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Lita Ford

Lita Ford

From The Runaways

To LITA FORD, the title of her new solo album Living Like A Runaway has two deep and distinct meanings: The first refers to her first band The Runaways, which she was a member of between 1975 and 1980, achieving her international breakthrough. The second reason is of a much more personal nature: “There have been days in my life when I ran away, when I was unhappy and had to get out of my previous life,” LITA confesses. “It‘s like walking through fire and being able to... (more)

Lita currently offers 17 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 2 song lessons and 15 lessons in our Artist Series.

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Lita Ford Artist Series

Lita Ford who is the guitarist for the band "The Runaways" will present a series that will include the knowledge and personal experiences of what it was like to be a prime female guitarist in the late 70's and early 80's.

1

Artist Series Introduction

Lita Ford, guitarist for The Runaways, presents a fantastic and in depth series on what it was like and what it took professionally to become a famous female guitarist back in the late 70's and early 80's.

1:38 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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2

Lita's Toolbox

Lita will explain some of the most important gear and equipment that she utilizes while on the road.

7:02 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

3

Song Dynamics

Lita divulges some tips she has learned over the years while being a professional touring artist. She explains the importance of song dynamics and how they can create emotion for the listener.

5:59 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

4

Power & Crunch

Lita will now demonstrate some quick tips on how she produces the power and crunch behind her sound. This can be used in a variety of ways to create more emotion and emphasis.

5:16 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

5

Picking Techniques

Lita covers some of the picking techniques she likes to utilize during a live performance.

4:43 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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Picking Techniques Continued

Following her last lesson, here Lita demonstrates some more advanced picking techniques such as alternate picking and sweep picking.

6:11 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

7

Wah Techniques

Lita Ford utilizes a multitude of tools to help create her sound and style. In this lesson, she demonstrates how the wah-wah pedal can be used in both a rhythm and lead context.

8:03 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

8

Vibrato & Sustain

In Lesson 8, Lita delves into the topics of both Vibrato and Sustain. These techniques can be used to enhance your sound dramatically.

7:21 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

9

Building a Solo

Lita presents a fantastic and quick look at her tips on how to develop a unique solo.

7:08 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

10

Volume Control

Lita demonstrates a great representation of how volume can create emotion. Learn how volume can induce creation and emotion, Lita will cove all aspects that influence such a great tool!

5:17 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

11

Singing & Playing

Lita presents some tips on how to sing while playing your guitar. This can be tough at first but with practice you will find yourself singing and playing in no time!

11:32 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

12

Songwriting

Anything in life can inspire a song. Lita will breakdown some of her life experience and how they can be influenced into writing a song. There are techniques and ways to go about building a song, and Lita explains how to utilize the tools to express any emotion through song.

8:43 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

13

Soundchecks

This is a simple yet important topic. Soundchecks are crucial to getting a correct sound for any venue, and Lita discusses some of her tips on how to have a successful soundcheck.

8:12 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

15

Acoustic Guitars

In this lesson, Lita discusses the acoustic guitar as well as her thoughts on how she uses the instrument in her music.

8:38 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

17

Style and Technique

In lesson 17 of her artist series, Lita discusses creating your own style and techniques. While it's important to have influences on your music, to be successful in the business you need to be you, not somebody else.

4:36 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

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