Guitar Tutorial

The Electric Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen

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6 Videos | Length: 1hr 30min 44sec
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  • Chapter 1 9:09

    Chapter 1

    Jorma and the band play us an introductory jam session before Jorma show us how to tune your Guitar. Jorma also gives us good beginner advice before performing the first song in this series.

  • Chapter 2 15:42

    Chapter 2

    In this video, Jorma covers the basics of chords and some of first steps to learning this first song.

  • Chapter 3 13:58

    Chapter 3

    Jorma continues with the song and shows some techniques like False Harmonics, Chord Fingering and Bends.

  • Chapter 4 14:03

    Chapter 4

    Jorma and the band plays "Homespun Blues" and talks about the key of E. He then breaks down the song and shows you how to approach each part.

  • Chapter 5 19:10

    Chapter 5

    In this video Jorma talks about plucking and snapping the strings, octave licks, slide sounds with out using a slide and more.

  • Chapter 6 18:42

    Chapter 6

    Jorma and the band play us "Ode to Billy Jean" and then take us through the song and show us each part, helping you master that slow blues sound. Jorma signs off after a few last words for the road and a Jam session with the band.

Product Overview

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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