Steve Morse Style

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 64

    This lesson is about Steve Morse's style!


    Steven J. Morse (born July 28, 1954) is an American guitarist and composer, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs; and since 1994, the guitar player of Deep Purple. Morse's career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical, and fusion of these musical genres. In addition to his successful solo career, he was briefly a member of Kansas in the mid-1980s. Most recently, Morse became a member of the supergroup Flying Colors alongside long-time bandmate Dave LaRue. (Wikipedia)

    In my little tune here I used a lot of chromatics, syncopated rhythms and triads.
    It's also a great exercise to improve your timing & groove

    The structure of the Jam track:

    Intro 0:00-0:03
    | N.C. | N.C. |

    A Part 0:04-0:18
    | E B/E G/E |Asus4/E A/E | Fsus2 C/G C G | D |
    | D/E A/E | E D/F# C/G | Bb F/A | C D/A |

    B Part 0:19-0:35
    | E B/E G/E |Asus4/E A/E | Fsus2 C/G C G | D |
    | D/E A/E | E D/F# C/G | Bb F/A | C D/A |

    C Part 0:35-0:53
    | D/E | A/E C/E | G/E D/E A/E | N.C.|
    | D/E | A/E C/E | G/E A/E E | N.C.|


    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro file you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic Pro X, several plugins


    Kemper Profiling Amp: The Jack XLS (merged)
    Matrix GT1000FX with Marshall 2x12" V30 (for monitoring)

    The profiles are available for purchase here:
    http://www.guidorist.com/en/product-category/kemper-amp-profiles/


    Standard Tuning E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 128 BPM




















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