Peter Green

Peter Green is a British blues rock guitarist and the founder of the band Fleetwood Mac.

A major figure and bandleader in the “second great epoch” of the British blues movement, Green inspired B. B. King to say, “He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats.” Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page have both lauded his guitar playing. Green’s playing was marked with idiomatic string bending and vibrato and economy of style. Though he played other guitars, he is best known for deriving a unique tone from his 1959 Gibson Les Paul.  It had a characteristic out of phase sound from the pick up that gives him part of his sound.

One of his best know songs is the cover of Little Willie Johns “Need Your Love So Bad”  He uses the major pentatonic scale and major blues scale for most of the songs lead parts in the key of A

A Major Pent

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Use the backing track to play and learn the scale