-13-year member of Steve Vai’s band (’99-present), 8 world tours, playing over 700 shows in over 50 countries.
-Recognized by NARAS for 4 Grammy nominations (guitar player, audio engineer) for his work on various Vai recordings.
-3 solo records: “Shove The Sun Aside” (2004), “On Revolute” (2010), “A Collection Of Short Stories: Vol. 1” (2012). Dave’s solo records have shipped to all 50 states and over 45 countries.
Founding member of Philadelphia-based fusion trio, Visible At Night (V@N).
Graduate and instructor at Musician’s Institute: Guitar Institute of Technology.
Master clinician and writer. Featured articles in Guitar Player, Guitar World, Premier Guitar, Young Guitar, Guitarist UK and many more.
Online lesson pioneer. Dave was one of the first to offer online guitar lessons via webcam. Dave teaches when he’s off tour to hundreds of students across the globe.
Endorsements: PRS guitars and amps, Friedman Amps, Ernie Ball strings and straps, Fractal Audio, Dimarzio pickups, Xotic effects, Wampler effects, Maxon effects, Hermida Audio.(More)
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Dave "David J" Weiner introduces his series with a lesson on the importance of rhythm...Length: 35:59
Dave "David J" Weiner returns with a lesson on how to play with style and attitude. He...Length: 13:09
In this lesson David J teaches you about dynamics and phrasing and how this all ties into...Length: 8:00
David J continues his look at phrasing and shows you how to simultaneously build your...Length: 10:00
Dave talks about turning repetition into melodic playing and how to start using motifs...Length: 15:36
Dave switches gears and focuses on theoretical concepts. In this lesson he explains different...Length: 10:09
Dave shows you a way to find and learn the notes on the fretboard using the CAGED system....Length: 9:00
Dave shows you how to advance your fretboard knowledge by creating licks that bridge the...Length: 12:43
Dave continues teaching how to master the fretboard by teaching open string licks.Length: 8:20
Dave "David J" Weiner explains how to avoid sounding scalar. He shows how to jump around...Length: 11:41
Dave "David J" Weiner switches gears and gets in-depth with techniques. In this very informative...Length: 21:06
Short lesson, years to master. Dave talks about alternate picking and how to practice...Length: 4:00
David J talks about legato technique, which uses very little or no picking. He shows you...Length: 14:44
David J shows the basics of sweep picking and also shows you how to make it more musical.Length: 17:30
David J continues his look at various integral techniques to playing guitar with a lesson...Length: 14:28
David J finishes his lessons on technique with a video on his favorite technique, hybrid...Length: 15:22
David J explains how the ability to improvise is a good test of a musicians understanding...Length: 12:00
David J shows you how to practice improvising first by using scales and then how to improvise...Length: 5:21
David J revisits the concept of playing with motifs and shows you how to use it in your...Length: 13:08
David J teaches you how to incorporate the concept of storytelling into your improvisation....Length: 13:00
Dave sits down with JamPlay.com and talks about various subjects including his start with...Length: 25:26