Gordon Pelletier

449 Flips | 7 Magazines | 7 Likes | 2 Following | 5 Followers | @gordonpell | Keep up with Gordon Pelletier on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Gordon Pelletier”

Learn John Scofield's "House of the Rising Sun" Solo

0<p>SHARES<p><b>JOHN SCOFIELD’S COVER OF THE</b> classic “House of the Rising Sun” is a great example of how to create a harmonically rich jazz solo over a simple …

Electric Guitar

Going the Distance: A Crash Course in Intervals

0<p>SHARES<p>In music theory, the term <i>interval</i> is used to measure the distance between two notes, like an inch, mile or light year with objects. Our entire …

Electric Guitar

Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls Talks "Saucy Jack," Trouser Zucchini and His New Satch- and Vai-Infused Solo Album

0<p>SHARES<p><b>Your new album, Smalls Change: Meditations Upon Ageing, is your first solo release in almost four decades. why’d you decide to re-emerge as a</b> …


Jeff Beck Talks Eric Clapton Rivalry and What Motown Taught Him

Ahead of a new doc telling his life story, the guitar legend reflects on more than 50 years of work with everyone from Jimmy Page to Tina Turner<p>"I …


Tenacious D Announce American Tour

0<p>SHARES<p>Tenacious D have announced a brief American tour, their first in five years.<p>The duo—comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass—will play a handful …


The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

46<p>SHARES<p>When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.<p>What makes for a great 12-string …


Bass Improvisation – Michael Brecker ‘Moment’s Notice’ Solo Adapted for Electric Bass

Bass Improvisation with Andrea Fascetti… Special lesson: Michael Brecker ‘Moment’s Notice’ Solo Adapted for Electric Bass Hi Dear Bass Player …


Stevie Ray Vaughan's Isolated Guitar Track On 'Let's Dance'

posted by Jeff K -<p>6 hours ago<p>April marked the 35th anniversary of David Bowie's landmark album <i>Let's Dance</i><p>Stevie Ray Vaughan played lead guitar on …


Pino Palladino's Bass on John Mayer Trio's "Who Did You Think I Was" | Learn to Play

Back in March, Jake Hawrylak gave us a lesson in Pino Palladino's neo-soul basslines for D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and other members of the Soulquarians …


Dave Grohl Set to Record Epic 25-Minute Instrumental Piece

What will Dave Grohl do next? The Foo Fighters frontman told Madison.com that he's planning to put together a 25-minute instrumental song, composed …


The Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary Tour Announced

0<p>SHARES<p>Malcolm Bruce and Kofi Baker—the respective sons of Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker—have teamed up with Eric Clapton's nephew, Will Johns for <i>The</i> …


Watch Cream Play "Sunshine of Your Love" on Glen Campbell's Show

0<p>SHARES<p>Here's another gem from the eternally fascinating world of YouTube.<p>It's Cream's performance of "Sunshine of Your Love" from a July 14, 1968, …


Every Song on New TOOL Album Is At Least 10 Minutes Long, And Other Info From First Band Clinic

Also, why do they always play the same set?The post Every Song on New TOOL Album Is At Least 10 Minutes Long, And Other Info From First Band Clinic …


10 guitar gurus who hit all the right notes

Close<p>1 of 10<p><b>The Edge</b><p><i>U2</i><p>The Edge finds beauty in simplicity. Where others go for technical feats or how fast they can shred, The Edge builds riffs on …


That Time Donovan and Jimmy Page Revisited 'Sunshine Superman'

0<p>SHARES<p>On June 3, 2011, Donovan—assisted by the London Contemporary Orchestra—set out to perform a note-for-note rendition of his classic 1966 album,</i> …


Dr. Molly’s Guitar Lab: The Badass Riffs of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

One of rock guitar’s pioneers could tear through double-stops, chromatic riffs, and fiery triplets with grace and attitude.

Electric Guitar

Jason Becker: Still inspiring Guitarists

<b>By Andrew Catania</b>I remember when I first heard of <b>Jason Becker</b>. It was a Cacophony tape that I ordered through the Columbia Record and Tape Club …


Forgotten Guitar: Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on Stage Together in 1966 Film 'Blow-Up'

3<p>SHARES<p>During the production of the 1966 film <i>Blow-Up</i>, director Michelangelo Antonioni envisioned a scene similar to that of Pete Townshend's famous …


Top five punk rock bassists of all time

While punk rock bassists have typically stuck to traditional background roles in bands, a select few have stood out far beyond the rest in terms of …

Indie Music

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” tells its Story!

<b>By Eric Dahl</b>I was raised by a blues playing bass guitarist, so as a youth my parents warped my mind predominantly with that genre of music with their …


Introducing Black Sabbath: The Ultimate Music Guide

Heavy riffage: our latest special is in shops from Thursday, May 10<p>When <b>Black Sabbath</b> closed the final performance from their The End Tour, in …


Kid plays electric guitar at the speed of light

posted by Doc Reno -<p>33 minutes ago<p>None of the people who where standing there watching this kid understand how technical and difficult to play is …


How to Play Jimi Hendrix Style Double Stops on Guitar - Lead Guitar Lesson

Guitar Lessons

Watch Judas Priest Play "Tyrant" for the First Time in 35 Years

0<p>SHARES<p>During their show Tuesday night, May 1, at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Judas Priest decided to change things up a bit. Deep into their …


Watch Billy Corgan’s intimate acoustic performance of solo track ‘Archer’

Ahead of Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour<p>Billy Corgan stopped by <i>The Late Late Show</i> for an intimate performance of solo track ‘Archer’.<p>Taken from his …

Smashing Pumpkins

The Sounds This Guy's Guitar Makes Sounds Eerily Like A Female Gospel Singer

This is the closest approximation to a human voice we've ever heard coming from a musical instrument.


Link Wray: Five Acts of Legend

113<p>SHARES<p><b>></b> Contracted tuberculosis while in the Army during the Korean War (1950-53) and had a lung removed. Doctors said he’d never sing again. They …


Buddy Guy Announces New Album ‘The Blues Is Alive And Well’

Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy enlisted members of The Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck for his latest studio album ‘The Blues Is Alive And …


Ry Cooder, 'The Prodigal Son,' Returns

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>From the beginning of his career as a recording artist, Ry Cooder has treated the music of the past as a resource, turning to old …


ZZ Top Guitarist Billy Gibbons Has The Key To Happiness

<i>Listen To This Eddie is a weekly column that examines the important people and events in the classic rock canon and how they continue to impact the world of popular music.</i><p>Billy Gibbons just keeps f*cking going. It’s been nearly 50 years since he began playing as part of the iconic Texas blues-rock …