Guitar Tutorial

Page Hamilton - Sonic Shapes

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7 Videos | Length: 1hr 8min 21sec
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  • Introduction & 6:41

    Introduction & "Swallow Everything"

    In this first video, we are introduced to musician Page Hamilton as well as having him play a song with his band Helmet.

  • Scales 12:02


    In this tutorial, we learn about unusual scales and how they can be applied in a rock context.

  • Sonic Chord Shapes & 12:21

    Sonic Chord Shapes & "Enemies"

    Page talks about chords and using interesting chord voicings to make a song your own and then we are played another song by Helmet.

  • Practicing 12:28


    Next we hear about different practice techniques and the importance of adjusting your practice to your situation.

  • Listening & 8:00

    Listening & "Unsung"

    Page goes over the importance of critically listening to harmonies, melodies, and different genre's of music to become a better musican and then we are played the song "Unsung".

  • EFX 10:41


    Here, we listen to various combinations of FX pedals and discuss using them to create movement and emotion in our music.

  • Final Thoughts & 6:08

    Final Thoughts & "See You Dead"

    In this last video, Page gives his final thoughts and plays us out with one more song.

Product Overview

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, Rock guitar innovator Page Hamilton, founder of the groundbreaking hard rock band Helmet, provides detailed demonstrations of his approach to chords, scales, sounds and practicing!

Throughout the videos you’ll gain an in-depth understanding and ways to build non-traditional sonic shapes; apply unusual scales in a rock context; sound design – using effect combos for radical tonal results; and practicing – by using his “Super Chops” method to build high-level technical skills.

You also get printable PDF files featuring notated examples with tab for all chords, scales and progressions, plus bonus live performances by Helmet!

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