In the first technique-based lesson of his "Style of Keith Urban" series, DJ takes a look at how Keith adds melody to his playing. Most of these sound-a-like licks are mobile and can be added in to your own country playing.
Taught by DJ Phillips in Style of Keith Urban seriesLength: 25:34Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
DJ Phillips takes a lick based look at the sound and stylistic approach of Keith Urban.
To get things started in DJ's "Style of Keith Urban" lesson series, he discusses the lesson series and how it'll be broken down. He also covers a brief history of this now prolific modern country musician.Length: 8:48 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
In the first technique-based lesson of his "Style of Keith Urban" series, DJ takes a look at how Keith adds melody to his playing. Most of these sound-a-like licks are mobile and can be added in to your...Length: 25:34 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Another key element of Keith Urban's playing is his twin lead harmonization. In this lesson, DJ offers up some examples of how Keith uses the twin guitar lead to harmonize all or parts of a riff or solo.Length: 21:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
As DJ has alluded to in previous lessons, Keith Urban places quite a bit of emphasis on bending in his playing. In this lesson, DJ covers some of the bend types and techniques utilized in the country genre...Length: 25:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson, DJ discusses and demonstrates how Keith Urban utilizes open string based licks in his playing. This technique is not only used extensively in Keith Urban's playing, but is also a staple...Length: 21:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson DJ dissects some of the more percussive techniques utilized by Keith Urban in his playing.Length: 20:33 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ begins to round out this series with examples of how Keith Urban uses double stops and chord-based licks in his playing.Length: 14:40 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson, DJ demonstrates rock and blues licks that Keith Urban likes to throw into his playing.Length: 9:34 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
For the final technique-based lesson of the series, DJ takes a look at the remaining tricks that Keith Urban utilizes in his playing. These include the use of unison bends, octaves, and various chromatic...Length: 10:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
To wrap up his series on the style of Keith Urban, DJ provides some insight in to how Keith's tone is created. He also talks about musicality in Keith's playing and what you can draw from this series.Length: 5:53 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
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Like many guitar players who began playing around the same time, DJ began plunking out Nirvana and Soundgarden tunes when he first picked up the guitar in the mid-nineties. While these grunge-y roots certainly have their merit, it wasn't until DJ's eldest sister took him to a Led Zeppelin laser light show that the full potential of the guitar began to come into focus.
With Jimmy Page's Les Paul pyrotechnics as his inspiration, DJ began fervently practicing for hours on end in the suburban jungle of Southwestern Ohio. This newfound passion (combined with his complete lack of athletic prowess and physical coordination thus completely ruling out all sports) led him to form rock bands in junior high and high school. He grew to love the performance aspect of music and soon decided on it as a career path.
College led him to Nashville, Tennessee where he began to pursue a degree in Commercial Music at Belmont University. He also started another band and got his first professional theater gig the following summer. Since that summer, DJ has spent nearly every waking hour finding ways to play music and avoiding a real contribution to society in any other way.
He moved to Minneapolis after college, rocking out between theater gigs with his current rock band Brother Big Bad. He has now convinced the band to move to Nashville where music flows like water.
DJ is elated to be a part of JamPlay and is thankful for everyone's warm welcome and says "Now, let's ROCK, people."
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