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Reggae is a unique genre of music filled with history and passion. In this series Stuart will do his best to distill the essence of the genre and cover it's core techniques.
Welcome to lesson 1 of the Reggae Guitar series presented by Stuart Ziff! This lesson...Length: 8:22
In this lesson, Stuart explains and demonstrates the "skank" rhythm. Practice this simple...Length: 6:37
Now that you have learned the "skank" rhythm, it's time to add in some melodic ideas....Length: 9:42
Stuart delves into all the different aspects of how R&B guitar has had an impact within...View This Full Lesson!
Stuart demonstrates how the delay effect can greatly enhance the music as well as how...Length: 7:16
This quick lesson demonstrates how to utilize space within reggae music and how to create...Length: 5:00
Yet again, Stuart covers some tips on how to apply heavy rock & roll chops within reggae...Length: 5:18
Stuart demonstrates some techniques that are used in more modern / contemporary reggae...Length: 6:14
Stuart summarizes the last 8 lessons and explains how each topic covered is a defining...Length: 3:32
Stuart will demonstrate his own unique style of Blues guitar. He will talk about the genre and demonstrate why this unique style is a staple of American music.
Stuart doesn't waste an ytime diving into blues as he starts his series off by demonstrating...View This Full Lesson!
Rhythm in blues is essential, and Stuart provides some tips on how the foundation for...Length: 11:44
In this lesson, Stuart demonstrates how to create complementary rhythms that accompany...Length: 11:39
Stuart demonstrates how simple single note lines can really influence rhythm within blues...Length: 17:24
Stuart moves forward in his blues series by demonstrating the minor pentatonic scale....Length: 17:02
Even though they are less common than major keys, minor keys play a huge part in blues...Length: 13:13
This lesson provide tips on soloing over minor blues progressions. Stuart uses a backing...Length: 20:06
Adding a "swing" to eighth note groupings is the subject of this lesson. Stuart demonstrates...Length: 11:17
Stuart utilizes the swing technique to help demonstrate how "uptown blues" has its own...Length: 15:15
Stuart demonstrates what a ii-V change is and explains how it is such a widely used turnaround...Length: 16:53
Stuart takes an in depth look at pentatonic scale theory and demonstrates many different...Length: 34:05
Stuart will demonstrate what a 2 bar phrase is and how it can be used within the blues...Length: 15:43
Stuart will now demonstrate what bottleneck slide blues guitar is, some of his favorite...Length: 7:24
Stuart will now dive much deeper into the many different techniques that are needed to...Length: 14:14
Stuart will continue his slide blues techniques by demonstrating how to find intervals...Length: 9:54
Learn the styles of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and more! Join Stuart Ziff in a comprehensive study and application of Rockabilly guitar. Learn with real musical examples and composed material that, with some hard work and dedication, will have you playing right along with the greats!
Learn the styles of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and more! Join Stuart Ziff...View This Full Lesson!
Stuart will go into detail about what you need to know and be able to play in order to...Length: 10:16
Begin the journey of digging into the style of Carl Perkins. One of the most important...Length: 7:06
Start to look at Carl Perkins style of soloing. It's not all that different than Chuck...Length: 7:42
Continue looking at Carl Perkins and rhythm guitar. Look at an example that resembles...Length: 6:17
Look at Mr. Perkins solo over an "Everybody's Trying..." style tune. He used a lot of...Length: 8:48
Look at another Carl Perkins rhythm loosely based on "Honey Don't" which was recorded...Length: 4:53
Now you'll get to work on the electric style of Carl Perkins as played in a song like...Length: 5:43
Look at another interest stop time Carl Perkins rhythm on your acoustic guitar. Remember,...Length: 5:23
Classic Carl Perkins electric guitar playing can be found HERE. Rhythm is such an important...Length: 6:33
Chord riffs and rhythm playing in the style of "Matchbox" are on the menu for this lesson...Length: 4:57
Elvis and Rockabilly. You have the opportunity to play a rhythm that the King himself...Length: 5:03
Learn the "Tick Tack" rhythm. Dial in a subtle slap delay and play along with the bass...Length: 4:03
In this lesson you'll get a taste of the rhythm playing of Scotty Moore. Get ready to...Length: 7:25
Back to some electric picking with this lesson. Learn about the guitar player who contributed...Length: 7:25
The sound of twang is very important in Rockabilly. It's a tone... A sound... A vibe....Length: 9:08
Brian Setzer brings Rockabilly into the modern era. He brought the classic swing and...Length: 4:21
You got a taste of Brian Setzer rhythm in the last lesson. Dive head first into Brian's...Length: 6:15
Dive in to some Mystery Train style grooves. The Stray Cats made this kind of playing...Length: 10:11
Clean twang sounds and nice rhythms abound in this Duane Eddy style solo. After mastering...Length: 6:57
Consider this lesson as possibly your first introduction to Gene Vincent. His playing,...Length: 6:37
Let's look at the electric guitar part present over the acoustic part learned in the last...Length: 8:43
You were warned! Hopefully you're good and warmed up from practicing the last two parts...Length: 4:38
This passage has a brighter, bouncier sound. It doesn't require as much from your hands...Length: 4:16
We've been studying the style of Cliff Gallup over the last several lessons, specifically...Length: 3:03
The artist is Ricky Nelson. The legendary James Burton is represented here. You'll get...Length: 7:27
Look at a solo by one of the greatest Tele players that walked the planet! They start...Length: 3:20
Work on a song based on the legendary "Waitin' In School" featuring Joe Maphis. Maphis...Length: 5:36
In this lesson we're going to look at the solo from Joe Maphis based on the track that...Length: 7:10
Again, featuring Joe Maphis on guitar, you'll get to learn a style based on a song called...Length: 3:59
This lesson is going to be flavored like a jam between Joe Maphis and James Burton. You'll...Length: 7:14
Learn the solo like what Joe Maphis may have played from this track based on "Stood Up"....Length: 5:19
Let's look at some Cliff Gallup in this lesson. Cliff had a lot of influence on guys...Length: 6:13
This series by Stuart Ziff is one of the most comprehensive looks at all of the ins and outs of Slide Guitar playing you'll find anywhere. Once Stuart gets your tools and gear whipped into shape, he'll dive into the styles of some of the most influential Slide players in history and inspire you to start or improve your Slide skills with all of the great included examples and backing tracks.