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Aug 10
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paul gilbert new album, stone pushing uphill man

Paul Gilbert has released a new album on Shrapnel Records titled Stone Pushing Uphill Man. The album features 11 instrumental tracks, comprised of some of Paul's favorite vocal oriented songs. This is great news for anyone taking his online guitar lessons here since it features Paul's signature lead guitar as the main voice. Another plus for Europeans fans is that the album will also be released on vinyl

"Stone Pushing Uphill Man is the first big step to truly find my voice on the guitar. I wanted the inspiration of my favorite singers for such a big challenge, so I chose a lot of cover songs. I think the listeners will be amazed at what I’ve been able to do with the guitar. Besides the melodies, I’ve also created most of the production with guitars. If the song needed to have keyboards or strings… I found a way to make it happen with the guitar." - Paul Gilbert

Click on the picture to order the album from Amazon!

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Aug 10
PaulGilbert

paul gilbert drill picking

If you just need a break from all those picking exercises... There is an easy solution.

Just put four picks on the end of a drill. Pull the trigger. ROCK!!!

WARNING: Keep drill bit away from hair.

Thank you,

Paul

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Aug 4
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"Notes are a little like planets. They have gravity and they pull in different directions, especially in relation to each other." - Chuck Loeb

In this jazz guitar lesson from the Online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb, Chuck teaches us how to construct major and dominant arpeggios (notes played in sequence) and chords (notes played together). 

In the video, Chuck explains the difference between the major 7th arpeggio and the dominant 7th arpeggio. Chuck first teaches us the major 7th arpeggio which has the intervals: 1, 3, 5, 7.

To play a major 7th arpeggio, simply play the major scale starting at the first note, but then skip every other note until you’ve played a total of 4 notes. These notes played sequentially gets you the major 7th arpeggio. (Of course these four notes played together are the major 7th chord).

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Aug 4
PaulGilbert

paul gilbert guitar picks

I was excited to receive some brand new custom-printed picks from my favorite pick company, Tortex. 

I made the design myself, and they did a beautiful job printing my favorite model, the .73mm TIII.

I was playing some ferocious guitar solos with them, when it occured to me... "Did I spell 'stegosaurus' the right way?"

The answer is, "No, I did not."

Fortunately, the picks still function perfectly.

And now I will never forget that "stegosaurus" has an "o" in the middle of it.

Stegosaurus. Stegosaurus. Stegosaurus.

Rock and Roll,

Paul

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Aug 4
andreas

Hey,

A friend of mine just sent me this link to the transcription of my "My Romance"- guitar solo from the album Thrivin with Marian Petrescu Quartet from 2010 on Resonace Records.

The transcription was made and posted on YouTube by Josh Bennier. He did a great job on this one, it's not easy to transcribe such a solo in an accurate way. So enjoy his work and check out the solo. The score is synced with the audio in his videoclip so it's easy to stop and play it back if needed.

Also our friend and AGU-student Sergey from Ukraine did a transcription of my tune "Gee Bee" and it's now being posted on the site for you to check out.

Regards Andreas

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