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Guthrie Govan Bad Asteroid Intro Guitar Lesson - Part 2 of 3 - Guitar Breakdown - How To Play

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Published on Aug 19, 2012

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Guthrie Govan Bad Asteroid Intro and Melody Guitar Lesson - Part 2 of 3 - Guitar Instruction and Breakdown

We've had a lot of request for a breakdown of Guthrie Govan's Bad Asteroid. Several people have requested we do a guitar lesson on this whole song while others have asked for specific things such as help with playing the main melody part.

We would love to do a full lesson breaking down this entire song, however we don't want to step on the feet of Guthrie (assuming at some point he will probably put out a complete transcription book or dvd on his stuff).

That being said, we are excited to be doing a lesson on the Intro chords and lead melody for those who might be struggling with this or those that just want to learn a really cool Guthrie tune.

The chords in Bad Asteroid are pretty simple and straight forward. As always there are some cool "guthrie" embellishments. And the lead melody takes a bit of work to get it to sound the way he plays it ... requiring a specific picking and legato technique. But other then that it's more just a tone and feel thing.

I'm sure if you are checking out this lesson and reading this long essay ... it means you are familiar with Guthrie Govan. But if you are not familiar with one of todays most insanely popular and skilled guitar geniuses ... just do a youTube search. This guy is crazy good and has a super approachable personality of which might only be trumped by Paul Gilbert (one of the coolest guys, greatest rock guitar players and most amazing guitar instructors). Mr. Guthrie Govan seems to have been influenced by all the great guitarists that have come before him and those still rocking our worlds today. Players such as Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson, Michael Landau, Allen Hinds, Dann Huff, Steve Morse, Eric Johnson, Frank Gambale, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page. And then there all the country and straight ahead jazz players like ... Danny Gatton, Albert Lee, Jerry Donahue, Brent Mason, Chet Atkins, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, George Benson and Wes Montgomery ... to name just a few.

Now on a selfish note ... if you are one of the handful of people that actually read all of my long typed out descriptions ... let me know in a comment! I'm interested to see how many actually read this. And if it's only one person ... it still makes me think it's worth while to continue writing these descriptions.

And if you have made it this far ... Thank you for reading ... It makes me happy.

I hope you enjoy this lesson ...

Taught by David Clayton

Alright ... Lets get to it.

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