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post Feb 3 2007, 04:26 AM
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So I've been looking at his technique, but does anybody know what scales he usually uses?


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post Feb 3 2007, 11:45 AM
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Gilmour is an extremely unique guitarist in that just about whatever he plays is instantly recognisable as "Gilmour", yet what he actually plays is really quite simple stuff.

Almost all of the Gilmour repetoire is built on minor and minor pentatonic scales with the odd blues note and other passing notes thrown in.

Gilmours licks are Totally blues "based" but played slightly differently to traditional blues, his timing and phrasing changes them to something that sounds entirely different yet when scrutinised, they are pure blues licks.

What seems to make Gilmour unique is his ability to bend a note for exactly the right amount of time, his vibrato touch, and especially the way he phrases his licks and his way of building tension and the way he resolves it all. Put it all together and it makes him a real master of understated genius. Take any of his famous licks and on paper they look simple, try to play them with the same feeling, with the same timing, phrasing, only then can you appreciate the level of his skill.
He is a master at the ascending and descending Pentatonic run - what makes it sound good is his timing or phrasing.

Almost all of his stuff is standard major/minor and minor penta and blues scale. What makes it sound so special is the tone that comes from his fingers, (oh and a few thousand quids worth of effects) lol

How simple is "Shine on you crazy diamond", real slow easy licks?...Money solo - pure Pentatonics, Comfortably numb the same. Another brick - yep, penta. Pink floyd signature Chords - have to be G, Dm, C, Am, Bm. (not in that order) play any pentatonc pattern that fits those chords and you sound "floydish" already.


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post Feb 4 2007, 04:15 AM
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Thanks, lol you always have the best answers. Now that I look at it, his solos are pretty simple on paper. Thanks a ton


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