DJ Phillips breaks down the epic progressive rock tune "Song for America" by legendary artists Kansas.
Taught by DJ Phillips in Songs with DJ Phillips seriesLength: 117:24Difficulty: 4.0 of 5
DJ Phillips lends his expertise to popular music with a blend of ultra in-depth song tutorials!
DJ Phillips breaks down the 70's hit "Free Ride" by The Edgar Winter Group.Length: 61:33 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips teaches his funk tune "Melon Baller."Length: 22:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips demonstrates how to play the song "Stray Cat Strut" by The Stray Cats.Length: 79:03 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the epic progressive rock tune "Song for America" by legendary artists Kansas.Length: 117:24 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down Kansas' popular classic "Carry On Wayward Son."Length: 90:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips teaches both the acoustic rhythm and lead sections of Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again."Length: 32:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the rhythm and lead sections of The Flaming Lips' song "Do You Realize??"Length: 37:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the Great White hit "Once Bitten Twice Shy." This song propelled the band to stardom, but is actually a cover from another artist.Length: 67:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Originally written in 1963 by Latin Jazz musician Tito Puente, "Oye Como Va" was made famous by Santana's 1970 cover. In this lesson, DJ breaks down the rhythm and lead sections to this influential song.Length: 55:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the rhythm and lead sections to the Cheap Trick song "On Top of the World."Length: 64:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips demonstrates how to play the song "So Good to See You" by Cheap Trick.Length: 28:20 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down the electric rhythm, acoustic, and lead portions of "Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls.Length: 42:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ teaches and demonstrates the punk song "Walk Away (Maybe)" from Good Charlotte.Length: 33:13 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips breaks down and demonstrates the rhythm, lead and harmony guitar sections for the .38 Special song "Back Where You Belong."Length: 84:37 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ demonstrates and teaches the guitar sections to his former band Brother Big Bad's song "Jenny."Length: 70:29 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips demonstrates and breaks down the parts to the song "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls.Length: 63:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips provides a thorough lesson on the Goo Goo Dolls single "Ain't That Unusual". This song was a hit off of their album A Boy Named Goo prior to their adult contemporary sound taking hold.Length: 46:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips provides a lesson on a punk-inspired tune from Goo Goo Dolls entitled "Only One". One of their early hits from "A Boy Named Goo," this song was popular before Goo Goo Dolls hit it big with...Length: 69:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
For his "Style of Keith Urban" series, DJ wrote and composed a song that takes a nod towards this guitarist. Incorporating classic country, rock, chicken pickin', and melodic elements, this song is a study...Length: 97:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ is back with another epic song lesson! This time, he teaches The Doobie Brothers' song "Long Train Runnin'". Initially created as a jam track used for live performances, "Long Train Runnin'" went on...Length: 35:48 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns with another song lesson in his Phase 3 lesson set. This time around, DJ is teaching the classic rock hit "Amie" from Pure Prairie League. He breaks down the three different acoustic...Length: 73:21 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ is back with a mouthful of a lesson! This time he teaches Alan Jackson's snub to the industry, "Three Minute Positive Not Too Country Uptempo Love Song." In this lesson, DJ breaks down the main acoustic...Length: 66:19 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ returns to his phase 3 series with yet another classic rock song. In this lesson, DJ teaches the main electric guitar parts for "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" by Bad Company.Length: 20:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips is back with another classic country tune. In this lesson, DJ teaches the acoustic and electric guitar sections for "Angels from Montgomery" by John Prine.Length: 21:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In his 25th song lesson with JamPlay, DJ Phillips breaks down the acoustic and electric guitar parts for the classic country western tune "Amarillo by Morning." Originally written by Terry Stafford and...Length: 29:07 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this Phase 3 song lesson, DJ breaks down the funk classic "Super Bad Super Slick" by James Brown. In addition to the guitar on the original recording, DJ has also transcribed several other instruments...Length: 42:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ is back with another holiday classic for his Phase 3 series. In this lesson, DJ teaches the electric guitar parts to "Jingle Bell Rock" as performed by Brian Setzer.Length: 26:34 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
