Dave Weiner Artist Series

Artist Series Guitar Course from Dave Weiner

Take lessons with Dave "David J" Weiner.

21 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

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!

Begin the Course
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.

35:59 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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.

13:09 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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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.

8:00 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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.

10:00 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

5

Melodic Playing And Motifs

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

15:36 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

10:09 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

9:00 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

8

Transitional CAGED Based Licks

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

12:43 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

9

Open String Licks

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

8:20 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

11:41 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

21:06 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

12

Alternate Picking

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

4:00 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

13

Legato

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.

14:44 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

14

Sweep Picking

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

17:30 Runtime

4.0 Difficulty

15

Tapping

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.

14:28 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

15:22 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

17

Improv Concepts

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

12:00 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

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.

5:21 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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.

13:08 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

20

Storytelling

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.

13:00 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty

21

Dave "David J" Weiner Interview

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

25:26 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Playing since 1984
  • 21 lessons at JamPlay
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.
Reviews & Feedback 96/100 with 183 ratings
papapaulrocks

as always, this series is so mind blowing. This particular lesson was so simple but so effective! Why didnt I learn this before?

gymboss7

Awesome!

MCJAM

Can you do a beat it solo lesson?

horatius00

Dave J. is very smooth in his teaching style and builds on the lesson as you go through. There no awkward moments in his lesson where he doesn't know how to progress. Very well planned and thought out.

cccattorney

Dave Weiner is fantastic. Keep him as an instructor. I really love his work. I graduated from Musicians Institute and Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in 1985. I really like that about him as well. Also, I am a HUGE Steve Vai fan, so I

VernonBear

Fretboard memorization was on top of my list and these points are,useful and will hopefully help this senior brain retain

Tesla77

Good stuff

Bonzak

Great style and technique with your explanation. I also like the depth you bring to the music.

joenick

Great teacher, great concept. Adding the musical example at the end really brought it home!

MoparRules

He's easy to understand, and this is just what I needed. I love the groove! This is a great lesson for beginners like me! Yay!

savor1117

Honestly that gave me some ideas I've never considered. I like how it covered a broad spectrum of styles you can add some style too. Thanks.

DDONOVAN

I KNOW IT CAN BE APPLIED TO ACOUSTIC GUITER, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE IT DONE ON ONE. GREAT JOB THOUGH. ITS WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR, ALTHOUGH I WOULD RATHER BEGIN IN FIRST POSITION WHERE I AM FAMILIAR WITH ALL THE CHORDS. THANKS.

cybersmyth

I like the combination of rhythm and lead playing.

ameen23

I was thinking about enhancing my rhythm playing, make it sound cooler. This lesson totally showed me what i needed, as the simplest first step.

TheOriginalStonefingers

I'd learned this some time ago but appreciate Dave re-enforcing the concepts.

arda.oli

In my opinion,the best teacher I ve seen in this site.

ragsdale390

Love Dave's playing, this lesson was very cool, a bit basic for me however, his teaching style is very complete and easy to grasp. Love it. Thanks

wooliff

Really good - going to start using these exercises right now!

Knee Wobbler

The concept of repetition and use of motifs had never been explained to me before. Always looking for the gaps in my guitar knowledge.

maicontavares

this is awesome

JakeRhodes

THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!! Being able to make my own licks and move them around within the same key all over the fretboard. Than you!!!