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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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As harsed can see from the transcription he often plays groups of 7 instead of the more common 6 or 8 which create unusual rhythms in his phrasing. In these bars you can see how Brett controls the open strings especially on the first frets. After relocating to LA for a period, Brett now has a long list of recordings and collaborations with some of the most important fusion players on the planet, including Frank Gambale, Shawn Lane and T.

Non-pattern Pentatonics

Welcome back for the second of a three parter Masterclass with Brett Garsed. Note the fretting hand fingerings on the bottom two strings. Can’t wait to see the next generation of locks.

Lic,s of these ideas are very non-guitar, so they’re challenging to play but definitely worth the effort. During the Masterclass Brett pointed out that playing slide he always a little compromise: Do you use any outside stimulus like pictures gwrsed stories ect also do you usually start with a progression or a lick or phrase you like?

What guitars have you used and what is the tuition video future for you and us? Tone setting and string muting advice also please.


He started with pick and middle finger and soon after he incorporated ring and little finger for an arpeggio type brdtt approach as shown in FIG 5. That will come with time but focus on control and also try and apply it to some licks or ideas so you can start to incorporate the concept into your playing.

I always record myself when I’m writing as you never know when a great idea will show up, usually unexpectedly, so make sure you keep a tape running and listen back to it. Home Lessons Non-pattern Pentatonics. Don’t focus on speed.

Everything is written in 16th notes just to keep things clear.

Brett starts the solo using 6th from the A Mixolydian scale. Brett talks about one of his heroes: GT Brett Garsed Masterclass 1.

Brett Garsed Masterclass 1

BRETT I’ll try any process to come up with a song and it’s always hard work but the more you do it the easier it becomes, much like anything it takes practice. This is probably one of the hardest bars in this solo.

Guitar Addiction Facebook and email contact. Record yourself in headphones as that will expose the smallest noise and if you can get rid of that then you’ll sound great while playing live.

Just keep trying things till you figure out a way to stop the unwanted noise. Facebook and email contact. Just a subtle change in the order of notes can present a completely new possibility. After the introduction with 4 note per strings Holdsworth influencehe plays a fragment of the B maj pentatonic and then a quick run that ends on the D maj 7 of E. Trying to incorporate fingers into your playing is something that needs time and constant work, and one of the main problems to solve is the articulation of ring and little fingers.


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.

Again those bars feature some of his trademark licks: 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.

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This is a very powerful tool in improvisation not just for slide. You may notice that these examples have some rather large intervals, so I’d encourage you to lift each finger after playing the note, as it’ll enable you to prevent from straining too much. After taking classical guitar lessons for about a year he started to expand his lickx hybrid picking technique, and soon after he started to blend this approach with the legato technique of the fretting hand. What would you say to anyone who hasnt yet seen your vids and wants to add some fusion vibe in to their rock playing?

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.