Tag: Gibson ES-335

Christmas Swing in Bb

Upbeat, Christmas swing guitar solo, with a lo-fi intro and some gypsy jazz influences, played with a Gibson ES 335.  Merry Xmas!

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About Christmas Swing

Original Christmas swing guitar track in Bb (first video in this key). The video starts with a slow, jazzy turnaround drenched in lo-fi effects (RC-20 Retro Color). After the turnaround, the sleigh bells indicate a tempo change, and off we go for a festive ride along with some tasty jazz-blues-swing licks, the beautiful b9, and the magical mysteries of the diminished scale. As usual, you get the guitar tabs on the screen & a few surprises along the way 😉

Featured Plugin

The lo-fi effect on the piano & guitar in de intro of the video is made with the RC-20 retro color plugin from XLN audio. This is a very creative plugin to add some vintage vibes to your sounds.

XLN Audio's RC-2O Retro Color

I even used the ‘space’ effect on the guitar for the rest of ‘Christmas Swing’ because of it’s nice reverb tail. It’s definitely worth checking out this plugin. 

You can download a trial here: https://bit.ly/38vCjsG

Gear used
  • The guitar used is a Gibson ES-335, straight into a Fender Blues Jr III (captured with Universal Audio Ox)
  •  Strings & Percussion from East-West Hollywood Orchestral Percussion, very nice stuff
More Jazz-Blues on the ES-335

Blues Lick Lesson #07 (E minor pentatonic)

In blues lick lesson 07, you’ll learn how to solo over a series of stops in a shuffle blues in E. This full blues phrase uses some interesting concepts, like the use of call & response-licks, heavy blues bends in a higher register. Recommended playing level: intermediate.

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Concepts present in this blues lick lesson
  • powerful electric blues phrasing
  • call & response patterns
  • E minor pentatonic
  • playing above the 12th fret
  • blues bends
  • vibrato
  • blues rhythm & feel
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*The guitar used is a 2013 Gibson ES-335 into a Victory V40 The Duchess, captured with the universal audio Ox. Pedalsused : TC Electronic The Spark, Eventide H9 Spring. 

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