Announcement: Guitar Control Releases "Secret Sauce" Video

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Lead guitar lesson from Claude Johnson is a preview of the soon to be released DVD-based course, "Supercharged Soloing Made Simple."

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"Secret Sauce -- Amazing Sounding Lead Guitar Pattern" is derived from "Supercharged Soloing Made Simple," the forthcoming set of DVD-based lessons.

Guitar Control, the leader in comprehensive DVD-based courses and YouTube lessons, announces the release of "Secret Sauce -- Amazing Sounding Lead Guitar Pattern," the latest in their series of free instructional videos that are available on YouTube.

In this preview video, Claude Johnson, the Founding Father of Guitar Control, demonstrates a repeating note sequence, what he calls his "Secret Sauce," that can be used as an introduction to a solo, a mid-solo punctuation, or as a solo's concluding statement. The récipé for the sauce is a simple scale progression using the same fingering and picking pattern. Beginning on the high E string, the pattern moves from string to string, finding the proper scale notes as it progresses all the way to the low E string.

In a clear, straightforward style, Claude explains the progression of notes that make this pattern so useful and powerful, and how, although the pattern stays the same, the fretting changes as it moves from string to string. The core of the video is a tight closeup, that lets Claude lead the student through the "hammering-on" and "pulling-off" that facilitates playing the riff speedily, while at the same time simplifying the picking chores of the right hand. First off, Claude plays the pattern very slowly, making it very easy to follow along. Mid-demonstration, he encourages the viewer to play along with him, as if he was in the same room with the student. In the finale, Claude plays the pattern in its entirety several times, from E string to E string, each time a bit more quickly, until his hand is flying over the fretboard, a moment that fully demonstrates the tastiness of his "Secret Sauce."

"Secret Sauce -- Amazing Sounding Lead Guitar Pattern" is derived from "Supercharged Soloing Made Simple," the forthcoming set of DVD-based lessons. A gifted and accomplished guitarist, Claude is also an enthusiastic and understandable teacher, a combination that makes his lessons both useful and encouraging. If this preview is any indication, "Supercharged Soloing Made Simple" will find an appreciative audience.

Guitar Control is a consortium of professional guitarists dedicated to providing the highest quality musical instruction. Producing both web-streamed lessons and comprehensive multi-DVD courses, Guitar Control offers instruction for every style of playing and for all musical genres. Guitar Control's YouTube channel offers 370 (and counting) video lessons.

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