How To Play Guitar – Play Like Gary Moore!

By on 01/26/2015

When I first set out to learn guitar, Gary Moore was one of my greatest influences. His guitar tricks were something to behold, especially when he went from heavy metal to blues. The transition during his long career was what made me want to learn how to play guitar, listening to his work from Thin Lizzy, Skid Row and his solo albums as well.

With his blues material, what I liked about Gary was his phenomenal mastery of the pentatonic scale and ability to break away from it when it suited him. His extremely expressive way of playing is the subject of many online guitar lessons (just like this one!) and it’s inspired plenty of other musicians as well.

As you’ve probably seen in my other videos, I’m a huge fan of the blues which is why I wanted to give you little lesson on blues guitar for today’s video. I think that whether you’re into the heavier stuff or not, learning guitar is all about learning from the masters, including Gary.

In this electric guitar tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create your own customized riff in the style of the great Gary Moore. We’ve covered beginner guitar chords in the past, but now it’s time to learn guitar licks that will elevate your playing to the next level.

What you’ll learn in this guitar lesson is the difference between pentatonic and diatonic scales, and how to use them both in your technique. Also, you’ll learn how to throw in the odd note just like Gary used to do. This is something that you’ll need to learn in this guitar tutorial and incorporate it into your improvised licks.

Remember, the point of my guitar lessons is not to be a clone of musicians like Gary Moore, but rather use their work as your inspiration and go your own way as a musician. Let their technique help you find your unique musical identity. That’s absolutely necessary if you really want to learn to play guitar the right way. Check it out below:

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