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Stephanie is a Guitar instructor at JamPlay.com

Stephanie Bradley has 31 guitar lessons and videos at JamPlay, with 31 intermediate lessons. Use the tabs below to learn more.

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Speed and Technique

There is a better player in all of us, but we often get trapped in unhealthy, tension-filled technique. Join Stephanie Bradley as we explore the most efficient ways to play faster, cleaner and healthier. We will dissect the requirements of speed, while studying the techniques of alternate, tremolo, sweep, and economy picking within a rock and lead context.

Lesson 1

Cybernetic Shred Introduction

JamPlay welcomes shredding extraordinaire, Stephanie Bradley! In this lesson series dedicated...

Length: 2:24
Lesson 2

The Importance of Stretching...

Before diving into your shred journey, it's important to make sure your physically up...

Length: 4:33
Lesson 3

Using a Metronome

Quality shredding is not only fast, it's accurate to rhythm as well. To be the best shredder...

Length: 14:10
Lesson 4

Tapping Your Foot

You won't always have a metronome available to help you keep time. In this lesson, Stephanie...

Length: 2:57
Lesson 5

How to Warm Up

In lesson five, Stephanie has a discussion on warming up as well as some exercises to...

Length: 12:32
Lesson 6

Holding Your Pick

To acquire the most speed and accuracy, everything has to be in harmony, including your...

Length: 6:02
Lesson 7

Pick Placement and Direction

Now that you know how to hold your pick, it's time to talk about placement at the strings...

Length: 6:28
Lesson 8

Two Hand Muting

With the basics under your belt, it should already be a little easier to start bringing...

Length: 6:45
Lesson 9

Accenting Notes

In this lesson, Stephanie discusses adding dynamic accent notes. At first you'll use...

Length: 7:01
Lesson 10

Muscle Memory

In lesson 10, Stephanie discusses using and building muscle memory to help with speed...

Length: 16:30
Lesson 11

Thumb Placement

Equally as important as what your fingers are doing, proper placement of the thumb is...

Length: 6:40
Lesson 12

Practicing with Repetitions

Now that you're starting to get some of the basic techniques down, it's important to talk...

Length: 7:50
Lesson 13

Syncing Your Hands

Two is better than one and that rings true for speed picking as well. You need your hands...

Length: 8:27
Lesson 14

Finger Independence

Stephanie Revisits chromatic sequences, but changes them up to make sure your fingers...

Length: 6:23
Lesson 15

Practicing Slow to Play...

Stephanie is back again with some practice wisdom. This time she discusses starting out...

Length: 9:10
Lesson 16

Isolating Transitions

When building solos and speed picking between phrases, one of the more difficult aspects...

Length: 3:21
Lesson 17

Increasing Speed

Previously, Stephanie discussed the use of a metronome. In lesson 17 she discusses how...

Length: 3:36
Lesson 18

Alternate Picking

In lesson 18 Stephanie takes a more exhaustive look at alternate picking which has been...

Length: 13:15
Lesson 19

Tremolo Picking

As you're getting more comfortable with techniques that allow you to play faster, it's...

Length: 6:11
Lesson 20

Double Picking

In lesson 20, Stephanie again takes a look at a picking technique that can help add a...

Length: 7:11
Lesson 21

Inside and Outside Picking

In this lesson Stephanie Bradley discusses alternate picking in two different forms from...

Length: 8:16
Lesson 22

3 Note Per String Scales

In lesson 22, Stephanie breaks down the 3 note per string scale technique which is a great...

Length: 8:25
Lesson 23

Economy Picking

It's time to get back to learning some technique in this series. In lesson 23, Stephanie...

Length: 8:39
Lesson 24

Sweep Picking

Now that you've got economy picking and alternate picking under your fingers, it's time...

Length: 10:31
Lesson 25

Moving in Octaves

With some more technique under your fingers, Stephanie discusses keeping things dynamic...

Length: 7:31
Lesson 26

Moving in Intervals

Like the last lesson, you'll be moving around the neck of the guitar. Instead of focusing...

Length: 7:40
Lesson 27

String Skipping

In lesson 27, Stephanie discusses the art of string skipping and how to incorporate it...

Length: 7:13
Lesson 28

Tasteful Speed Picking

Taking a break from exercises and technique, Stephanie discusses the use of these techniques...

Length: 3:25
Lesson 29

Standing out with Vibrato

Speed is only one part of the total equation. To sound truly awesome, you need some more...

Length: 3:29
Lesson 30

Speed Picking in Solos

As an adjunct lesson to her discussion on tasteful speed picking, Stephanie discusses...

Length: 2:49
Lesson 31

Bonus Exercises

To wrap up her course on speed picking, Stephanie provides a couple added exercises to...

Length: 7:09
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Learn more About Stephanie Bradley

Stephanie Bradley has been playing guitar for 15 years and teaching for almost as long. Since the moment she first picked up a guitar, she hasn’t put it down. Her instrument is truly a part of her, as you can see in the joy in her face every time she plays

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Stephanie has become a regular exhibitor at NAMM and other trade shows for a wide variety of companies, and has also been a hired gun for multiple bands; performing shows all over the country and at major festivals like Bonnaroo.

Stephanie has studied under some of the world’s top guitar players; Bruce Bouillet (Racer X), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big/Racer X/Solo Artist), and Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Nevermore). And now, her skill and personality have made her an extremely sought after teacher herself, both online and in person.

While still teaching over 30 students a week, she also worked at award-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s recording studio where she learned how to compose for television and major motion pictures. After her time at the studio, she went on to find her favorite niche, consulting clients in the music industry and making high-quality promotional guitar videos as well as other content for them.

Stephanie has taken her guitar skills and mixed them with her digital media marketing skills to build not only her own guitar career, but help some of the biggest music companies and artists with theirs. Alongside her husband, their company’s clients include Gator Cases, Levy’s Leathers, Steve Vai, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kenny Rogers, ESP Guitars, Megadeth’s A Tout Le Monde Beer, and many more.

Stephanie is currently working on an instrumental album.

Stephanie Bradley has been playing guitar for 15 years and teaching for almost as long. Since the moment she first picked up a guitar, she hasn’t put it down. Her instrument is truly a part of her, as you can see in the joy in her face every time she plays

.

Stephanie has become a regular exhibitor at NAMM and other trade shows for a wide variety of companies, and has also been a hired gun for multiple bands; performing shows all over the country and at major festivals like Bonnaroo.

Stephanie has studied under some of the world’s top guitar players; Bruce Bouillet (Racer X), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big/Racer X/Solo Artist), and Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Nevermore). And now, her skill and personality have made her an extremely sought after teacher herself, both online and in person.

While still teaching over 30 students a week, she also worked at award-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s recording studio where she learned how to compose for television and major motion pictures. After her time at the studio, she went on to find her favorite niche, consulting clients in the music industry and making high-quality promotional guitar videos as well as other content for them.

Stephanie has taken her guitar skills and mixed them with her digital media marketing skills to build not only her own guitar career, but help some of the biggest music companies and artists with theirs. Alongside her husband, their company’s clients include Gator Cases, Levy’s Leathers, Steve Vai, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kenny Rogers, ESP Guitars, Megadeth’s A Tout Le Monde Beer, and many more.

Stephanie is currently working on an instrumental album.