Gary Moore – Remembering Northern Ireland’s Finest Blues Guitarist

It was a huge shock to blues and rock aficionados alike when Gary Moore passed away on February 6, 2011, following a devastating heart attack.  Despite not receiving that much fanfare among American music fans, Moore was nonetheless one of the most esteemed guitarists in the British music scene, playing a variety of genres in a career spanning over four decades. 

Moore  was born on April 4, 1952 to Bobby and Winnie Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  His first guitar influences included Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and original Fleetwood Mac leader Peter Green.  Family problems prompted Moore to leave home as a teenager and move to Dublin.  Here he would form a blues-rock band called Skid Row, which also featured vocalist Phil Lynott.  Four years later, the two would be reunited, when Moore replaced Eric Bell in Lynott’s up-and-coming band Thin Lizzy. 

Moore’s first stint with the band would last just one year, but that didn’t matter.  He had a burgeoning solo career going for him, and he did remain friends and co-collaborators with Lynott for most of the ‘70s.  One of those collaborations was “Parisienne Walkways”, a song that gave Moore his first big hit on the UK Singles charts, reaching #8 in 1979.  During the late ‘70s, Moore was also busy doing session work for artists like Rod Argent and Andrew Lloyd Webber and playing full-time with prog-rock band Colosseum II. 

Moore would return to Thin Lizzy for a third time in 1978 (he had briefly toured with the band in 1977), but this third stint proved to be the most toxic.  This time, he was replacing Lizzy’s temperamental, hard-drinking guitarist Brian Robertson (the same man he temporarily subbed for in ’77), but tensions soon began to erupt between Lynott and Moore.  Disturbed by the increasing drug use and infighting within the band, Moore quit Thin Lizzy for the final time in July 1979, right in the middle of their ongoing American tour.

The ‘80s were still busy for Moore, but most of his albums were now leaning towards the pop-metal sound most popular in that decade.  By 1990, Moore decided to return to what he loved playing the most – the blues.  The 1990 album Still Got the Blues finally gave Moore some recognition Stateside as a solo artist – the title track only peaked at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100, but still remains a staple on classic rock-oriented stations in America.  Moore would stick to the blues for most of the ‘90s, but did dabble with electronic sounds on his last two albums of the decade, 1997’s Dark Days in Paradise and 1999’s A Different Beat.  His 2001 release Back to the Blues marked a welcome return to the blues, a path he would continue on till his untimely death last year. 

Despite the frequent genre-hopping, Moore is still best known as one of the United Kingdom’s most talented blues guitarists ever.  It was the blues that got him interested in playing guitar, and at the time of his death, he was firmly rooted in the music he loved so much since his boyhood days.  Fellow musicians continue to remember him not only as a great musician, but also as a wonderful human being and a true friend. 

How to Play Blues Guitar

How to Play Blues Guitar: Free Report Shows How to Use Blues Chords and Scales to Play Awesome Blues Guitar

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Here’s what you’ll learn when you download your FREE copy of “How to Play Blues Using The Blues Scale“:

How to Play The Minor Pentatonic Scale- I’ll show you the 5 different ‘shapes’ you’ll find on your guitar fretboard and how to play the blues using the Minor Pentatonic in any key.

When to play and improvise blues licks and solos using the blues Minor Pentatonic Scale.

What makes The Blues Scale different from the Minor Pentatonic – it’s only one note but it makes all the difference and will give your playing that authentic bluesy sound.

How to play and improvise blues solos and licks in any key using The Blues Scale – when you’re familiar with the shapes you’ll be able to play in any key quickly and easily.

The Major Pentatonic Scale – The Minor Pentatonic is great for improvising licks and solos but sometimes you just want to add that little bit of something different. I’ll show you the Major Pentatonic Scale and how to play it – when you can play the Minor Pentatonic Scale then playing the Major will be easy as well….it’s the same shape! I’ll show you how you can easily find it on your fret board.

When to use the Major Pentatonic Scale – there are times during a blues progression when using the Major Pentatonic sounds good and times when it doesn’t. I’ll give you a tip on when to use it.

