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.