Have you ever
seen the rain
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 acoustic song HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN by Creedence Clearwater Revival. YOU CAN DO IT! Along with the song lessons you also get special bonus full on technique lessons. So you not only get to learn all the parts of the song, but you also get full on guitar technique lessons explaining the necessary techniques to play the song. You can then take the techniques you learn and blast them across all your playing. And 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 on screen text, multiple camera angles, picture-in-picture, and 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!.
DVD introduction and tuning – in the short introduction David discusses the format for the coming lessons and how to take what you are learning and blast it across all your playing. David talks about the importance of not just learning songs, but rather learning “from the song”. He also talks about the gear used in this DVD and the tuning played on the song. David also gives out a few tips on learning songs by ear, tuning in general, and the importance of developing your ear.
Chords & Licks – in this section David takes you through all the chords, licks, and walking bass lines utilized in this song. You get a real tight shot of the neck so you can see everything up close and personal. David also shows you up close some of the technical aspects of playing the song – so you get a real birds eye view. All along David emphasizes the proper chord voicings, techniques and fingerings to get you playing in the fastest and most efficient manner. He also shows you alternate fingerings for some of the chords that may make it easier for you in your guitar journey. The licks are broken down into digestible pieces and demonstrated and explained at slow speed and at regular speeds.
Verses & open chord chucking lessons – this section is broken into three separate lessons where David teaches the verse progression, open chord chucking, and then puts it all together and teaches you the verses with chucking. David takes you through the progressions, rhythms and timings, chords, and strum patterns. These progressions are broken down chord by chord in our easy to digest format. David will take you through the chords in the verses and also teaches the strumming patterns needed to play the song. Added text will flash on the screen with the written strum patterns. David goes over the rhythms and timing while strumming all the patterns. You will also learn the concept of “building” and adding “dynamics” to your music to create emotion, passion, and tension. David then will teach you open chord chucking. The chuck is the rhythmic embellishment that you will want to blast across all your playing. David demonstrates the technique to get your chucking rock solid. He also goes over various strum patterns while utilizing the chuck and the added on screen text makes it all fun and easy. Then it all gets applied to the song as David teaches the chuck in the verses of the song – everything we teach you…..we then apply!
Chorus & bar chord chucking lessons – this section is broken into two lessons where David goes over the chorus chords, walking bass lines, and chucking with bar chords. David teaches easier strum patterns to get you going, but also teaches more complex strums with chucking to give you diversity as your strumming and rhythm skills progress. The walking bass lines are taught at slow and regular speeds with the rhythmic feel explained in depth. David then shows you how to embellish the chorus by teaching bar chord chucking. All strum patterns are explained in depth and the patterns are shown with the on screen text. David goes over multiple strum patterns while chucking and also gives you some exercises moving chords around to practice the techniques.
Intro & Outro & bonus lesson – in these three lessons David takes you through the guitar parts in the intro, outro, and a special bonus lesson. All strum patterns are explained in depth with on screen text. All song parts are broken down into digestible pieces and played at both slow and regular speeds. David breaks down each lick and explains what notes and frets to play. David teaches how to combine both open chord chucking and bar chord chucking with walking bass lines to really cop the feel of the song. In the bonus lesson David teaches practice exercises with 5 th chords, power chords, and bar chords. These exercises will really help you to master bar chord changes.
Chord Library – in the chord library you get up close camera shots of the chords utilized in this DVD. You get a real birds eye view and David explains the fingerings and voicings for each chord. Also included is a mini lesson on 6 th string root major bar chords.