Slash's guitar style is an encyclopedia of rock guitar, which is why I've put him first. You will learn plenty of new ways to use pentatonic scales, get a firm understanding of playing over chord progressions, and learn his unique takes on pedal steel bends and melody.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan was not only a great blues guitarist, but had an unrivaled grasp of guitar technique that allowed him to play cleaner and faster than most others. In here I'm going to show you all the musical concepts that make for great blues guitar solos!
Don't overlook George because he's not as flashy. There's plenty that I'll be going over that'll demonstrate his grasp of many styles as well as endless gift for melody. Avoid this one at your own risk!
My personal favorite guitar player! Fast 5 note pattern runs, skillful use of arpeggios, and his unique take on exotic scales will be discussed in plenty of detail right here in the following videos.
Every guitar player should take plenty of time to get acquainted with slowhand. He rips just as hard as nearly everyone else in this course, and we can all learn from the amount of nuance and care he puts into his licks.
Eddie Van Halen
EVH is probably the only person after Hendrix to have made such a large impact on the instrument. His mastery of lead and rhythm guitar, as well as the many techniques he introduced to a wider audience, are a necessary right of passage for many players.
The greatest guitar player ever because nearly everyone after him has been influenced by him. Use distortion? Effects pedals? Play fast solos? Thank Jimi. No get acquainted with the master in this video.
Randy not only created iconic riffs and solos for us to munch on, but also added to the language of guitar playing immensely. My ebook and video (coming soon) will show you why.
Chet Atkins is at the same time one of the greatest players ever and one of the most criminally ignored. His grasp of harmony, fingerpicking, and melody should provide all of us with plenty of inspiration for a long time. If you're not familiar with him, watch my video and learn something.
This man was my intro to jazz guitar and there's tons that I still learn from playing his solos and licks. My video will not only give you an understanding of his techniques and theory concepts, but also a valid intro to jazz guitar.
Francisco Tarrega (Who?)
I felt it necessary to add licks from one great classical guitar player and I think you'll be surprised by what I demonstrate to you. Video coming soon!
Even I was intimidated by making a lesson about a virtuoso like Joe. However I attempted to do so as no lead guitar course I feel is complete with discussing someone like him.
I plan on making more videos covering other guitarists and great solos in the repertoire. Help me get the word out about this course and I can afford to make more!
I tried not have any bias when choosing any guitarists and how many videos they should have. However as it's my course, I wanted to indulge in my worship of guys like Slash and Marty Friedman, while also highlighting the all time greats like EVH and SRV.