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Dave Weiner Artist Series

Take lessons with Dave "David J" Weiner.

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In his exclusive artist series on JamPlay, Dave uncovers many concepts that are often over looked. The ongoing theme in his series is have fun and make music!

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Acapella Playing

Dave "David J" Weiner introduces his series with a lesson on the importance of rhythm in your playing and his concept of acapella playing.

Length: 35:59 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 2

Style And Attitude

Dave "David J" Weiner returns with a lesson on how to play with style and attitude. He covers all the basic techniques you'll need to get started.

Length: 13:09 Difficulty: 1.5 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 3

Dynamics And Phrasing

In this lesson David J teaches you about dynamics and phrasing and how this all ties into his basic musician development concept.

Length: 8:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Building Stamina With Melodic Phrasing

David J continues his look at phrasing and shows you how to simultaneously build your stamina while playing over backing tracks.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Melodic Playing And Motifs

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

Length: 15:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Learning The Fretboard

Dave switches gears and focuses on theoretical concepts. In this lesson he explains different ways to gain knowledge of the fretboard.

Length: 10:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

The CAGED System

Dave shows you a way to find and learn the notes on the fretboard using the CAGED system. He then shows you how he would practice using the CAGED system.

Length: 9:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 8

Transitional CAGED Based Licks

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

Length: 12:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Open String Licks

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

Length: 8:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Intervallic Playing

Dave "David J" Weiner explains how to avoid sounding scalar. He shows how to jump around the scale and not just play sequentially.

Length: 11:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

The Technical Side Of Playing

Dave "David J" Weiner switches gears and gets in-depth with techniques. In this very informative lesson Dave shows what to practice, how to practice technique, and his own personal practice routine.

Length: 21:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Alternate Picking

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

Length: 4:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 13


David J talks about legato technique, which uses very little or no picking. He shows you how to develop the technique and how to play longer runs on the fretboard.

Length: 14:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
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 Difficulty: 4.0 Member Only
Lesson 15


David J continues his look at various integral techniques to playing guitar with a lesson on tapping. He not only shows you how to do various tapping techniques but shows you how to use them in a real musical situation.

Length: 14:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

Hybrid Picking

David J finishes his lessons on technique with a video on his favorite technique, hybrid picking or "chicken pickin'". He shows how to get the country sounds and also how to incorporate it into every aspect of your playing.

Length: 15:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 17

Improv Concepts

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

Length: 12:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 18

Improvising With Chords And Scales

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

Length: 5:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 19

Improvising With Motifs And Licks

David J revisits the concept of playing with motifs and shows you how to use it in your improvisation. He also shows you that building a lick vocabulary is vital to spontaneous playing.

Length: 13:08 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 20


David J teaches you how to incorporate the concept of storytelling into your improvisation. This concept utilizes everything Dave has taught up until this point.

Length: 13:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 21

Dave "David J" Weiner Interview

Dave sits down with and talks about various subjects including his start with Steve Vai and his current projects.

Length: 25:26 Difficulty: 0.5 Member Only
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