Danny demonstrates the rhythm part in isolation then in context with Arlen Roth on lead guitar. A true rhythm guitar master class from a guitar genius! It lets you hear the sound of each chord and see a photograph of the position and a chord diagram. All right- and left-hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy Slow motion segments with standard pitch sound Artist biography Suggested listening Booklet with music examples included Anyone who is interested in learning the correct way to play rhythm guitar should look no further. The late great Danny Gatton was far above the musical plane that most mortals ever aspire, and here you can learn how to follow. His lessons are as fine as crystal — very rarely does he loose the train except to make a cool point — and he has obviously thought them out well in advance as he did with everything that surrounded his playing.
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Career[ edit ] Daniel Wood Gatton Jr. The son of a rhythm guitarist, Gatton started playing at the age of nine. From — he played jazz guitar with the Offbeats, then worked as a session musician in Nashville.
He recorded his debut album, American Music , followed by Redneck Jazz with pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons appearing as a guest. He founded the band the Redneck Explosion. He was the best I have ever seen.
Death[ edit ] On October 4, , Gatton locked himself in the garage on his farm in Newburg , Maryland, and took his own life by shooting himself. For a slide , Gatton sometimes used a beer bottle or mug. In the March issue of Guitar Player magazine, Gatton said he preferred to use an Alka-Seltzer bottle or long 6L6 vacuum tube as a slide, but that audiences seemed to prefer the beer bottle.
Unlike many electric guitarists, Gatton played slide overhand only, citing his earlier training in steel guitar [Guitar Player, March ]. Among amplifiers , liner notes on his album "88 Elmira Street" cites his use of Fender amplifiers including a Vibrolux, a Super Reverb, a Twin, a Deluxe, and a Bassman.
You know, he called himself a Whitman sampler of music"  Guitarist Steve Vai reckons Danny "comes closer than anyone else to being the best guitar player that ever lived. Blue Skies Calling , an album by Boy Wells, includes nearly an hour of Gatton and Wells playing in his living room.
He needed a singer after his singer, Billy Windsor, had passed. He remained a friend, a good one all those years.
Danny Gatton – Strictly Rhythm Guitar
Career[ edit ] Daniel Wood Gatton Jr. The son of a rhythm guitarist, Gatton started playing at the age of nine. From — he played jazz guitar with the Offbeats, then worked as a session musician in Nashville. He recorded his debut album, American Music , followed by Redneck Jazz with pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons appearing as a guest. He founded the band the Redneck Explosion.