In The Style Of Jason Becker, Vol. 1


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The official Jason Becker instructional video. Volume 1 of an in-depth study on the guitar style of rock guitarist Jason Becker. Volume 1 focuses on essential aspects of Jason's playing style such as his aggressive picking style, his use of alternate and economy picking, his bending style, his chordal vocabulary, etc. These will serve as a basis for the lessons covered in Volume 2 and 3. Volume 1 contains over 110 minutes of instruction.


-Jason's influences
-Jason's technique: alternate picking / economy picking patterns, tapping, slides, vibrato, bends, whammy bar, harmonics
-Jason's chordal vocabulary: shapes for arpeggios (covered in Volume 3)
-Performance of Jason Becker's composition Higher (Includes sheet music in standard notation and backing track)
-Relevant examples transcribed in standard notation and TAB

Recommended prerequesites:

-Basic knowledge of harmony.

About the In The Style series:

The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!

About Jason Becker:

Jason Becker is an American rock guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Mike Varney-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released Speed Metal Symphony in 1987 and Go Off! in 1988. Cacophony broke up in 1989 and Becker began doing solo work, having released his first album Perpetual Burn in 1988. He later joined David Lee Roth's band and recorded one album with him. However, Becker's success was hampered by his then-diagnosed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and he was given three to five years to live. In 1996, Becker eventually lost the ability to speak and now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father. Despite his disability, he continues composing by using a computer. Today, he remains one of the most influential rock guitarists in the world.

About Max Dible:

Max Dible is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he majored in composition. He has been close friends with Jason Becker for well over a decade and has spent countless hours, alongside Jason himself, documenting Jason's playing style. No other guitarist has had the opportunity to work directly with Jason to fully decipher all the intricacies of Jason's music. The results are presented in DC Music School's In The Style Of Jason Becker lessons.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos; only the PDF transcriptions can be downloaded. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!

115 minutes across 14 parts

1. Intro and Influences
2. Jason’s Picking Technique - Part 1
3. Jason’s Picking Technique - Part 2
4. Jason’s Picking Technique - Part 3
5. Jason’s Tapping Technique
6. Jason’s Use of Bends & Vibrato
7. Jason’s Use of Bends - Part 2
8. Jason’s Whammy Bar Technique
9. Jason’s Use of Slides
10. Jason’s Use of Harmonics - Part 1
11. Jason’s Use of Harmonics - Part 2
12. Jason’s Chordal Vocabulary - Part 1
13. Jason’s Chordal Vocabulary - Part 2
Performance: “Higher”

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