The distinctive sound of the wah pedal has helped shape guitar music since the late 1960s. From funk rhythm to metal leads, you can hear the wah-wah’s distinctive vocal sound in the playing of some of the world’s greatest guitarists. It’s not always an easy effect master - so in this short electric guitar lesson touring guitarist and Elixir Strings artist Bill Worrell demonstrates how to start rockin’ the wah. Bill plays Elixir Strings for their great feel, long life and tuning stability.
Using examples from his own aptly-titled ‘The Wah Song’, Bill demonstrates classic wah techniques to accent a melody and add movement to passages with slow sweeps. In addition, you’ll learn how to use a wah pedal to emphasise whammy bar techniques.
Hendrix, Vai, Hammett, Wylde and many, many more have developed their own unique wah techniques - so put your right foot forward with Bill and get creative!
A native of Pasadena, California, Bill Worrell graduated from California State University with a bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance in 2008. Since then, he’s carved out a career that has seen him tour with classic US rock band America and release several solo EPs of guitar-driven instrumental and vocal music.