Take lessons with Dave "David J" Weiner.
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In his exclusive artist series on JamPlay, Dave uncovers many concepts that are often over looked. The ongoing theme in his series is have fun and make music!
Dave "David J" Weiner introduces his series with a lesson on the importance of rhythm in your playing and his concept of acapella playing.
Dave "David J" Weiner returns with a lesson on how to play with style and attitude. He covers all the basic techniques you'll need to get started.
In this lesson David J teaches you about dynamics and phrasing and how this all ties into his basic musician development concept.
David J continues his look at phrasing and shows you how to simultaneously build your stamina while playing over backing tracks.
Dave talks about turning repetition into melodic playing and how to start using motifs in your playing.
Dave switches gears and focuses on theoretical concepts. In this lesson he explains different ways to gain knowledge of the fretboard.
Dave shows you a way to find and learn the notes on the fretboard using the CAGED system. He then shows you how he would practice using the CAGED system.
Dave shows you how to advance your fretboard knowledge by creating licks that bridge the CAGED shapes.
Dave continues teaching how to master the fretboard by teaching open string licks.
Dave "David J" Weiner explains how to avoid sounding scalar. He shows how to jump around the scale and not just play sequentially.
Dave "David J" Weiner switches gears and gets in-depth with techniques. In this very informative lesson Dave shows what to practice, how to practice technique, and his own personal practice routine.
Short lesson, years to master. Dave talks about alternate picking and how to practice it!
David J talks about legato technique, which uses very little or no picking. He shows you how to develop the technique and how to play longer runs on the fretboard.
David J shows the basics of sweep picking and also shows you how to make it more musical.
David J continues his look at various integral techniques to playing guitar with a lesson on tapping. He not only shows you how to do various tapping techniques but shows you how to use them in a real musical situation.
David J finishes his lessons on technique with a video on his favorite technique, hybrid picking or "chicken pickin'". He shows how to get the country sounds and also how to incorporate it into every aspect of your playing.
David J explains how the ability to improvise is a good test of a musicians understanding and ability on the instrument.
David J shows you how to practice improvising first by using scales and then how to improvise with chords.
David J revisits the concept of playing with motifs and shows you how to use it in your improvisation. He also shows you that building a lick vocabulary is vital to spontaneous playing.
David J teaches you how to incorporate the concept of storytelling into your improvisation. This concept utilizes everything Dave has taught up until this point.
Dave sits down with JamPlay.com and talks about various subjects including his start with Steve Vai and his current projects.
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as always, this series is so mind blowing. This particular lesson was so simple but so effective! Why didnt I learn this before?
Can you do a beat it solo lesson?
Dave is a very good teacher. He has a deep understanding of music and he's very good at sharing all his knowledge in an understandable way. He's inspiring, convincing, easy to listen to and easy to follow. I'm a guitar teacher myself so I have
Dave J. is very smooth in his teaching style and builds on the lesson as you go through. There no awkward moments in his lesson where he doesn't know how to progress. Very well planned and thought out.
Dave Weiner is fantastic. Keep him as an instructor. I really love his work. I graduated from Musicians Institute and Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in 1985. I really like that about him as well. Also, I am a HUGE Steve Vai fan, so I
Fretboard memorization was on top of my list and these points are,useful and will hopefully help this senior brain retain
Great style and technique with your explanation. I also like the depth you bring to the music.
Great teacher, great concept. Adding the musical example at the end really brought it home!
He's easy to understand, and this is just what I needed. I love the groove! This is a great lesson for beginners like me! Yay!
Honestly that gave me some ideas I've never considered. I like how it covered a broad spectrum of styles you can add some style too. Thanks.
I KNOW IT CAN BE APPLIED TO ACOUSTIC GUITER, BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE IT DONE ON ONE. GREAT JOB THOUGH. ITS WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR, ALTHOUGH I WOULD RATHER BEGIN IN FIRST POSITION WHERE I AM FAMILIAR WITH ALL THE CHORDS. THANKS.
I like the combination of rhythm and lead playing.
I was thinking about enhancing my rhythm playing, make it sound cooler. This lesson totally showed me what i needed, as the simplest first step.
I'd learned this some time ago but appreciate Dave re-enforcing the concepts.
In my opinion,the best teacher I ve seen in this site.
Love Dave's playing, this lesson was very cool, a bit basic for me however, his teaching style is very complete and easy to grasp. Love it. Thanks
Really good - going to start using these exercises right now!
second part was great!
The concept of repetition and use of motifs had never been explained to me before. Always looking for the gaps in my guitar knowledge.
this is awesome
THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!! Being able to make my own licks and move them around within the same key all over the fretboard. Than you!!!