Anticipations (Guitar Lesson)

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Brendan Burns

Anticipations

Taught by Brendan Burns in Style of The Rolling Stones seriesLength: 11:42Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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corock22corock22 replied

Brendan this soon much fun! I have learned a lot and Love the Rolling Stones. I hope you have another series with any band. Your really good Thanks

martymaymartymay replied

I just love these RollingStones lessons, that's just GREAT. Thanks to the teacher

arturovegaarturovega replied

Hola! Hey, I think that the chords that you used in this lesson are the same exact chords that the Stones use in chorus to PLEASE GO HOME (E, D, A). Can anyone confirm this? I was just playing along with the LP (yes, the LP lol) and they seem to fit...I'm trying to figure out the verse to that song now...I think that it might be in A. I'm stoked about this lessons =0D The Anticipations make a song sound more third dimensional

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied

I'm glad you are having fun with the lessons and with your playing. I'm not sure about that song in particular, but trust your ear. That's how you have to make sense of it all.

meganmegan replied

Great! Definitely juicy. Speaking of similarities, I learned this from my guitar teacher when looking at metal. He called it anacrusis.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied

Whoa! That's beautiful! I've never heard of that.

meganmegan replied

Really!? For a while there all I could remember was "crisis" :) Joke, joke. Took a little to get on top of it, but I'm so glad you introduced this because you're right. It's fun!

wjkellerwjkeller replied

Brendan, thank you so much. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Tried modifying several old tunes utilizing the anticipations ideas. What a difference. Sounds great. Thank you for introducing me to the idea. I am beginning to hear it for the first time now in many other tunes. Great job. I'm looking foreard to your next lesson. Jeff - Dutch Caribbean

pencilneckpencilneck replied

think you need to write a song on the dummy progression about 6:15 dude. I was getting pumped on that :D.

robabrobab replied

Brendan great lesson!! It is true how much good music can come out from basic riffs. I hope to see a lesson in the style of AC/DC and Journey in the future.

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied

Me too!

Brendan.BurnsBrendan.Burns replied

Glad you are all enjoying these lessons. Such a fun series!

kayadogkayadog replied

Awesome fun...keep it coming!

barry12barry12 replied

boy does this bring back memories of the early stones and gives you such a feelin just can't explain it great job brendon keep it up

marshall laneymarshall laney replied

Hey Brendan I just love this stuff & I can tell you are too it must be infectious ! I got my Black Tele (humbuckers like Keef's) & have been playing along with this stuff totally captivated with it...Many thanks to you ! ML

Style of The Rolling Stones

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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.



Keith Richards-ismLesson 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
MobilityLesson 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
AnticipationsLesson 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
Blues AspectsLesson 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
Open Chord EmbellishmentsLesson 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
Lead IdeasLesson 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
Minor Pentatonic ConceptsLesson 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
Major Pentatonic IdeasLesson 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
Bending ConceptsLesson 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
Minor Chord BendingLesson 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
Intervals and Oblique CounterpointLesson 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
Putting It TogetherLesson 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
Brendan Burns

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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