Two Tickets To Paradise by Eddie Money - Jimmy Lyon | rhythm & solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the rhythm and guitar solo to "Two Tickets To Paradise" by Eddie Money from his self titled debut album released in 1977.
The highlight of this tune for me has always been the guitar solo. It was played by Jimmy Lyon who played on the first two Eddie Money albums.
He's one of those great rock/blues players that no one knows! Yet, his playing is excellent. You can tell that he was very influenced by Eric Clapton, especially in this solo. I talk about that in the lesson.
The difference between a great guitarist and an OK guitarist apart from having a great vibrato IMHO is phrasing! That's what set Eric Clapton apart and that's what this solo has in spades.
There are only a few notes, but a lot of different phrases. Listening to a guitar player who knows how to phrase his playing is like listening to a good speaker.
They use the same words as everyone else, but they have a way to make it interesting end expressive and this solo is just that. It's a real master class in major pentatonic playing but the key is the excellent phrasing.
These types of solos are always hard to nail down because you have to really learn each phrase, and there are a lot of them.
If you can be patient and really nail this solo, it will increase your understanding of well phrased major pentatonic playing and in turn make you a better guitar player.
I had a great time recording these videos so I hope that you enjoy them. Cheers
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