Hello Good People – David Taub here from Next Level Guitar. Tim and I are really stoked to bring our unique teaching techniques to you in Full Screen DVD format. We break down popular songs and make them simple and fun. With a little practice you can be playing the hits you love just like on the radio. Amaze your family and friends, join a band, have fun, and ROCK ON!
In this two-hour DVD I break down and explain in our easy to digest format killer song SANTERIA by the very popular band SUBLIME. YOU CAN DO IT! Along with the song lessons you also get special bonus full on technique lessons. So you not only get to learn all the parts of the song, but you also get full on guitar technique lessons explaining the necessary techniques to play the song. You can then take the techniques you learn and blast them across all your playing. And when we say “full song lesson” we mean it – we teach ALL the song parts – intro, verses, rhythms, timing, strumming and strum patterns, embellishments, licks, full guitar solo, and more.
The song is broken down and explained and demonstrated at slow speed and regular speed. We break each section into digestible parts and will get you playing and rocking out in the fastest and most efficient manner. If you are familiar with our teaching methods you know that we take songs sections one at a time and break them down into smaller sections, explaining every piece as we go along. Then we show you how to tie everything together. We also have on screen text, multiple camera angles, picture-in-picture, and close ups of the neck and fret hand to make the learning process even easier and more fun.
Keep in mind that this DVD is way more than just a song lesson. We help teach guitar by using popular songs as vehicles to get your playing to the next level. Below is the complete DVD menu and synopsis of all the lessons on this DVD.
DVD introduction – In this short introduction David discusses the format for the coming lessons and how to piece the song together in the fastest and most efficient manner. He also talks about the gear used in this DVD and how he gets the needed tones to play this song. He discusses amp settings/effects used, pickups, and the reggae and dub feel.
Chord Library – in this lesson David takes you through all the chords you need to know to play this song. He also discusses the proper way to finger and play the chords to get the proper feel of the song. He goes over reggae techniques like muting chucking, releasing of pressure, and killing chords to get the reggae sound. David takes you in on a very tight shot on the neck so you can see all the chords up close and personal. You will also see the chord names and fret numbers flash on the screen. This added text makes learning even more fun and easy. David also sprinkles in a little music theory to help you along in your guitar journey.
Intro & Outro – In these two lessons David takes you through the guitar parts in the intro and outro to the song. All song parts are broken down into digestible pieces and played at both slow and regular speeds. David breaks down each lick and explains what notes and frets to play. You will learn how to arpeggiate the chords in the needed patterns to get the proper feel of the song. David takes the parts chord by chord and really breaks down all the needed strum patterns and picking patterns. Tight shots on the neck are used to get a birds eye view of the guitar. All along David gives other tips to make your playing easier and to capture the proper feel of the song.
Verse and Chorus – Here you will learn the main rhythms to the song verses and chorus. David takes you through the progressions, rhythms and timings, picking patterns, chords, and strum patterns. These progressions are broken down chord by chord. David goes in depth to teach you how to play on the offbeats to capture that reggae/dub feel. You will also learn how to accent the proper beats while strumming to cop the reggae feel. Text is flashed on screen so you see all the patterns written out as David explains them. David breaks everything down at slow and regular speeds.
Guitar solo – In this section David takes you through the entire guitar solo. He breaks the solo down and explains each section lick by lick at regular and slow speeds with a tight shot of the neck. David will demonstrate what scale the lead is mainly taken from and how you will be soloing by playing over each chord, or treating each chord like a separate event. David teaches what fingerings work best for fluidity, and how to piece the entire solo together – you will learn it all up close and personal – every bend, every double-stop, and every lick broken down and played at regular and slow speeds! You will learn all the needed hammer-ons and pull-offs, half step and whole step bends, vibrato, and double stop bends that make this solo so very cool and hip!
Bonus technique lessons – this section of the DVD is broken down into two separate technique lessons. These lessons will help you understand, and possibly expand on, the techniques and concepts that are used in Santeria. David goes deep into the below techniques and explains them in depth with up close shots tight on the neck.
1.Reggae rhythm & timing lesson – in this lesson David takes you through three reggae rhythms and progressions. David goes over all the chords and takes you through an in-depth lesson on the reggae feel. You will also learn how to spice up the progressions by adding embellishments and various percussive elements to your playing. All chordal progressions and strumming patterns are broken down and explained in depth with the patterns written out on screen. David breaks each strum pattern into multiple parts to get you playing them in the fastest manner possible. He also talks about what pickups he uses on his guitar to get that cool reggae sound.
2.Hammer-on & pull-off lesson with exercises – in this lesson you will learn the proper techniques to use when playing hammer-ons and pull-offs. David goes over some of the most common mistakes made when attempting these lead playing techniques. David explains the importance of finger strength and dexterity and how that will improve your tone. With up close camera shots, David teaches the proper finger positioning and all the tips and tricks necessary to get these techniques solid. He also gives you tips on string muting that will clean up your playing and help eliminate string noise. You will also learn a series of exercises to help improve finger strength and dexterity while practicing your hammers and pulls.