Steve Lukather is an absolute virtuoso guitar player, and in this course we will be breaking down and analysing his key techniques from his Toto days as well as his solo projects. As with any good session player, Steve is pretty awesome at every single style of guitar playing, but we are really focusing in on his rock technique and style. Ollie will be taking you through some extremely fast mixolydian runs, hybrid picking, alternate picking, dorian licks and much much more, all of which are applied to a variety of solos and rhythm tracks. It's a challenging course, but will seriously improve your technique and fluidity across the neck.
We kick off our Steve Lukather player study with an awesome Toto style solo! Ollie will take you through this solo based in the key of F major, including some cool ideas where we target specific chords with our soloing.
Steve's Trick Bag
Ollie will now take you through hybrid picking, alternate picking, economy picking, 'dips' with the whammy bar, harmonising using diatonic 3rds and dorian ideas!
Party In Ollie's Trousers
Let's take a step away from the lead playing and tackle a typical Steve Lukather style rhythm part. Like a lot of more progressive music of the day, this track modulates between a complex 19/8 time signature to a more standard 4/4.
The Ultimate Lukather Solo (Part 1)
If you thought this course was already a challenge, the next two sections will seriously push you even harder! Ollie has put together all of his favourite Lukather licks and ideas to create a massive solo that will dramatically improve your skill across the entire neck.
The Ultimate Lukather Solo (Part 2)
We are continuing our epic quest to master this Lukather style solo, and in this section we tackle some extremely quick hybrid picking arpeggios, more dorian sounds as well as the mixolydian pentatonic!
Getting The Tone
Chris takes you through all the guitars, amps and pedals we used to get an accurate Steve Lukather tone. Yes, tone is generally in the fingers, but there is only so much you can do without some of these key bits of gear!