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Long-time Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort masterfully teaches you how to play like the legendary Duane Allman!

Focusing mostly on the relevant keys of A, E, G and D, Andy presents the foundational elements of Duane's single-note soloing style in standard tuning, teaching you everything you need to know. You’ll learn:

  • Scales that Allman used most often, namely minor and major pentatonic
  • Major and minor hexatonic
  • The Dorian mode and dominant pentatonic
  • Various melodic patterns
  • Duane's use of chromatic passing tones, both in fixed positions and up and down single strings
  • Allman's celebrated slide guitar style and technique in open E tuning
  • Tabs to play along!

Andy then demonstrates how Allman would use these scales and patterns along with techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, finger slides, string bending and vibrato, as well as the B.B. King-inspired "B.B. box" shape.

Examples are inspired by Duane's playing on such classic recordings as "You Don't Love Me," "Blue Sky" and "Stormy Monday," and others.

    Your instructor: Andy Aledort has been touring and performing for over 11 years with Allman Brothers Band co-founder Dickie Betts and his band, Dickie Betts & Great Southern. A longtime contributor to Guitar World magazine and the author and producer of literally hundreds of artist transcriptions, books and instructional DVDs, Andy Aledort has influenced and inspired guitarists around the world for many years.

    Please note: To access the written music for this DVD, insert the disc into your PC or Mac computer and browse the disc for the PDF.

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