Andy Aledort: Breaking Down Gary Moore's Guitar Style...



Guitar World columnist Andy Aledort has posted a fantastic new article on the Guitar World web-site... In Deep: Breaking Down the Signature Elements of Gary Moore's Immediately Identifiable Guitar Style...

If you're not too familiar with guitarist Gary Moore, (who died 3 years ago this month), Aledort examines some of the signature elements of the brilliant blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore’s stunning, immediately identifiable guitar style.

Here's a brief exert...
Born in 1952, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Moore picked up the guitar at the age of eight, inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, the Shadows and the Beatles.

But his strongest influences were John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers guitarists Eric Clapton and Peter Green, as well as legendary electric blues progenitors Albert King, B.B King and Albert Collins. Another important influence was Jimi Hendrix; Moore would regularly include Hendrix’s slow blues “Red House” in his live shows.


Though Moore was often seen playing a beautiful Fiesta Red 1961 Strat, his signature sound is more closely associated with the beloved 1959 Les Paul Standard that he played for many years (see sidebar on page 36). He purchased that guitar from Peter Green in 1970 and, fittingly, used it to record his 1995 tribute to his mentor, Blues for Greeny.

There are 4 video lessons covering the complete Gary Moore lesson...

Read more and watch the lesson videos on the Guitar World web-site...


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