Brendan Burns takes an in-depth look at the guitar styling of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones. Specifically, Brendan breaks down the techniques and conceptual ideas in Keith Richard' and Mick Taylor's playing.
Brendan Burns discusses how open G tuning and chordal embellishments are key components of Keith Richards' guitar sound.Length: 23:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan explains some Stones-eque chord progressions that utilize the open G chord shapes from the previous lesson. He also introduces the concept of secondary dominant chords.Length: 21:13 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns begins to discuss the rhythmic tendencies that occur in The Rolling Stones' playing. Specifically, he demonstrates and discusses the use of anticipations.Length: 11:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns discusses how The Rolling Stones incorporate blues elements into their songwriting and guitar playing.Length: 25:25 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns discusses the use of open chords and their embellishments in The Rolling Stones' playing.Length: 42:22 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns discusses how The Rolling Stones borrowed ideas from players such as Chuck Berry to create their own unique lead guitar ideas.Length: 14:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan discusses how The Rolling Stones utilize the minor pentatonic forms in their lead playing.Length: 25:55 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates how The Rolling Stones use the major pentatonic scales in their playing.Length: 26:53 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns takes an in-depth look at the bending techniques used by The Rolling Stones' guitarists.Length: 41:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns finishes up his look at The Rolling Stones' bending concepts with a lesson on bending minor chords.Length: 14:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Brendan Burns demonstrates The Rolling Stones' use of diatonic third and sixth intervals as well as oblique counterpoint in their lead ideas.Length: 17:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Brendan Burns wraps up his style of The Rolling Stones series with a discussion about how to add all of the lead elements together.Length: 13:36 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
About Brendan Burns
View Full Biography
Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.
While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.
Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.
Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.
Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.Free LessonSeries Details
Pamela brings a cap to her first 13 JamPlay lessons with another original etude inspired by the great Leo Brouwer. This is...Free LessonSeries Details
Time to unlock your creativity because in this information packed lesson. Mark dives deep into how to deconstruct the process...Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson Randall introduces the partial capo (using a short-cut capo by Kyser) and talks about how it can make the...Free LessonSeries Details
Steve Eulberg does a quick review of this lesson series and talks about moving on.Free LessonSeries Details
Mark Nelson introduces "'Ulupalakua," a song he will be using to teach different skills and techniques. In this lesson, he...Free LessonSeries Details
Miche introduces several new chord concepts that add color and excitement to any progression.Free LessonSeries Details
Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.Free LessonSeries Details
Mitch teaches his interpretation of the classic "Cannonball Rag." This song provides beginning and intermediate guitarists...Free LessonSeries Details
Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.
Allen shows you the 24 rudiments crucial to developing finger dexterity. This is a short lesson but the exercises here can...Free LessonSeries Details
James explains how to tap arpeggios for extended musical reach.Free LessonSeries Details
Nick explains how to use scales and modes effectively when soloing over a chord progression.Free LessonSeries Details
Tosin explains some of the intricacies of the 8 string guitar such as his personal setup and approach to playing.Free LessonSeries Details
Lauren Passarelli offers up her wisdom on purchasing a guitar. She also includes information regarding proper setup and care....Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson Eric talks about playing basic lead in the Memphis Blues style.Free LessonSeries Details
Stuart doesn't waste an ytime diving into blues as he starts his series off by demonstrating one of the most iconic and recognizable...Free LessonSeries Details
Learn a variety of essential techniques commonly used in the metal genre, including palm muting, string slides, and chord...Free LessonSeries Details
Kris analyzes different pick sizes and their effect on his playing. Using a slow motion camera, he is able to point out the...Free LessonSeries Details
Brendan demonstrates the tiny triad shapes derived from the form 1 barre chord.Free LessonSeries Details
While we have attempted to provide you with an accurate rendition of our video lesson experience, there are some features which
require a membership with us!
At JamPlay, we give you the ability to monitor your own progress for any lesson! If you watch one of our lessons and feel as though you understand around half of it, mark your progress at 50%. This adds the lesson to your customized Progress Report, and gives you an incredible ability to document what you need to work on, and where you left off.
With thousands of lessons at your fingertips, JamPlay can be a touch intimidating to a first-time user. With Progressive Bookmarking, we give you the ability to systematically bookmark sections of any lessons you are working on to quickly access later. After all, what is the point of all this content if it isn't easy to use?
JamPlay also gives you the ability to leave notes for yourself on any lesson. Just like in any educational system, taking your own notes while learning gives you the ability to highlight the instruction that is important to you. Leave your notes, and we store them in our database for you to reference each and everytime you come back to the lesson.