Jumping right in! In this lesson we're going to look at the first track in the series, Blue Sky. We'll be breaking down the arrangement and learning some rhythm ideas to get started.
Taught by Prashant Aswani in Rules of Rock seriesLength: 20:41Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
This course features 15 rock songs that are exclusive to JamPlay. Each song will be broken down into rhythm and melody and then dissected in great depth. Beyond that, you will learn how to improvise over JamTracks, write creative melodies and solo sections, learn how to write riffs, and much more. This really is a comprehensive toolbox for instrumental rock players.
Welcome to Rules of Rock: A Backing Track Series - 15 original backing tracks and dozens of inspirational licks and riffs from the mind of Prashant Aswani.Length: 2:22 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE
Jumping right in! In this lesson we're going to look at the first track in the series, Blue Sky. We'll be breaking down the arrangement and learning some rhythm ideas to get started.Length: 20:41 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now that we know what's going on progression-wise, let's look at some melody ideas for the Blue Sky backing track.Length: 17:36 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
With a punchy rhythm on the verses and long sustaining chords and arpeggios on the chorus, Rush Hour is a piece you're not going to want to put down any time soon.Length: 14:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Join Prashant as he breaks down some melody components that work well over the Rush Hour backing track.Length: 12:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Feeling aggressive? Maybe angry? This tune is perfect for you. Join Prashant as he walks through this driving, aggressive track and teaches some cool riffs that you can integrate into your own playing.Length: 15:09 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Join Prashant as he walks through the dark, phrygian melody he crafted for this A section of the tune, and then into a more optimistic question and answer movement on the B.Length: 18:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
If you haven't had any fun yet, that's about to change. This track is a fun romp utilizing a drop d tuning and a driving rhythmic riff.Length: 14:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
This melody creates uses bending and whammy bar to create a soaring lead line with a very vocal feel.Length: 7:47 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Let's take a look at the rhythm and arrangement for the Break Out backing track!Length: 25:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now that we've got the rhythm down, let's learn some melody ideas for playing over the Break Out track!Length: 20:57 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson we're going to take a look at the rhythm parts for the backing track, Burnin'.Length: 11:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Well, you've mastered the rhythm for Burnin' (hopefully), so let's take a look at some melody ideas!Length: 7:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Ready to slow things down a bit? This track, as it's name denotes, is a great chance to slow down and learn how to use space in your playing.Length: 18:55 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Join Prashant as he walks through some melodic ideas you can use over the Calm Moment track.Length: 9:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Join Prashant as he walks through his approach to the rhythm of the track, Darkness.Length: 9:02 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In this lesson, Prashant walks through some melody ideas that could be used over Darkness.Length: 7:05 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
The Lead Nova track is a heavy, driving tune with a metal vibe. Join Prashant as he explains his approach to the rhythm for this track.Length: 16:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Learn some melody ideas that can be used over the dark, chromatic feel of Lead Nova.Length: 8:04 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Prashant introduces you to the heavy groove track called Meris. Learn some useful riffs to use as a rhythmic element over the track.Length: 14:57 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
The melody for this track takes advantage of doubling the rhythm riff and then adding in some tasty lines in a call and response type interaction.Length: 5:51 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This repetitive, somewhat funky feeling track, White Paper, has a great vibe and offers a fun detour into a different feel than many of the other tracks in this series.Length: 7:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Now that we've laid down some funky rhythm riffs, we are going to add some soaring melody lines to this groovy track.Length: 7:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This laid back track provides a great setting for using chord melody, as Prashant demonstrates in this lesson.Length: 10:45 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Chances are, you'll just feel good after listening to this track. Imagine yourself driving along the twisting Californian coast with the windows down and the sun shining, and that's what this melody feels...Length: 8:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
From single note riffs, to arpeggiated chords, and then some hybrid picked chord hits, this song is simple, yet diverse, and is sure to be a good time...stamp.Length: 11:09 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Learn some new vibey, melody ideas to utilize over the track Time Stamp.Length: 11:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
While the rhythm for this track is pretty simple (think repetitive, easy chords), As Prashant explains in the lesson, the challenge comes in keeping steady, robotic sound.Length: 12:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Join Prashant as he shares some more ideas for creating melodies over the track Summer.Length: 7:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
We've made it to the last Rock Out track! Shackles, is a ready, steady rock'n'roll tune with a catchy, repetitive riff that's a lot of fun to play!Length: 14:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Here are some great melody ideas for the track, Shackles!Length: 7:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Prashant Aswani
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Few musicians can say they’ve had such a diverse background in music, ranging from Indian classical to rock fusion, and many genres in between. Even fewer can say they recorded their first solo album while still attending Berklee College of Music. Prashant Aswani, however, can attest to these, and even more, jaw-dropping experiences.
Prashant has recorded Four Solo albums including “Revelation”, “Duality”, “Sonically Speaking”, “Visions” and one soundtrack “Frequency” released by Lakeshore Entertainment. Currently, Prashant is the featured artist on iFrankenstein Movie Soundtrack (Lakeshore Entertainment) and is Producing AJ Mclean’s(Back Street Boys) solo album. In addition he is currently recording his fifth solo album with Jose Pasillas (Incubus) and Rhonda Smith (Prince, Jeff Beck).
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