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> Zz Top Blues, Lesson by Lucio Antolini
ZZ Top Blues
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post Nov 7 2010, 09:48 PM
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ZZ Top Blues
Lesson by Lucio Antolini

Link to original lesson: here

This was a great intro to hybird picking for me. Not too technical, but just getting the additional two fingers to cooperate with the pick was a tough enough first step. I'm really getting into rhythm playing too and this lesson hit the spot for learning some Billy Gibbons style riffs & articulations. Great stuff Lucio! Thanks for the lesson!

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Quick note about the amp model: It's a free VST from Voxengo. I just used the default settings here with a little extra gain, and added a nice reverb. It's a pretty cool plugin, especially for free. I'd love to hear your coments on the tone for this type of tune

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post Nov 7 2010, 09:54 PM
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Hey jim! you are playing way better buddy, i'm glad to see you rocking the house like that, i will give you a 9 for this, it is ALMOST perfectly played, you are just missing a little bit of "mojo", that comes with the experience.. specially in blues my brother.

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post Nov 8 2010, 02:15 PM
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yes!! great take!

nice hybrid picking!

the tone is all right imo. You could hit the strings harder and loosen the rist a bit more and lower the gain a bit. That would totally have a different effect, just an idea.


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post Nov 8 2010, 06:12 PM
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You've got the blues feel yeah smile.gif

Liked your playing in this vid.
Maybe some minor bending-intonation problems and a little frustrated vibrato at the end but the basic feel and delivery was definitely cheering ! smile.gif
Now try to improvise in this style to find the essence of the blues. I'm intrested what you come up with !

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