JamPlay welcomes back Prashant Aswani for an in-depth skill based challenge series to boost your lead and picking skills. During the course of this lesson series, you will be provided a new lick each day to get under your fingers. These licks are used as vehicles to introduce new and more difficult picking and fretting techniques to your repertoire. You will also be practicing along with Prashant each day over a 3 minute looped backing track.
Taught by Prashant Aswani in Power Picking with Prashant Aswani seriesLength: 3:37Difficulty: 0.5 of 5
A 30 day repertoire meant to help built your picking chops
JamPlay welcomes back Prashant Aswani for an in-depth skill based challenge series to boost your lead and picking skills. During the course of this lesson series, you will be provided a new lick each...Length: 3:37 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Day one of power picking introduces a pentatonic lick to get you started. Nothing fancy here, just work on your basic alternating pick strategy.Length: 11:13 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
In day two's exercise you'll be looking at the same lick from day one, but this time adding different dynamic through use of hammer-ons.Length: 9:21 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Day three of Prashant's 30 day picking technique course introduces the concept of hybrid picking. You'll start of slow and simple with this one and gradually add complexity in the next several lessons.Length: 10:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In lesson 5, Prashant offers up a new lick to study that will incorporate multiple strings. This will work on your picking accuracy across those multiple strings and add more texture to your playing.Length: 9:59 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 6 is all about discovering how to move licks into higher and lower octaves. You'll be using the lick you learned in the previous lesson and moving it to different strings.Length: 10:02 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Day 6 in the picking workout consists of making the most recent lick you learned more complex. You'll be adding new notes and incorporating hybrid picking.Length: 9:50 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In the day 7 lesson, Prashant introduces you to what is commonly referred to as sweep picking. This technique allows for fast and efficient scale and arpeggio runs.Length: 12:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Day 8 you'll be continuing with the sweep technique while also adding longer phrases, octaves and slides.Length: 8:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In day 9 of your picking course, it's time to start thinking more about motifs. A motif is a repeating rhythmic phrase that can add power and intensity to your soloing.Length: 9:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In day 10 of your 30 day exercise program, it's time to once again take a look at hybrid picking. This time you'll be upping the complexity further by adding string skipping to your lick.Length: 16:50 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Day 11 is all about adding to what you know with hybrid picking. Using a repeating progression, Preshant demonstrates how to add a third finger to this technique to help with both speed and accuracy.Length: 8:09 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Day 12 has yet another hybrid picking style lick to challenge you. This technique is a cornerstone of speed and accuracy and as a result is revisited at length.Length: 11:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Over the past couple days you've seen how hybrid picking can help speed and accuracy. It's now time to get there using alternate picking.Length: 12:59 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Day 14 is all about adding what Prashant calls "motivic lines." Taking the concept of a motif, you'll be looking at how to include that aspect into your lick without making it sound like you've specifically...Length: 11:06 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Building off of the motifs you've been working on, it's time to start incorporating patterns as well. Preshant offers up another practice lick to push your picking further.Length: 10:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Starting off the second half of your 30 day training, Prashant talks about how to create memorable licks using the techniques you've been learning.Length: 9:13 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
You're looking at a much longer lick this time that encompasses all of the ideas and techniques covered so far.Length: 17:16 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Day 18 is all about arpeggios and syncopation. You'll be utilizing the picking techniques you've learned so far to navigate a deeper lick.Length: 12:40 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Just like in your day 17 lesson, day 19 is all about putting all the skills you've learned into a single lick. To make it a bit more difficult, this lick will be shorter and more packed with technique.Length: 8:23 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
A new day brings new challenges. In your lick today, Prashant provides a barring exercise mixed with hybrid picking.Length: 10:42 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Day 21 is all about taking the barring techniques you've learned recently and transporting them around the neck. Prashant offers up a lick designed to help you with just that!Length: 9:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Using the barre technique you've been working on, Prashant offers up a daily lick that traverses the neck of the guitar and loops back onto itself.Length: 12:15 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
The next lick in your 30 day picking challenge is a short lick that is designed to get into and out of quickly.Length: 9:45 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Day 24's lick is all about linear movement across the fretboard. You'll be utilizing all of the techniques you've learned so far, but instead of focusing around a pattern or box, you'll move straight...Length: 9:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Day 25 is all about increasing your fretboard knowledge. Using what Prashant dubs a sliding arpeggio lick, you'll be able to gain confidence with which notes you're after when you're soloing.Length: 9:43 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Starting on day 26, Prashant is going to be dividing up a monster lick to round out the last part of his 30 day picking program. In this first installment, use all of the techniques you've learned thus...Length: 7:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Day number 27 is the descending portion of the multi-part lick that Prashant is teaching over the closing days of this 30 day program.Length: 7:46 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
In lesson 29, you're going to add some small turnarounds to the ascending and descending portions of the lick you're working on, then put those pieces together.Length: 6:09 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Now that you've learned all the licks of the course and have added several different techniques to your left and right hand repertoire, it's time to put them all to use along with another guitarist. In...Length: 6:05 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
The final day of your Power Picking training is here. In day 29 you had an accompaniment Jam with Prashant. In today's lesson you'll be doing the same, but he challenges you to go deeper. Add in some...Length: 10:26 Difficulty: 4.0 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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Orville Johnson introduces turnarounds and provides great ideas and techniques.Free LessonSeries Details
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