I’m no prophet, but as far as I can see, the electric isn’t going away anytime soon.
For decades upon decades it has melted a few faces and made glad the heart of man. In all seriousness, the electric guitar is such a powerful instrument, but do you know how to harness it to its full effectiveness?
That’s where James Duke comes in. James is a touring/session guitarist who’s played for the likes of John Mark McMillan, Morningstar, Jason Upton, Matt Redman, among others. He’s also the mastermind behind his band, All the Bright Lights.
In this interview we discuss all things electric guitar – how James has developed his tone, how he writes parts, how to build a pedalboard on a budget, and much more.
Let’s geek out.
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What You’ll Learn
- The secret to engaging worship
- Responding to the Holy Spirit
- On writing guitar parts
- On experimentation & failure
- How James develops his tone
- Working with different artists
- The secret to a massive sound
- James’ essential pedals & biggest influences
- How to use reverb & delay with intention
- How to make your playing exciting
- The subjectivity of tone
- What makes John Mark McMillan & Matt Redman unique
Resources Mentioned in this Post
- Blog: James Duke
- Twitter: @thejamesduke
- Band: All the Bright Lights
- Pedal: MXR Dyna comp
- Pedal: Tube Screamer
- Pedal: Full Drive
- Pedal: Boss DD-5
- Pedal: Memory Man
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Question: What was your biggest takeaway from my interview with James? Any further questions? Who knows, he may just show up in the comments 🙂 You can leave a comment by clicking here.