Riff Playbooks: Moray Pringle | Scotty Scotty Scotty

Virtuoso, instrumental, rock, fusion, it’s hard to pin down Moray Pringle’s style - while these descriptors may be appropriate, they really don’t go far enough in conveying just how unique and talented a guitar player he is. Regardless of our attempts to describe what he does and how good he is, we are incredibly excited to welcome Moray to the Sheet Happens family. We have been spinning his tunes at SH for years now, and we can tell you that he is a one of a kind player, and when finally given the chance to work with him, we jumped on it without hesitation. 

If you are a fan of instrumental guitar music, it's likely that Moray already makes frequent appearances in your playlists.  But in case you aren't familiar - here's the gist:

He’s a Scottish born guitarist who now resides in Australia. Influenced by players like Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan, and Greg Howe - Moray has honed his craft, studied the greats, and with much practice and dedication - has landed on the incredible and unique playing style that you hear from him today. His latest record "Good Times" puts his virtuosic playing and impeccable song-writing sensibilities on full display, for all to watch and wonder - “How the frig is he this good?”. Working closely with SH artist Olly Steele on all his releases to date and collaborating with other SH artists in the past, he can hang with the best of them - we know he’s going to fit in nicely!

Below, Moray shows us a section from his song "Scotty Scotty Scotty" (from the aforementioned album "Good Times" which we have The Official Tab Book for in our catalog!)

Before you jump into the video below, we'd like to invite you to download the official tabs from this section - this way, you can play along as you learn!

Here's Moray on this particular section of music:

 "The first verse is a good introduction to the general vibe of the song, with some fun flowing tapping/hybrid picking through the pre-chorus, opening up into the main chorus idea. Getting through this chunk will set you in good stead to tackle the rest of the tune. There is some switching up of techniques throughout, so best to get it all under the fingers with fluidity between the different techniques before worrying about tempo too much. Pay attention to the articulation (bends, slides, vibrato, etc) as this goes a long way to making the “simpler” melodic parts sound more interesting/musical. Enjoy!"


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