In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play over a simple Em, C, A chord progression. This style of lead is similar to something you might hear T-Bone Burnett or Bill Frisell play and takes advantage of the tremolo (whammy bar) on your guitar. If you don’t have a tremolo, you can still play the notes taught in this lesson.
In the video, I also mention that I’m using a TC Electronic delay pedal, click here to see a picture of the pedal and the exact settings that are used
Easy Lead Guitar Lesson (Spacey)
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Nothing I’d play around the campfire, but I’m certainly going to add this to my repertoire. I don’t ever use a tremelow/whammy bar and I have none on my SG anyhow, but I’m sure it’s still gonna sound cool without it.
I know what you mean, I have 2 Pauls and a non whammy Strat. Good excuse to buy another guitar?
neat lesson would love a lesson on rhythm and blues soul type lesson soul sound being dominant
A. Minor says
I guess I’m the odd man out because I love this episode. Really dig this style, and it’s a unique lesson. My Strat and delay pedal are at the ready…
IMHO, there’s something magical, psychedelic and nostalgic about that space cowboy kind of 60s style.
Brian Belsey says
I really like this too. Brian’s remarks about how important it is to stretch out of our comfort zone seem totally right. I think this is a very interesting exercise in extending the expressiveness of our playing, including fairly subtle use of a tremolo arm, but I just love the sound of a Strat with tremolo and delay anyway. Good idea too to show a picture of the Flashback pedal settings.
stevie P says
I agree with Brian Belsey it is an interesting exercise, and one that gets you out of a possible rut and into a whole different way of playing etc..
All Brians lessons aren’t going to suit everyone as they are very varied but at the same time they give you a whole and rounded way of playing rather than just one style all the time.
Good information on the use of the tremolo bar and the delay pedal. Agree the picture of the delay pedal is helpful. Thanks Brian.
lost me on this one.
edward allen says
sounds lydian to me does anyone agree.
Can’t wait to work on this. Very Twin Peaks sounding. Bet David Lynch would love it!
Thanks for offering up something different!
Reminds me of a soundtrack of a Dennis Hopper film. The David Lynch is spot on. I’ve been perusing guitar teaching sites for years and this is by far the best I’ve ever seen.
Thanks Brian for pushing me to stretch the envelope!
[email protected] says
Na, does nothing for me this time.
Sounds great Brian!! Been listening to Pink Floyd since “Saucer Full Of Secrets”.At 73,I still listen to David Gilmore! Keep up the good work Brian. Sal
Very Floyd Brian I thought was great sparse yet very melodic you need lessons that test your playing that’s how you improve as a guitarist.
Keep them coming
I grew up with surf and space instrumentals. Reminds me of The Ventures in Space cd with a bit of Hank B Marvin thrown in. I think Chris Izaak fans might enjoy this. A welcome change up!
thanks Brian… I love these spacey styles…more for me please 🙂
Brian, I was very happy on this occasion to explore the possibilities my Digital Amp (Spider 6 Line IV 75) has to offer and , in the process, learn how to create different moods using additional tremolo technique. I have always been attracted to Pink Floyd style and this lesson has given me some insight on how to start playing as David doesI. It is very important that you do continue stretching us,. By any means, do keep on using Blues as foundation but allow us to explore, at times, new styles. Overall, I give you full mark on your thinking and how you continue to construct your lessons.
I’ve got a tremolo option in my old Japanese Corona Solid State amp. 🙂
Ken Briegleb says
Great lesson Brian you got me out of my comfort zone of just playing pentatonic one string at a time. I have fat fingers and hard for me not to hit two strings at once. I’ve practiced this lesson since you first posted and i’ve finally got it bar cords and all. I even bought a Boss cs3 sustainer and a Boss ns2 noise suppressor which works great. I’m playing a Suhr standard electric guitar. I live in the Willamette forest and have a mini recording studio .so this music fits right in. You really inspire me . Im 74 and started playing when I was 67. Taking lessons from you is the highlight of my day. thanks Ken Briegleb
Paul de Jong says
Great lesson Brian…..Ik love the sound!! They have to pull my guitar out of my hands, becouse Ik can play this for hours! 🙂
Michael G says
Love It! To me it sounds more 80’s New Wave like Icehouse or something. It reminds me of a specific song that I have in the back of my mind but just can’t remember.
Gary W says
Loved learning this! Lots of great influences. I definitely hear some David Gilmour. Easy enough for a beginner and lots of fun!