Guitar Tricks 165: David Gilmour Style Lead

In this channel episode Neal shows you a tasty lick in the style of David Gilmour. You'll also learn the secret behind his great sounding solos. Using the neck position pickup is best for this tone, Neal is using a Les Paul with the neck position pickup with just a little bit of gain.

Fun fact: Gilmour played a 50s gold top Les Paul straight into the board (no amp) for his legendary solo in "The Wall."

The tip of the week is how to become more musical. When you are learning something new, then it's important to keeping repeating it until it gets into your muscle memory. Once it becomes an automatic physical process, then you can focus on making it an emotional, musical riff or lick because you aren't still struggling to just play the notes!

If you want to dig deeper into Gilmour's style, then check out the GT Artist Study.

David Gilmour Style Artist Study

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