Watch the 335 Hits online guitar lesson by Larry Carlton from 335 Hits
Larry Carlton has been very generous to students of guitar over the course of his career. He’s given us countless solos and rhythm parts to study and emulate across his 3,000 sessions, 200 hit singles and 100 gold albums as a session player (some of us are still trying to nail that Kid Charlemagne solo!). Then he gave us the gift of 31 albums as a solo recording artist earning him 4 Grammys and 19 Grammy nominations. He’s treated us to a master series of lessons revealing his signature techniques, harmonic approaches and improvisational prowess in 335 BLUES and 335 IMPROV. Yet over all these years, Larry’s never showed us exactly how he plays his hit songs from the first measure to the last... until now!
“I recently recorded a new album on which I re-recorded nine of my most popular tunes from over the years. My fans really seem to dig the album, and I get asked all the time to show other guitar players my parts for the tunes. I thought it would be cool to produce a course where I demonstrate first-hand how I play my parts on all nine of these songs and thats exactly what were going to do here in 335 Hits.”
Larry Carlton’s 335 HITS is the first time that Larry lifts the hood on the exact voicings, melodies, fingerings and improvisational approaches that he uses when performing nine of his hit songs on stage; Room 335, Smiles & Smiles To Go, Alone But Never Alone, Hello Tomorrow, RCM, High Steppin’, Terry T, Kid Gloves and Red Hot Poker.
Using both electric and acoustic guitars, Larry performs each of the songs over the actual rhythm tracks from his Grammy-nominated Greatest Hits Rerecorded album. After each performance, Larry steps you through the entire song measure-by-measure, chord-by-chord, note-by-note. True to Mr 335 form, the solos are improvised and so you’ll also get fresh improvisational solo material to work with as well.
Everything is transcribed, tabbed and notated. You’ll also get interactive tablature and notation (Guitar Pro 5/6 and Tux) so that you can loop any section of the song, see and hear the notation, adjust the tempo and play along to your heart’s delight.
BONUS CHARTS! Larry also includes the actual lead sheets that he and the other musicians used in the studio during the recording of Greatest Hits Rerecorded! You can find them in the BONUS CHARTS folder.
Larry also includes all of the original rhythm tracks from the album to work with on your own. That means you’ll be playing with top session players Jeff Babko on keyboards, bassist Travis Carlton, über-drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and saxophonist Paul Cerra.