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Today we combine a couple of my favourite things.. Motown/Soul & Blues chops with The Beatles! We use the classic “Don’t Let Me Down” as a framework for exploring a ton of great rhythm and lead ideas and fills, as well as taking a brief jazzy blues solo in the middle!
We focus mostly on double stops, octaves and the Major pentatonic scale in this lesson, so buckle in and enjoy the ride for the next 20 minutes! Cheers!

Lesson materials include TAB/Notation in Guitar Pro and PDF formats, as well as my backing track and a transcription of all the Major scale and Pentatonic double stops covered in this lesson!.. a real bumper pack of stuff to dig into over and over again!

As always, stick around til the end for gear talk and recommended listening 👌🏻

00:00 – Performance
02:06 – Introduction
02:46 – The A section
05:39 – The B section
08:08 – Double stop organisation!
09:45 – The C section
10:18 – The D section (Blues solo!)
14:54 – In The Pocket!
15:33 – The E section
17:37 – Practice Suggestions
18:02 – Gear Talk!
19:33 – Closing Thoughts


Videos referenced in this lesson;

People Get Ready..

Motown & Soul Study..

Chicago Blues lesson..


Gibson es335 63′ reissue
Sunbear PAF pickups (Alex Hamilton wind)
DR Pure Blues 11-50 gauge strings
Jim Dunlop H3 picks
Lazy J20 amp
1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb
Browne Amplification Protein dual overdrive pedal
Mad Professor Royal Blue overdrive pedal
Jam Pedals Harmonious Monk
Strymon Flint
Universal Audio OX – amp top box
Universal Audio Apollo Twin X
Logic Pro
Universal Audio plugins

Sony ZVE-10 camera
Neewer Desktop Tripod
Final Cut Pro

Thanks for watching!
Alex 🙂


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