Jon Gomm, singer, songwriter and one of the world’s most extraordinary guitarists, has a new album out: Secrets Nobody Keeps. To celebrate, we asked Jon down to The Quiet Room for a wide ranging interview and what turned out to be one of the most spellbinding sessions we’ve ever filmed. Gary Cooper says: if you ever thought shredding only worked with solid bodies, pointy headstocks and whammy bars, think again!
Text by Jamie Humphries
Although in our last lesson we started to look at some funk rhythms, I felt it would be a good idea to look at extending our chord vocabulary. Although often we only play partial chords, with maybe only two or three notes being used to imply the chord extension, it’s always good to be able to identify full chord voicing. The best way to learn chords, to my mind is by using the CAGED system, which is based around the five major shapes of C,A,G,E and D. Although I have mentioned these previously, I feel that it would be a good idea to start with a brief recap of how this system works.
John Mayer is the Eric Clapton of his generation. Were talking about a Grammy winning songwriting singer guitarist who attracts all kinds of music fans. He’sgot pop song that make a big splash on the radio and Blues drenched guitar songs that still bring in the girls for the guys. Who else does that? Santana! But where […]