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Facts on Dave Weiner:

-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 ([email protected]).

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.

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Dave's Contributions to JamPlay.com

Dave "David J" Weiner has 21 videos at JamPlay, with 21 lessons in our Artist Series. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Dave Weiner Artist Series

Take lessons with Dave "David J" Weiner.

Lesson 1

Acapella Playing

Dave "David J" Weiner introduces his series with a lesson on the importance of rhythm...

Length: 35:59
Lesson 2

Style And Attitude

Dave "David J" Weiner returns with a lesson on how to play with style and attitude. He...

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Lesson 3

Dynamics And Phrasing

In this lesson David J teaches you about dynamics and phrasing and how this all ties into...

Length: 8:00
Lesson 4

Building Stamina With...

David J continues his look at phrasing and shows you how to simultaneously build your...

Length: 10:00
Lesson 5

Melodic Playing And...

Dave talks about turning repetition into melodic playing and how to start using motifs...

Length: 15:36
Lesson 6

Learning The Fretboard

Dave switches gears and focuses on theoretical concepts. In this lesson he explains different...

Length: 10:09
Lesson 7

The CAGED System

Dave shows you a way to find and learn the notes on the fretboard using the CAGED system....

Length: 9:00
Lesson 8

Transitional CAGED Based...

Dave shows you how to advance your fretboard knowledge by creating licks that bridge the...

Length: 12:43
Lesson 9

Open String Licks

Dave continues teaching how to master the fretboard by teaching open string licks.

Length: 8:20
Lesson 10

Intervallic Playing

Dave "David J" Weiner explains how to avoid sounding scalar. He shows how to jump around...

Length: 11:41
Lesson 11

The Technical Side Of...

Dave "David J" Weiner switches gears and gets in-depth with techniques. In this very informative...

Length: 21:06
Lesson 12

Alternate Picking

Short lesson, years to master. Dave talks about alternate picking and how to practice...

Length: 4:00
Lesson 13

Legato

David J talks about legato technique, which uses very little or no picking. He shows you...

Length: 14:44
Lesson 14

Sweep Picking

David J shows the basics of sweep picking and also shows you how to make it more musical.

Length: 17:30
Lesson 15

Tapping

David J continues his look at various integral techniques to playing guitar with a lesson...

Length: 14:28
Lesson 16

Hybrid Picking

David J finishes his lessons on technique with a video on his favorite technique, hybrid...

Length: 15:22
Lesson 17

Improv Concepts

David J explains how the ability to improvise is a good test of a musicians understanding...

Length: 12:00
Lesson 18

Improvising With Chords...

David J shows you how to practice improvising first by using scales and then how to improvise...

Length: 5:21
Lesson 19

Improvising With Motifs...

David J revisits the concept of playing with motifs and shows you how to use it in your...

Length: 13:08
Lesson 20

Storytelling

David J teaches you how to incorporate the concept of storytelling into your improvisation....

Length: 13:00
Lesson 21

Dave "David J" Weiner...

Dave sits down with JamPlay.com and talks about various subjects including his start with...

Length: 25:26