Music Gear News
Hopkins 'a good starting point' for budding blues players
Guitar players looking to master the blues will find few better places to start than trying to ape the style of Texas legend Samuel Lightnin' Hopkins.
"Hopkins is such a great entry point for budding players who really want to sink their teeth into blues in a deep way," Mr Drozdowski wrote.
He claimed that in one five-minute space on The Complete Aladdin Recordings album Hopkins shows how it is possible to go through every conceivable emotion using just three chords.
For those looking to emulate Hopkins, Mr Drozdowski advises that acoustic and electric guitars are both fine, but recommends that those playing the latter use a pedal or turn up the gain on their amps to add some "dirt" to the sound.
Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Frusciante of The Red Hot Chili Peppers are said to have been influenced by Hopkins' playing style.Posted on 24 Mar 2009 11:13 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
The brand-new Maschine Mikro from Native Instruments is in stock at Gear4music! Meet the latest compact beat-making powerhouse for producers.
This guitar buying guide aims to help you pick the right electric guitar for you.
Check out the latest Hartwood Electric Guitars! These guitars take inspiration from the classic hollow body designs that have proven their popularity over the decades.
Are Paradigm strings worth it? We put Ernie Ball's most innovative guitar strings to our team of guitar staff to see what they thought...
Rosewood is now under the protection of CITES laws and this is having a huge impact in the guitar industry. Find out what this means for you.
The Fender Player Series is a complete, brand-new line of guitars and basses designed to replace the Mexican Standard Series. Featuring the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, P Precision Bass, J Jazz Bass and more.
Recent Music News
The Tiptop Audio Forbidden Planet is a brand-new, all-analog, multi-mode filter taking inspiration from the Steiner-Parker Synthacon.
At NAMM 2016, Teenage Engineering unveiled a prototype product with a similar, compact and playful design to the OP-1. Since then, the OP-Z has made numerous appearances at trade shows around the world, in continued states of development but never quite complete.
Denon DJ has announced the version 1.2.1 update to Engine Prime, meaning the MCX8000 controller can now use this premium music management software.
Until 31.12.18, new and existing Akai Professional Controller owners can receive free sample content from CR2!
The brand-new Apollo X6 and X8 rackmount audio interfaces now feature six (!) DSPs for class-leading audio processing capabilities.
Native Instruments has released a plethora of new products including KOMPLETE 12 and a raft of hardware and software releases for producers and DJs.