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Chris Harrington

Chris Harrington

Location: Essex, England
Date of Birth: 01.02.1984
Been playing guitar since: 1998

I have lived my whole life in the South of England just a short train ride from central London so the music scene has always played a big part in my life, and my dad's great musical taste definitely steered me in the right direction. Despite this I didn't pick up my first instrument until I was 14 years old and very much found thing that was missing. I'd always been artistic growing up but never applied this to anything musical.

After playing guitar for 2 years I went to college and studied a BTEC National Diploma in Popular music and achieved grade 8 in Electric guitar and electric bass in my 2 years on the course. With my qualifications I began to teach locally and moved on to teach at a local music academy soon after. I teach full time around Essex at schools, music academies and privately in my studio & on Skype.

Blues and roots music has always been a mainstay in my playing but I enjoy the variety of styles/techniques I cover while teaching my students.

The other side of my work is composing for media, I regularly work on commissions from animation and design companies for all sorts of musical styles from orchestral scores to electronic sound design. Some clients of note are MTV, Selfridges & Pan Macmillan publishers.

All in all I love music and try to experience all aspects and all forms.

Playing and Influences
My biggest influence has and will always be Jimi Hendrix, his approach to the guitar was extremely expressive and he really did set the benchmark for future innovators to build from. A few other notable players are Jimmy Page, John McLaughlin, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch.

At GMC
I’m really happy to be able to share some of the things I've picked up over the years and for all GMC to join me on this bluesy journey.

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Chris Harrington's lessons (125,045 views)

Name Level Type Technique Category
All of Django 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Jazz
30 Beginner Blues Licks 3 of 10 Solo Bending Blues
Melodic Core Phrase Building 6 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Jazz Fusion
Hendrix Trills 6 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Vintage
Playing in 10ths 3 of 10 Solo Chords Ambient
Sophisticated Blues 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues
8 Bar Blues 4 of 10 Full Song Fingerpicking Blues
Inside Outside Phrasing 6 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock Fusion
Making Changes 4 of 10 Acoustic Phrasing Jazz
30 Beginner Blues Riffs 3 of 10 101 spoken Rhythm Blues
Phrase Displacement Exercise 2 6 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Jazz Fusion
Phrase Displacement Exercise 4 of 10 Solo Rhythm Blues
Beginner Slide Guitar 3 of 10 Solo Slide Blues
Melodic Bluesy Phrasing 5 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Blues
30 Blues Greats 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Blues
Cray Fish Blues 5 of 10 Solo Vibrato Blues
Shuffle Hustle 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Jazz Fusion
Introduction to Travis Picking 3 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Country
Big Bill Bluesy 5 of 10 Solo Fingerpicking Blues
Sco Blues 6 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Jazz Fusion
Blue Shades of Lydian 6 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock Fusion
Blues Comping 6 of 10 Solo Double Stops Blues
King Albert's Blues 4 of 10 Solo Bending Blues
Back to the Delta 5 of 10 Solo Fingerpicking Blues
Bottleneck Blues 4 of 10 Solo Slide Blues
Off Beat Boogie 6 of 10 Solo Fingerpicking Blues
B.B's Blues 4 of 10 Solo Vibrato Blues
Bendy Blues 6 of 10 Solo Bending Blues