Joe takes the common Pentatonic scale and creates a less common sound by string skipping. Note: Joe plays a left handed guitar and strings upside down - so low E is on the bottom and high E is on top.
Taught by Joe Chawki in Technique & Concepts seriesLength: 3:32Difficulty: 3.5 of 5
The fans spoke, and they said, "Joe Chawki" - here he is, ladies and gentlemen. In this series Joe breaks down some of the techniques and concepts that he draws from in his own improvisation. He blends numerous styles and influences to create a mesmerizing sound that is as musically beautiful as it is technically challenging.
Joe kicks off his series and gives a little preview of what's to come.Length: 1:39 Difficulty: 0.0 Members Only
The concept of modes is absolutely vital to your ability to improvise at an advanced level. Join Joe as he takes a look the modes of the major scale.Length: 5:28 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Joe walks through an economy picked sequence using a grouping of 5.Length: 3:47 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Learn a few licks that will help hone your sweep picking skills.Length: 3:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Joe takes the common Pentatonic scale and creates a less common sound by string skipping.Length: 3:32 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Joe goes further expands on the Pentatonic scale, but goes back to utilizing economy picking for fast musical bursts.Length: 5:51 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Join Joe as he demonstrates a sequence made up of groupings of 5 and 8.Length: 2:31 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Joe expands on economy picking with a new 1 note, 2 note per string pattern to help break you out of the 3 note per string box.Length: 4:32 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
While not something Joe typically relies on, tapping can be a useful tool in extending scales and arpeggios.Length: 4:25 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
In this beast of a lesson, and I mean that in a good way, Joe improvises a solo using chromatic, diminished, mixolydian, and dominant ideas over a common blues jam and then takes a look at each lick.Length: 19:55 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Step outside the box with Joe and learn how to grab outside or dissonant sounds.Length: 15:56 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Also known as "altered pentatonics", learn how to use this concept to create a more interesting sound.Length: 14:30 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
It's both! Join Joe for this crash course in the melodic minor scale.Length: 6:36 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Joe attempts to condense down the wide world of Eastern music into a short lesson. As well as discussing the topic, Joe performs a hypnotic improvised example over a drone as well as performing an improvisation...Length: 10:34 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
In this lesson, Joe explains and demonstrates his approach to dynamics and phrasing.Length: 4:21 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
About Joe Chawki
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Chosen by popular vote to become the next JamPlay instructor, Joe Chawki jumped into the opportunity with both feet. Join him as he takes his unique, mesmerizing playing style and breaks it down so you can learn how to apply it to your own playing.
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