An electric guitar lesson on how to play “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain featuring Leslie West on guitar.
This lesson covers the rhythm and the leads, as well as the second verse fills.
Leslie West and Mountain were a huge influence on many of today’s best rock players. This is an excellent example of phrasing and feel. Sometimes it’s what you don’t play that makes the difference. If you’re struggling with phrasing, learn this solo! It’ll really make you see how the space between the notes is just as important as the notes. Give me a thumbs up if you like this video, and SUBSCRIBE man! Good luck with the tune.
I get a lot of questions about my tone so here’s what I’m using:
My amp is an Egnater Renegade head through a Marshall 1960b cabinet. I use a TC Electronics Nova System through the loop for effects. On almost all songs I just use a digital delay, roughly 400ms, but some stuff I use tap tempo to set the delay. I also use a BB preamp on most lead tones and sometimes (rarely) a Boss CS-3 compressor. The reverb is from the amp. My wah is a Dunlop MC404 CAE Dual Inductor, REALLY great pedal! I also use a Polytune tuner which is a fantastic.
My guitar is a 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. I have Suhr Aldrich pickups on it. For this tune I had the phase switch activated so the pickups are running in single coil mode. I use Elixer 10-46 strings.
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