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Guitar riffs: Morning Gory

Guitar riffs: Morning Gory

Morning gory song - guitar riffs

80’s guitar riffs anyone? Here is a short story about the song Morning Gory:

It was great fun to collaborate with singer-songwriter Daphne Sarnat on this cool Halloween song with 80’s inspired guitar riffs.
Because horror songs like this one go well with Tritone intervals and diminished chords I have used them extensively while composing it.

Have a listen, share and buy (for £0.666…):

So if you like the guitar riffs and want to play them yourself, here’s the TAB and score for the intro:

 

Morning gory song - guitar riffs

Guitar riffs of Morning Gory

 

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Classical Guitar Study Books

This is the updated list of the guitar study books for Trinity College grade exams

Aural

1a) Trinity College London – Aural Tests Book 1 – Initial Grade to Grade 5 (2017):

1b) Trinity College London – Aural Tests Book 2 – Grades 6 to 8 (2017):


Scales & Exercises

2a) Trinity College London – Guitar & Plectrum Guitar Scales & Exercises – Initial Grade – Grade 5 (from 2016):

2b) Trinity College London – Guitar & Plectrum Guitar Scales, Arpeggios & Studies – Grades 6 to 8 (From 2016):


Guitar Exam Pieces Grades

3) Trinity College London – Guitar Exam Pieces Grades – Initial to 8 (2016-2019):

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Guitar Books

This is a short list of essential and classical guitar books (from Amazon) that I grew up on and teach from:

1) For acoustic guitar: Eric Clapton – Unplugged

2) For electric guitar: Joe Satriani – Surfing with the Alien

3) And for classical guitar: The Library of Guitar Classics

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Small but smart: guitar amps recommendations

These are 2 guitar amps recommendations which are compact and useful:

1) Roland Micro Cube GX Guitar Amplifier Black – this guitar amp by Roland is compact, light, has all the necessary effects and is ideal for every beginner. It’s also run on batteries so it can be mobile:

And here’s a great demo video of it…

2) Marshall MS2 Micro Amp – Blackthe second guitar amp I’d recommend is a micro amp by Marshall which is just perfect for traveling (run only on batteries):

As seen in School of Rock…

3) IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 – IK Multimedia have also some great solutions like the new IK Multimedia iRig Nano Amp and also a range of mobile adapters like the new iRig HD 2 (the following amazon link offers the cheapest price for this product):

Here’s a short video…

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