DJ Phillips lends his expertise to popular music with a blend of ultra in-depth song tutorials!
DJ Phillips breaks down the 70's hit "Free Ride" by The Edgar Winter Group.Length: 61:33 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips teaches his funk tune "Melon Baller."Length: 22:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips demonstrates how to play the song "Stray Cat Strut" by The Stray Cats.Length: 79:03 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the epic progressive rock tune "Song for America" by legendary artists Kansas.Length: 117:24 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down Kansas' popular classic "Carry On Wayward Son."Length: 90:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips teaches both the acoustic rhythm and lead sections of Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again."Length: 32:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the rhythm and lead sections of The Flaming Lips' song "Do You Realize??"Length: 37:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the Great White hit "Once Bitten Twice Shy." This song propelled the band to stardom, but is actually a cover from another artist.Length: 67:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Originally written in 1963 by Latin Jazz musician Tito Puente, "Oye Como Va" was made famous by Santana's 1970 cover. In this lesson, DJ breaks down the rhythm and lead sections to this influential song.Length: 55:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the rhythm and lead sections to the Cheap Trick song "On Top of the World."Length: 64:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips demonstrates how to play the song "So Good to See You" by Cheap Trick.Length: 28:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the electric rhythm, acoustic, and lead portions of "Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls.Length: 42:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ teaches and demonstrates the punk song "Walk Away (Maybe)" from Good Charlotte.Length: 33:13 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down and demonstrates the rhythm, lead and harmony guitar sections for the .38 Special song "Back Where You Belong."Length: 84:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ demonstrates and teaches the guitar sections to his former band Brother Big Bad's song "Jenny."Length: 70:29 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips demonstrates and breaks down the parts to the song "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls.Length: 63:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips provides a thorough lesson on the Goo Goo Dolls single "Ain't That Unusual". This song was a hit off of their album A Boy Named Goo prior to their adult contemporary sound taking hold.Length: 46:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips provides a lesson on a punk-inspired tune from Goo Goo Dolls entitled "Only One". One of their early hits from "A Boy Named Goo," this song was popular before Goo Goo Dolls hit it big with...Length: 69:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
For his "Style of Keith Urban" series, DJ wrote and composed a song that takes a nod towards this guitarist. Incorporating classic country, rock, chicken pickin', and melodic elements, this song is a study...Length: 97:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ is back with another epic song lesson! This time, he teaches The Doobie Brothers' song "Long Train Runnin'". Initially created as a jam track used for live performances, "Long Train Runnin'" went on...Length: 35:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns with another song lesson in his Phase 3 lesson set. This time around, DJ is teaching the classic rock hit "Amie" from Pure Prairie League. He breaks down the three different acoustic...Length: 73:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ is back with a mouthful of a lesson! This time he teaches Alan Jackson's snub to the industry, "Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Uptempo Love Song." In this lesson, DJ breaks down the main acoustic...Length: 66:19 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ returns to his phase 3 series with yet another classic rock song. In this lesson, DJ teaches the main electric guitar parts for "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" by Bad Company.Length: 20:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips is back with another classic country tune. In this lesson, DJ teaches the acoustic and electric guitar sections for "Angels from Montgomery" by John Prine.Length: 21:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In his 25th song lesson with JamPlay, DJ Phillips breaks down the acoustic and electric guitar parts for the classic country western tune "Amarillo by Morning." Originally written by Terry Stafford and...Length: 29:07 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this Phase 3 song lesson, DJ breaks down the funk classic "Super Bad Super Slick" by James Brown. In addition to the guitar on the original recording, DJ has also transcribed several other instruments...Length: 42:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ is back with another holiday classic for his Phase 3 series. In this lesson, DJ teaches the electric guitar parts to "Jingle Bell Rock" as performed by Brian Setzer.Length: 26:34 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ is back with another lesson in his Phase 3 series! In this lesson, he teaches both the acoustic and electric parts to the iconic song "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by The Eagles.Length: 41:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Here is an old song about a coal miner. First recorded by Merle Travis in 1946, this song has been covered by countless artists. In this lesson, DJ teaches you the lesser known instrumental version recorded...Length: 33:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Here is a nice country/blues song from contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Karen Staley. The song has both acoustic and electric guitar parts. The electric part features a simple, riff-like lead that...Length: 20:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
About DJ Phillips
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Like many guitar players who began playing around the same time, DJ began plunking out Nirvana and Soundgarden tunes when he first picked up the guitar in the mid-nineties. While these grunge-y roots certainly have their merit, it wasn't until DJ's eldest sister took him to a Led Zeppelin laser light show that the full potential of the guitar began to come into focus.
With Jimmy Page's Les Paul pyrotechnics as his inspiration, DJ began fervently practicing for hours on end in the suburban jungle of Southwestern Ohio. This newfound passion (combined with his complete lack of athletic prowess and physical coordination thus completely ruling out all sports) led him to form rock bands in junior high and high school. He grew to love the performance aspect of music and soon decided on it as a career path.
College led him to Nashville, Tennessee where he began to pursue a degree in Commercial Music at Belmont University. He also started another band and got his first professional theater gig the following summer. Since that summer, DJ has spent nearly every waking hour finding ways to play music and avoiding a real contribution to society in any other way.
He moved to Minneapolis after college, rocking out between theater gigs with his current rock band Brother Big Bad. He has now convinced the band to move to Nashville where music flows like water.
DJ is elated to be a part of JamPlay and is thankful for everyone's warm welcome and says "Now, let's ROCK, people."
Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.
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
New fingerstyle instructor Don Ross introduces himself, his background, and what you should expect in this series.Free LessonSeries Details
Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.Free LessonSeries Details
Lesson 40 takes a deeper look at slash chords. Mark discusses why they're called slash chords, and how they are formed.Free LessonSeries Details
Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.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
Mitch teaches his interpretation of the classic "Cannonball Rag." This song provides beginning and intermediate guitarists...Free LessonSeries Details
Hawkeye teaches several Robert Johnson licks in this lesson. These licks are played with a slide in open G tuning.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
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In this lesson Eric talks about playing basic lead in the Memphis Blues style.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
James explains how to tap arpeggios for extended musical reach.Free LessonSeries Details
Stuart delves into all the different aspects of how R&B guitar has had an impact within reggae music.Free LessonSeries Details
JamPlay is proud to welcome senior professor and Coordinator of Guitar Studies at the University of Colorado at Denver,...Free LessonSeries Details
Steve Stevens shows some of his go-to licks and ideas while improvising over a backing track he made.Free LessonSeries Details
Welcome to this fresh new look at understanding the guitar fretboard as a whole! John March, a long time student of the late...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
In his first Guitar & Pedal Mods lesson, Steve McKinley shows you how to replace the input jack on your guitar. If your jack...Free LessonSeries Details
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