Category Archives: Lessons

Just Nick: Lead Guitar Workout 1/26/17: How do I know what to play?

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In this lesson we’ll take two chord progressions that aren’t I-IV-V and we’ll use Mixolydian and Dorian mode to solo over them. We’ll also explore some ways to figure out scale-chord relationships.

“Just Nick” Jaffe is a musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.   In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some well known names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.  Nick was based for many years in Chicago and is now based in Saint Paul, MN.

You can find JustNick’s gear demos and unique play-along lesson videos at youtube.com/justnickmusic. You can support his lessons (so he can make lots more) at patreon.com/justnick

How to Stack Dirt Pedals on a Guitar Pedal Board

In this video we’ll look at two different ways to arrange and combine a fuzz, distortion and overdrive to get tones that work well independently and together in live and studio mixes.

Like these lessons? You can support by…downloading the backing tracks at justnickguitar.bandcamp.com….PayPal donation at http://.paypal.me/justnickjaffe…pledge support at http://Patreon.com/justnick …Or download original music at http://nickjaffe.bandcamp.com

“Just Nick” Jaffe is a musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.   In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some well known names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.  Nick was based for many years in Chicago and is now based in Saint Paul, MN.

You can find JustNick’s gear demos and unique play-along lesson videos at youtube.com/justnickmusic. You can support his lessons (so he can make lots more) at patreon.com/justnick

Lead Guitar Workout: Mixing Pentatonic Minor and Dorian

Like these lessons? You can support by…downloading the backing tracks at justnickguitar.bandcamp.com….PayPal donation athttp://paypal.me/justnickjaffe Pledge support at http://Patreon.com/justnick …Or download original music at http://nickjaffe.bandcamp.com. THANK YOU!!!

In this vid we’ll work on three things at once: expanding our lead lines beyond pentatonic scales; moving smoothly between lead and chords; and breaking out of box patterns on the neck. Even if you are a beginner you can play along by just playing a few notes or the chord.

“Just Nick” Jaffe is a musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.   In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some well known names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.  Nick was based for many years in Chicago and is now based in Saint Paul, MN.

You can find JustNick’s gear demos and unique play-along lesson videos at youtube.com/justnickmusic. You can support his lessons (so he can make lots more) at patreon.com/justnick

 

Just Nick: Funk/blues Arpeggio Play-Along Workout – Open up your lead lines!

This vid should be useful for all levels and genres.
In this vid we’ll use a D7th arpeggio over a single chord vamp to help us get away from soloing and lead lines that sound like we’re just running scales. Arpeggio-based lines, bigger intervals and different rhythmic feels will give us new sounds and more melodic solos and single-note parts.

“Just Nick” Jaffe is a musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.   In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some well known names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.  Nick was based for many years in Chicago and is now based in Saint Paul, MN.

You can find JustNick’s gear demos and unique play-along lesson videos at youtube.com/justnickmusic. You can support his lessons (so he can make lots more) at patreon.com/justnick

Just Nick: How do I start a blues solo?? (How to not be a “deer in the headlights”).

Get the backing tracks for practice here: http://justnickguitar.bandcamp.com
Support more of these lessons by donating at http://paypal.me/justnickjaffe
or pledging at patreon.com/justnick. Thanks!!

“Just Nick” Jaffe is a musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.   In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some well known names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.  Nick was based for many years in Chicago and is now based in Saint Paul, MN.

You can find JustNick’s gear demos and unique play-along lesson videos at youtube.com/justnickmusic. You can support his lessons (so he can make lots more) at patreon.com/justnick

Just Nick: Play-along lesson–“Uptempo Blues 1” Rhythm and Lead

Get the backing tracks for this vid here: http://justnickguitar.bandcamp.com

Support more of these lessons by donating at http://paypal.me/justnickjaffe
or pledging at patreon.com/justnick. Thanks!!

In this video, suitable for all levels, we’ll work on lead, rhythm and combining both.

“Just Nick” Jaffe is a musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.   In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some well known names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.  Nick was based for many years in Chicago and is now based in Saint Paul, MN.

You can find JustNick’s gear demos and unique play-along lesson videos at youtube.com/justnickmusic. You can support his lessons (so he can make lots more) at patreon.com/justnick

Just Nick: m7th and minor triad chord workout – Play-along Lesson

In this video we’ll cover 7 ways of fretting a minor 7th chord. We’ll spend 25 minutes using the chord shapes to jam over a beat.

Just Nick (Nick Jaffe) is a Chicago-based musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.  In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some of the biggest names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.

Find Nick online:
Official Site:  http://nickjaffe.com/
YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/JustNickMusic

Just Nick: Funk Guitar Workout – Single String Parts (Full Length Play-Along Lesson)

In this full length play-along lesson we’ll work on a variety single string funk parts using techniques that are applicable not only in funk but in many other genres. This video can be used as an instructional lesson, a guided practice, or just a fun workout. Suitable for intermediate and advanced players.

Just Nick (Nick Jaffe) is a Chicago-based musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.  In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some of the biggest names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.

Find Nick online:
Official Site:  http://nickjaffe.com/
YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/JustNickMusic