In the second part of this section on improvisation Rockschool shows you how to improve your solos by using rests and repeated notes.
Pick up Total Guitar issue 218 (on sale 5 August to 1 September) for the accompanying tab and explanation.
Tutor: James Uings
Videographer: Martin Holmes
Full tab and audio for 'Download'
You'll find the full track, backing track and tab for Rockschool's Grade Three piece 'Download' below. Clicking on the links will stream the audio files in a new window. Alternatively, you can download them all by right-clicking and choosing 'save as' or 'save target as', depending on your choice of browser.
Rockschool Grade Three 'Download' full track (right-click to download)
Rockschool Grade Three 'Download' backing track (right-click to download)
Open the Rockschool Grade Three 'Download' tab (right-click to download)
In addition to at least four full tabs of classic and contemporary songs from your favourite artists, every issue of TG features guest lessons, technique focus lessons (to explain the more complex areas of the tab) and a Riff Of The Month video lesson for the more visually orientated learners among you.
Each issue also includes the story behind the songs, clearly explained amp and effects settings and backing tracks for all of our lessons . See below for more information.
In the mag:
Every song has a story. Where possible we speak to the musicians and/or studio technicians to explore the inspiration, as well as the writing and recording processes behind your favourite songs.
Get the sound!
As well as a backing track, every song comes with easy-to-read illustrated settings for amps and effects. This enables you to not only play classic riffs, solos and tunes, but to replicate the tone, too.
Every song you learn in the magazine comes with a backing track on your CD, so you can play the guitar parts along with a full band. The CD is just that, a CD of music, so you can play it anywhere and easily transfer the songs to your PC or MP3 player.