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Arlen Roth’s Lesson Replay: Week of July 21, 2008

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Arlen Roth’s Lesson Replay: Week of July 21, 2008


Gabriel J. Hernandez | 07.25.2008


It's been a big week!




It's certainly not every week we get to introduce someone like music instruction pioneer Arlen Roth as our new provider of exclusive online guitar lessons on Gibson.com. Roth practically invented the genre of video guitar instruction in the 1980s, in addition to establishing himself as one of the most influential guitar players of the 20th Century, as voted by the readers of Vintage Guitar magazine.


Together, Gibson and Roth are aiming to produce a steady stream of daily online guitar lessons exclusive to Gibson.com, certain to become the most comprehensive lesson catalog available anywhere. Gibson.com will be rolling out a brand new Arlen Roth daily lesson every Monday through Thursday. And if you happened to miss them during the week, you'll always be able to catch up sometime over the weekend with our Friday replay of that week's lessons. Gibson's got you covered in every way!


This past week, Roth started off his daily lessons with an extensive examination of the two most critical scales used for playing guitar: the major and minor pentatonic scales. He chose this as his first lesson because of their wide use among players of all musical genres, and because he'll frequently refer back to them at certains points throughout future lessons. You'll probably also refer back to this first lesson from time to time, so bookmark it and keep it handy.


Yesterday's second lesson was even better! Roth took us down the road of hammer-ons and pull-offs, demonstrating how to use them effectively when knocking out some killer soul and R&B licks. He also showed us how this traditional style was used by such legendary players like Jimi Hendrix, Cornell Dupree, and Steve Cropper, and how learning the techniques could set you on a path to becoming a more complete, all-around player.


And this week was only the beginning, because it's only going to get better as we move forward.


So don't forget to check back every day, Monday through Thursday, for a brand new Arlen Roth guitar lesson, exclusively on Gibson.com, or every Friday for the weekly replay.


See you Monday!

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