Thanksgiving Ballad 2014

Learn a soulful ballad with separate lessons for rhythm and soloing.


Thanksgiving Ballad 2014

The Thanksgiving Ballad was an annual tradition at StevieSnacks, and we’re doing it one more time for 2014 at Texas Blues Alley.

This year we’re adding a full soloing lesson, teaching the full performance recorded last year, as well as a great new breakdown video showing the performance from 3 angles simultaneously along with a box breakdown.

  • 75 minute chording and rhythm lesson
  • Full soloing lesson
  • Solo breakdown video
  • Full solo tablature
  • Backing track MP3 and GarageBand project

Included With This Course

Here what's included when you buy this course, or watch it online.

  • Lesson Videos
  • Tablature
  • Backing Track
  • Fretboard Diagrams

Buying Options

Thanksgiving Ballad 2014 - Downloads
Thanksgiving Ballad 2014 - Downloads

Includes all downloadable course materials, including lesson videos, tabs, and backing track.


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Lesson Details

  • Lesson 1
    Lesson 1: Rhythm

    In this lesson we'll cover the Hendrix style rhythm used in the demonstration.

    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track
  • Lesson 2
    Lesson 2: Solo

    In this lesson you'll learn the entire performance note-for-note.

    • Lesson Video
    • Tablature
    • Backing Track

Course Features

We put a lot of work into making these courses easy to follow, but most importantly effective. Here's a list of features this course offers.

  • Lick-By-Lick Organization

    Learning a long solo is hard, so I break long solos into individual licks. Each lick is taught individually, and you'll always know where you're at.

    The tabs clearly mark where each lick starts, so you can easily find the right spot.

  • Organized Lesson Format

    Each solo in this course is taught in a similar format. The solo is broken into individual licks and each lick is taught the same way.

    • First, you see a demonstration of the lick.
    • Then, you see that same demo at 50% speed.
    • Then I teach you the lick note-for-note
  • Chapter Markers

    Long videos are hard to navigate, so we put chapter markers throughout, making it easier for you to skip to the section of the video you were last watching.

    Our DVDs also have these chapter markers, you can skip around a lesson video using the Next and Previous controls.

  • Player's Perspective

    The videos in this course are shot from the over-the-shoulder perspective that you'd use if you were trying to watch what someone was playing. This view allows you to take what you see and more easily translate it to your own guitar neck.

  • Tablature

    This course comes with GuitarPro (and PDF) tablature. If you own the GuitarPro software, you can open and play these tablature files.

    To make the tablature easier to navigate, I've inserted labels that clearly mark where each lick starts. These lick numbers match the lick numbers in the lesson videos.

  • Instant Downloads

    As soon as you buy this course, you'll be able to download a zip file containing the entire course. The files are not encrypted, locked, or protected in any way. You own them forever.

    • If this course includes tablature, it will be provided in GuitarPro and PDF Format.
    • If this course includes a backing track, it will be provided in MP3 format.
  • iPads / Tablets

    Because we use standard video and audio formats, you can download our courses onto iPads, or other tablets. You just need an app (like Goodreader) that can download and unzip files.