Danny Gatton was one of the best and finest guitar players in the world. Danny befriended Arlen Roth early in Arlen’s career and helped find him work and a career in music. Danny was so beloved by Fender that they created a special one-off Telecaster for him:
Arlen Roth is a SuperGenius guitar teacher who invented the “Hot Licks” series of instructional DVDs. My favorite Arlen Roth video is “150 Electric Hot Licks for Rock, Blues, Country, Rockabilly and R&B Guitar.” A “lick” is a short musical passage that punctuates a song. Some songs are made from many licks linked together.
Learning to play the guitar 20 years ago was a lonesome and difficult proposition. Sure, you could buy books and ask friends for teaching and insight, but when it came down to you in the dark moments of the night; you were always completely alone with your wicked chord progressions and your punishing pentatonic scales. Today, with the advent of the internets, you have a wide selection of outstanding online guitar teachers and this review with take a look at three substantial resources to help you advance your guitar skill at any level. We begin with free lessons from guitar legend Arlen Roth hosted on the Gibson website.