C and A minor Guitar Lesson

For today’s lesson we are going to cover how to play the C and A minor chords together.  This is a great beginner lesson because C and A minor are practically the same chord.  Both only use only five strings and only require a change in only one finger to switch chords.  Please follow the charts and the verbal and visual description in the video to learn the chords.

 

1)First get comfortable with the chords, and try switching back and forth.

 

2)Try to play each chord four times each and switch back and forth at your own pace.

 

3)Then try to play both […] Read more

Pink Floyd's "Time" Guitar Lesson

This is a lesson on Pink Floyd’s “Time”. It is definitely one of David Gilmore’s finest masterpieces. While taking the time to learn this song, I must say I was blown away by Gilmore’s soaring melodic structures and his ability to convey subtle inflections in his soloing. I was equally amazed by the sheer power of the solo and the fact that he played it without playing fast. This shows true mastery in my opinion. Playing fast instantly gains the performer the “wow” factor, but few guitarist can play slowly and deliberately while still maintaining a captive performance level. Also, […] Read more

Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lesson: Mississippi Queen by Mountain

For our next lesson I decided to cover the epic classic rock song “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain.  For equipemt on this recording, the guitarist Leslie West used a Gibson blues Junior loaded with a P90’s thru a Sun Amp PA head (it wasn’t even a guitar amp!)  He accidently discovered this massive sound when his booking agency sent him the wrong equipment at his gig at the Fillmore West.  For equipment in this video I used a Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro with an Analogman King of Tone into a Billm modified Blues Junior with a Heritage Greenback speaker.  It […] Read more

Billm Modded Fender Blues Junior

This review is of a Billm modded Fender Blues Junior.  The reason I got the Billm amp is because I wanted a way-huge Fender Blackface tone at low volume.  This amp was originally 15 watts and after the mods it became 18watts.

 

The mods I had done were

The Basic Kit Mod

The TO20 Output Transformer

Presence Control Mod

Cathode Follower

Switchcraft Input

TP24 Transformer

Line Out Built In

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