Steve Stevens Interview (Guitar Lesson)


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Steve Stevens

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.

Taught by Steve Stevens in Lessons With Steve Stevens seriesLength: 27:46Difficulty: 0.5 of 5


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nikkialicenikkialice replied on August 30th, 2015

Great video

thedudethedude replied on August 1st, 2013

Awesome chat! Love to hear from a seasoned pro!

mu5ic_f4nmu5ic_f4n replied on July 31st, 2013

Steve I found great pleasure and listening to your interview. You really seem like the kind of person that I would like to hang out with. Very down to earth and real. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your stories and experiences.

myjamplaysmyjamplays replied on May 14th, 2013

Like the Stone Age loved that line Steve :)

dave scottdave scott replied on February 25th, 2013

This is a great series of lessons. i had chance to sit in on a lesson Steve gave at National Guitar Workshop years ago, and this is even better. Steve is a great teacher. thanks,

videorovvideorov replied on January 19th, 2013

Great insight on his life and people he has played with. Great stuff. Thanks Jam Play

telemastertelemaster replied on January 14th, 2013

Steve, I been a fan of yours since the 80's when I was a kid. Both your talent and humble demeanor are very inspiring. Cheers!

lp69lp69 replied on January 12th, 2013

That was awesome ! and Steve, yes, now "I know" :)

SodaPopSodaPop replied on January 12th, 2013

http://www.rdio.com/artist/Steve_Stevens/album/Memory_Crash/track/Memory_Crash/

SodaPopSodaPop replied on January 12th, 2013

It's an awesome album, I reccamend looking it up.

barry12barry12 replied on January 12th, 2013

great interview, very down to earth guitarist and loves what he does, great inspiration for all who want to play guitar thanks steve. keep up the good work

dshowdshow replied on January 12th, 2013

I love those kind of Interviews - Thanks! Steve is a great musician.

SodaPopSodaPop replied on January 12th, 2013

very "artsy" with the b/w cut ins :)

SodaPopSodaPop replied on January 12th, 2013

Like the insights. Thanks!

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

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
Lesson 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
Lesson 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
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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