PLUS BONUS SECTION – How to Play Blues Uisng The Blues Scale includes a bonus section – “How to Play Blues Using Blues Chords” in which I’ll show you:

Blues Chord Progressions and Patterns. I’ll show you how blues is structured using a typical chord progression and pattern including….

The 12 Bar Blues. I’ll show you the blues chord progressions and patterns which make up a 12 bar blues Basic Blues Chords. I’ll show you which chords in which key are used in a typical blues and 12 bar blues progression.

The Chords Which Make Blues Sound Bluesy. I’ll show you one of the major chord variations which gives blues it’s distinctive sound.

How Blues Chords are Made and Played. I’ll show you how to play these bluesy chords in two different keys, including the key which is arguably the key most often used by blues players.

And I’ll even give you an easy alternative, with ‘easy blues chord’ shapes which anyone can play but which always sound good To receive your FREE copy please enter your details below

Play Blues Guitar

Play Blues Guitar: Free Report Shows How to Use Blues Chords and Scales to Play Awesome Blues Guitar

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how to play blues using the blues scale For a FREE copy of my Special Report “How to Play Blues Using The Blues Scale” please just enter your name and email address in the details box and I’ll email you a copy straight away.

Here’s what you’ll learn when you download your FREE copy of “How to Play Blues Using The Blues Scale“:

How to Play The Minor Pentatonic Scale- I’ll show you the 5 different ‘shapes’ you’ll find on your guitar fretboard and how to play the blues using the Minor Pentatonic in any key.

When to play and improvise blues licks and solos using the blues Minor Pentatonic Scale.

What makes The Blues Scale different from the Minor Pentatonic – it’s only one note but it makes all the difference and will give your playing that authentic bluesy sound.

How to play and improvise blues solos and licks in any key using The Blues Scale – when you’re familiar with the shapes you’ll be able to play in any key quickly and easily.

The Major Pentatonic Scale – The Minor Pentatonic is great for improvising licks and solos but sometimes you just want to add that little bit of something different. I’ll show you the Major Pentatonic Scale and how to play it – when you can play the Minor Pentatonic Scale then playing the Major will be easy as well….it’s the same shape! I’ll show you how you can easily find it on your fret board.

When to use the Major Pentatonic Scale – there are times during a blues progression when using the Major Pentatonic sounds good and times when it doesn’t. I’ll give you a tip on when to use it.

PLUS BONUS SECTION – How to Play Blues Uisng The Blues Scale includes a bonus section – “How to Play Blues Using Blues Chords” in which I’ll show you:

Blues Chord Progressions and Patterns. I’ll show you how blues is structured using a typical chord progression and pattern including….

The 12 Bar Blues. I’ll show you the blues chord progressions and patterns which make up a 12 bar blues Basic Blues Chords. I’ll show you which chords in which key are used in a typical blues and 12 bar blues progression.

The Chords Which Make Blues Sound Bluesy. I’ll show you one of the major chord variations which gives blues it’s distinctive sound.

How Blues Chords are Made and Played. I’ll show you how to play these bluesy chords in two different keys, including the key which is arguably the key most often used by blues players.

And I’ll even give you an easy alternative, with ‘easy blues chord’ shapes which anyone can play but which always sound good To receive your FREE copy please enter your details below

Learn 12 Bar Blues Guitar

Learn 12 Bar Blues Guitar – Use Blues Chords and Scales to Play Awesome Blues Guitar

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If you want to learn how to play 12 bar blues on the guitar this is the right place to start. Here’s what you will learn when you download your free copy of How to Play Blues Using Blues Chords:

Blues Chord Progressions and Patterns. I’ll show you how blues is structured using a typical chord progression and pattern including….

The 12 Bar Blues. I’ll show you the blues chord progressions and patterns which make up a 12 bar blues

Basic Blues Chords. I’ll show you which chords in which key are used in a typical blues and 12 bar blues progression.

The Chords Which Make Blues Sound Bluesy. I’ll show you one of the major chord variations which gives blues it’s distinctive sound.

