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 song LAST KISS. 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 & Chords this menu item is broken down into four sub-sections.
1. Introduction - in the introduction David discusses the format for the coming lessons, tuning, and gear used to play the song. He also talks about the gear used in this DVD and how he gets the needed tones to play this song. He discusses amp settings/effects used, and pickup selection. David also discusses some useful practice tips and the importance of building a solid foundation utilizing proper technique.
2. Chord Library in this lesson David shows you all the chords used in the song as well as some added bonus chords that can be used for exercises and embellishments. To make learning even easier and to tie it all together we use on screen text enhancements. David goes over the fingerings, frets, notes, and chords. He takes you through all the chords with a nice tight angled shot of the neck so you see it all up close and personal. David stresses the importance of consistent fingering and chordal embellishments that you can add fast and easy.
3. Chord Changing Fundamentals in this lesson David goes over good chord changing fundamentals. You have to have a good solid foundation to build upon and David will help get you there. He goes over fret hand technique in depth to ensure your fundamentals are strong. David discusses and demonstrates finger position, thump positioning, pinky finger positioning, wrist position and more. He also goes over good chord changing and finger movement fundamentals. He teaches how to properly practice good chord change mechanics and to analyze chord changes to ensure you are utilizing all the proper techniques.
4. Chord Changing Techniques in this lesson David takes you through some critical chord changing techniques to help build that solid foundation and to make chord changing as easy as possible. So many students make the mistake of not utilizing the proper chord changing techniques and that makes guitar frustrating we take that frustration away and make guitar fun and easy. Up close shots of the neck and on screen text help tie it all together. David explains in depth the proper chord changing technique and gives you a bunch of chord changing exercises so you can hone your skills.
Strumming this menu item is broken down to three sub-sections.
Strumming, Rhythm, & Timing Basics in this lesson David teaches you proper strumming, rhythm, and timing. David emphasizes the importance of good musical time and rhythm. He teaches quarter and eighth note strumming with on screen text to make it easy to follow and play along. He explains how to count musically and then ties that in with your strumming and foot tapping. He will teach you how to tap your foot to keep good musical time. David also teaches you all about good strumming technique to help build that rock solid strumming foundation that you will be building on throughout the DVD. He demonstrates proper arm and wrist position and the swath and mechanics of the strum. David also will teach you all about tempo and beats per minute versus notes per beat. These are very important principles that David breaks down with musical examples and makes fun and easy.
Strumming Pattern in this lesson David will teach you all about rhythm, measures, and strum patterns. You will learn what gives music its rhythm. He will teach you a strum pattern that you can blast across many, many songs all through out your playing. He breaks the strum down into digestible sub-sections to make it easy to learn. David teaches you to play in time, with rhythm, by utilizing strum patterns. On screen text ties it together. There is a strum along section so you can play along with David to utilize as a practice exercise.
Another Strumming Pattern in this lesson David will teach you another strum pattern. Much like the first pattern he breaks this pattern into sub-sections to get you strumming fast. These are strum patterns that David has found students gravitate toward first and can grasp very quickly. You can use these patterns for a myriad of different songs and applications. Another strum along with David helps you practice and apply what you are learning YOU CAN DO IT! All along David stresses the proper techniques that you are learning throughout this DVD learn and apply.
Song Progression in this lesson David teaches you the song progression. First he takes you through the song utilizing the strumming techniques and chord changing techniques that you have learned so far on the DVD. David takes all you have learned so far on this DVD and then applies it in this musical song example. On screen text flashes the chords and strum patterns to help you along the way. David breaks the progression down chord by chord. He works on the changes with you individually as you work through the progression. He tells you exactly what to practice and all the patterns and timings to get you ramped up to speed quickly. You can even play along with David in time. David discusses good practice principles and how to master these chord-changing techniques so eventually your chord changing will be automatic.
Walking Bass Lines in this section you will learn about walking bass lines. Walking lines are such a great embellishment to add some spice to your playing. David goes over the bass lines utilized in the song and then teaches how to insert them into your playing to add interest and movement. This technique can be blasted across your playing to certain chordal movements as a great embellishment. You get both wide and close angle shots as well as the lines played at both slow and regular speeds. David goes over the rhythm and timing so you can easily add these lines to the song. On screen text lists the lines and the chords to tie it all together. TONS OF FUN!
Arpeggiate & Added Embellishments in this lesson David will teach you how to arpeggiate chords. This will give your music a different feel than strumming chords. Its another embellishment or rhythmic technique to add to your guitar arsenal. David breaks down all the notes and teaches you the patterns at slow speed. He also gives you a fantastic exercise to get you started arpeggiating in time. He then builds on that principle as he teaches the arpeggiation patterns for the song. He takes you through the song chord by chord. There is a play along section with on screen text to utilize as a practice regimen. Then David pulls the whole dvd together and get you playing all the techniques you have learned on the dvd all the rhythm, timing, walking bass line, and arpeggiating is then implemented to play the song. David also teaches you how to add some suspended and add chords to really spice up the progression.
Lead guitar in this section David takes you through the guitar solo. He breaks the solo down and explains each lick at regular and slow speeds with a tight shot of the neck. David demonstrates the solo at different camera angles so you learn it all up close and personal. He shows you the picking, fingerings, frets, as well as the notes you will be playing and soon you will be ripping through the solo in no time.