Taught by David Isaacs in Style of Grateful Dead seriesLength: 10:11Difficulty: 0.0 of 5
Dave Issacs goes in depth on different techniques and styles of The Grateful Dead. From Jerry Garcia to Bob Weir, you gain insight into the diverse style of The Grateful Dead.
Series Introduction to "The Style of Grateful Dead"Length: 5:22 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
In this lesson we will take our first look into Bob Weir's approach to rhythm and voicings.Length: 14:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this Lesson we will take a look at Jerry Garcia's use of the pentatonic scale and ways you can pull melodic ideas out of this scale. You will play over A, G, an E chords and gain an understanding on...Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson we will take our first look into how The Dead would put different melody guitar parts together, to create counterpoints. Dave will guide you through different techniques on how to accomplish...Length: 10:46 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson we will take a look at a counterpoint part that can go along with the lower register melody we looked at in Lesson 4.Length: 12:46 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
In this lesson we will take a look on Jerry Garcia's approach to playing over a Vamp, in this lesson we will look at G7 Vamp, or a G Vamp using the mixed Lydian modeLength: 9:19 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson we will take another look at rhythm, specifically polyrhythm and how there are different time signatures happening at once. Dave explains and demonstrates how Garcia and Weir would "talk"...Length: 12:17 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
In this lesson we will continue our look at two interactive Polyrhythmic parts in a Bob Weir style. You will work high up the neck using partial chords, octaves and melodic figures.Length: 12:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson you will take a look at the way Jerry Garcia might have used Arpeggio's to play over chord changes. You will learn how to incorporate Arpeggio's into the improvisations.Length: 11:36 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
In this lesson you will get into more advanced harmony and chromatic chord changes. Dave also illustrates some of Bob Weir's chord voicings.Length: 15:23 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson you will take a look at how to play over some more challenging chord progressions. You will learn how to move back and forth between E Major and E Minor.Length: 13:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Dave explains how to explore odd time signatures. Specifically looking at 7-4 and putting 2's and 3's together in ways that you wouldn't ordinary think of.Length: 17:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this Lesson you will learn how to look at rhythm groupings and how to use an envelope filter/ Wah-wah pedal for Garcia's unique picking.Length: 15:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this Lesson Dave expands on the 7-4 and demonstrates the fluidity of shifting odd time signatures. You will also learn about techniques for better improvisation and how to keep track of your playing.Length: 10:11 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
In this Lesson you will take a look at the use of melodic arpeggios and get a taste of different Pentatonic Flavors.Length: 13:29 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson you will take a look at a counterpoint part to the arpeggiated melody from the last lesson. You will learn how Bob Weir would utilize this in his playing.Length: 11:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson you will learn a technique called "Floating the one". Dave explains and demonstrates a few ways to utilize this in your own playing.Length: 13:10 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this Lesson you will learn a tricky concept for "organizing" your improvisational skills. Dave will play a part, record it, and then play over that track to demonstrate how to improvise in a "free...Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this Lesson Dave teaches us how to apply the idea of sequences from Jerry Garcia's lead playing and goes in depth about the chord cycles.Length: 10:39 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this Lesson Dave demonstrates and explains how Jerry Garcia would play over chord cycles. You will learn how to play patterns while the key center shifts.Length: 11:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About David Isaacs
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Nashville-based Dave Isaacs has made a name for himself as one of Music City's top guitar instructors, working with both professional and aspiring songwriters and artists at his Music Row teaching studio. He is also an instructor in the music department at Tennessee State University and is the coordinator and artistic director of the annual TSU Guitar Summit.
A seasoned performer as well, Dave has released eight independent CDs and gigs steadily as a solo artist, bandleader, and sideman. He continues to write, record, and perform as well as arranging and producing projects for other artists.
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