Emil demonstrates some ways to bust out of the power chord rut with some creative voicings that work well with a high gain tone.
Taught by Emil Werstler in Emil Werstler Artist Series seriesLength: 22:11Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Tackle advanced playing techniques and theory application with metal talent, Emil Werstler.
JamPlay is proud to introduce our newest instructor, Emil Werstler of Daath.Length: 28:09 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
In Emil's first lesson, he teaches his down picking technique using a riff from "Ovum," a song by his band Daath.Length: 5:10 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Emil teaches how to practice bending. He also demonstrates various vibrato techniques and explains how to incorporate them into your playing.Length: 12:09 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Emil shows you a different way to play the pentatonic scale by combining boxes and playing in groups of 4.Length: 6:26 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Emil shows three example exercises that focus on sweeping up and descending alternate picking.Length: 6:23 Difficulty: 5.0 Members Only
Emil shows exercise examples on 2 string licks that feature economy picking.Length: 6:14 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil Talks about his band Daath. Topics covered include the history of the band, the writing process, ozzfest, and more.Length: 32:44 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Emil teaches one string, horizontal soloing concepts.Length: 4:54 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil teaches the concept of pitch axis.Length: 8:05 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Emil sat down and gave us a little bit of history about his main guitar and also some of the specs.Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Emil talks in depth about various topics including theory, goals and balance in your playing, getting out of a rut, his influences and more.Length: 29:23 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
This minor idea lesson is the first part in the five part mini series on horizontal lick building.Length: 4:58 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Here is the second lesson in the mini series of lessons on horizontal lick building. Emil shows you the Major idea here.Length: 4:53 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
In this lesson Emil shows you a horizontal pentatonic lick that you can cycle.Length: 5:00 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Emil Werstler shows the fourth lick in this mini series of lessons. This lick is dominant in quality.Length: 5:03 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
In part five of the lick building series Emil puts all the ideas together to create this master example.Length: 6:11 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Emil shows you how he incorporates chromaticism into pentatonic licks which adds a unique twist.Length: 9:30 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Emil shows how he incorporates chromaticism into some diminished runs and licks which really makes for some exotic sounds.Length: 4:30 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Emil covers different topics related to playing and performance in this interview segment.Length: 22:33 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Emil talks about what he accomplished in 2010 and his new batch of lessons.Length: 15:34 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Emil provides a lesson on alternate picking warm-up exercises.Length: 16:32 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Emil talks in depth about the concept of "chord scales" and how they can be applied to a practical musical context.Length: 15:39 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil explains how the use the pentatonic scale without sounding "pentatonic" or bluesy.Length: 16:16 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Emil takes an in depth look at triads.Length: 9:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Emil explains how arpeggios can be used within a solo to effectively outline the chord changes. He uses the 12 bar blues form as an example.Length: 31:27 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil continues to discuss how arpeggios can be used effectively within a solo.Length: 12:08 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil expounds upon his previous lesson on "wide form" pentatonic patterns and the licks that can be played within them.Length: 16:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Emil shows more ways to incorporate chromaticism into your playing.Length: 13:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil demonstrates some ways to bust out of the power chord rut with some creative voicings that work well with a high gain tone.Length: 22:11 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil continues his teachings on alternate chords for metal with a look at drop tunings.Length: 14:28 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Emil covers his current warmups that he uses before he goes on stage with his band, Daath.Length: 6:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil covers minor blues concepts.Length: 14:33 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil shows how some of his favorite players use octaves in their own unique way.Length: 9:05 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Emil demonstrates some fingerstyle comping techniques that can be applied to a 12 bar blues progression.Length: 7:42 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil takes you through some techniques that he uses frequently in his style of playing.Length: 24:36 Difficulty: 4.0 FREE
Emil shows some cool muting techniques that produce a unique percussive sound.Length: 7:57 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil talks about what it takes to be a rock musician.Length: 30:00 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Emil Werstler is back with a lesson on basic harmony. He explains why it is important for every guitar player to understand harmony and teaches basic chords as a foundation.Length: 18:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Emil explains some harmonic minor ideas that can spice up even then most generic sounding licks.Length: 20:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil covers his philosophy on warming up and provides some exercises that will get the job done.Length: 15:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Emil shows you 3 common blues chord progressions. These progressions are the basis for his improvisation lessons coming up in the series.Length: 6:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Emil shows you how to make diminished arpeggios sound more dominant. Doing this can make your playing sound less neo-classical and predictable.Length: 11:17 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil returns with a lesson on a topic he gets asked about frequently. He explains how to play over chord changes and target tones. Once you get a grasp of these concepts, you'll begin to sound like you...Length: 18:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil shows you five examples that will help you beef up your alternate picking. He uses the comparison of running ten miles every day to prepare yourself for a one mile jog. Applying this idea to your...Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Emil clarifies his take on economy picking and the art of the rest stroke.Length: 16:05 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Here is a lesson on how to not just get good at warmup exercises but getting better at playing music - while warming up.Length: 15:00 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Emil covers the basic topic of intervals -- a topic that many guitarists overlook. Intervals are the building blocks of music, and in this lesson you'll learn how to identify them by sight as well as by...Length: 16:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Emil answers top questions asked by his fans. Topics covered include: side-washing cabs, stage presence, practice, programming drums, 7-string guitar approach, incorrect playing, and more. Emil has become...Length: 20:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
About Emil Werstler
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Atlanta based guitarist Emil Werstler is a force to be reckoned with. He is the lead guitarist of the band DAATH (Roadrunner Records / Century Media) and has made a serious name for himself in the guitar world in a very short time. Performing worldwide with his main project DAATH on notable tours such as Ozzfest and along side well established acts such as Unearth, Devil Driver, Dark Funeral, and Job For A Cowboy, Emil continues to gain strength and credibility as one of the most sought after guitarist's in his genre to date.
Recent projects Emil has been featured on, include Austrian Death Machine and guest solo's on "Guitars That Ate My Brain", a 2009 release from Magna Carta Records as well as Arsis's album United in Regret. In addition, Emil was one of the few featured artist's asked to perform at the Experience PRS 2008, a great feat for a guitarist in his scene.
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