How Blues Chords are Made. I’ll show you how to play these bluesy chords in two different keys, including the key which is arguably the key most often used by blues players.

And I’ll even give you an easy alternative, with ‘easy blues chord’ shapes which anyone can play but which always sound good

PLUS BONUS SECTION – “How to Play Blues Using The Blues Scale

How to Play Blues Using Blues Chords also includes a bonus section “How To Play Blues Using The Blues Scale” in which I’ll show you:

  • How to Play The Minor Pentatonic Scale – I’ll show you the 5 different ‘shapes’ you’ll find on your guitar fretboard and how to play the blues using the Minor Pentatonic in any key
  • When to play and improvise blues licks and solos using the blues Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • What makes The Blues Scale different from the Minor Pentatonic – it’s only one note but it makes all the difference and will give your playing that authentic bluesy sound
  • How to play and improvise blues solos and licks in any key using The Blues Scale – when you’re familiar with the shapes you’ll be able to play in any key quickly and easily.
  • The Major Pentatonic Scale – The Minor Pentatonic is great for improvising licks and solos but sometimes you just want to add that little bit of something different. I’ll show you the Major Pentatonic Scale and how to play it – when you can play the Minor Pentatonic Scale then playing the Major will be easy as well….it’s the same shape! I’ll show you how you can easily find it on your fret board
  • When to use the Major Pentatonic Scale - there are times during a blues progression when using the Major Pentatonic sounds good and times when it doesn’t. I’ll give you a tip on when to use it

To receive your FREE copy please enter your details below

Learn Blues Guitar

Learn Blues Guitar: Free Report Shows How to Use the Blues Scale and Blues Chords to Play Awesome Blues Guitar

To receive your FREE copy of “How to Play Blues Guitar Using The Blues Scale” including the BONUS Section “How to Play Blues Using Blues Chords” please enter your details below:
how to play blues using the blues scale For a FREE copy of my Special Report “How to Play Blues Using The Blues Scale” please just enter your name and email address in the details box and I’ll email you a copy straight away.

Here’s what you’ll learn when you download your FREE copy of “How to Play Blues Using The Blues Scale“:

How to Play The Minor Pentatonic Scale- I’ll show you the 5 different ‘shapes’ you’ll find on your guitar fretboard and how to play the blues using the Minor Pentatonic in any key.

When to play and improvise blues licks and solos using the blues Minor Pentatonic Scale.

What makes The Blues Scale different from the Minor Pentatonic – it’s only one note but it makes all the difference and will give your playing that authentic bluesy sound.

How to play and improvise blues solos and licks in any key using The Blues Scale – when you’re familiar with the shapes you’ll be able to play in any key quickly and easily.

The Major Pentatonic Scale – The Minor Pentatonic is great for improvising licks and solos but sometimes you just want to add that little bit of something different. I’ll show you the Major Pentatonic Scale and how to play it – when you can play the Minor Pentatonic Scale then playing the Major will be easy as well….it’s the same shape! I’ll show you how you can easily find it on your fret board.

When to use the Major Pentatonic Scale – there are times during a blues progression when using the Major Pentatonic sounds good and times when it doesn’t. I’ll give you a tip on when to use it.

PLUS BONUS SECTION – How to Play Blues Uisng The Blues Scale includes a bonus section – “How to Play Blues Using Blues Chords” in which I’ll show you:

Blues Chord Progressions and Patterns. I’ll show you how blues is structured using a typical chord progression and pattern including….

The 12 Bar Blues. I’ll show you the blues chord progressions and patterns which make up a 12 bar blues

Basic Blues Chords. I’ll show you which chords in which key are used in a typical blues and 12 bar blues progression. T

he Chords Which Make Blues Sound Bluesy. I’ll show you one of the major chord variations which gives blues it’s distinctive sound.

How Blues Chords are Made and Played. I’ll show you how to play these bluesy chords in two different keys, including the key which is arguably the key most often used by blues players.

And I’ll even give you an easy alternative, with ‘easy blues chord’ shapes which anyone can play but which always sound good To receive your FREE copy please enter your details below