Let’s take a look at the scales Billy Gibbons uses primarily. It is basically one scale and that is the blues scale. More specifically mixing the major and minor blues scales.
This is a common thing that we here in all blues and the rock guitarist. Really draws a wide range of influences going back to the Delta blues to BB King, buddy Guy, Albert King, Albert Collins, the usual suspects.
He also speaks of his great fortune of having toured with Jimi Hendrix on his first US tour and how he and Jimi would spend time creating licks. He is also good friends with Jeff Beck who was actually the person who provided him with this first set of Marshall amplifiers as at that time they were not easy to get in the United States.
About Jeff McErlain’s Play Like: Billy Gibbons
The point of this course is to not teach you note for note solos from the man, that is easily available. What has not been easy to find is a breakdown of his style. We will dig into the techniques, tones, and ideas that define The Rev’s