How To: Play super-fast blues guitar like Paul Gilbert

Play super-fast blues guitar like Paul Gilbert

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Paul Gilbert is one of the world's premier guitarists. Known for his work with Mr. Big and Racer X, Paul possesses god-like technique, and he's a fantastic teacher to boot. Think the blues is best-served slow? Here Paul offers a slightly different take on the classic genre...

This video tutorial will show you how to play super-fast blues guitar like Paul Gilbert. Although the notes Paul is using here are familiar to most of us (he's using the standard blues scale here), there's always more than meets the eye when attempting any of his licks.

Paul starts with an upstroke. This may seem unusual, but it allows him to maintain an outside picking motion as he travels from the second to the third string. This becomes even more important when travelling from the first string, since your pick will be moving in the right direction.

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