Carry On Wayward Son
by Kansas  

Hello Good People – David Taub here from Next Level Guitar. Tim and I 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 will break down and explain in our easy to digest format the classic song Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas. YOU CAN DO IT! When we say “full song lesson” we mean it – we teach ALL the song parts – intro, verses, rhythms, timing, strumming and strum patterns, embellishments, licks, full guitar solo, and more.

The song is broken down and explained and demonstrated at slow speed and regular speed. We break each section into digestible parts and will 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 close ups of the neck and fret hand to make the learning process even easier and more fun.

Keep in mind that this DVD is way more than just a song lesson. We help teach guitar by using popular songs as vehicles to get your playing to the next level. 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!
-David Taub

DVD Introduction – In this introduction Jennifer discusses the lesson format and the structure for the coming song lessons. She explains that the song will be broken down into sections: 5 guitar riffs, verses, chorus, bridge, walkup, and 4 guitar solos, and that each section will be demonstrated slowly and up close.

Guitar Riffs – There are five distinguishable guitar riffs that become main rhythm patterns for the song. You get multi-camera angles with all the riffs played at regular speed and slow speeds. The camera is then zoomed in for a tight shot, and Jennifer breaks down each riff and explains what notes and frets to play. She also shows you the best picking pattern for each riff. You see it all up close with a tight shot of the neck. It’s all explained in digestible pieces as per our easy and fast teaching methodology.

Verses - Here you will learn the rhythm and chords used in all the verses in the song. Jennifer replaces the piano section with a corresponding rhythm guitar that covers the same chord progression. She takes you through all the chords with both wide and close-up camera angles. Jennifer breaks the verse down at slow and regular speeds and the chords also written in on screen text.

Chorus – In this section you will learn to play the chorus including chord changes, passing notes, and arpeggiated picking patterns. You get multi camera angles with the chorus played at regular speed and slow speeds. Jennifer shows in detail the arpeggiated picking pattern used in the chorus with a close shot on her right hand. You will see exactly which strings to play during a particular chord.

Bridge – Here Jennifer will show you the power chords (or 5th chords) used in the bridge as well as the walk-up triad chords which act as passing notes up to the next chord. You will also learn another arpeggiated picking pattern for the bridge chords. These will be shown with both wide-angle and close-up shots of the neck and the picking patterns. You will also see the chord names and fret numbers flash on the screen with our on-screen text.

Walkup – In this short, but necessary section you will learn a small group of chord changes that constitute the “walk-up” of the song. This section occurs twice in the song, once leading into the first verse and once to end the song. These chord changes are quick, but Jennifer slows them down for you and teaches you each chord, how to play them and how to progress most easily to the next one.

Guitar solos – In this section you will learn the four individual guitar solos in the song. Jennifer will show which guitar riff of the song the solo is played over for context. She also explains which mode or scale is primarily used for each solo. She demonstrates each solo at regular speed, and then breaks down each solo bit-by-bit very slowly with a tight shot on the neck position. Jennifer also teaches what fingerings work best for fluidity, and how to piece the entire solo together – you will learn it all up close and personal.

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