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Get ready to rock in this metal lesson series with Dennis Hodges. From 80's Metal to modern Dennis loves it all.
Dennis covers important guitar basics such as note names and technical exercises.Length: 33:00
Dennis introduces power chords and basic rhythm concepts. Both subjects are very important...Length: 22:00
Learn a variety of essential techniques commonly used in the metal genre, including palm...View This Full Lesson!
Metal lesson 4 brings you some info on hammer-ons, pull-offs, trills, bending, and the...Length: 45:25
Dennis delivers left hand techniques and exercises, with topics including spider walking...Length: 62:36
While using a metronome, Dennis covers essential techniques and exercises to obtain great...Length: 35:00
Written just for JamPlay and his Metal series, this song will allow you to put all your...Length: 28:54
In this lesson Dennis teaches the following common time signatures: 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 9/8,...Length: 33:12
This time around Dennis explains odd time signatures. Similar to Part 1, he uses a musical...Length: 45:07
Dennis continues his metal series with part two of his look at rhythm and timing.Length: 56:24
This lesson is the long lost sibling to "Left Hand Overload."Length: 52:11
Dennis Hodges blends conceptual lead instruction for developing solos, improvising, and harmonizing along with lead techniques such as legato, sweeping, and alternate picking.
Dennis covers the basics of the major scale. Then, he introduces you to improvisation...Length: 25:45
Dennis introduces the minor scale. You will improvise within this scale and work on a...Length: 26:20
Dennis teaches harmonization in 3rds, diatonic and non-diatonic 4ths, 5ths, diatonic 6ths,...Length: 27:16
Dennis teaches key improvisational concepts such as blending scales, phrasing, and staying...Length: 29:16
Dennis Hodges teaches sweeping technique, 3 string triads, and 2 octave arpeggios. Also...Length: 39:18
Dennis covers many tapping techniques in this lesson. From basic to advanced, get ready...Length: 39:47
Dennis teaches a bunch of cool metal and rock tricks in this lesson!Length: 34:27
Dennis Hodges teaches you some of the basics to writing your own solos!Length: 47:13
Dennis Hodges teaches the basics of improvising a solo over a backing track.Length: 28:44
Dennis teaches some basics on how to interpret a piece of music and make it your own.View This Full Lesson!
Dennis dissects a solo he wrote that stays in the 12th position box of E minor.Length: 15:10
Dennis Hodges dissects an advanced, extended solo he wrote in A Minor for this lesson.Length: 33:28
JamPlay instructor Dennis Hodges is back with a two sided metal solo! This pack of lessons...Length: 2:11
To get things started, Dennis offers up the first four measure phrase of this easy metal...Length: 3:06
Now that you have the first phrases of the easy solo under your fingers, let's put a little...Length: 4:00
Here's another four bar phrase of the easy metal solo. This phrase is predominantly arpeggio-based....Length: 4:03
Like the second phrase of the easy solo, this advanced phrase is also predominantly arpeggio-based....Length: 4:50
Dennis is back with the next phrase of the easy metal solo. Phrase three incorporates...Length: 3:49
Just like the other advanced phrases, this one is an embellishment of the easy lick. To...Length: 6:16
Dennis Hodges is back with another lick from the easy metal solo. Phrase four is the final...Length: 3:28
Phrase four of the advanced solo is another embellishment of the easy solo. To amp up...Length: 5:56
At this point, you should have all four phrases of the easy solo under your fingers. In...Length: 4:40
Congratulations! You've learned all four phrases of the advanced metal solo. Now, let's...Length: 6:07
Dennis Hodges teaches jazz for students with a rock background. In this series you will learn to play jazz chord progressions and licks without theory being forced upon you. Dennis has arranged each lesson so that you can learn the example piece first and then learn about the theory in the following scene if you want.
Dennis kicks off the lesson series with a lesson on an F major blues solo.Length: 27:19
Dennis covers the rhythm accompaniment to the F blues solo presented in the previous lesson.Length: 16:58
Learn how to play a 12 bar jazz blues solo in Bb. Dennis provides an in depth analysis...View This Full Lesson!
Dennis teaches the accompaniment part to the Bb blues solo taught in the previous lesson.Length: 13:03
Learn a 12 bar jazz blues solo in Eb.Length: 21:55
Learn how to accompany a 12 bar jazz blues in the key of Eb. Dennis uses a walking bass...Length: 18:58
Learn this Ab jazz blues solo taught by Dennis Hodges.Length: 21:18
Dennis explains the accompaniment part to the Ab blues solo taught in lesson 7.Length: 14:14
Dennis teaches a jazz blues solo in Db major.Length: 20:45
Dennis teaches the accompaniment part to the solo in lesson 9.Length: 7:46
Learn this Gb blues in 6/4 time based on the Miles Davis tune "All Blues."Length: 12:42
Dennis teaches the accompaniment to the solo in lesson 11.Length: 12:58
Dennis continues his straight ahead jazz series with a lesson on a jazz blues solo in...Length: 18:59
Here's a lesson on jazz blues accompaniment with a walking bassline.Length: 12:54
Learn jazz guitar with this straight-forward look at a solo in E major.Length: 13:52
Learn the accompaniment part to the solo in lesson 15.Length: 3:28
Dennis Hodges continues his growing Jazz-Blues series with a lesson on a solo in A.Length: 15:33
Learn the accompaniment to the solo in lesson 17.Length: 11:14
Learn jazz with a straight-forward lesson on a solo in D.Length: 21:39
Learn the accompaniment to the solo in lesson 19.Length: 10:00
Here is a very "outside" and modern sounding jazz-blues solo. The timing is very important...Length: 18:00
Learn the rhythm accompaniment for lesson 21.Length: 3:00
Here is the final solo to learn for this jazz series. This solo is inspired by the great...Length: 15:00
Here is the final lesson for Dennis Hodges jazz series. Learn the comping for lesson 23.Length: 12:00