Stevie Wonder Electric Guitar Pack
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 electric lessons, crafted by our own Max Rich, bring some of Stevie’s catchy riffs and driving grooves into the hands of guitar students everywhere.
Lesson 1: Part Time Lover
Are you looking to improve your groove and learn a Stevie Wonder song at the same time? Well then here’s your chance to kill two birds with one stone. Part Time Lover is a simple song, which means a perfect one to practice your rhythm and “pocket”. If there’s one thing all the greatest players have, it’s a solid pocket and a fat groove, so come on, get your rhythm chops crackin’!
Lesson 2: Master Blaster
Borrowing from legendary artist Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder released this track on his album Hotter Than July. 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’. So don’t wait, join me in this lesson and see if you can master Master Blaster.
Lesson 3: I Wish
Stevie Wonder has created some of the most timeless pop and soul hits, and this song is no exception. Slide into the first guitar lick and funk your way through the chords and rhythmic plucking until you’re strumming like you wrote this song. With this lesson you’ll get the tips and tricks of playing in this heavily percussive and rhythmic style all while learning some tools of the trade that will easily cross over into other genres.
Lesson 4: Sir Duke
A tribute to the greats by one of the greatest ever, Stevie Wonder. Sir Duke pays homage to all the great jazz musicians that influenced Stevie Wonder from Duke Ellington to Ella Fitzgerald. With this funky and rhythmic tune, you will learn how to blend various styles of music and make them fit harmoniously together. From the horn line opening, to the reggae chords and blazing fast unison riff, this lesson on Sir Duke is guaranteed to improve your rhythm and chops to a level worthy of the greats themselves.
Lesson 5: Superstition
One of the most recognizable pop tunes of the 20th century, Superstition is a hit no matter where it’s played. This is your chance to discover what makes this a great tune for guitarists to know. Whether at a jam session at your local club, or jamming with some friends, this is mandatory for any aspiring guitar player. Come on into this lesson and see what notes to play, but more importantly, what space you should leave instead!