Gary Moore Inspired Phrasing

by Jonathan Burgos

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  • Hello GMC! Here we are again, in this portal of the music secrets!
    This time we will study a referent of the rock & blues modern guitar, we are talking about Gary Moore gentlemen! He is the creator of some of the most beautiful bluesy ballads in which he shows his love for the blues.
    Listening to some of his songs, we can say that George Harrison was a visionary when he said "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Gary Moore has great control over the expression of the note, and we can say that he seems to speak through his instrument.

    For those who are interested in studying some of his melodic side, I invite you to view my lesson "Melodic Hard Rock Soloing in A Minor".

    In this kind of blues we can use the major and minor blues scales. The blues player can choose which of these scales use to express different colours at different moments.

    Pay attention to the rhythmic figures used in this lesson, these are continuous, with a few rests in the majority of cases! It is his really style. He uses this kind of figures and it is part of his personality.

    I suggest checking the album: "Blues Alive". It is a great compilation of his time bluesy, melodic rock.

    C – F – C – G – F – C – G

    Palm Muting
    Alternate Picking
    Pinch harmonics


    C Pentatonic Minor + Blue note
    C Pentatonic Major + Blue note

    Ok partners, let´s go to the music! Enjoy the lesson.

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