In the July 9th issue of Total Guitar Magazine there is an article about Billie Joe's guitar playing. The article talks about his playing, equipment, and techniques. It is a great read and very interesting for guitar players like myself. Also included in the magazine are a couple pages of tabs that show examples of Billie Joe's powerchord riffs, octave melodies, unison blends, and double stops.

"Billie Joe considers himself a song-based player in the mould of the Who's Pete Townshend. An essential ingrediant of his rhythm style is his picking attack: he uses a heavy pick and a strumming motion that fequently swaps between constant downstrokes and alternating downstrokes and upstrokes."




Thanks to Jamie D for the news and for the scans
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