While he never became famous to the general public, you can find his name mentioned in just about every interview with current country guitar players. Gatton mixed musical styles from jazz, country, rockabilly, and blues into a powerful sound that influenced all the players around him. The lesson will take you through 5 licks over a 12 bar blues in E. The first lick uses double stops and hybrid picking. The pick plays the D string while the middle and ring fingers play the double stops.
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Danny Gatton: Telemaster! Brent Mason and Danny Gatton. While he never became famous to the general public, you can find his name mentioned in just about every interview with current country guitar players. Check out 4 Danny Gatton licks. Danny Gatton is one of the truly tragic guitar heroes. After setting the guitar world on fire, he ended up taking his own life.
Danny Gatton left us with a ton of great music to sift through, and some of the best guitar playing ever recorded. He would frequently win different magazine polls for best country guitarist, but he felt very boxed in by that. The tune is a blues in G. Gatton is basically using the open G major pentatonic scale here — which has the same notes as the E minor pentatonic. The first measure of the lick is pretty typical D mixolydian stuff.
No confusing Greek names there! Danny Gatton Youtube Danny Gatton then basically transfers this fingering down a whole step.
This one is a perpetual repeating figure. Check out the rhythm at in the YouTube video. There you have! Excerpt from VHS. Put out by Pro Video. Believed to be out of print. Please note this is for information only and to share with Gatton fans as myself. I make no money from this, no ads etc. If it was available I would not have posted it. More so than through the years. I am from around the Washington D.
I heard about the this Video and searched high and low for it, to no avail. Finally, I went up to Danny after one of his gigs and explained I had been looking everywhere for it. He said he had a few left in his trunk and they were probably the last ones. I never returned to the store because I felt like he gouged me. BTW, the same company put out 2 other videos of local heros.
Danny Gatton Guitar Lesson – Rockabilly Guitar Licks
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