By Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hello Good People – Tim Gilberg here from Next Level Guitar. We are really stoked to bring our unique teaching techniques to you in Full Screen DVD format. We break down popular songs and make them simple and fun. With a little practice you can be playing the hits you love just like on the radio. Amaze your family and friends, join a band, have fun, and ROCK ON!
In this two-hour DVD Jennifer Gamble breaks down in our easy to digest format the all time classic SIMPLE MAN By Lynyrd Skynyrd. This is the full on song lesson and when we say “full song lesson” we mean it. We teach ALL the song parts – intro, chords, verses, rhythms, outro, strums & strum patterns, embellishments, full guitar solos, and more. You learn the techniques as well as the song, so then you can blast them all across all your playing and practicing. Plus we teach you all the tricks and tips on how to cop the feel of the song.
The whole song, intro, rhythms, licks, and solo are all broken down and explained and demonstrated at slow speed and regular speed. We break each section into digestible parts and we get you playing and rocking out in the fastest and most efficient manner. If you are familiar with our teaching methods you know that we take songs sections one at a time and break them down into smaller sections, explaining every piece as we go along. Then we show you how to tie everything together. We also have on screen text, multiple camera angles, and close ups of the fret hand to make the learning process even easier.
Keep in mind that this DVD is way more than just a song lesson. Below is the complete DVD menu and synopsis of all the lessons on this DVD – feel free to email us any questions and rock on!
DVD Introduction – In this introduction Jennifer discusses the lesson format, the structure for the coming lessons, the DVD menu sections, and how to piece the song together in the fastest and most efficient manner. Jennifer also discusses the tuning used for the song and the rhythmic feel needed to cop the feel of the song. Jennifer discusses the gear used in the DVD and how he gets the needed tones as far as guitar, pickups, amps, and effects.
Chord Library – In this section Jennifer takes you in on a very tight shot on the neck and goes over the chords that you will need to play in the song. You will also see the chord names and fret numbers flash on the screen with our on-screen text. Having this on-screen text really ties everything together and makes learning even easier. Jennifer also teaches you chord playing techniques and fingerings with the chords so you get them sounding their absolute best as well as some chord embellishments. He also sprinkles in a little music theory to tie it all together to keep your guitar journey moving forward.
Song Intro - This section of the DVD is broken into two sub-menus
1. Intro Sections - In this section Jennifer takes you through the song up until the first verse. The electric piano riff is transcribed for guitar and you will learn how to dovetail that into the intro lead guitar lines. Jennifer shows you how to play both parts with one guitar and later shows you the parts if you have two instruments. You also will learn the intro guitar melodic lines and intro guitar solo. All lead lines are broken down and explained at both slow and regular speeds and with up close shots of the neck.
2. Intro Structure - In this section David teaches how to play the intro parts if you have multiple instruments – like two guitars or guitar and electric piano. He goes over the rhythms and timings and the on screen text ties it all together making learning this piece fast, fun, and easy.
Verses & Rhythms - This section of the DVD is broken into three sub-menus:
1. Verse Rhythms - In this section Jennifer takes you through the verses of the song. You not only learn the chords and the progressions but also the strumming and strum patterns. On screen text displays the strum patterns and Jennifer goes over the timing and how to cop that Latin feel while strumming. Jennifer teaches you the techniques of rhythmic “chucking” and chord “killing” to get a sophisticated rhythm. He starts off slow and easy and teaches different patterns so you can progress and build on what you know. With these teachings you will be playing the rhythms in the fast and most efficient manner.
2. Chorus Section - In this section Jennifer teaches the chorus utilized in the song. There are some very trademark styles explained here.
3. Practice Rhythm Track – Jam Track - In this section you get a great practice exercise of Jennifer playing the entire song the whole way through at record tempo. You can use this rhythm track as a jam track to practice the rhythms, strums, chord changing, timing, and also to practice your soloing and improvisation, and to practice the solo and licks for the song. Jam tracks are an invaluable practice tool and you will really like this one!
Guitar Solo - This section of the DVD is broken into two sub-menus:
1. Full Guitar Solo - In this section you will learn the complete guitar solo. Jennifer goes over in easily understandable pieces each and every lick. Each lick is broken down and played at slow and regular speeds as well as demonstrated and explained with a tight shot of the neck. Jennifer teaches what fingerings work best for fluidity, and how to piece the entire solo together – you will learn it all up close and personal with a tight shot of the neck. He explains all the techniques that make this solo cool – the heavy string bending, vibrato, bend and vibrato, hammer-ons and pull-offs and more. Jennifer also explains what chords are being played rhythmically under the solo and why it is so important to always analyze the chords that you are playing over. This is a phenomenal piece of guitar and you will be playing it just like the CD in no time. This solo is a real feast for the lead guitar player.
2. Lead Fill Section - Jennifer break down the signature lead fill pre solo lotsof fun to rock out to
Outro & Bonus - This section of the DVD is broken into two sub-menus:
1. Song Outro - In this section Jennifer goes over the outro licks to the song. Fast, fun, and easy and you will be mastering this all time classic.
2. Bonus Vibrato Technique Lesson - - In this bonus lesson David discusses one of the coolest yet easy to learn guitar techniques arpeggios. An arpeggio is a group of notes which are played one after the other, either going up or going down. The notes all belong to one chord. The chord may, for example, be a simple chord with the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of the scale in it (this is called a "tonic chord"). An arpeggio in the key of C major going up two octaves would be the notes (C,E,G,C,E,G,C). Cool sounding and super Fun.