescription Electronics Experience - Boss TU2 - Zendrive - Lovepedal Super Six SRV - Keeley Katana Boost - Ibanez Echo Machine (rehoused by XTS) - Leslie G Pedal - Strymon Flint What I hope you'll pay attention to more than the actual pedals is the "why" behind each one, and the myriad of options that are very nearly the same and, in some cases, much more cost effective :)
Griff Hamlin Lessons: Practicing Your Scales To End On Beat One
Most folks, when practicing scales, start playing on beat 1 and play through the scale... And while that makes sense academically, it often doesn't make sense musically :( There are 2 reasons: 1) you don't want to start your licks on beat 1, so maybe not starting your scales on beat 1 will help you get used to that. And 2) if you're playing a scale, like a mode, that might lead your ear to a note other than the root, not having the root land on beat 1 is rather - unsettling... or unsatisfying at the least. Watch the video... easier to show that tell :)
Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson - Expanding The Fretboard With A Simple Blues Lick Moved All Over
If you play blues guitar solos, you probably know good old "box 1" but that gets you really used to looking at the world from the right. Instead, let's look at the world to the left of the root, it's there and it can be a wonderous place full of music and mystery ;)
Griff Hamlin Lessons: Strumming Double Time - G Cadd9 Em7 D
While I realize this is Blues Guitar Unleashed.... I'd be doing you a disservice if I didn't talk about something that is important for guitar playing no matter what style you play. This strumming and rhythm technique is HUGELY important, and the most important part is (you guessed it) how you COUNT it and tap your foot to feel the beat in the right way. So watch, play, learn, absorb all good things :)
Griff Hamlin Lessons: How To Play Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
Again crossing over onto the "Classic Rock Unleashed" side, we're going to look at the chord progression, and some soloing ideas, from Led Zeppelin's classic, "Since I've Been Loving You." You might think. from just a basic listen, that while it sounds bluesy, it's not really a blues... However, if you don't mind digging into your jazz theory a little, you can actually explain this as a minor 12 bar blues. But even if you don't really care why, it's just fun to play and solo over... and we'll talk a little bit about the pentatonic scales and the modes that you can use.
Griff Hamlin: How To Play Mississippi Queen By Mountain
This is a song I always dug because it's just one of those classic 12 bar blues rock songs that you might not know is just a 12 bar blues at heart. The basic riff is all E Minor Pentatonic Based, while the intro solo is all E Major Pentatonic Based.. And all that goes on around a basic 12 bar blues in E chord progression. Hope you can dig it!
Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson How To Play The Funky Rhythm From Tightrope By SRV
As much as I love funky rhythms, this is one of my all time favorites... In blues, we don't get to use these funky rhythms as often, and therefore they often get played incorrectly, or without much feel. So what I tried to do here was to break this down into levels - start simple, get more complex as you get more comfortable. I hope you can give it a shot and don't mind the buzzing low B (I've fixed it now :)
Griff Hamlin Lessons: The 3 Legs Of Blues Soloing And How To Use Them
OK... so this isn't a "lesson" in the sense of giving you something to play and practice on... But I would say that, "you don't know what you don't know," is equally as important... And sometimes we need to take the 30,000 foot view and make sure you're on the right track. You'll hear me reference this "soloing tripod" a lot in other videos, so I hope you'll indulge me a few minutes to clarify what that's all about and why.
Griff Hamlin Lessons: The Turnaround For 12 Bar Blues
This is that one old school 12 bar blues turnaround that everyone and their brother/sister/uncle/cousin plays... And you should too :) It works for a shuffle or a slow blues and it's just one of those moves you have to know, so get to learnin' it.
Griff Hamlin Lessons: Blues Rhythm Guitar Lesson The I IV I7 Move
For blues comping (playing blues rhythm guitar) this is a move that gets used on all kinds of tunes... Slow blues, shuffle blues, straight feel songs... really doesn't matter, this will work. It's also one of those "set and forget" moves - honestly don't worry too much about why it works (I'll tell you) but concentrate on experimenting with it and really making it your own. Play it - a lot - and get it down so it works for you. I promise you'll be glad you did.
