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 Sequential Prophet XL adds 76 weighted-action keys to the sample-meets-synthesis formula of the Prophet X.
V-Class bracing is a ground-breaking design that aims to provide the Holy Grail of acoustic guitar tone; sustain and volume in equal measures. Read more about how Taylor has reinvented the way its acoustic guitars are made.
Buy a Yamaha reface keyboard and receive a bundled strap attachment, strap, and gigbag, making a great saving in the process! Everything you need to take these compact yet powerful instruments to the stage!
The RØDE NT-SF1 microphone offers 360-degree audio technology developed by SoundField at an unprecedented price. Welcome to the world of 3D audio capture.
Hercules has launched three new DJ controllers designed to offer an affordable entry point into the world of DJing.
Line 6 has packed its premium Helix digital modelling technology into an ultra-compact pedal for gigging guitarists - the HX Stomp.
Recent Music News
Here at Gear4music we have a great relationship with Zildjian Cymbals and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to the factory and headquarters over in Norwell, Massachusetts, USA.
Find out how you could save up to 15% on Antelope Audio interfaces, and claim up to 2 free microphones during November 2018.
Find out how you could win a Hartwood Villanelle dreadnought acoustic guitar and hard case!
Hartwood acoustic, electro acoustic, and classical guitars offer solid-top designs, Fishman preamps, vintage looks, and more...
The Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 promises to revolutionise digital DJing with its motorised jog wheels and brand-new Haptic Drive technology. It's in stock now!
Available to buy now - Native Instruments' affordable A-Series MIDI keyboard controllers.