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Mick Ronson – The Sound of Seventies Guitarist 

Mick Ronson – The Sound of Seventies

Mick Ronson is one of those guitarists it’s far too easy to overlook. If you regard the 1970’s Glam Rock era with a haughty sniff then the chances are you are missing out on one of the best guitarists ever to have emerged from the UK. As our vintage guitar expert Phil Harris says: “Anybody reading this article, please – listen to Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane. Whether you like David Bowie or not, push Bowie out of your thoughts and just listen to Ronson. He was a one-off.” Wikipedia:…

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Cool R&B Groove Pro Concepts 

Cool R&B Groove

Written by Michael Casswell If we lined-up all the Metal, Rock, and Shred players in the world (and that would be a mighty big line!), I wonder how many of them would be able to hold down a cool R&B groove? It’s an interesting thought. Probably a lot of them would have no interest in holding down a groove because that’s not what they do. Speed is usually highest on the list of priorities. But in order to be a ‘complete’ guitarist, rhythm chops should be a very big consideration, especially…

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Good Old Fashioned Licks Make a Cool Sounding Run Guitar 

Good Old Fashioned Licks Make a Cool Sounding Run

In this Pro Concepts we are going to have some fun with some good old fashioned licks that we will string together to make a cool sounding run. This scale we are going to be thinking about while doing this is the dominant 7 scale, which is also commonly known as the Mixolydian mode. The Mixolydian mode is the 5th mode in a diatonic sequence, and is the scale you want to know when playing over-a dominant 7, but also sounds good wherever you have 2′ major chords 2 frets (or a…

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