Stevie Wonder has been topping the charts since 1963, when he was just 13 years old. His unique, rhythmic keyboard style, much of which owes its sound to the Hohner Clavinet, has fascinated and captivated listeners since the early 1970s, which started with his album Talking Book. While not generally regarded as 'guitar based' songs, these lessons, expertly taught by Max Rich, capture the essence of Stevie's sound with its funky rhythms and catchy riffs. The set includes Superstition, Sir Duke, Master Blaster, I Wish and Isn't She Lovely.
Lesson 1: Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder - Guitar Lesson
Borrowing from legendary artist Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder released this track on his album Hotter Than July in 1980.
This funk remake of a reggae classic has all the markings of a Stevie Wonder masterpiece: funky unison riffs, chanky guitar chords and a bass line that’s designed to get you groovin’.
By incorporating so many different techniques on the guitar, you’ll be able to boost not just your song repertoire, but also massively improve your chops.
In addition to providing you with a technical challenge, this in-depth lesson will help you switch comfortably between the multiple “feels” of this song.
It’s one thing to be able to play licks fast, efficiently and relaxed, but it’s even more important to play within the groove and pocket of the song, and to match the feel.
So don’t wait, join me in this lesson and see if you can master Master Blaster.
Lesson 2: I Wish by Stevie Wonder - Guitar Lesson
Stevie Wonder is by far one of the most prolific and talented songwriters of the 20th century. This song of his is a funky, swinging example of how great his writing really is.
In this lesson you’ll get the inside scoop on the various parts that make up this tune, from the bass line to the guitar parts and even some horn lines. By the end of this lesson you’ll be able to play virtually every part of this song, all on the guitar!
Lesson 3: Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder - Guitar Lesson
Stevie Wonder is one of the most prolific songwriters of the 20th century, and this song is a perfect example of how to do a lot with very little. This solo guitar arrangement of Isn’t She Lovely, will crystallize the importance of melody and harmony, and how those two musical elements come together on guitar.
Whether you’re new to fingerstyle guitar, or a seasoned vet, you’ll be able to comfortably play this amazing song by the end of this in depth lesson.
Lesson 4: Superstition - Stevie Wonder - Guitar Lesson
One of the most popular, and also one of the easiest songs to learn is Superstition. This Stevie Wonder hit is a perfect lesson in writing catchy riffs and funky rhythms.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play all the parts and licks of this song, and in a few short minutes you’ll have it all under your fingers!
Lesson 5: Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder - Guitar Lesson
This Stevie Wonder hit is a song that can keep teaching you things long after you’ve learned it.
In this lesson you’ll learn all the parts of the song, from the chord progressions to that huge unison riff that is challenging even to experienced players.
In addition to that, it has so many subtle songwriting techniques and rhythm motifs, you’ll be pulling ideas out of this lesson for years to come.