Chris Liepe breaks down the electric guitar stylings of U2 guitarist "The Edge." This lick based series covers delay, playing techniques and arrangement that gives The Edge his signature sound.
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Chris Liepe provides an in depth look at the electric guitar stylings of U2 guitarist "The Edge."Begin the Course
Chris Liepe is back with a new In the Style of series! This time he's taking a look at U2 guitarist "The Edge." In this lick based series, Chris discusses the use of delay, layering and arrangement that help create The Edge's signature sound.
In this lesson of the Style of The Edge series, Chris discusses the types of delay that The Edge uses and how to setup those delays yourself. You'll need to setup several for the lessons to come.
In lesson 3 of this series, Chris teaches the first lick of the song you'll be learning. This lick is focused on getting you playing with the delay. Specifically playing the pocket of a dotted eighth delay. This type of sound is highly characteristic of U2 and The Edge's playing.
Lesson four of this series is all about using repeated figures with the delay. In this lesson Chris demonstrates a lick that is repeated through the tune you're learning. Played with the delay, this helps create a layered effect that is common with many U2 songs.
In this lesson of his Style of The Edge series, Chris Liepe discusses the use of an E-bow. This accessory helps guitarists like The Edge create pad like elements that thicken and round out the sound of a track.
Lesson 6 of this series is all about using straight eighth note patterns to create a sixteenth note feel with the delay.
In this lesson, Chris introduces the straight eighth note delay and the common practice of double the bass part of a track.
In this "Style of The Edge" lesson, Chris Liepe introduces the tremolo effect. He also discusses the layering of parts that you've learned in the past several lessons.
Chris is back with another look at layered elements. In this lesson you're going to be adding a layered element using basic strumming. Chris discusses how layering helps to fill out a broad spectrum of sound.
So far in this series, Chris has mainly discussed rhythmic elements that make up The Edge's playing. Now it's time to start taking a look at a bit of lead playing. By making a few small tweaks to your tone and by combining pentatonic scale knowledge, you can create effective lead lines that require only basic technical ability.
In lesson 11 of this series, Chris borrows from the previous lesson. Specifically you'll be taking a look at adding the major 7th to the minor pentatonic scale.
In lesson 12, Chris takes a look at playing triadic arpeggios with a dotted eighth note delay.
Chris Liepe continues to build on the concept of a straight eighth played against a dotted eighth delay. In this lesson, you'll take a look at triads arpeggiated in a higher register.
Now that you have a completely layered track, it's time to start thinking in terms of a solo. Chris gets you going with the first lick of the solo section.
It's time to take a look at the final solo passage. Things are getting more aggressive here as we work towards the tune's climax.
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