Steve Stevens

Steve Stevens

From Billy Idol

Steve Stevens is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for playing for his years playing with Billy Idol but is also involved in solo efforts, collaborations, and is an in-demand session guitarist

Steve currently offers 13 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 4 song lessons and 9 lessons in our Artist Series.

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Lessons With Steve Stevens

Take lessons with rock legend Steve Stevens, guitarist for Billy Idol.


Rock Improvisation

Steve Stevens shows some of his go-to licks and ideas while improvising over a backing track he created for JamPlay.

20:28 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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Blues Backing Improvisation

Steve continues his Artist series with another lesson on improvisation. In this lesson he plays over a blues based backing track and talks about different approaches to playing over it.

11:47 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Steve's Warmup Exercises

In this lesson Steve Stevens shows you his warmup routine and talks about the importance of warming up before you play.

7:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Alternate Picking Exercises

Known for his fierce alternate picking chops, Steve Stevens shows you exercises to beef up your picking.

9:32 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Whammy Bar Techniques

Steve shows you various whammy or "wang" bar techniques that he uses in his playing.

7:03 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Performance and Band Tips

Steve lectures on some topics he is more than qualified to be talking about; performance and being in a band.

8:09 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Song Writing Tips

Grammy award winner Steve Stevens talks about writing songs and shares insight into his process.

12:00 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Steve's Gear and Recording Philosophy

Billy Idol's guitarist, Steve Stevens, gives his opinion on gear and also how he records guitar in his home studio.

14:19 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Steve Stevens Interview

Topics include: early years, history with Billy Idol, winning a Grammy, recording with Michael Jackson, time with Vince Neil, and lots of good advice on guitar playing and being in a band.

27:46 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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