To kick things off, we'll tackle an awesome Gilmour-esque solo that highlights his use of bends, vibrato, double note rhythms and minor scale notes. These techniques are crucial to mastering his style!
David Gilmour isn't all about pentatonics; he uses a combination of scales and arpeggios in his soloing. To understand how you can do the same, we'll begin by learning the main three-string arpeggio shapes.
The Layering Effect
If you want to improvise like David Gilmour, you need "The Layering Effect" in your toolbox! You'll learn how this technique can enrich your improvisation, allowing you to easily play pentatonics, full scales, chords and arpeggios in just one position!
Another Plank In The Fence
Now, we're ready to tackle another solo, applying all of the theory we have learnt so far to some awesome Gilmour licks. The sound is a lot cleaner than "Uncomfortably Sensitive", so we'll have to be accurate and draw the tone from our fingers.
Getting The Tone
With David Gilmour it's so important to match the right guitar with the right amp, and then add a few choice pedals to really bring the sound together. In these videos, Chris will show you how we got that classic Gilmour tone!