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Slash's Techniques (Guitar Lesson)


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Will Ripley

Slash's Techniques

In this lesson, Will takes a closer look at some of Slash's expressive techniques. Vibrato, bending and legato playing is at the top of the list!

Taught by Will Ripley in Style of Slash seriesLength: 16:15Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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Style of Slash

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One of the greatest guitarists to emerge from the 80's, Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash presents a challenging style and sound to emulate. Join Will Ripley as he dissects what makes Slash such an influential guitarist! Will tackles everything from Slash's tone and gear, to his unique way of approaching solos and lead guitar playing.



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

There's no doubt that Slash is one of the most influential guitarists to come out of the decade of the 80's. In the series introduction, Will gives you a sneak peek of what you can expect from this rockin'...

Length: 4:04 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Things You Should Know About Slash

To start out this series, Will is going to go over some key elements to Slash's style, including how he gets his iconic tone.

Length: 12:16 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Riff In the Style of Paradise City

Here's a classic sounding riff from Will done in the style of the song "Paradise City". This is a great riff for beginner and intermediate players alike!

Length: 9:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Chord Elements In the Style of Paradise City

We've learned the riff, now Will takes a look at some chord elements done in the style of the song "Paradise City". Open power chords and arpeggios highlight this lesson!

Length: 15:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

The Slash "Lick"

Here's a Slash style lick that will get you out of the pentatonic mindset, and get you using the minor scale. Will also shows you how to make the adjustment to use it in a major context as well.

Length: 7:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Slash's Techniques

In this lesson, Will takes a closer look at some of Slash's expressive techniques. Vibrato, bending and legato playing is at the top of the list!

Length: 16:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Lead Licks and Solo in the Style of Paradise City

Now that Will has shown us a couple of Slash licks and techniques, we return to the track done in the style of Paradise City, and get a really cool Slash style solo going!

Length: 12:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Triad Based Slash Licks

These are some great "shapes" to get into your playing that are a very signature part of Slash's sound. Both easy and effective, you'll be getting ever closer to the Slash sound!

Length: 6:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

More Slash Style Licks, Part 1

Here are even more Slash style licks that you can integrate into all of your playing, not just Slash songs. If you can master these, you'll be a rock god!

Length: 8:02 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

More Slash Style Licks, Part 2

Will continues in this lesson showing us more licks in the style of Slash. Learn a sweeping lick, as well as how Slash uses double stops and intervals!

Length: 13:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Chords and Rhythm in the Style of Welcome to the Jungle/Night Train

Heavy power chord riffs and modulating changes highlight this track done in the style of iconic Guns 'n' Roses songs Welcome to the Jungle and Night Train. In this lesson, Will breaks down the chords and...

Length: 16:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 12

Lead Licks in the Style of Welcome to the Jungle/Night Train

This lesson along with upcoming lessons gives major insight into how Slash approaches licks and soloing. It all starts with analyzing the tonality of the chords of the song.

Length: 18:33 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Slash's Solo Approach

In this lesson, Will gives us a bird's eye look at how Slash approaches his solos. SPOILER ALERT: You need to know what chords you're playing over!

Length: 18:34 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 14

Single Note Riff In the Style of Sweet Child of Mine

Here's a riff that really captures the Slash, Guns 'n' Roses vibe. A single note melody that follows chord shapes comes right out of the Slash repertoire!

Length: 15:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 15

Solo and Lead Licks in the Style of Sweet Child of Mine, Part 1

Slash frequently plays in such a way that is just slightly outside of the normal blues/rock tonality. In part 1 of this lesson, Will takes a closer look at what is going on that gives Slash his unique...

Length: 11:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 16

Solo and Lead Licks in the Style of Sweet Child of Mine, Part 2

In this lesson, Will clues us in to some scales and hot zones to play over the first part of the SCOM style solo.

Length: 13:01 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 17

Solo and Lead Licks in the Style of Sweet Child of Mine, Part 3

Part 3 of this lesson culminates with the fury that is the minor pentatonic scale unleashed! Will shows us how to ramp up the intensity to a fiery fast fever pitch! But before all of that, you've got...

Length: 16:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

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