Style of Dave Matthews

Artist Series Guitar Course from Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns takes a look into what makes Dave Matthews such a unique guitarist, and what gives him his distinctive sound. Specifically, Brendan looks at Dave's chord voicings and his melodic ideas, then as always shows you how to bring this into your own playing!

2 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Brendan Burns takes us into the playing and creativeness of Dave Matthews and what makes him such a unique guitar talent!

Begin the Course
1

Dave Matthews' Chord Voicings

Brendan shows us some of Dave Matthews' unique chord voicings and why they are so important to his distinctive sound.

33:42 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

2

Stacked Fifths

Brendan wraps up his series in the style of Dave Matthews by showing us one of Dave's unique techniques: stacked fifths.

12:10 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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  • Nashville, Tenesse
  • Playing since 1988
  • 179 lessons at JamPlay
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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