Mobility (Guitar Lesson)


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Brendan Burns

Mobility

Brendan explains some Stones-eque chord progressions that utilize the open G chord shapes from the previous lesson. He also introduces the concept of secondary dominant chords.

Taught by Brendan Burns in Style of The Rolling Stones seriesLength: 21:13Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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boswellboswell replied on April 23rd, 2016

Nice content. I was, must be said, confused by the headless dotless guitar. As a visual reference, the machine, in my opinion, should be a mainstream design for teaching purposes.

watchhillianwatchhillian replied on April 29th, 2012

There's plenty of pictures of Keith onstage with his guitar body slung real low, the neck almost vertical, and him looking directly at the fret he's barring not too far from his face. Now I know I'm not the only one who has to concentrate to get the Flat 6, Flat 7, Root in C progression done right. Makes me laugh!

erikschaeperserikschaepers replied on January 31st, 2012

Hi Brendan , when you say, Zeppelin use this (6b-7b-1progession ) a lot , Stones use this a lot, I was thinking we must mention The Who as well!

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on February 1st, 2012

Yes! STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN!!!!!

oliviernoliviern replied on August 14th, 2011

Perfect, great, fantastic etc...!! As a new user, these are the kind of lessons and instructor that will made me love JamPlay! I started guitar with the teacher when I was a teenager, and never had one since then (I'm 35), because I never found a Brendan! Now JamPlay made it possible! Thanks guys...

meganmegan replied on July 8th, 2011

Good lessons. Maybe it's just me, but it also looks like you were having fun with the transcriptions.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on July 5th, 2011

Thanks for all the positive comments everyone. It was a lot of fun putting this series together.

panama400panama400 replied on July 3rd, 2011

I have to repeat what everyone else is saying, awsome lesson set.

eandy5000eandy5000 replied on July 3rd, 2011

great lesson fantastic. Also really helped me understand rock progressions.

slackeyslackey replied on July 2nd, 2011

(6:39ish of scene 1, lesson 2) For some reason this reminds me of the intro to Firehouse from Kiss...

elkymeanoelkymeano replied on June 29th, 2011

Very helpful and straight forward lesson series. Gaining the tools and understanding for improv and transcription is most welcome and useful to a guitarist. What is the guitar that you are using? The pickups sound amazing!

jaysonjohnjaysonjohn replied on June 24th, 2011

The only thing I have to say is ' Amazing ' - Oh, and ' Thank you ' !

mark morrisonmark morrison replied on June 23rd, 2011

Brendan, I think this might be my all time favourite JP lesson. I really like the way you broke down the analysis of the chord progressions. I've never tried open G before, but I just spent several hours playing along with recordings of Start Me up and Brown Sugar. And, as you said, its great fun just mucking around with some chords in Open G and creating some new Stones-like tunes! I had a thought about replacing the low E string with another A string and tuning to GGDGBD so that you can then barre right across all 6 strings rather than not playing the low E - is this a reasonable thing to do?

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on June 23rd, 2011

Whoa! That's sounds interesting. Try it! If you love the sound, then go for it! I have a friend that tunes in 5th all the way across the guitar. He has to use a special nut and bass strings to do it, but he makes it work. It crazy! I'm glad you are enjoying this series. I had so much fun putting it together.

curdboyscurdboys replied on June 22nd, 2011

Brendan, never mind. Figured out the key to printing your supplemental content. Sorry.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on June 23rd, 2011

Glad you figured it out. Enjoy the PDFs!

WheelerWheeler replied on June 23rd, 2011

I am really enjoying the lessons Brendan. This is opening up new doors for me. Thanks!!!

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on June 23rd, 2011

Glad to hear it. There are more to come!

toddspitzertoddspitzer replied on June 23rd, 2011

your guitar is tough to follow since we cannot see the fret markers. Are you that wedded to that guitar for teaching purposes?

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied on June 23rd, 2011

Yeah, that's my main guitar and I do understand it can be difficult to read sometimes. I try to make sure I talk about what I'm doing and point when necessary.

curdboyscurdboys replied on June 22nd, 2011

Brendan, need your help please. I am not able to get a printable version of your Lesson Notation/Tab. I have not had this problem on other JP lesson sites, so I do not believe it is my software. Lesson Chords pull up fine, the problem is in the Notation/Tab. Any help would be appreciated.

Style of The Rolling Stones

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Brendan Burns takes an in-depth look at the guitar styling of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones. Specifically, Brendan breaks down the techniques and conceptual ideas in Keith Richard' and Mick Taylor's playing.



Lesson 1

Keith Richards-ism

Brendan Burns discusses how open G tuning and chordal embellishments are key components of Keith Richards' guitar sound.

Length: 23:00 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Lesson 2

Mobility

Brendan explains some Stones-eque chord progressions that utilize the open G chord shapes from the previous lesson. He also introduces the concept of secondary dominant chords.

Length: 21:13 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Anticipations

Brendan Burns begins to discuss the rhythmic tendencies that occur in The Rolling Stones' playing. Specifically, he demonstrates and discusses the use of anticipations.

Length: 11:42 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Blues Aspects

Brendan Burns discusses how The Rolling Stones incorporate blues elements into their songwriting and guitar playing.

Length: 25:25 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Open Chord Embellishments

Brendan Burns discusses the use of open chords and their embellishments in The Rolling Stones' playing.

Length: 42:22 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Lead Ideas

Brendan Burns discusses how The Rolling Stones borrowed ideas from players such as Chuck Berry to create their own unique lead guitar ideas.

Length: 14:55 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Minor Pentatonic Concepts

Brendan discusses how The Rolling Stones utilize the minor pentatonic forms in their lead playing.

Length: 25:55 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Major Pentatonic Ideas

Brendan Burns demonstrates how The Rolling Stones use the major pentatonic scales in their playing.

Length: 26:53 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 9

Bending Concepts

Brendan Burns takes an in-depth look at the bending techniques used by The Rolling Stones' guitarists.

Length: 41:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

Minor Chord Bending

Brendan Burns finishes up his look at The Rolling Stones' bending concepts with a lesson on bending minor chords.

Length: 14:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

Intervals and Oblique Counterpoint

Brendan Burns demonstrates The Rolling Stones' use of diatonic third and sixth intervals as well as oblique counterpoint in their lead ideas.

Length: 17:18 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Putting It Together

Brendan Burns wraps up his style of The Rolling Stones series with a discussion about how to add all of the lead elements together.

Length: 13:36 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only

About Brendan Burns View Full Biography Brendan has been passionate about music since childhood. He began his studies on trumpet, in elementary school, and then moved to guitar as a teenager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music, and has studied with Norm Zocher, Joe Stump, Bret Willmott, Bob Pilkington, Jay Weik, Tim Miller, & Charlie Banacos.

While at Berklee, Brendan was a member of the Music Mentoring Program, teaching private lessons to gifted high school students. He is currently teaches, and is chair of the guitar department at Brookline Music School. Brendan also teaches guitar for Tune Foolery & privately at his home in Cambridge, MA.

Along with educating, Brendan plays out often as a Solo Guitarist, performing standards, pop, and classical repertoire. He has recorded and played with the chamber-fusion band Ra Quintent, and as well as Vessela Stoyanova's Eastern Stories Under Western Skies Project. Brendan also performs as a leader, director and sideman for various Boston art-rock projects, and is former member of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika.

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