Yvette Young

"Polyphonic Fingerstyle & Songwriting"

Hand her a violin, cello, piano, guitar or paint brush.. and Yvette Young will deliver. We are excited to now welcome this refreshingly talented, multi-instrument songstress as our newest JamPlay artist, with an exclusive guitar course now available. Learn more below, order the course, or become a member for access.

An exclusive, in-depth study of virtuosity on extended range guitars that will challenge and inspire guitarists of all backgrounds. Learn more or start the course with membership, or get lifetime access with purchase.

Course Details
25 Lessons
3 Hour+ Runtime
Tabs (gpx, pdf)
Playalong Tracks
4k Video
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Yvette Young was raised in a classical household full of music, and started piano at age 4 and violin at age 7. She eventually competed in international competitions and quickly toured with 2 different orchestras. Through her classical music experience, she taught herself how to play the acoustic guitar and eventually moved to the world of electric. Yvette became acquainted with Strandberg Guitars through playing their Boden 7-string.

She is currently touring and playing with her band, Covet and has toured both Japan and Europe. In her spare time, Yvette takes care of birds, teaches art, and also produces drawings and paintings.

Yvette takes most of her compositional inspiration from nature, particularly the sea. Her two-handed tapping/finger picked playing style has been described as “reminiscent of playing the piano”, which fits with her classical upbringing.

Feelin' Stuck?

Everything sounds the same. These chords are lifeless. My guitar is stale.

If you are interested in writing or learning music that is melodic, emotionally driven, and harmonically detailed, then this course is for you! Break out of the usual habits and go-to chord shapes you are familiar with, and get inspired by the world of open tunings. Yvette will introduce you to how they can be utilized in writing full-sounding, melodic music, along with dedicated lessons for various techniques and song-writing tips.

Open Tunings

This comprehensive course will start with an introduction to open tunings, and then introduce players to more complex fingerpicking patterns. This will also introduce players to compound time signatures.

Sonic Texture

Learn about how combining techniques adds sonic texture (e.g staccato vs legato, timbre and tone quality), and gradually learning riffs in an open tuning that incorporate various fingerpicking and tapping techniques.

Technique

Learn various two-handed tapping techniques and fingerpicking exercises. Achieve polyphony and texture, and add interest and fullness to any melodic line. These are great tools for writing lush sounding and melodic guitar riffs.

Effective Practice

Yvette will also show you healthy and effective playing form, and how to get the most efficiency out of your practice time. Build hand independence and learn two-handed tapping that utilizes fingerpicking and tapping simultaneously.

Full Course Listing

Take a minute to review the course lessons from our Yvette Young Course. Filmed in 4k and delivered in 1080p video quality, this course is a JamPlay exclusive and can't be found anywhere else.

This course offers 25 lessons covering 3+ hours of material in step-by-step, digestable presentation. View the full course outline below.

1

Series Introduction

Welcome to Yvette Young's series! Join Yvette as she gets creative with open tunings.

3:16 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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2

Open Tunings

While this course will primarily focus on the tuning, DADF#AE, there are a lot of other options out there. In this lesson, Yvette introduces just a handful of those tunings.

9:53 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

3

Right Hand Dexterity Exercise

Yvette teaches a right hand exercise that doesn't require much thought, but will help build the endurance and muscle memory necessary for fast, controlled fingerpicking.

7:29 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

4

Left Hand Dexterity Exercise

Now that you're right hand is more limber and controlled, it's time to work on the left hand. This left hand exercise will walk through the D-Scale, working on muscle memory and getting more familiar with fretboard in this tuning.

3:52 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

5

Right Hand Triplet Exercise

Learn another passive, muscle memory building exercise that will work on speed and coordination between your thumb and your fingers.

3:40 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

6

Triplets in D Major

Continuing on with a triplet fingerpicking pattern, Yvette brings in the fretting hand and plays the triplets over a D Major scale.

3:30 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

7

Fretboard Movement

In this lesson, Yvette takes a look at the two different forms of movement around the fretboard, horizontal and vertical.

3:19 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

8

Shibuya - Fingerstyle Riff

Learn a riff from Yvette's song, Shibuya. This riff involves complex shapes with fingerpicking and a moving bass line.

5:59 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

9

Two-Handed Tapping

As guitarists, we never have enough fingers. As Yvette demonstrates in this lesson, two-handed tapping is a great way to create a flurry of notes that simply can't be achieved any other way.

6:32 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

10

Tap Pull-Offs

Tap pull-offs are a useful tool for expanding and filling out your sound. Join Yvette as she walks through her approach to this technique and teaches a riff that utilizes it.

2:47 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

11

Two-Handed Tap Melody

Building off of what we've learned so far with two-handed tapping, Yvette teaches a new melodic idea in this lesson.

4:43 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

12

Tap Slides

Tap slides are a very useful tool for adding fluidity to your runs. Join Yvette as she shows how to effectively utilize this cool technique.

7:02 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

13

Practice Technique: Chunking

Coming from a background in classical music, Yvette has mastered the art of practicing. In this lesson she teaches a very useful tool for effective practice. We'll be using this technique throughout the remainder of the course, so pay attention!

3:36 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

14

Shibuya - Staccato Tapping

In this lesson, Yvette breaks down a staccato tapping riff from her song, Shibuya.

7:37 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

15

Advanced Tapping

This lesson expands on the tapping techniques Yvette's demonstrated so far in the course by blending them with fingerpicking, to create beautiful, complex melodies.

7:23 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

16

Writing in Odd Time

If you've ever feel stuck coming up with new riffs or melodies, changing the time signature can be a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Join Yvette as she explores this concept.

6:20 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

17

Odd Time Riff

Yvette teaches a fun riff with a blend of tapping and fingerstyle over an odd, changing meter.

8:29 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

18

Tap Flourishes

Time to give those fingers a work out! In this lesson, Yvette teaches and demonstrates tap flourshes that require some serious coordination.

7:37 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

19

The Technique Toolkit

In this lesson, Yvette walks through the way she approaches songwriting and utilizing various techniques to create engaging dynamics and texture in your creations.

9:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

20

Tapping on Acoustic

Tapping on acoustic is typically much harder than on electric. In this lesson, Yvette explains and demonstrates her approach to this technique.

6:06 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

21

Writer's Block

Sometimes you just don't know where to go next in a song. While there's no magic bullet, Yvette shares some tools that have helped her break out of a creative funk.

9:24 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

22

Singing and Playing

Singing and playing doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. In this lesson, Yvette demonstrates some tricks to help you master this intimidating skill.

5:54 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

23

Song Lesson: Blossom

Sit down with Yvette and take a look at her song, Blossom. Drawing upon many of the techniques she's taught in this course, this song utilizes fingerpicking, slides and harmonics in the context of a beautiful, flowing melody, supported by easy harmonies.

18:47 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

24

Song Lesson: Nautilus

Join Yvette as she walks through the song Nautilus. This track is a great exercise in tapping and contains a number of riffs that should be familiar from the series.

13:34 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

25

Song Lesson: Shibuya

This song has made it's way into at least a couple of the lessons in the series, but in this lesson we're going to take a comprehensive look at it and break it into manageable chunks.

15:52 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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