LES PAUL, Lead Guitar

January 19, 2016








Les Paul

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This article is about the musician. For the guitar named after him, see Gibson Les Paul.
Not to be confused with Wes Paul.
Les Paul
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Les Paul playing a Gibson Les Paul in a live show at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, 2008.
Background information
Birth name Lester William Polsfuss
Born June 9, 1915
Waukesha, Wisconsin, US
Died August 12, 2009 (aged 94)
White Plains, New York, US
Genres Jazz, country, blues, rock and roll
Occupation(s) Inventor, musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano
Years active 1928–2009
Website lespaulfoundation.org
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
External video
Oral History, Les Paul shares moments of his life story and career. Interview date November 13, 2001, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. Les taught himself how to play guitar and while he is mainly known for rock music, he had an early career in country music.[1] He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound),[2] delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.[3]

His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including licks, trills, chording sequences, fretting techniques and timing, which set him apart from his contemporaries and inspired many guitarists of the present day.[4][5][6][7] He recorded with his wife Mary Ford in the 1950s, and they sold millions of records.

Rock Licks Guitar Tuition

How To Play Queen – Sweet Lady from the 1975 album A Night At The Opera

Guitar Tab Link : http://1drv.ms/1wXCRep

A truly great rock track and the inspiration behind the fast version of We Will Rock You (Live Killers Album)

I’ve added guitar tab as a guide.
The guitar tab is correct on chorus as a I made an error in my explanation. The first two bars are played 3 times as opposed to twice.

As the guitar outro solo is quite a explosion of overlapping licks played at the same time I’ve tried to give a brief look at the different bits used. Listening to the original record should make things clearer.

“Sweet Lady” is a distortion-driven fast rocker written by May. The song is an unusual rock style in 3/4 meter (which gives way to 4/4 at the bridge). Taylor remembers it as the most difficult drumming part he ever recorded.[attribution needed]

The backing track was probably recorded live as you can hear the snare wires on the snare drum of Taylor’s kit vibrating along with Deacon’s bass guitar riff.

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Performing a stunning rendition of a Vivaldi concerto !
We like this young women more not only is she a very talented guitarist she also is a student of music composition , music history , music theory.
In this video she channels Antonio Vivaldi an Italian Baroque composer 1678-1741.
Not only was Vivaldi a dynamic composer he was also a Catholic priest and a musical virtuoso.
Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos especially the violin as well sacred choral vocals and over forty opera’s !
Check out her You Tube page http://www.youtube.com/user/malabar77…


Todays ’30 Seconds of Bass’ is all about using octaves in order to make our own funk/disco bass lines. The chord progression used in this example is a bar of D7 followed by a bar of C7. When we play the root of the D7 chord, which is ‘D’ (5th fret on the A string) and move two strings down and two frets up we get the ‘D’ an octave higher. The ‘magic formula’ here for octaves is always two strings down and two frets up, it will work anywhere on the bass. I demonstrate how this can be used in a fingerstyle and slap context over a chord progression. I definitely suggest practicing this over your favourite chord progressions, lead sheets, jazz standards, etc. even though it definitely works best and is most suitable to funk and disco music. – ASB


Here I explain the advanced blues improvisation concept using the mixolydian mode beside the minor pentatonic. I am playing a standard blues form :

A / A / A / A
D / D / A / A
E / D / A / E

The scales you can use are :

A : A minor pentatonic / A mixolydian mode
D : A minor pentatonic / D mixolydian mode
E : A minor pentatonic / E mixolydian mode

Download the jamtrack here : https://itunes.apple.com/album/slow-s…
To follow this tutoial it is strongly recommended that you first check the basic improvisation concept tutorial : http://youtu.be/7yAzhfWjHTA

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