Dave "David J" Weiner introduces his series with a lesson on the importance of rhythm in your playing and his concept of acapella playing. He also talks about taking a kind of "Zen" approach to your playing and being in the right state of mind before you play.
Taught by Dave Weiner in Dave Weiner Artist Series seriesLength: 35:59Difficulty: 2.0 of 5
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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 Members Only
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
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
Dave talks about turning repetition into melodic playing and how to start using motifs in your playing.Length: 15:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
Dave shows you how to advance your fretboard knowledge by creating licks that bridge the CAGED shapes.Length: 12:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Dave continues teaching how to master the fretboard by teaching open string licks.Length: 8:20 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
Short lesson, years to master. Dave talks about alternate picking and how to practice it!Length: 4:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
David J shows the basics of sweep picking and also shows you how to make it more musical.Length: 17:30 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
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...Length: 14:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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...Length: 15:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
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 Members Only
Dave sits down with JamPlay.com and talks about various subjects including his start with Steve Vai and his current projects.Length: 25:26 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
About Dave Weiner View Full Biography 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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