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Michael Lee Firkins – Mastering Lead

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6 Videos | Length: 51min 33sec
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  • Part 1 4:46

    Part 1

    In this first video, Michael Lee Firkins welcomes you to the course.

  • Part 2 7:58

    Part 2

    Michael kicks things off with rhythm guitar.

  • Part 3 9:09

    Part 3

    Michael dives a little deeper into the immitation slide technique.

  • Part 4 8:56

    Part 4

    In this video, Michael discusses what techniques helped him in learning to tplay lead.

  • Part 5 5:54

    Part 5

    Michael contijnues teaching us lead techiuques.

  • Part 6 14:50

    Part 6

    In this final video, Michael runs down the lasst few lead techniques.

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Michael Lee Firkins possessing a guitar style of incredible depth and maturity. In this video course he gives a thorough and well-rounded lesson dealing with scales and routines, whammy bar effects for unique slide and pedal steel sounds, overdubbing lead harmonies and solos over a rhythm part, blues leads, tapping effects and real tapping for lightning fast runs, fingerpicking for both lead and rhythm, Jimmy Page and Joe Walsh styles, special harmonica and banjo effects, open-string tapping styles, and advanced sweeping and arpeggio techniques and exercises.

This is a rare opportunity to get in on some red-hot info from a truly unique and gifted artist. His combination of rootsy sound and influence coupled with truly modern, inventive technique and phrasing has made him a standout among his peers. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, he currently resides in California, where he continues to work on solo albums for the Shrapnel label.


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