Top rock educator Chris Buono presents the essential collection of 50 Rock Guitar Licks you MUST know, covering everything from intervals and sweep picking to classical riffs and whammy-bar workouts. This DVD will guide you through some of the most essential and commonly used phrases and licks used in rock.
You're feeling mighty fine as you head home after dropping your sweetie off on the doorstep, her kiss still fresh on your lips. The top is down, hair blowing all in your face, big smile on your mug and the radio is blasting your favorite tune. Like the rest of us, you struggle singing along to some of the lyrics (for the record, it's "blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night") but no problem scatting those killer guitar solos note-for-note. That's radio rock guitar baby – tasty, melodic, memorable solos guaranteed to trigger involuntary air-guitar convulsions.
Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton and Larry Coryell collaborated on Duster back in ’67 evoking wider use of the term ‘jazz rock’ and stimulating broader appreciation for what was then a very fresh-sounding new genre that fused jazz and rock. Coryell can certainly be credited with attracting guitarists from both sides of the fence to the jazz rock scene but Miles Davis’ highly improvisational Bitches Brew with John McLaughlin (recorded in ’69) blew minds and made jazz rock history. Listen carefully and you can hear Miles snapping fingers to set tempos, assigning solos to players and whispering direction such as, “Keep it tight.”
Your buddy dragged you along that Saturday night. The stadium was packed and the crowd was growing restless as the stage lit up and the dude plugged in. The first few notes from his guitar sent a mad rush down your spine; the following notes arrested your ears and blew your mind for a solid hour. That was the night you first experienced an instrumental rock performance and swore, come hell or high water, you'd learn to play like that one day. Thanks to Neil Zaza, that day has come.
One part rock, one part blues, a dash of country, two or three guitarists and a bottle of whiskey. Southern Rock exploded on the scene in the 70’s and is still going strong today. Will Sophie’s 50 Southern Rock Licks You MUST Know captures the very essence of this Americana phenomena. You’ll also have a blast in the shed with Will’s curriculum — especially working out all of the two-guitar harmonized parts that he’s very appropriately included.