One of my all-time favorite online guitar teachers, Marty Schwartz from GuitarJamz.com, recently released a new "Hendrix Revealed" course that teaches some of the techniques and sounds Jimi was able to express through his guitars.
Note: This is an intermediate guitar course and Marty teaches all of these modules on an electric guitar. You can certainly translate some of these lessons over to an acoustic guitar, but to really delve into Marty's detailed content, you absolutely should use an electric guitar!
"Hendrix Revealed" contains 26 modules and over 4 hours of step-by-step tutorials! As I mentioned in previous reviews, I purchased Marty's Guitar Coaching Club, so I have been receiving all of his new material. His delivery format has now changed from DVD's received in the mail to immediate online access as a digital download. You can either stream the content or download each module to your computer.
Some of the topics covered:
This course helped to reinforce my understanding of the CAGED system for guitar, allowing a guitarist to play the same chord but in different places on the guitar fretboard using the C, A, G, E and D chord shapes. For example, in the song "The Wind Cries Mary", you can play the A form chord of D#, E and F for the intro to the song (starting on the 6th fret moving up to the 8th fret). You would then play those same chords using the G form, using your ring finger to hammer on the A string a whole note higher for each chord (starting on the 8th fret moving up to the 10th fret). An unexpected bonus for me was using the "Hendrix Revealed" course to help build up my vocabulary of guitar licks from the E minor pentatonic scale, which is heard so often in popular music.
In addition to learning different ways to play chords, Marty spends lots of time with useful techniques such as bending, hammer on's and off's and sliding on the guitar fretboard to help expand your understanding of the Hendrix style. Of course, he also covers the well-known Hendrix Chord (ex: B7#9) and gives some great chord progressions to play and improvise that helps with reinforcing the lessons.
Overall, I really enjoyed the "Hendrix Revealed" course from GuitarJamz.com! Both the video and teaching quality were top-notch, and I loved the ability to pause and rewind these videos to make sure I understood the techniques presented. I know it's not an easy process, but Marty has definitely helped me to take control of learning my electric guitar, and I'm looking forward to exploring (and reviewing) more of his guitar courses!
If you're a fan of Jimi Hendrix, have access to an electric guitar, and want to increase your overall guitar knowledge, then check out the "Hendrix Revealed" course! Marty makes it fun and breaks these lessons down into manageable pieces showing you the way, step-by-step!
Have you purchased Marty's "Hendrix Revealed" Course? What's your feedback on this course or others from GuitarJamz.com? Please share your comments below with our readers!
Marty also offers the below programs as either Value Bundle sets or as individual DVD's and CD's.
* Note: All of Marty's DVD's come with a full 12 Month No Questions asked return policy.
Value Bundle DVD and CD Sets:
- Marty's Guitar Coaching Club (BEST VALUE!)
- The Blues Master Class DVD Series, 15 Full DVDs + 5 Bonus DVD's
- Blues Domination 10 DVD Set
- Beginner Guitar Lessons 12 DVD Bundle
- Beginner 4 Pack DVD Set
- Beginner Acoustic Easy Guitar Songs Vol 1, 2, 3 (Read my review)
- Beginner Acoustic Easy Guitar Songs Vol 4, 5, 6 (Read my review)
- Beginner Acoustic Easy Guitar Songs Vol 7, 8, 9 (Read my review)
- Acoustic Blues 5 DVD Set Plus 10 Jam Tracks (Read my review)
- Beginner Guitar Blues 4 Pack
- Fingerpicking Techniques 2-DVD Set
- Rock & Blues Rhythm Revolution 5-DVD Set
- Intermediate Blues 3 DVD Set
- Guitar Solo 4 DVD Set
- Guitar Licks Explosion 4 DVD Series
- Sizzling Country Licks 3 DVD Set
- Guitar Chord Expander & Rhythm Master 4 DVD Set (Read my review)
- Music Theory Survival Guide 4 DVD Set (Read my review)
- Intro To Jazz Guitar 3 DVD Set (Read my review)
- Jam Tracks 5 CD Super Set
- Awesome Jam Tracks CD
- Beginner Acoustic DVD 1
- Beginner Acoustic DVD 2
- Beginner Rock Electric Guitar DVD
- Country DVD
- Funk Guitar Lesson DVD
- Guitar Blues DVD 1
- Guitar Blues DVD 2
- Guitar Blues DVD 3
- Guitar Blues Solo DVD 1
- Inspired Blues DVD
- Live Blues Student Lesson
- Mustang Sally Video Lesson DVD
- Quick Blues Licks DVD 1
- Lifetime membership to GuitarJamz.com (which currently has over 1,500 online video lessons)!
- Every DVD that Marty has produced from GuitarJamz will be sent to you by mail!
All future DVD's from GuitarJamz will automatically be mailed to you!
Join Marty's Guitar Coaching Club! (BEST VALUE!)
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Click on the yellow "Order Now" button, no credit card is needed to take a free test drive. You'll receive premium access to over 1,500 videos from GuitarJamz for 3 days!
GuitarJamz.com Coupon Codes and Discounts:
The Value DVD bundle and CD sets seen above are typically discounted and many include extra bonuses. However, I have rarely come across any special GuitarJamz coupon or promo codes, with the exception of free access for 3 days to the premium video lessons on Marty's Members Only site (see above). If you are aware of any extra discounts, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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