Setzer/Rev. H. Heat playing style help

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by Redbell, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Redbell

    Redbell Member

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    I'm interested in Rockablilly/Psychobilly playing styles.
    Does anyone have links to lessons, videos, websites, bands to check out, playing tips etc.
    Your help is greatly appreciated!

    I just got a Gretsch Brian Setzer Nashville model, so the guitar is covered.
    (NGD!)
     
  2. stevel

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    Was just kind of getting into this myself, so there are a few resources fresh in my mind.

    Check out the Cliff Gallup tabs at: http://www.rockabillyhall.com/TABScliffIndex.html

    I also picked up the Gene Vincent album these things were played on (Blue Jean Bop).

    Check out this You Tube series:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzj-kSX9ZNU

    Damianblf or search "rockabilly guitar".

    Also check out the Paul Pigat stuff (amazing)

    The dude with the super tall spike hair is more "beggining" to me, but may be useful info there.

    They mentioned you need to also listen to Johhny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio.

    After listening to Cliff Gallup just a little bit, I can see where Setzer got a lot of his stuff. Of course he's taken it to another level though.

    Best,
    Steve
     
  3. cugel

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    those guys are monsters
    seen the rev live several times and he's the real deal
    some chet atkins will help too
     
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  5. sausagefingers

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    If you have netflix, get the Setzer instructional DVD. Its pretty good.
     
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    +1 :agree
     
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    Here are some I've seen and thought very good:

    * The Setzer instructional video
    * Jim Weider's Rockabilly Guitar ( two dvd set )
    * Steve Trovato's dvd's ( don't remember the titles )
    * Two "Signature Licks" books: Rockabilly Guitar and The Guitars of Elvis
     
  8. Redbell

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    Thanks, I'll be on the lookout for that Setzer dvd, that Youtube stuff wasn't bad either.
     
  9. arthur rotfeld

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    I did a Setzer book a number of years ago. It's called Brian Setzer--Legendary Licks. There are a couple of other transcription books from Cherry Lane.


    (Disclaimer....my book was work-for-hire, no royalties.)
     
  10. Poppa Stoppa

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    How 'bout learn this note-for note, the whole thing:
     

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