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Steve Stevens

Performance and Band Tips

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

Taught by Steve Stevens in Lessons With Steve Stevens seriesLength: 8:09Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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frankbsandfrankbsand replied

Thanks Steve! Your tips are very helpful!

aquiguillermoaquiguillermo replied

Coool !! Very helpfull tips Steve...

WheelerWheeler replied

Thanks Steve for telling us your experiences. I am joining my first band and this lesson came up right on time for me. Thanks!

steve gillessteve gilles replied

I love to listen to advice from someone that has already been there, thanks steve. i though i was wierd because i got nervous when someone watches me play a guitar.

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

In this lesson Steve Stevens shows you his warmup routine and talks about the importance of warming up before you play.

Length: 7:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Alternate Picking ExercisesLesson 4

Alternate Picking Exercises

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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