Joe Bonamassa sits down for his first Hot Licks DVD release and hammers out the details of playing lead guitar with style and flair. Mimicking the styles of greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, Bonamassa shows how the solo is an important part of music, and how if it’s not done right, it can ruin any good song.
This lesson covers more material than you can possibly imagine. From Stevie Ray, Hendrix, Gatton, Beck, Clapton, and B.B. King influences to pick-and-finger style, it’s all here! Joe covers octaves in blues, 2-note bending, taking musical chances, over bending, slide guitar in open G tuning, wah-wah techniques, soloing over swing patterns, bounce picking, index finger bends, rock, blues, jazz and country styles and more to help create your own signature sound. Filmed early in his career, Joe was already a master player and teacher, and he gives it all he’s got on this re-mastered DVD.
Music examples included in PDF format on the DVD disc. More than 60 exercises are transcribed, matching the example numbers on the screen. All right- and left-hand techniques are shown close-up, with special split-screen effects so you can observe and learn all the subtleties of the top players.