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Steve Stevens

Blues Backing Improvisation

Steve continues his Artist series with another lesson on improvisation. In this lesson he plays over a blues based backing track and talks about different approaches to playing over it.

Taught by Steve Stevens in Lessons With Steve Stevens seriesLength: 11:47Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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nate_thegreatnate_thegreat replied on May 9th, 2014

I really like the way he solos. It always goes well with the song, and he doesn't just focus on the melodic component but also establishing the chords and the mood.

fender benderfender bender replied on May 7th, 2014

Steve Stevens is the most talented guitarist on JamPlay. Please bring us more sessions by Steve Stevens please!!!

rolli555551rolli555551 replied on October 31st, 2013

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mike nashmike nash replied on November 12th, 2012

Simply Epic. We are all so lucky that Jam Play and Steve got together to bring this to all of us, ya know? As a player that is strongly influenced by metal and blues I really appreciate this. Thanks Again JP and Steve - Don't Stop!

dearlpittsdearlpitts replied on October 9th, 2012

goooood stuff

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied on September 24th, 2012

My God Steve I have gain so much out of this as well as a huge amount of respect for you and everythng you do it's just fantastic!!! Sorry to comment twice but thought it was needed there's just so much to say about what you are teaching here...just saying thanks again bro'!!!

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied on September 24th, 2012

This works for me Steve thank you so much!!!

jboothjbooth replied on September 24th, 2012

Enjoyed it, thanks Steve.

caliban4caliban4 replied on September 24th, 2012

Nice lesson, Steve. It was interesting to learn your thought processes here, especially that speed by itself means nothing.

Lessons With Steve Stevens

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Take lessons with rock legend Steve Stevens, guitarist for Billy Idol.



Lesson 1

Rock Improvisation

Steve Stevens shows some of his go-to licks and ideas while improvising over a backing track he created for JamPlay.

Length: 20:28 Difficulty: 3.0 FREE
Lesson 2

Blues Backing Improvisation

Steve continues his Artist series with another lesson on improvisation. In this lesson he plays over a blues based backing track and talks about different approaches to playing over it.

Length: 11:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Steve's Warmup Exercises

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Alternate Picking Exercises

Known for his fierce alternate picking chops, Steve Stevens shows you exercises to beef up your picking.

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Whammy Bar Techniques

Steve shows you various whammy or "wang" bar techniques that he uses in his playing.

Length: 7:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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Performance and Band Tips

Steve lectures on some topics he is more than qualified to be talking about; performance and being in a band.

Length: 8:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Song Writing Tips

Grammy award winner Steve Stevens talks about writing songs and shares insight into his process.

Length: 12:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Steve's Gear and Recording Philosophy

Billy Idol's guitarist, Steve Stevens, gives his opinion on gear and also how he records guitar in his home studio.

Length: 14:19 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Steve Stevens Interview

Topics include: early years, history with Billy Idol, winning a Grammy, recording with Michael Jackson, time with Vince Neil, and lots of good advice on guitar playing and being in a band.

Length: 27:46 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only

About Steve Stevens View Full Biography Steve Stevens is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for playing for his years playing with Billy Idol but is also involved in solo efforts, collaborations, and is an in-demand session guitarist

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