Things You Should Know About Slash (Guitar Lesson)


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Things You Should Know About Slash

To start out this series, Will is going to go over some key elements to Slash's style, including how he gets his iconic tone.

Taught by Will Ripley in Style of Slash seriesLength: 12:16Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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arturovegaaarturovegaa replied on January 3rd, 2017

Neck pickup- tone roll off =D Yes!

vectarvectar replied on January 2nd, 2017

I am kind of on board with xecuter, just to throw in my 2 cents, though I will still be watching regardless. I respect what you are doing for the purpose of simplicity and newer players, but can I request having the backing tracks be made available in both tunings perhaps? Not sure what a pita that might be on your end, but I certainly believe there is value in that for those of us that would like to take that last step as well.

jboothjbooth replied on January 2nd, 2017

I can ask if this would be hard for Will to do.

jddavisjddavis replied on December 31st, 2016

This looks great.. I'm looking forward to this series.

xecuterxecuter replied on December 30th, 2016

Was looking forward to this. Then told your doing it in E . Why standard think most of us would like to play it the way Slash does :(

Style of Slash

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

One of the greatest guitarists to emerge from the 80's, Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash presents a challenging style and sound to emulate. Join Will Ripley as he dissects what makes Slash such an influential guitarist! Will tackles everything from Slash's tone and gear, to his unique way of approaching solos and lead guitar playing.



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

There's no doubt that Slash is one of the most influential guitarists to come out of the decade of the 80's. In the series introduction, Will gives you a sneak peek of what you can expect from this rockin'...

Length: 4:04 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Things You Should Know About Slash

To start out this series, Will is going to go over some key elements to Slash's style, including how he gets his iconic tone.

Length: 12:16 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Riff In the Style of Paradise City

Here's a classic sounding riff from Will done in the style of the song "Paradise City". This is a great riff for beginner and intermediate players alike!

Length: 9:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Chord Elements In the Style of Paradise City

We've learned the riff, now Will takes a look at some chord elements done in the style of the song "Paradise City". Open power chords and arpeggios highlight this lesson!

Length: 15:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

The Slash "Lick"

Here's a Slash style lick that will get you out of the pentatonic mindset, and get you using the minor scale. Will also shows you how to make the adjustment to use it in a major context as well.

Length: 7:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Slash's Techniques

In this lesson, Will takes a closer look at some of Slash's expressive techniques. Vibrato, bending and legato playing is at the top of the list!

Length: 16:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Lead Licks and Solo in the Style of Paradise City

Now that Will has shown us a couple of Slash licks and techniques, we return to the track done in the style of Paradise City, and get a really cool Slash style solo going!

Length: 12:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Triad Based Slash Licks

These are some great "shapes" to get into your playing that are a very signature part of Slash's sound. Both easy and effective, you'll be getting ever closer to the Slash sound!

Length: 6:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

More Slash Style Licks, Part 1

Here are even more Slash style licks that you can integrate into all of your playing, not just Slash songs. If you can master these, you'll be a rock god!

Length: 8:02 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

More Slash Style Licks, Part 2

Will continues in this lesson showing us more licks in the style of Slash. Learn a sweeping lick, as well as how Slash uses double stops and intervals!

Length: 13:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Chords and Rhythm in the Style of Welcome to the Jungle/Night Train

Heavy power chord riffs and modulating changes highlight this track done in the style of iconic Guns 'n' Roses songs Welcome to the Jungle and Night Train. In this lesson, Will breaks down the chords and...

Length: 16:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

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