DJ is back with another lesson in his Phase 3 series! In this lesson, he teaches both the acoustic and electric parts to the iconic song "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by The Eagles.Length: 41:38 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Here is an old song about a coal miner. First recorded by Merle Travis in 1946, this song has been covered by countless artists. In this lesson, DJ teaches you the lesser known instrumental version recorded...Length: 33:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Here is a nice country/blues song from contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Karen Staley. The song has both acoustic and electric guitar parts. The electric part features a simple, riff-like lead that...Length: 20:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Here is a song by singer/songwriter Anita Cochran from "The Dukes of Hazzard" soundtrack. This song has both acoustic and electric parts, and it features more chicken pickin' than you can shake a stick...Length: 48:36 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Here is "Take This Job and Shove It," which was written by David Allan Coe and made popular by Johnny Paycheck. This song has relatively simple acoustic and electric parts, but the timing may give beginners...Length: 26:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips is back with another great 90's rock tune! He breaks down the parts to the song "Follow You Down" by Gin Blossoms.Length: 46:31 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Here is Alan Jackson's 18th no. 1 hit single "Where I Come From". This is a hot country song served with all the fixin's like chicken pickin', slide guitar, and more. While the rhythm is great for beginners...Length: 35:16 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Here is a country rock song from the band Her & Kings County. This song is very dynamic and has acoustic, electric, and slide playing throughout. Beginners, you're gonna love the rhythms, but you may struggle...Length: 30:00 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips is back with a lesson on the classic blues song "Tush" from rockers ZZ Top! This lesson features a full breakdown and the correct tunings for both the rhythm guitar and slide guitar parts....Length: 32:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Here is a song from Chad Kroeger of Nickelback that was released on the Spider-Man soundtrack back in 2002. The song became a tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.Length: 22:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Here is an alternative country rock song from The Jayhawks. This song was released in 1992 on the Hollywood Town Hall record.Length: 50:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Here is the theme song for The Dukes Of Hazzard TV show that was popular in the 80's. Released in 1980 on Music Man, this song quickly became a #1 hit for Waylon Jennings.Length: 23:00 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Here is a song that's been recorded by many different artists and was originally written by Geoff Mack in 1959. The version DJ teaches was recorded by Johnny Cash in 1996.Length: 26:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
DJ is back with another great classic rock hit! This time he offers up a lesson on "Ramblin' Man" from The Allman Brothers. This tune has a mix of catchy riffs and driving rhythms that explode in an all...Length: 70:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips is back to his song lesson series with a look at the gritty "Revolution" from The Beatles. DJ breaks down all three electric guitar parts, then discusses the tone used in this song.Length: 55:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ is back with another epic Beatles tune! In this song lesson, he breaks down the acoustic guitar part for the iconic "Hey Jude". Additionally, he has transcribed several of the string instrument lines...Length: 33:57 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ is back with another modern rock guitar lesson! This time, he covers the 2000's hit Echo by the band Trapt.Length: 25:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ returns with another modern metal favorite from the band Trapt. This time, DJ takes a look at the song "Headstrong," which was one of the band's first major hits.Length: 31:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns with a look at a classic country tune made popular by Patsy Cline. Originally written by Willie Nelson, "Crazy" is a staple of the classic country sound.Length: 29:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns with a look at one of the 80's biggest hits! This time around, we're looking at the Back to the Future favorite "Power of Love" by Huey Lewis & the News.Length: 40:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ is back to his song lesson series with another great Huey Lewis and the News hit! This time he takes a look at "The Heart of Rock and Roll".Length: 42:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips is back with a look at another classic country tune. In this lesson, he teaches the acoustic and electric parts to Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away".Length: 24:26 