As teased over social media this summer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde is putting on his instructor hat and offering musicians a chance to learn guitar from the man himself.
Taking a break from his guitar duties with Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne and Pantera, Zakk has partnered with the team at Riffhard to create the “Zakk Wylde Berzerker Guitar Camp.”
The online course is suitable for guitar players of all levels, from beginners to advanced guitarists. Zakk teaches his signature techniques like pinch harmonics and vibrato, as well as many of his most famous songs and solos. He’s joined by Black Label Society guitarist Dario Lorina to round out the course with his own perspective on how to replicate Zakk’s style.
All lessons in this course will be available to stream forever. “Zakk Wylde Berzerker Guitar Camp” is available for pre-order pricing of $79 until Oct. 14, 2022, when the course moves to the full price of $99. Go to http://zakkwyldeguitarcamp.com to order.
The online course is broken down in to 10 sections with over 90 individual videos and over 12 hours of lessons for the student to dive in to. In each section, Zakk and Dario offer insight to each topic being explored and show how they play and learned these integral parts of guitar playing.
Zakk and Dario also show exactly how to play solos and rhythm parts from Zakk’s work with Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society and Pride and Glory: “Suicide Messiah,” “Stillborn,” “No More Tears,” Angel of Mercy,” “Lost Prayer,” “Mama, I’m Coming Home” and “Losing Your Mind.”
“We’re gonna be going through a whole bunch of stuff,” Zakk said. “We’re gonna be going through scales, diatonic, pentatonic, intervallic studies, chords, a whole bunch of songs and stuff like that. Nowhere in this course is going to help your bench press or your deadlift, and it definitely won’t help you pick up any chicks or get a date. Welcome to Zakk Wylde’s berserker guitar course.”
The course breakdown for the “Zakk Wylde Berzerker Guitar Camp” is:
- Section 1: Welcome
- Section 2: Palm Muting and Power Chords
- Section 3: Harmonics
- Section 4: Open Chords/Inversions
- Section 5: Scale Basics & Pentatonics
- Section 6: Diatonic Modes & Licks
- Section 7: Bending And Vibrato
- Section 8: Arpeggios, Triads & 7TH Chords
- Section 9: Putting It All Together
- Section 10: Bonus Section – Chicken Picking