Introducing: "Lead Guitar Star"
Our Approach With This Lead Series: We realized we had yet to create our most important instructional series ever: The one that takes beginners, that have dabbled with the guitar, and turns them into great sounding guitarists... that can play any solo they want to learn on their own, without a teacher... and in record time.
Lacking Motivation And Inspiration To Play? These videos will crush any confusion, and puts you on the fast track to playing lead guitar. You'll always know what to play and as long as you put on the videos and have a guitar in your lap, this program takes care of the rest.
Solos From The Masters - Play some simple, soulful leads from the greats like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, George Harrisson, David Gilmour, and more. Copying the masters is one of the fastest shortcuts possible.
Master the Building Blocks of Lead Guitar. Imagine hearing a song on the radio... and be able to figure out how to play it on your own in just a couple of minutes.
End your search online for tabs and quick lessons. We've put all the basics and fundamentals of playing awesome sounding electric guitar all in one course to get you up and running... and then some!
How To Play Hot Leads:
Conquer the Rock Boxes. Quickly learn the scale patterns on the fretboard, and when and how to use them. It’s never been simpler to learn from the Masters. Getting your basic pentatonic scales down is the most important thing to get started playing lead. With these simple patterns under your fingers, you'll be able to easily play endless licks and melodies on the guitar.
Who Said You Have To Wait Years To Sound Great?
Solo #1: Fire - Jimi Hendrix This is a solo that you need to know. It's got everything -- bends, double note bends, and so many tools you're gonna need to be an awesome guitarist.
Solo #2: Oye Como Va - Santana This is not only one of the greatest guitar melodies of all time, it also makes for a great finger exercise.
Solo #3: Come Together - Beatles A lesson in playing a clean, simple melody. There's some nice sweet bends here and this one will help you develop your intonation and vibrato.
Solo #4: Smells like Teen Spirit - Nirvana A brilliant example of how the best solos quote the melody of the song.
Solo #5: Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd Capture these soulful, deep bluesy licks and tasteful phrases under your fingers in a few easy steps. More priceless wisdom on how to make sure you're bending in key.
Solo #6: Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers You'll love playing these these choice solos. This one has an awesome melody, cool double note bends, and tasty phrasing.
Solo #7: Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Some awesome phrases and licks and one hot little solo. Like all the leads here, you can really learn and play this one in record time, even if you're a beginner.
Solo #8: Something - Beatles What makes George Harrison one of the best (underrated) guitarists? He always nailed the sweet slides and bends, while playing the perfect solo. Now its your turn to get all these nuanced phrases into your playing.
Solo #9: War Pigs - Black Sabbath This one has a lot of first finger sliding motion. You'll see exactly what fingers to use for these fast fiery licks.
Solo #10: Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses Another killer solo, which doubles as an excellent finger exercise and a fantastic technique builder.
Mike Baelde has been playing guitar since the age of 9. He received his degree in music performance from the Berklee Music College and won the Fred Sherratt Award distinguishing him as a top Canadian scholar. He has been the lead 1-on-1 instructor for the Vancouver Guitar School, which is now Campfire Guitar Star since 2012. Mike tours extensively in Canada, and has a worldwide following of students.
Here's what Mike's got to say on the subject of teaching and learning guitar: "My philosophy on music and teaching is simple. The better you get, the more rewarding music becomes. A good teacher will simple guide a student to that point where they want to play and practice, by using a process that keeps the student having fun and engaged throughout.
There is no greater joy for me than when I see my students accomplishing their musical goals, so I've made it my main focus to help people succeed on the guitar. There is something here for everyone. No matter what your level, it is my guarantee that you will emerge a better guitarist after completing this series."
Here's 4 Potent Licks That We've Seen In Thousands Of Guitar Solos Over The Years From Legends Like: Mark Knopfler, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Lynyrd Skynyrd (And Many More)
Lick #1 This lick can be found in the famous "Sultans of Swing" guitar solo by Dire Straits. It's the basis of a fundamental technique that give your fingers some slick chops, and you'll see it all the time in tons of different rock and blues guitar solos.
Lick #3 You can find this lick in songs like Voodoo Child and Freebird. It's aweseome. Mike gives you the small nuances that are the difference between sounding like a champ vs. sounding like a chump.
Lick #2 Another monster lick and even easier to play. The trick to this one is to keep the sound crisp and and not let the notes mush together like a chord. Jimmy Page used this in some of his most epic songs.
Lick #4 Play wicked "double stops" like you'll see Jimi Hendrix and Lynyrd Skynrd doing in classics like "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Little Wing". Mike's gonna give you the 3 "mini chords" that you'll hear everwhere in classic rock riffs.
It Doesn't Matter What Kind Of Guitar And Amp You Have... Let's Do This!