This lessons shows you how to make your solos more interesting by using chromatic notes and sidestepping in order to create tension and release. Players using these concepts include Greg Howe and Guthrie Govan.
"Billie's Bounce" (also known as "Bill's Bounce") is a jazz composition written by Charlie Parker in 1945 in the form of a 12 bar jazz/blues in F. My “Billie’s Bounce” lesson is actually two lessons in one: the accompaniment and soloing. You will learn how to play walking bass with chords and how to solo over 12 bar jazz/blues p...
In this lesson I will show how you can use advanced rhythmic concepts like odd time signatures and tempo changes to create more interesting musical passages. If you mix them in with simpler ideas you can create something original without losing the flow of the song.
This song was my entry for Guitar Idol III. It involves some of my favourite rock techniques and licks, and it will improve your alternate picking, tapping, and string skipping, as well as develop stamina in your right hand, thanks to the prolonged wide stretches.