Jammin’ in G!

Thanks for checking out my latest video!

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been watching a lot of videos featuring one of my main guitar inspirations, Mr David Grissom. I first discovered him around 1991 when I bought the album Whenever We Wanted by John Mellencamp. David’s playing on that record is so fantastic and he has one of the greatest tones out there.

One thing I love about his playing, is the fact that he is so obviously talented but never overly flashy. And did I mention that tone? 😉

Like a lot of players, I’m comfortable soloing using minor pentatonic and blues scales, but I’ve never really felt as at home, when soloing using major scales, so its something I try to work on.

In this video, I programmed a very basic backing track using bass guitar and drum loops in Logic. I added a bit of Hammond Organ afterwards, just to fill the sound out in places. Playing over such a simple bass line, locked into the key of G, really made me think about where I could go on the fretboard in that key.

There are some cool open string possibilities in the key of G and I also tried to incorporate some of the hybrid picking and pedal tone techniques that David uses.

Anyone who likes David’s playing should definitely check out his Truefire video tuition courses.

I hope you find something useful from my humble tribute to a monster player!

Gear used:

2009 PRS DGT guitar
Victory Amps V50 Head and Zilla 1×12 Cabinet
Wampler Euphoria Overdrive pedal
Strymon El Capistan Tape Echo pedal
Shure SM57 on the speaker cabinet
Into Logic via an Apogee Duet 2


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