Brett ventures into Larry Carlton territory with a tasteful, soul-filled blues solo over Brett Garsed pulls out his most soulful licks this issue. In the first of a three-parter, Dario Cortese meets up with Australian guitar virtuoso Brett Garsed for hybrid picking explanation In March of this year I had to. BRETT GARSED INTERVIEW Ive tried to copy a few of your licks and you have an amazing way of changing directions when your playing legato lines.
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In these bars you can see how Brett controls the open strings especially on the first frets.
Brett Garsed Masterclass 1
Everything is written in 16th notes just to keep things clear. It’s supposed to be fun and anyone that ruins it by making judgmental comments should be locked up with the religious manipulators.
This technique is actually a country technique more on this in later garseed. Crimson- King hardtail- bridge or harley synths- fun alaogue- great saxaphone- heavenly voodoo- chile yoda- big ears contracts- suck!
Brett Garsed Masterclass 1 | Dario Cortese
Brett starts the solo using 6th from the A Mixolydian scale. Great sounds and very well made. Brett took the idea from classical guitarists and applied it to his personal approach: A short lick using the idea shown in FIG 1. That way you’ll be able to play your ideas without being limited to any one particular part of the fretboard. All these examples are for A minor pentatonic, but, of course, they’ll work in any key, and although I’ve notated my own hybrid picking technique for these ideas, I encourage you to experiment with various other picking approaches and go with what feels natural.
During the Masterclass Brett pointed out that playing slide he always a little compromise: Now Brett uses 11 to 52 strings with a low action because he figured that would have been better to use heavier strings with a lower action than lighter strings with a higher action.
When you see the first or fourth finger listed in succession, it’s meant to be flattened so it covers multiple strings. Brett Garsed Masterclass 1.
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He started with pick and middle finger and soon after he incorporated ring and little finger for an arpeggio type of approach as shown in FIG 5. Hold bfett slide on the 7th fret using the 2nd finger: To execute this type of phrase Brett uses a technique that he learnt from another of his influence: In March of this year I had to pleasure to sit down and have a chat with one of the most influential fusion guitarists of the last two decades Brett Garsed.
Hrett setting and string muting advice also please. Exercise 3 begins with an Am7 arpeggio, which is perfect to use with pentatonic scales. These ideas can be added right alongside the classic pentatonic licks that have stood the test of time, so you can retain the sound and colour of the minor pentatonic but not become bored or stale.
I’ve played massive arenas and festivals with John Farnham, we played in front ofpeople in GermanyNelson had a 1 single in America so that’s a rare experience for an Aussie, and I get to work regularly with some of the best rock and fusion musicians in the world on a regular basis so I’m an extremely lucky guy!
gatsed This is a very powerful tool in improvisation not just for slide. Again those bars feature some of his trademark licks: Home Lessons Non-pattern Pentatonics.
To develop this technique you need to move the slide very quickly away from the strings keeping the picking hand muting the other strings quite.
MARK Do you have any faith or spiritual views? MARK Is their anything comming up that your fans can look forwrd to like albums or stuff? After taking classical guitar lessons for about a year he started to expand his right-hand hybrid picking technique, and soon after he started to blend this approach with the legato technique of the fretting hand.
What guitars have you used and what is the tuition video future for you and us? Most of these ideas are very non-guitar, so they’re challenging to play but definitely worth the effort. Exercise 1 is an A minor pentatonic played three notes per string. MARK I saw you do a clinic and you used a real cheap amp and still sounded coolwhats your thoughts on valves and transisters? MARK Is their anything you’ve done in your amazing career that you can look back on and feel you’ve achived a dream?
In later years he expanded his influences to more diverse styles such as Leo Kottke, Rory Gallagher and Joe Walsh his main inspirations for slide guitar and Edward Van Halen. Two octave A major played with ring and pinky only. I don’t try to sound different from other people and my influences are obvious. GT Brett Garsed Masterclass 2. This is a great example of melodic pattern: This technique consists of using the free fingers of the fretting hand in combination with the slide.
This eventually led him to the music of Allan Holdsworth, which in turn exposed him to more fusion oriented artists such as Larry Carlton and Scott Henderson.
Welcome back for the second of a three parter Masterclass with Brett Garsed.
The tempo is free and Brett increases the speed up from the second bar. In the second of a three-parter, Dario Cortese meets up with Australian guitar virtuoso Brett Garsed for some slide explanation…. To perform those intervals in the way Brett does you would need to use the slide on the second finger and get used to play diagonally.
E major arpeggio using groupings of 4 strings for the picking hand. BRETT Take a small idea and see how many different ways you can play it using the same notes but different strings and techniques.
MARK Hi bret, first let me say what a great privalage to interview you for our shredknowledge websiteits a great honor and I’m very exited. This is the intro of the song and features a very wide slide vibrato.
BRETT Hopefully I can know the music well enough to just be free and think about nothing other than the noises I hear in my head and trying to get them to come out of the amp.