Blues Backing Improvisation (Guitar Lesson)

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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

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

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

rolli555551rolli555551 replied

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mike nashmike nash replied

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

goooood stuff

johnnyrockitjohnnyrockit replied

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

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

jboothjbooth replied

Enjoyed it, thanks Steve.

caliban4caliban4 replied

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.



Rock ImprovisationLesson 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
Blues Backing ImprovisationLesson 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
Steve's Warmup ExercisesLesson 3

Steve's Warmup Exercises

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Alternate Picking ExercisesLesson 4

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

Length: 9:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Whammy Bar TechniquesLesson 5

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
Performance and Band TipsLesson 6

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
Song Writing TipsLesson 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
Steve's Gear and Recording PhilosophyLesson 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
Steve Stevens InterviewLesson 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
Steve Stevens

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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