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The Electric Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen

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    Chapter 1 (9:09)

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    Chapter 2 (15:42)

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    Chapter 3 (13:58)

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    Chapter 4 (14:03)

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    Chapter 5 (19:10)

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    Chapter 6 (18:42)

Here’s a "formula for instant success on the electric guitar." Learn hundreds of great licks for blues and rock playing and use them to create solos and lead lines to rival the best of them! Includes downloadable PDF!

Jorma clearly explains rhythm grooves, picking techniques, lead bass lines, licks, solos and techniques for electric blues and rock tunes. You'll also get invaluable advice on scales, runs, hammers, string-snapping and lots more. Live performances by Electric Hot Tuna make this both instructional and entertaining! Includes songs "Hit Single #1”, "Homespun Blues” and "Ode To Billy Dean”.


"The one-time Jefferson Airplane star patiently dissects his style and technique on this video, offering excellent insights on everything from rhythm playing to soloing to band interaction. Kaukonen offers plenty of valuable information on the most mysterious and important element of great playing -- emotion -- with candor and style."-- Guitar World

"5 Stars: Excellent lessons from a master...

Jorma Kaukonen takes a simple, classic rock approach to rock and blues lead electric guitar. Lead lines come from inside the chords used, so you can build awesome solos easily and effectively. Jorma teaches lots of rock and blues licks and techniques (false harmonics, string bending, 3 octave licks, string snapping, use of pick and fingers) and also gives advice on equipment, practice, tuning, etc. What really makes this an exciting set of lessons is the demonstration of the material by Electric Hot Tuna. Each tune is broken down after a performance in the Homespun studio. I've returned time and again over the years since this first came out (early 90s) and what I like is that it is technique oriented and doesn't require any memorization of lots of scales and modes or long, superfast licks. The techniques presented here encourages thinking musically, improvising, and staying fresh. It probably isn't what the heavy metal shredder types are looking for, though I always think you can benefit from getting tips from an accomplished master." -- Learn Guitar DVD.com

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Submitted 2 years ago

Tons of great licks.

A lot of great tips & licks to your Pentatonic scale in different keys. Jorma did a great job of passing on his knowledge. 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the guitar vol. and too much treble during his explanations and the voice audio did not match gtr vol. Still there's a lot to learn.

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In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen’s repertoire goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music.

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The Electric Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Tons of great licks. A lot of great tips & licks to your Pentatonic scale in different keys. Jorma did a great job of passing on his knowledge. 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the guitar vol. and too much treble during his explanations and the voice audio did not match gtr vol. Still there's a lot to learn.
Date published: 2016-08-21
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