Lessons With Steve Stevens

Artist Series Guitar Course from Steve Stevens

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

9 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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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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Billy Idol

  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Playing since 1975
  • 13 lessons at JamPlay
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

Reviews & Feedback 97/100 with 157 ratings

well it's great to have Steve Stevens!


always being a fan of steve stevens




Awesome, Steve is a legend!


Excellent stuff


Excellent stuff Steve !!


Excellent stuff!


Great delivery....true talent, was impressed by Steve's knowledge of theory. I'm an intermediate player looking to take the next step and really appreciated the open genuine feedback from someone who truly has achieved success. I've got no sk


Great job. Reminds me of why I LOVE playing Guitar; all the different ways to tell the songs story. Steve is a Great Guitar Player. Underrated!


steve stevens is freaking cool as hell, and an awesome guitar player. great personality!!!!!!


I feel his patience and easy speaking tone and speed was made me feel relaxed as well as inspired. I like how he kept speaking about improvising. The tone he was using I want to try and learn and play, He really took his time and is very easy


With my both hands being very week Steve makes it easy for me to learn so thank you God bless


I tried to select all three selections.... I think Steve Stevens is playing and passion speaks to me!

dave scott

Steve is an outstanding teacher. i accidently did a thumbs down in previous lesson., one of the best teachers you have on your site.


Steve is down-to -earth and made this series extremely enjoyable while teaching intermediate advanced guitarists new ways to think about approaching the guitar, practicing and writing. Absolutely loved this series.


Steve Stevens is the best!


Steve Stevens is very clear on what he conveys and its a pleasure watching n listening to him talk about his musical experiences


this guy very underated


This is informative. I like his point that you have to vary your music so it appeals to a vast audience.


Very practical advice. Great for everyone, not just rockers!!


Wow Steve you are a total bad ass. This might be too advanced for me but I will keep watching.