Learn to play lead guitar in the style of one of the most influential and melodic blues rock soloists of all time. You know those bluesy, expressive, majestic solos pioneered by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Now you can create the same soaring lead lines when you watch our video lesson series.
This course is taught by Next Level Guitar instructor Dave Nassie and contains five in-depth video lessons. These total over 94 minutes of pure step-by-step, move-by-move instruction you can pause and follow along with our on-screen tablature. You also get two killer jam tracks that are in the style of Pink Floyd. Each track consists of 10+ minutes of bluesy intoxication that will make you want to practice forever. These are the exact same tracks that we utilize throughout the video lessons.
And you also get a 27-page detailed coinciding PDF eBook. This valuable eBook gives you crucial tips, scale diagrams, soloing strategies, and charts to speed your progress. You're going to flip when you see the level of helpful details.
We break all the licks, devices, and techniques down into digestible pieces and demonstrate them at slow and regular speeds. Then we demonstrate and teach you how to practice and apply them over the included jam tracks. And all the lessons feature on-screen tablature and close-ups of the fret and pick hands with multiple camera angles to make it easy to follow along.
Throughout these lessons you will learn:
-How to manipulate your guitar and create amazing sounds with string pick attack, string bending, vibrato, tremolo arm use, and more — as well as all the needed inflections that go into getting the colors and characteristics of this sound.
-How to add emotion, color, and texture to your licks.
-How to construct melodic phrases and melodic themes.
-How to phrase and attach licks together for smoother, longer runs.
-How triads and scales are connected and how to use and apply them in real musical situations.
-Tons and tons of licks in this awesome style and how to build them, what scales they are constructed from, and how to vary them into additional licks.
-Scale, chord, and triad mapping all over the guitar neck.
-To master the techniques in this style - vibrato, string bending, use of space, tremolo arm use, and more.
-Target note soloing based on the chords to make huge solo statements
Lecture 1 - Tone, Gear, and Settings Video Lesson: This lesson is a guide to get the awesome tones in the style of David Gilmour. We go over the guitar and pickup selections, amps and amp settings, and all effects and effect level settings. You get a screen shots of all the amp and effect pedal settings. So you see all the dials up close! Learn how to build this tone from the ground up from a totally dry clean signal to awesome killer tones. Learn about reverb, EQ settings, overdrive settings, delay settings, phaser pedal sounds, and boost pedal use and settings. Learn how to combine these effects for killer tones! We get you in the ballpark of his tone by using simple equipment that you probably have laying around your house.
Lecture 2 - David Gilmour Inspired Melodic Soloing over the Em Jam Track part 1. This lesson teaches the concepts, soloing devices, and lead guitar strategies that create the colors and characteristics in the Gilmour style of play. Learn all about triads, triad mapping, and triad application to cop the sweet Gilmour style sounds over the included E minor Jam Track. Learn fretboard navigation and visualization. Learn tons of classic blues based licks and phrases, how they are built, and also how to move them all around the neck. Learn about targeting and resolution notes and playing over chord changes. Learn to create a melodic theme. Learn to add melodic structure within your solo based on theme and melody. Learn how to practice and apply all the content that you are learning throughout the lessons.
Lecture 3 - David Gilmour Inspired Melodic Soloing over the Em Jam Track part 2. Learn more scales and scale application utilized in this style. Learn how to combine triads with scale positions. Learn all about resolving licks on strong chord tones to make massive solo statements. Learn to add melodic triad sounds to pentatonics and minor scales all over the neck. Learn tons more classic blues based licks and pentatonic phrases. Learn string bending techniques and dynamics, pre-bending, pinch harmonics, and string muting techniques. Learn all about the Gilmour tremolo bar techniques, dynamics, and string manipulation. Learn the Gilmour techniques on how to work the notes for maximum emotional effect while drenching them with melody.
Lecture 4 - David Gilmour Inspired Melodic Soloing over the Am Jam Track part 1. This lesson focuses on detailed soloing approaches and strategies over the included A minor Jam Track. Learn how to examine, analyze, and apply scales and triads over the track. Learn the relationships between scales and chords. Learn tons of licks in this style and the scales they are built from. Get out of the box by learning low to high soloing movements. Learn to use melody to create themes. Learn to construct and build phrases from simple licks to epic solo statements. Learn to add color and melodic content with Major Pentatonic, the Dorian Mode and Natural Minor Scales. Learn how to "Gilmour up" your licks with dynamics, techniques, and tremolo bar use.
Lecture 5 - David Gilmour Inspired Melodic Soloing over the Am Jam Track part 2. Learn tons more blues based licks and phrases in this style. Learn the thought processes that go into soloing in this style like use of space, building melodic themes, telling a story, and the manipulation of the strings utilizing string bending and vibrato. Learn to build simple Gilmour style licks out of just a few notes and how to vary them to turn one lick into ten licks. Learn to get out of the box by combining pentatonic positions to melodically move around the neck. Learn the needed techniques to get the tones in this style like string attack, finger positioning, string raking, up-stroke pinch harmonics, two handed string muting, and unison bends. Learn to create melodic ideas all over the guitar neck.
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