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Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal joins the JamPlay team and puts together an amazing set of lessons.
Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel, guitarists for legendary metal band Machine Head, have just recorded lessons for JamPlay!
With 18 albums, Don is recognized as one of the finest solo guitarists in the world. His lessons are now online at JamPlay!
We are honored to welcome Nashville's finest guitar player - Brent Mason! Lessons are now online!
Unlike traditional "learn quick" consumer teaching products, we provide an ongoing guitar teaching service - not just a one-time product. We are constantly producing new lessons to help you learn to play guitar. Find our most recent additions below.
Have you ever heard a new song or guitar solo and been able to identify the guitar player simply by how they sound? The odds are that you were able to guess correctly because you recognized how they use bends and vibrato. Learn how to develop your own unique style with these important techniques.
- Aug 20th, 2014 at 9:00 am CDT
Guthrie Trapp is back with a first look at how he goes about soloing. He calls this a hillbilly jazz approach that tends to outline chords without the need for much theoretical knowledge.
- Aug 19th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
Indian music influenced George Harrison a great deal. Not only did George play the sitar on a number of Beatles' songs, but it also influenced how he played the guitar. John Auker shows us a simple yet effective way to integrate this sound into our own playing.
- Aug 18th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
If there was a guitar solo in this mix, this would be it, I suppose. This is the most 'out front' part and has the greatest sense of melody. Played with the other two parts, it completes this sound environment nicely! Have fun!
- Aug 18th, 2014 at 9:57 am CDT
Turn up the FX a little more, warm up that picking hand and get ready to add some serious texture to the mix! Don't go to crazy though. You still want to be listening to what the rest of your band is doing so you all gel!
- Aug 16th, 2014 at 11:13 am CDT
Ok... So you've got the basics down and you're ready to make some music! Whether your playing electric or acoustic, click HERE for a hand-picked group of song lessons that are just perfect for beginners. Choose from simple acoustic vibes, classic rock favorites and some timeless modern rock!
- Aug 15th, 2014 at 2:52 pm CDT
This lesson will divert into more of a 2-5-1 chromatic direction, however Daniel will also demonstrate alternate options that can be used in creative ways. a
- Aug 15th, 2014 at 9:00 am CDT
Now that you've honed in on pitch and accuracy with bending and vibrato, take the concepts and drills presented in the last lesson and apply them 'in time'. You'll be surprised at the cool, quirky sounds you can make when you dial up the metronome!
- Aug 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
The idea of a whammy bar is pretty straight forward, but implementing it musically isn't always so easy. Prashant shows you how to create everything from obvious whammy bar fun to subtle east Indian music-tinged sounds.
- Aug 13th, 2014 at 3:35 pm CDT
In this lesson, Braun teaches the chord types that are the building blocks for a jazz bass player. Learn how to build the chords and their associated scales.
- Aug 11th, 2014 at 10:12 am CDT
Dissect the playing and effects in this simple, arpeggio line with a 1/8D delay. Practice this Hillsong United-inspired part with the other guitars, or by it self with the included backing track.
- Aug 11th, 2014 at 10:11 am CDT
Now, John Auker shows us what it's like when George blends a number of his influences into one solo.
- Aug 11th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
Learn how to dial in Reverb and Delay effects for that signature dreamy, minimalism-driven sound. Get actual knob settings and perspective on when and how to use certain effects.
- Aug 9th, 2014 at 9:00 am CDT
Guthrie Trapp returns to his artist series with a look at how he tackles improvisation and solo on the guitar. He discusses what he gravitates to and ways he gets around the guitar neck.
- Aug 8th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT
DJ Phillips is back with a look at another classic country tune. In this lesson, he's teaching the acoustic and electric parts of Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away."
- Aug 8th, 2014 at 9:56 am CDT
Nomad walks through the three 'magical' steps over a Phrygian track this time. Watch the b2!
- Aug 7th, 2014 at 9:55 am CDT
The interpretation of great blues is a large part of what makes the guitar so AWESOME! Use these hand-picked lessons to immerse yourself in the style of many timeless blues legends. Look at Duane Allman, B. B. King, Jimi Hendrix, and more! CLICK HERE to view the playlist!
- Aug 6th, 2014 at 3:53 pm CDT
Ok! You've graduated into the realm of real modal understanding! Now it's time to play some real modal music. Cut your teeth on tracks from the first two modes of the major scale: Ionian and Dorian. See how Nomad applies all the aspects of this course across these tracks as well.
- Aug 6th, 2014 at 10:00 am CDT