Welcome to our growing series of guitar master classes in Phil’s music, by Fred T Baker.
In each video class, Fred provides comprehensive instructions and detailed examples with a close up section on videos and links to other recordings.
|Early Days Here Fred presents Phil’s Early Days from the CD Out of the Blue as a piece for solo guitar. Although this piece is played by a sextet on the CD, Fred still manages to get a full band feel into this arrangement.|
|Green and Purple This master class shows how Phil’s use of the whole form of the Symmetric scale in Green and Purple is actually the up-side-down version which gives you a whole different set of harmony and chords.|
|Truly Yours Phil uses two melodies at the same time, played side by side. This multi-linear technique gives the music a multi-faceted effect.|
|God Song is one of Phil’s earlier pieces, written at the beginning of the 1970’s when he was the guitarist in Matching Mole. Robert Wyatt wrote lyrics for this piece.|
|Phrygian Blues Dedicated to his brother Steve, this piece appears in Phil’s CD Out of the Blue which harks back to their early days playing together. A blues in the Phrygian scale with a Spanish feel, it shows how his early influences affected his later work.|