Hit Me With Your
Best Shot
      by Pat Benatar               

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 I break down and explain in our easy to digest format the classic rocker HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT made famous by Pat Benatar and her husband on guitar Neil Giraldo. This is the full on song lesson and when we say “full song lesson” we mean it. We teach ALL the song parts – intro, verses, rhythms, chorus, timing, strumming, outro, embellishments, licks, full guitar solo, and more. David also discusses how he will teach you to play the song utilizing 5 th and power chords in case you are not ready to play full on bar chords as yet.So you learn it all possible ways!You learn techniques as well as the song, so then you can blast them all across all your playing and practicing.

The song is 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, two camera picture-in-picture, and close ups of the fret hand and pick hand to make the learning process even easier.

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 David discusses the lesson format, the structure for the coming song lessons, and how to piece the song together in the fastest and most efficient manner. David also talks about the techniques needed to cop the feel of the song. He also talks about the gear and tuning used in the DVD and how he gets the needed tones as far as guitar and pickup choices, guitar settings, amps, and effects. He discusses pickup and amp settings as well as different gain/distortion levels and effects and effect levels used in the DVD as well as on the CD. He goes over how to get a good tone as far as bass, mids, and treble settings. David also discusses how he will teach you to play the song utilizing 5th and power chords in case you are not ready to play full on bar chords as yet – so you will learn a few different ways to play the song depending on where you are at in your guitar journey.

Chord Library – Here David takes you in on a very tight shot on the neck and goes over each chord 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 text makes learning even easier and ties it all together. You will learn the bar chords used in the song but David also teaches you chord playing techniques with power and 5th chords and all about these moveable chords. This will get you playing in the fastest and most efficient manner in case you are not ready for full on bar chords as yet. You also get the full on bar chords – so you have it all! He also explains string-muting techniques that will help to clean up your playing and cancel any unwanted string noise and pops. David also weaves in some music theory to tie it all together and help you as you move forward in your guitar journey.

Song intro & chorus - In this section the guitar intro is broken down into digestible pieces. All chords and progressions are played at regular speed and slow speeds. David breaks down each section and explains them in total while the on screen text displays all progressions. While explaining the intro & chorus David also teaches the strumming patterns, string muting, timing, slides, how to kill the chords, proper finger positioning, and how to cop the feel of the song utilizing these techniques. It’s all explained in digestible pieces as per our easy teaching methodology. David also shows you how to connect these sections to other parts of the song. All along David gives tips and tricks to make your playing easier.

All Verses – This section in broken into two sections as two of the verses are the same and the other is played arpeggiated. David takes you through the verse progressions and all chords with plenty of on-screen text to make learning easy. He also shows you how to connect the verses to the other parts of the song. All sections are played at both slow and regular speeds. David also teaches the concept of dynamics and how to build on a chord to give it emotion and movement. You get a tight shot on the pick hand for a close up lesson on palm muting. You get some alternate ways to play certain chords as you have some choices to make playing even easier. You will also learn the arpeggiated progression that is played in the third verse. You get close shots of the fret hand AND pick hand as well as two-camera picture in picture to get the best views possible. David shows you all the little nuances that make this song cool and you will be copping that hit me with your best shot feel very quickly.

Guitar Solo & Outro – This section is broken into two sections teaching the guitar solo and the song outro. David goes over the guitar solo in easily understandable pieces. He separates and teaches each lick at slow and regular speeds as well as he demonstrates and explains with a tight shot of the neck. David also discusses the theory behind the solo and what scales the lead is mainly taken from. David teaches what fingerings work best for fluidity, and how to piece the entire solo together – you will learn it all up close and personal. Lots of cool techniques that make this solo cool – hammer-ons and pull-offs, string bends, vibrato, palm-muting, artificial harmonics, and trills. You will also learn the full outro with the embellishments, progressions, and licks. David teaches you how to tie it all together.

Bonus Lessons – In this section you get two full on bonus lessons:

  •  1.    Practice Exercises With 5ths and Power Chords – One of the most common emails we get here at Next Level Guitar is from students asking for help with bar chords and changing bar chords. Bar chords and bar chord changing can be one of the most challenging techniques for the guitarist at this level. However, we will get you there fast. In this lesson David teaches various practice exercises with 5th chords, power chords, and bar chords. These exercises will really help you to master bar chord changes by first getting proficient at 5th and power chord changing. David shows you chord changing exercises that will help push your playing to the next level
  •  2.    Lead Guitar Lesson On String Bending – In this technique lesson you will learn the proper techniques to bend strings properly. String bending is one of the most expressive things you can do on the guitar and you will really want to get good at these techniques. David teaches the importance of bending in pitch and the concept of bending to a “target note”. He goes over some of the most common mistakes made when attempting string bending. David also teaches the importance of proper fingering and proper finger positioning when bending strings. He also teaches you a great practice technique to get your bends dialed in perfectly.

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