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Player Style File: Allan Holdsworth pt.2

Hey there shred fans. Last month if you remember, I showed you a small starting chunk of Allan Holdsworth’s ‘City Nights’… as promised, here is the second part, which isn’t really an equal ‘half’ but all contains the similar technique. I have included the first half so you don’t have to rumble around the murky depths of the archives.

Admittedly, these last two moths have been for real ‘guitar achievers’ or those interested in Holdsworth, but I totally recommend a listen to his music to every shred\fusion\jazz guitarist in the world… we all can learn a thing or two from a old fat balding Yorkshire man it seems… and I’m not sure whether it’s a bonus or a hinderance, but thats the same description I can fall into give it a decade or two. Hmmm…

Next month, some totally insane and extreme techniques and licks from my own playing…

ego trip time!

Best Wishes,

~d

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Last month…




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|-----------------------------------------------12p10~----10h12~------10-12--
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|---15p12p10h12h15-------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  1 4  2  1  2  4 1  3  4  1  3 4 1  3  4  3  1  2  3  4  3  2  1  4  3  2  1



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Continuation…

Okay, I’m not separating the following tabs into chunks because it all pretty much flows as one devastatingly long solo, barring the end. It took me flipping *ages* tojust learn, let alone nail down. But it’s worth it, and at least you can say you’ve ‘done’ some Holdsworth…? A good technical exercise if nothing more, and a piece that is sure to tax most shredders. I’ve included at parts some fingering notation, as it may be a little hazy to some.

Points of notice include the lovely pentatonic usage (in an Eric Johnson feel), tasteful chromatic legato phrasing, the cool octave descending slides, as well as the obviously smooth legato movements… Allan has an incredible jazz timing, and many of His phrases are purposefully off-beat, making his legato runs all the more difficult, just to get back into rhythm! No problem for him, but you and me? Lets be inspired! Go get to the end.





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                          4  2  1  2   1   1  3  4  4  3



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-----------------------------13h15--------------12----------
-16/19--14h17---------14h17---------------------------------
---------------14h17----------------------------------------
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  3  3                         1  4  2  3           1  4  2



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   1 4 3   1   1  4 3  1



---------10---------10------------10---------10---------10--
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---------------------12----10h12p10p8------8----------------
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----------------------------------------9h11----------9h11--
---------------------------10h13p11h13----------------------
---------------9h13p11h13-----------------------------------
--13-11--9h11-----------------------------------------------
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   3 1   1 3   1  4 2  4    1  4 2  4



-------8h11p10--------11p9---------12p9---------------------
--9-------------9h11--------9--12--------12p9---------------
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-9h11---11--------11-------------------------15-------17----
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                 3  1 3   4   1  1    1  3  1  1  3  3



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-15h17-----15h17--------------------------------------------
-----------------17-----------15----------------------------
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  1 3    4  1 3  2   3  1  3   1



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----------------------------13p10----13p10------------------
-------------------------------------------12B(13)-12p10----
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 4  2  1  1  3   1  4  3  1  3  1  1  3  1



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-----------10h12---------------9h14p11p9--------9-----------
-12p10h12---------------------------------12p9----9h14p12p9-
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---------------------7h10----------------------12~~~--------
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       1 2 1  4 1 2 1  4 1  3  4  3 1 1  4 3  4



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------------8h11-----------------------------11---10~~~~----
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-----------------16--------------15-------------------------
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                             3  1  3  3  3  1   3  2



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-----16p15----12-17p15----------14h15p14--------------------
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 1   4  3  1  1  4  3  3   1  2  1  4  3  2  1



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   3  2  1  3  1  2  1  3   1  3  4  3  1  4  1  1  4  1



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----------------------------------18--16h18-----------------
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  2  4  2  1  3  3  1  3  1  3  1  3   1  3  1  3  1  3



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  3  1  4  1  3  3  2  4  1  4  4  2  1  4  3  1  4  3  1



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(Phew!)

dazmalekpour@hotmail.com

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