Learning to play guitar like Joe Perry will take some work! I have many guitar students who love his blues, rock influenced guitar style. Joe has said himself that he “doesn’t want to play in a Aerosmith tribute band.” So you will hear him take a fresh, free-style approach rarely playing the song the same way twice. Let’s get down to a little theory on Joe’s soloing tools.
The Scale Choice
Joe has a great understanding of the Mixolydian, Dorian, Major and Minor pentatonics. In regard to pentatonic scales he is very adept and what I like to call “pentatonic blending.” For example in Walk This Way during the vamp of a A chord, Joe will mix the A major and A minor pentatonics. This is a huge area of study that most players miss! It requires that you know all 5 major and all 5 minor pentatonic patterns…so yah, 10 patterns to really nail this.
Skype Rock Guitar Lessons
Feel free to contact me to set up a free Skype guitar lesson. I have many students working on rock guitar soloing in the style of Joe Perry.