Jeff Beck's Lead Guitar Style with Andrew Wasson

This lesson breaks down a few of Jeff Beck's lead guitar playing concepts by demonstrating some of the techniques that he uses to perform his guitar solos.

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Jeff Beck is without argument one of the world's most famous guitar players. Both his compositions and his guitar playing style are quite diverse.

He plays a unique blend of rock and jazz alongside of his own take on R&B and funk, as well as, blues. And, he does it all with only thumb and fingers, (no flat-pick).

In this video lesson, I'll break down a few of Jeff Beck's top lead guitar playing concepts by demonstrating some of the ways and techniques that Jeff Beck uses to perform his guitar solos. All examples are shown with on-screen TAB. Enjoy!


About the Author:
Andrew Wasson is a 1992 Graduate of Hollywood California's Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.). He has operated his Canadian Music School; Creative Guitar Studio, for the last 20+ years teaching thousands of guitarists both in studio sessions, and through his popular YouTube Channels, Skype lessons and websites. www.andrewwasson.com

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    mikeya02
    All the stuff Beck played in the 60's and 70's. he used a flat pick. His best work IMO
    mikeya02
    And after ignoring that fact, the Op's picking hand is blocked by tabs so we don't see Beck's "non flat pick" picking style with thumb and fingers. Poor lesson.
    mikeya02
    Anyone could play these simple licks with just a thumb. Why he calls this Jeff Beck style is beyond me. He says Blow by Blow is awesome. Beck used a pick!