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1. ROCK & ROLL 101 - Stevie Howe of YES
2. LEARN-A-LICK - Roundabout
3. TRUE ROCK STORIES
4. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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PART I: “ROCK & ROLL 101"
I believe that a very important part of learning how to play great lead guitar, is to know about the original artists who actually played the wonderful solos and licks we have all learned from. them. My guitar leads course: Guitar-leads.com will give you many of the greatest guitar leads ever recorded. (You can go to my web site to get my archived newsletters and get some free leads later.)
This month ’ s Guitar icon is a great, classically trained, Jazz/Rock guitarist who, in my opinion, is one of the top 10 guitarists of all time. This great guitarist is STEVE HOWE from the 70's supergroup “ YES. ” YES was about as “ Classic Rock ” as “ Classic Rock ” could get. Everyone in the band was a virtuoso on their instrument. Hailing from England, HOWE was a Classically trained guitarist. If you like his guitar playing style after learning his opening lead on the tablature below, you may want to supplement your learning with some formal, classical lessons. I will suggest that you pick up a copy of the CD entitled: “ FRAGILE ” by YES. And now for the fun part of my course: Learning one of the greatest intro ’ s to a song ever: the song is ROUNDABOUT!
PART II: “LEARN-A-LICK”
Here’s the part where we will have some practical fun and begin learning a really challenging lead (even for the most experienced.) This is one lead that will help you get to your NEXT LEVEL of lead guitar playing. In this section, let ’ s look at the EXACT way to play the guitar lead introduction tablature to the song ROUNDABOUT, as played by Steve Howe.
This is truly a wonderful lick and is not easily to pull-off cleanly, at the correct speed. As a matter of fact, I ’ ve only heard one other player do it correctly. If you practice it slowly, it will “ grow on you ” and you will begin to get it. It is a great independence exercise too. This is an example of the leads that I will be teaching you in my course. My entire course is made up of these interactive solos and leads. There ’ s no other course like it. You can be playing tough solos within minutes of your downloading it.
III: “TRUE ROCK STORIES”
In this section, I typically take you “ behind the curtain ” and let you in on some of the wonderful experiences I ’ ve had with some of the legends of Rock and Pop music. (I ’ m telling you this stuff for one reason only: so that it will encourage you to set some goals and work towards them. I whole-heartedly encourage you to “ Go for ” your dreams: whether it is to be a better guitar player, play some great leads or even GO PRO! If I could do it, so can you!)
For this month, I ’ m going to diverge from my normal story telling section here and emphasize a great learning tool that I ’ m sure not everyone is using today. The tool is a BAND! Do you belong to a band? If you do, you ’ ll know most of what I am about to say...but if you don ’ t, here ’ s my sales pitch for you starting or joining one.
First of all, I can ’ t think of anything better than creating music with other people. Alone, you can move a stone but together, you can move mountains. The blend of instruments will not only allow you to play your favorite songs just like the Cd ’ s, but you will be learning difference voiceings of different instruments. You will share ideas with other guitar players and that is the quickest way to learn to play better. When you play or practice alone, that is a great exercise of learning. But playing with a band pushes you forward. It gives you a huge sense of accomplishment. You should definitely do your homework before showing up for practice. This will keep your wasted time down to a minimum. Your feeling of accomplishment is great!
Yea, playing with others in a band will also keep you off of the streets too. That was a good thing for me as I was growing up in New York City. Not only was I having fun, but I was staying out of trouble too! I never thought that picking up a guitar in 1969 would lead me to playing full time. The same goes for you! Get into a band, even if it ’ s just 2 of you at first. I guarantee that you will learn so much more quickly and have much more fun doing it. If you want to know more about bands, I have a bonus giveaway of ‘ STARTING YOUR OWN BAND ” when you order any volume of my course.
If you have not checked out my course, I strongly encourage you do so right now and check out the free samples. I look forward to sharing more great moments, leads and solos. These are my learning tools. They single-handedly got me to where I can play guitar and earn a living doing it. Do you want to jump up to the next level? Do it now!
If you have not checked out my course, I strongly encourage you do so
right now and check out the free samples. I look forward to sharing more
great moments, leads and solos. These are my learning tools. They single-handedly
got me to where I am today - playing guitar and earn a living doing it.
Do you want to jump up to the next level? My course will help you do
IV. Thought For The Day - Giving
If there be any truer measure of a man then by what he does, it must
be by what he gives.
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