Michael Jackson 6-Pack
Michael Jackson certainly needs no introduction to anyone who has been on earth for even just a few years. The King of Pop started out as a child in the family band before going out on his own and owning the airwaves in the 1980s and 90s. His songs include funky riffs and driving grooves and have been challenges for guitar players all over the world.
This set of lessons, masterfully done by Max Rich, will open up Michael’s world to all students ready to take the challenge.
Lesson 1: Beat It - Electric Guitar Lesson
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop! This mega-hit is one of the most covered songs of all time. Here in this lesson you will learn to play the main guitar parts of Beat It including the chorus and verse. So get your dancing shoes on and get ready to rock!
Lesson 2: Billie Jean - Electric Guitar Lesson
Get your groove going, because you’re going to need it for this song! Billie Jean is an exercise in solid rhythm and a deep pocket. This lesson is geared to improve your feel and groove while learning the riffs to this pop classic.
Lesson 3: Black Or White - Electric Guitar Lesson
This groundbreaking hit song from Michael Jackson is like a master-class in rock riffage! Beginning with that infamous E major chord riff and blazing its way into a fast paced octave groove then into a low E pull off lick , this lesson has all the bases covered.
Lesson 4: Dirty Diana
This song exemplifies the perfect blend that Michael Jackson often created from the mixture of pop, rock, and R&B. Opening with a distorted rock guitar playing a funky rhythm all the way to a shred-tastic ending, if your looking for some awesome music and you think you’ve got the chops, then this lesson’s for you!
Lesson 5: Smooth Criminal - Electric Guitar Lesson
Riffs don’t get much more awesome than this! Smooth Criminal is a rock/pop blend that’s all funk and nastiness. This lesson will have your groove and rhythm working overdrive, test your chops and build your speed.
Lesson 6: Rock With You - Michael Jackson - Guitar Lesson
This Michael Jackson song is a prime example of great harmony and songwriting.
The use of alternate bass notes creates a complex and washy sound in the chord structure of the tune, all while giving the illusion of remaining in one key.
By learning the chords and funky rhythms the guitar plays, you can truly expand your knowledge of chord shapes and how to think about slash chords (a chord where the bass note is not the root note).
By the end of this lesson you’ll be easily jamming along to this smash hit from music’s all-time biggest superstar!