Griff Hamlin: My Pedalboard And Teaching Rig
Above all else, the one question I hear time and time again is... "How do you get that tone?" Surprisingly, my video studio rig is very simple, and very inexpensive... probably not what you'd expect. I'll walk you through it all and link to this video in every other video from now on :)
Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson How To Play Hide Away by Freddie King
While this is a fun little melody to learn and a cool tune... I have an ulterior motive for showing it to you :) We often talk about "playing on the porch" style stuff where you will be responsible for holding down the rhythm while, at the same time, attempting to play something that resembles a melody... Because as you probably remember, you need 3 things to make music - rhythm, harmony, and melody. Taking a little time to learn this would be SUPER beneficial if you're more towards the beginner end of things... And at the very least, fun if you're more advanced.
Griff Hamlin: Playing/Counting Rhythm & Lead Together
This video is a little more of a project for the beginning blues players watching... In order to be able to play with other people (really, in order to be able to play at all) you need to be able to play a simple rhythm, keep some time, and maybe play a little lead over it... I talk a lot about counting, and I hear from a lot of students that they have trouble counting when it comes to single note lines - so this line is really easy and should be straightforward for counting. You NEED to be able to do this. If you cannot, work on your skills until you can, and you'll be setup for much more progress down the line. If you can do this already, that's GREAT!
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News From London that Roland and Korg have been fined a combined total of £5.5m, which equates to $6.9 million US dollars, by the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK in 2 separate cases of price fixing. The CMA hit Fender with a £4.5m fine back in January, bringing the total number of cases to 5 and and the total fines to £13.7m. Also caught in the crossfire was UK musical instrument retailer GAK who have also been fined more than £250,000. The judgement was levied after a price-fixing agreement between GAK and Yamaha was disclosed to the CMA by Yamaha in exchange for the latter’s immunity from fines for being the first to bring the conduct to the Authority’s attention. This disclosure subsequently led to the CMA sending warning letters to dozens of other instrument suppliers and retailers and publishing an open letter to the industry writ large, reminding them of their legal responsibilities regarding Retail price management. The Competition and Markets Authority are also using a dedicated online tool they developed that automatically monitors price levels amongst retailers and detects any suspicious pricing activity. For more on this story, click the INFO button now.
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If you're somewhat new to playing guitar, maybe you've been allured by the beautiful, colorful world of pedals. Today, Cooper Greenberg is here to walk you through some of the basics, and help answer the question of where to start. It can be a daunting task to know which type of pedal to build your collection off of, and it's one of the most common questions we get here at Alamo Music. In this video, we take a look at understanding the gain-based effects (overdrive, distortion, fuzz), time-based effects (delay, reverb), compression, modulation (phaser, chorus, flanger, etc.), wah, and looping. This is simply an introduction for those who could use some direction, and we will be expanding some of our pedal basics videos moving forward! Let us know your favorites down in the comments, and ask any questions you might have!
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An awesome blast from the past from Fender, the Limited Edition HM Strat has arrived. Announced at NAMM 2020, these guitars bring back the high-octane madness from the Late '80's-Early '90's with high-quality construction, high-gain pickups, and high-inducing colors. Seen here in Frozen Yellow and Ice Blue (also available in Bright White and Flash Pink) these guitars confidently equip a Floyd Rose Special trem, coil-splittable bridge humbucker, 17' radius, 24 frets, light-weight body, Gotoh tuners, contoured heel, and jumbo frets: a recipe for metal if we've ever heard one; however, while this guitar is built for screaming speed, it's great for classic clean Stratocaster tones as well.
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AGN News: June 29. Russell Crowe and Ed Sheeran do shots of Jack Daniels from Johnny Cash's grammy: Orange Amplification has extended its range of footswitches with the introduction of the FS1 Mini,. It allows users to toggle the amplifier's functions at the tap of a switch so you can Switch Channels on all Orange twin channel valve amplifiers and The Orange icon stickers supplied features twelve graphics of the most popular foot-switchable channels options allowing users to personalise its use. You've got Mute, Clean Channel, Dirty/Fat Channel, Reverb, EQ Lift, Attenuator, Depth, Speed, Volume, Compression, Blend, Gain) and an additional three blank stickers.. legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section guitarist Jesse Willard “Pete” Carr, who played on hits including “Kodachrome,” “Tonight’s The Night” and “Down on Mainstreet,” died yesterday at the age of 70. As the lead guitarist for the Muscle Shoals session band Carr worked with Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr., among others. For more on any of these stories click the INFO button now.
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AGN News: Rolling Stones consider legal action against the Trump Campaign
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