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Amos Garrett

Stringbending: A Master Class

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"one of the most lyrical and original guitarists playing today...his melodic figures are so distinctive that it is virtually impossible to mistake them for anyone else's."

Guitar Player Magazine


They don't make musicians like Amos Garrett any more. He may not be in the public eye like Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur or Emmylou Harris but he's recorded with them all, and 100's more. The people who know him - including guitar heroes like Mark Knopfler, Richard Thompson and Chet Atkins - are unstinting in their praise for his unique style and exquisite tone. His credits include roadwork with Ian and Sylvia Tyson, the classic solo on Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis", membership in Paul Butterfield's Better Days, and a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for his work on the classic Stony Plain album "The Return of the Formerly Brothers".

Amos is a true master whose style has influenced virtually every electric guitarist in the roots music world.In this master class for the intermediate/ advanced guitar player, Amos generously shares the knowledge he has acquired over the years. He takes his version of the Santo and Johnny classic, Sleepwalk, and teaches the bends and licks he uses for that song in a clear concise manner. Then, he takes each bend and teaches how to incorporate them into your playing and how they work over various chords.

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