Few musicians can say they’ve had such a diverse background in music, ranging from Indian classical to rock fusion, and many genres in between. Even fewer can say they recorded their first solo album while still attending Berklee College of Music. Prashant Aswani, however, can attest to these, and even more, jaw-dropping experiences.

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Prashant's Contributions to JamPlay.com

Prashant Aswani has 39 videos at JamPlay, with 39 intermediate lessons. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Lead Concepts & Techniques

Tired of playing the same old things when it's time for you to take a solo? Prashant's methodical approach to breaking out of normal patterns and making traditional 'guitar-isms' sound fresh and new will give your playing new legs.

Lesson 1

Impact Soloing Series...

Do you want to play more musical sounding solos? Do you want to play solos with more emotion...

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Lesson 2

Learn Those Arpeggios

Before you can play effortless, amazing solos, you need to lay the groundwork. Prashant...

Length: 13:32
Lesson 3

With and Around The...

In similar fashion to the minor 7th arpeggios, Prashant goes over the diatonic major shapes....

Length: 8:40
Lesson 4

The Odd Ones

Complete the major scale harmony in this string of lessons based on 5th string arpeggios....

Length: 8:35
Lesson 5

Displacement

Now that you have all the arpeggio shapes under your fingers and hot on your mind, it's...

Length: 13:12
Lesson 6

Linear Additions

Do you want to make your patterns NOT sound like patterns? Prashant looks at some of his...

Length: 11:12
Lesson 7

First Finger Pivoting

Running out of fingers is a common problem when trying to navigate to different familiar...

Length: 7:22
Lesson 8

Linear Pivoting

Now it's time to combine the concepts from the last two lessons. Take the linear additions...

Length: 8:38
Lesson 9

Fun With Upper Structure...

What the heck are upper structure triads? To get the answer, start by counting by odd...

Length: 17:36
Lesson 10

How to Get into Hybrid...

If you have tried hybrid picking before and considered to feel a bit awkward, Prashant's...

Length: 12:23
Lesson 11

Think Through Two Modal...

Here's one of the greatest ear training exercises: pick a chord progression, listen to...

Length: 8:57
Lesson 12

Voice Leading & Singing

Chords need melody, and a melody is always stronger with the right chords underneath....

Length: 10:40
Lesson 13

Melodic Motifs

Learn to put melody first and connect patterns, runs, and other ideas with your melody...

Length: 8:18
Lesson 14

Double Barring & Lead

Double barring isn't just for rhythm players. Learn how take this technique and inject...

Length: 13:11
Lesson 15

Double Barring Two String...

Work horizontally on the neck with the double barring technique discussed in the last...

Length: 11:21
Lesson 16

New Licks, Combining...

Blend the double barring technique with many of the other techniques taught in this series...

Length: 12:59
Lesson 17

Voice Leading & Rhythm...

As a guitar player, playing rhythm is your primary responsibility. This lesson demonstrates...

Length: 13:01
Lesson 18

Simple Alternate Tunings...

By altering your low E string and keeping it simple, you'll open up some great riffing...

Length: 16:07
Lesson 19

Groovin' with the Kick...

Listening and grooving with the kick drum may be a big priority for bass players, but...

Length: 7:13
Lesson 20

Musical Bending & Vibrato

Have you ever heard a new song or guitar solo and been able to identify the guitar player...

Length: 17:26
Lesson 21

Whammy Bar Techniques

The idea of a whammy bar is pretty straight forward, but implementing it musically isn't...

Length: 15:17
Lesson 22

Everyone Loves a Good...

Prashant discusses his guitar and gear choices for his signature tone. He also reveals...

Length: 11:29
Lesson 23

Vibrato & Bends in Context

Now that you've honed in on pitch and accuracy with bending and vibrato, take the concepts...

Length: 7:35
Lesson 24

Dark Day

Prashant improvises over an original track called "Dark Day" and teaches some key passages...

Length: 7:37
Lesson 25

Face First

Welcome to the 2nd massive and juicy improvised solo from Prashant Aswani! Tracks like...

Length: 7:25
Lesson 26

Horizon

Melody is key! In this track, practice putting melody first and make arpeggios, hybrid...

Length: 9:56
Lesson 27

Rush Hour

Learn a VERY melodic solo and hone in on the intricate rhythm beneath it. Focus on creating...

Length: 8:04
Lesson 28

Suspended

Mix blues elements with progressive rock and you get this cool improvised solo by Prashant...

Length: 8:44
Lesson 29

Your Call

Learn this full song off of Prashant's album "Visions". Learn the melody, the rhythm...

Length: 44:06

A 30 day repertoire meant to help built your picking chops

Lesson 1

Power Picking with Prashant...

JamPlay welcomes back Prashant Aswani for an in-depth skill based challenge series to...

Length: 3:37
Lesson 2

Day 1: Pentatonic Lick

Day one of power picking introduces a pentatonic lick to get you started. Nothing fancy...

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Lesson 3

Day 2: Adding Hammer-ons

In day two's exercise you'll be looking at the same lick from day one, but this time adding...

Length: 9:21
Lesson 4

Day 3: Hybrid Picking

Day three of Prashant's 30 day picking technique course introduces the concept of hybrid...

Length: 10:17
Lesson 5

Day 4: Multiple Strings

In lesson 5, Prashant offers up a new lick to study that will incorporate multiple strings....

Length: 9:59
Lesson 6

Day 5: Adding Octaves

Lesson 6 is all about discovering how to move licks into higher and lower octaves. You'll...

Length: 10:02
Lesson 7

Day 6: Adding Complexity

Day 6 in the picking workout consists of making the most recent lick you learned more...

Length: 9:50
Lesson 8

Day 7: Sweep Technique

In the day 7 lesson, Prashant introduces you to what is commonly referred to as sweep...

Length: 12:37
Lesson 9

Day 8: Sweep and Slide

Day 8 you'll be continuing with the sweep technique while also adding longer phrases,...

Length: 8:05
Lesson 10

Day 9: Motif Style...

In day 9 of your picking course, it's time to start thinking more about motifs. A motif...

Length: 9:28