Friday, 18 December 2015
20 Uplifiting Rock Ballad Licks
Catchy melodies, tasteful licks, interesting harmony and killer chops; this is the perfect way for a dynamic and gifted player such as Kit Tang to debut at JTC! Learn this incredible full track by mastering each of the 20 bite sized licks!
As these licks are designed and built with the purpose of connecting them together for the full track, you will find Kit making great use of something all good songwriters know about; creative themes, and their variations!
Featuring plenty of inventive ways to approach the Major and Minor Pentatonics, Kit mixes Mixolydian, Lydian, relative Minor scales, with other interesting harmonic devices such as Phrygian Dominant, Chromatic passing tones, Half-Diminished arpeggios and plenty of target chord tones to help reinforce and blend his melodies with the awesome backdrop of a backing track!
You'll also find Kit utilising all the tools a guitarist needs to make his playing sound dynamic, expressive, and articulate such as vibrato, slides, legato (hammer ons and pull offs), bends, varying pick attacks and creative time feel.
When you've learned each and every lick, you can stitch them all together and play along with Kit in the full play through video of 'A Voice Of Belief', or jam out to the full backing track playing the original lines, or incorporating your own soloing ideas!
As ever, we have included everything you need to practise and perfect the material in this package. There are video and audio tracks for you to watch/listen and study, accurately transcribed TAB/notation for you to analyse and master as well as backing tracks for you to practise every lick to, and jam out your own solos! We've even included some text notes to help you really get these parts down!
1. Guthrie Govan
Sheer brilliance on Steven Wilson's "Hand. Cannot. Erase." released in February, and then some more sheer brilliance on The Aristocrats' "Tres Caballeros" in June - Mr. Guthrie Govan was quite prolific and equally outstanding this year.
A few comments from the esteemed members of UG community:
Shavyi: "Stuff he did on 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.' 'nuff said."
doive: "The sound he gets on 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.' is just beautiful!"
AVMan9: "Even my girlfriend, who knows nothing about guitar, heard the solo in 'Ancestral' and was totally blown away and asked me to turn it up. Guthrie is one of those rare players that has outrageous skill that can also apply that skill to very emotional playing."
blackwingbat: "I only clicked on this article to vote for Govan. His work is beyond belief."
itsover900040: "Guthrie is the best guitarist alive in opinion. He deserves it."
And now this handsome UG editor will add something to the praises: I've traveled over 1,700 km (1,050+ miles) from Belgrade, Serbia to Malmo, Sweden to catch Mr. Wilson and the boys live in concert, and Guthrie was nothing short of stellar. Well deserved gold here!
YASI HOFER & BAND
08.01.2016 DE-Inning A. Ammersee, Inninger Spectacel
09.01.2016 CH-Münsterlingen, Bäckerstübli
23.01.2016 CH-Bern, Loge Live - Amici
24.01.2016 CH-Bern, Kunsteisbahn Bundesplatz
30.01.2016 DE-Donauworth, Doubles Starclub
05.03.2016 DE-Pfaffenhofen An Der Roth, Fiddlers Green Irish Pub
28.05.2016 DE-Gundelfingen, Kulturgewächshaus Birkenried
29.10.2016 DE-Ansbach, Ansbacher Kammerspiele
MICHAEL LEE FIRKENS & Band
01.04.2016 DE-Duisburg, Steinbruch
02.04.2016 DE-Isernhagen, Blues Garage
05.04.2016 DE-Fürth, Kofferfabrik
06.04.2016 DE-München, Garage
07.04.2016 DE-Wetzlar, Kulturzentrum Franzis Wetzlar NEW!!!
08.04.2016 AT-Hard, Kammgarn
09.04.2016 AT-Frauental, Bluegarage
10.04.2016 AT-Vienna, Reigen
11.04.2016 AT-Linz, CC Smaragd NEW!!!
FEB 03 Tel Aviv – ISR Barby
FEB 05 Copenhagen – DK Amager Bio
FEB 06 Gothenburg – SE Stenhammarsalen
FEB 07 Helsinki – ITA TavastiaFEB 09 Milan – ITA Blue NoteFEB 11 Roma – ITA Auditorium Parco della Musica
FEB 13 Firenze – ITA Viper
FEB 15 Vienna – AU Porgy and Bess
FEB 16 Brezno – SK Bombura Club
FEB 17 Brno – CZ Sono Centrum
FEB 18 Prague – CZ Lucerna Bar
FEB 20 Wroclaw – PL Polish Radio Concert Hall
FEB 21 Warsaw – PL Progresja Music Zone
FEB 23 Bonn – DE Harmonie
FEB 24 Tilburg – NL Paradox
FEB 25 Zoetermeer – NL Borderij
FEB 27 Twist – DE Heimat Haus
FEB 28 Ludwigshafen – DE dasHaus
FEB 29 Kufstein – AU Kulturfabrik
MAR 02 Barcelona – ES Sala Bikini