Steve Morse: Master Melodic Rock Soloing with the Dixie Dregs & Deep Purple Guitar Virtuoso (Paperback)
Learn how Write a Guitar Solo with Deep Purple Legend Steve Morse
Known for his intricate, original solos, innovative guitar techniques and musical versatility across several genres, Steve Morse is undoubtedly a legend of rock guitar.
As founder of the Dixie Dregs, guitarist for Flying Colors, and Deep Purple's axe-man for over 25 years, his achievements in rock are unequalled.
Now, Steve shares his secrets in the art of guitar soloing in Steve Morse: Melodic Rock Guitar Concepts.
It's a phrasing masterclass... but so much more besides
Steve Morse is a storyteller at heart, and when it comes to soloing, he thinks like a composer, which allows him to improvise with breathtaking musicality. This book teaches you to develop the mindset and skillset to play compositional, melodic rock guitar solos.
Steve Morse First Teaches You These Guitar Techniques:
How to create vocal, melodic phrasing
How to develop motifs to build guitar solos
How to use diverse rhythms to create engaging guitar melodies
How to create well-formed phrases with momentum and direction
How to use space to punctuate ideas and keep your listeners engaged
Then Freshens Up Your Playing With These Rut-Busting Approaches:
How to combine different rhythms in fast-picked passages
How to sequence ideas to avoid clich d patterns
How to add passing notes to create fresh hybrid soloing shapes
How to use string skipping to create modern, unpredictable phrases
How to use multiple bends to span the bar line
Lifting the Lid
Melodic Rock Guitar Concepts shows you the influences that have shaped Steve's unique guitar style and he shares how he has adapted his favorite country licks into a rock context. You'll discover how Charlie Parker was a great influence, and how to recreate many of Steve's chromatic bebop inspired licks.
You'll also learn how Morse visualizes scales and master a set of challenging picking drills to sharpen your technique.
To conclude, Steve presents a guitar masterclass on how to create tension/resolution in your solos while adding some outside-inside interest.