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns to his song lesson series with a look at a popular country song from the Dixie Chicks. "Goodbye Earl" combines two different acoustic guitars and a layered electric to sink your teeth...Length: 51:23 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Haven't had your fill of 90's rock?!? DJ amps up the grunge with a look at a big title from the mid 90's! In this lesson, you'll learn "Far Behind" by Candlebox.Length: 43:56 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns with another look at a staple from the 80's! This time it's Living Colour's hit "Cult of Personality"!Length: 38:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ is back with another classic rock tune for your ears! This time he's taking a look at "Wild Thing!" Originally written by The Troggs, the version we're looking at here is as recorded by Jimi Hendrix.Length: 22:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips is back once again with a great rock ballad from the 90's. This time he breaks down the popular Collective Soul hit "December".Length: 41:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
DJ returns to his song lesson series with a look at a rock country style tune from Collective Soul. "Heaven's Already Here" appeared on the band's debut album and is a great ballad for a starter.Length: 25:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
DJ is back with another early country classic for his song series. In lesson 59, he takes a look at the classic song "Hey Good Lookin'" by Hank Williams Sr.Length: 40:17 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns with a look at another Hank Williams Sr. song. This time he breaks down the guitar, fiddle and steel arrangements for "Your Cheatin' Heart".Length: 39:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
In lesson 61 of his songs series, DJ is back with another classic country tune. This time he breaks down the parts to the iconic "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard.Length: 30:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
DJ Phillips returns with a look at another country classic. In lesson 62 of his songs series, he teaches "Workin' Man Blues" by Merle Haggard.Length: 32:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Like many guitar players who began playing around the same time, DJ began plunking out Nirvana and Soundgarden tunes when he first picked up the guitar in the mid-nineties. While these grunge-y roots certainly have their merit, it wasn't until DJ's eldest sister took him to a Led Zeppelin laser light show that the full potential of the guitar began to come into focus.
With Jimmy Page's Les Paul pyrotechnics as his inspiration, DJ began fervently practicing for hours on end in the suburban jungle of Southwestern Ohio. This newfound passion (combined with his complete lack of athletic prowess and physical coordination thus completely ruling out all sports) led him to form rock bands in junior high and high school. He grew to love the performance aspect of music and soon decided on it as a career path.
College led him to Nashville, Tennessee where he began to pursue a degree in Commercial Music at Belmont University. He also started another band and got his first professional theater gig the following summer. Since that summer, DJ has spent nearly every waking hour finding ways to play music and avoiding a real contribution to society in any other way.
He moved to Minneapolis after college, rocking out between theater gigs with his current rock band Brother Big Bad. He has now convinced the band to move to Nashville where music flows like water.
DJ is elated to be a part of JamPlay and is thankful for everyone's warm welcome and says "Now, let's ROCK, people."
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Steve Eulberg does a quick review of this lesson series and talks about moving on.Free LessonSeries Details
Learn a simple mini song that illustrates just how intertwined scales and chords really are. Dave uses a G chord paired...Free LessonSeries Details
Tyler Grant is back with an introduction to his new series "Classic Country Chops." In this series, Tyler goes in-depth...Free LessonSeries Details
Miche introduces several new chord concepts that add color and excitement to any progression.Free LessonSeries Details
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In this lesson Eric talks about playing basic lead in the Memphis Blues style.Free LessonSeries Details
Mark Brennan teaches this classic rock song by Jethro Tull. Released on the album of the same name in 1971, this song features...Free LessonSeries Details
In this lesson, Larry discusses and demonstrates how to tune your bass. He explains why tuning is critical and discusses...Free LessonSeries Details
Join Will Ripley as he gives us all the details of his series, "Rock Guitar for Beginners". You'll be playing cool rock riffs...Free LessonSeries Details
Born in 1986 and hailing from Brazil, Andre showed musical inclination at an early age. Influenced by native Brazilian Jazz...Free LessonSeries Details
Joel Kosche talks about creating and composing a guitar solo. He uses his original song "Sunrise" as an example.Free LessonSeries Details
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Join Joe as he shows one of his favorite drills for strengthening his facility around the fretboard: The Spider Technique.Free LessonSeries Details
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