Learn to play lead guitar in the style of one of the most influential rock blues soloists of all time. Gary Moore's brilliant playing has influenced countless guitarists all over the world. He is truly one of the greats, and we can all be inspired and empowered through his playing.
Now you can learn to play all kinds of techniques, devices, scales, licks, legato, arpeggios, and approaches to soloing in the Gary Moore style. The Gary Moore style of play focuses on searing lead lines with melodic, emotional, bluesy, and very expressive playing. We’re talking high-octane blues rock at it’s finest. Even though Moore is mainly known as a blues player, he was a premiere rock player for many years.
Through his unique use of scales and melodic devices he puts a more sophisticated spin on the blues, especially over slower ballads and complex changes. And we will be focusing on this style in this lesson series. Other key elements in his style include monster distorted tone, very aggressive vibrato, and really going for broke which each phrase. Again, all covered in these lessons and in depth!
This style of play is fiery and frenetic and can often drift between fast alternate picked lines and fluid legato phrases. Whether Moore was playing blues, rock, or combinations of both, his playing was always high on melodic content as well as technique. And we teach all these techniques throughout this lesson series.
This course is taught by Next Level Guitar instructor Dave Nassie and contains five in-depth video lessons. These total 60 minutes of pure step-by-step, move-by-move instruction you can pause and easily follow along with our on-screen tablature. You also get two killer jam tracks is in the Gary Moore style. These tracks are 10 minutes of pure bluesy rock intoxication that will make you want to practice forever. This is the exact same track that we utilize throughout the video lessons.
And you also get a highly detailed 27-page PDF eBook that coincides with the videos. This valuable eBook gives you crucial tips, scale diagrams, soloing strategies, and charts to speed your progress.
We break all the licks, devices, and techniques down into digestible pieces and demonstrate them at slow and regular speeds. Then we teach you how to practice and apply them over the included jam track. And all the lessons feature on-screen tablature and close-ups of the fret and pick hands with multiple camera angles to make it easy to follow along.
Throughout these lessons you will learn:
-How to dial in your gear and equipment so that you can get in the wheelhouse of the Moore sound.
-Scale mapping across the entire fret board. Learn to move patterns around the fret board making it easy playing through multiple scale positions.
-How to combine the Natural Minor Scale with the Minor Pentatonic and Blues scales to construct killer licks and runs in the Moore style.
-The Moore techniques to nail the tone like string raking and bending, massive vibrato, killer pinch harmonic descending walk-down licks, and trill licks. Learn aggressive sustaining licks that make powerful solo statements.
-Tons and tons of licks and devices in the Moore style as well as how to build them, what scales they are constructed from, and how to vary them into additional licks.
-Use of scales and melodic devices to put a more sophisticated spin on the blues in the Moore style..
-Modal playing, fast hammer and pull licks, and fast legato playing in the Moore style.
-How to phrase arpeggios, licks, and scales together over the chord changes for sophisticated sounds in the Moore style.
-Everything in its proper musical context by APPLYING it in a musical context by jamming over the custom made backing track that coincides with the video lessons.
-All about scale CHOICES and soloing OPTIONS and you will be able to open up the fretboard by learning what’s behind what your playing.
-How to master low-to-high scale movements across the fret board and be able to easily move around the guitar neck.
-How to target notes when soloing to make huge solo statements.
-To combine licks for tons of musical sounding ideas from just a few basic patterns.
-Signature-sounding Moore style licks, but also how to make them your own to blow away your listeners.
-How to construct melodic phrases and melodic themes.
Lecture 1 - Gary Moore Inspired Scale Mapping Lesson - This lesson teaches a detailed layout of the guitar neck to make it easy for you to achieve the sounds and fretboard mobility in the Moore style of play. Learn the layout of Pentatonic scales to cover the entire fretboard. Learn to move patterns around the fret board making it easy playing through multiple positions. Learn the Natural Minor scale and how you can combine it with Pentatonics for killer sounding, "outside the box", melodic licks and runs. Learn diatonic scales with resolution to blues phrases. Learn to quickly and easily identify where scales live on the neck and how to add them into your lick vocabulary. Learn to combine multiple techniques in a bluesy approach to soloing.
Lecture 2 - Gary Moore Inspired Pentatonic Licks Lesson -Learn tons of pentatonic and blues licks and devices in this style - how to build them, what scales they are constructed from, and how to vary them into even more licks. Learn quick hammer-on and pull-off licks
trademark to the Moore style. Learn the techniques to nail the tone, like string raking and bending, massive vibrato, killer pinch harmonic descending walk-down licks, and trill licks. Learn aggressive sustaining licks that make powerful solo statements. Learn how to resolve your licks so they make good musical sense. Learn to blend pentatonic scales together to create awesome sounding licks in this style of play.
Lecture 3 - Moore Inspired Mixing Diatonic & Pentatonic Scales Lesson":
Continue learning various perspectives, devices, and approaches both melodically and harmonically to playing over the included jam track. Learn to mix diatonic and pentatonic scales together all over the fretboard. Learn melodic phrasing when mixing scales to create memorable solos. Learn the Moore style use of scales and melodic devices to put a more sophisticated spin on the blues. Learn fast alternate picking licks and mixing them with traditional licks. Learn to mix searing licks with melodic, emotional, bluesy, licks to create expressive playing.
Learn modal playing, fast hammer and pull licks, and legato playing in the Moore style.
Lecture 4 - Moore Inspired Chords and Arpeggios Lesson - This lesson continues teaching the concepts, soloing devices, and lead guitar strategies that create the colors and characteristics in the Gary Moore style of play. We break down the jam track and take it chord by chord and teach soloing strategies over each chord. Learn how to play arpeggios and how to target notes over each chord. Learn to phrase arpeggios, licks, and scales together over the chord changes for sophisticated sounds in this style of play. Learn to connect licks together into fluid longer lines and also how to vary them to create even more licks. Learn how to add more melodic phrases and all about the diminished. Add these techniques to "Moore-up" your own licks!
Lecture 5 - The Moore Tone, Gear, Guitar, and Settings Lesson -
This lesson is a guide to approximate the awesome tones in the style of Gary Moore. Learn how we build the tone used in the video lessons from the ground up. We break it down step by step and take it from a basic small practice amp signal to killer monster tone. We discuss the guitar, pickups, amp, amp settings, and EQ settings with screen shots of all amp and pedal settings so you see all the knobs and levels up close and personal. Learn about booster pedal and overdrive pedal use and settings to help get that singing sustain. Learn reverb pedal use and settings to add depth. Get in the Gary Moore tone wheelhouse at home with just a few simple pedals and a practice amp!
Additional Jam Track practice - see article for assignment and directions - enjoy!
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