Steve's Gear and Recording Philosophy (Guitar Lesson)


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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.

Taught by Steve Stevens in Lessons With Steve Stevens seriesLength: 14:19Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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mjtomsonmjtomson replied on December 30th, 2012

Really like the lesson set. Helped me a lot.

judgefreddjudgefredd replied on December 13th, 2012

These SS lessons are what make me to subscribe to JamPlay...

barry12barry12 replied on November 29th, 2012

steve great talk learned alot and loved your talk about "gas" whenit comes to guitars had that when i started now settled doen into playing. have es339,fender 62 reisue strat and taylor 314 acoustic ,your right that's all you need . thanks for the talk and info and good luck with billy .

stargtrstargtr replied on November 28th, 2012

The guy is a real talent - one of the best !

f3l18ipsk8ermf3l18ipsk8erm replied on November 27th, 2012

really enjoying this lesson set. Lots of useful info and eye opening philosophy

gibstratgibstrat replied on November 26th, 2012

beautiful guitar and great tone steve.

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
Lesson 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
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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