It's Only Love by Bryan Adams | rhythm and solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play "It's Only Love" by Bryan Adams from the 1984 album Reckless.
This is such a great tune! It's another one that was written with Jim Vallance. For me, those are by far the best songs that Bryan Adams recorded. Those two guys just wrote really simple, but super strong songs. Here's a quote from a Jim Vallance interview I read recently:
"Mostly, I remember how much work we did. Bryan and I got together in my basement studio every day for a year ... noon 'til midnight. Some days were more productive than others, but we always put in the time and did the work."
You can read the full interview here.
Of course it featured the incredible Tina Turner on vocals, but for me it's Keith Scott's guitar playing that makes this one.
I really like the way Keith plays guitar. He uses the same major pentatonic scale that everyone else uses in this one , but makes it sound fresh and unique. His phrasing is excellent and he plays with a lot of rhythm and passion, really great guitar playing...
Guitarists are always obsessing about scales and modes and all of that stuff, but what it really all boils down to is how creative you can be with the notes in whatever scale you're playing, and that will be unique to every player.
You may know a lot of words, and still not be able put together an interesting sentence, yet some guys are able to say a lot with just a few words!
If you've been playing a while you'll know that the pentatonic scale has just five notes, but it's always incredible to me just how many licks and cool sounds you can get out of it. It's truly amazing!
Anyways, this is a fantastic solo/fills to learn. Keith definitely has his own style and it's really interesting to see where he's coming from with his playing. I had a gas making these videos so I hope you enjoy them. Cheers
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