Kenny Chipkin – The Lick Vernacular Of Classic Rock
Aug 11 2015
Best-selling author and educator Kenny Chipkin helps you get your classic rock licks on with this detailed show-and-tell multimedia package. Kenny breaks down how to play like the greatest players of all time in this book and DVD by carefully demonstrating and teaching every lick included. To keep things simple and to get you playing right away, music examples are shown only in TAB. The DVD features Kenny performing every lick with a live-in-the-studio rhythm section in an easy-to-follow format. Learn fretboard logistics, music theory, tips on note choice, and technique. Get the core vernacular of awesome classic-rock guitar under your fingers in days rather than years.
The author tabs out, and provides video of him playing, between 7 and 9 licks from each of the following classic rock guitar gods: Jimi Hendrix; Eric Clapton; Jimmy Page; The Rolling Stones: Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, and Ronnie Wood; David Gilmour; Ritchie Blackmore; Carlos Santana; Billy Gibbons; Joe Walsh; Peter Frampton; Joe Perry; Lynyrd Skynyrd: Allen Collins, Ed King, and Gary Rossington; Tom Scholz; Eddie Van Halen; Neal Schon; and Randy Rhoads. The licks are essentially snippets from various solos from different songs written throughout the players’ careers, and the author plays them each over their own backing track, tweaking the lick to fit the music when required. Most of the licks use a combination of the major/minor pentatonic, blues, and diatonic scales – as you would expect from a guitar book about classic rock.
As you progress through the each artist’s chapter, you really do start to learn the “vernacular” of their work. It’s interesting to see the licks that get used many times over, by many different artists, throughout, and to add those licks to your own personal repertoire. His written synopsis of each lick is nice, and clues you in on things that you would perhaps not have noticed on your own.
Running time: 03:01:56
Video: h264, 720×400, VBR, 25 fps, 1000kbps
Audio: MP3, 128 kbps, 48.0 kHz, 2 ch
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Audio (mp3)
Size: 2.39 Gb