Blackstar Potential - Lessons

At Blackstar we believe in inspiring guitarists with our world class tones and ground breaking innovations, that allow players to express themselves through their guitar like never before. Whether you are a beginner to the guitar or a shredding veteran, Blackstar Potential will offer a lesson to challenge you, and improve your playing style and technique. The site will be regularly updated with exclusive lessons from accomplished teachers. We hope you enjoy unlocking your Blackstar Potential.

General Lessons

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Gus G. - Few Against Many
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Chris Buck - Blues Lesson
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Bob Balch - Fu Manchu - Soloing Tips
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Orange Goblin - Acid Trial Lesson
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Clutch - Earth Rocker Lesson
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Cradle of Filth - Richard Shaw R.W.O.G.T
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Cradle of Filth - Richard Shaw - Deflowering
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Cradle of Filth - Richard Shaw - Blackest
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Jamie Humphries - Blues using ID:15TVP
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Jamie Humphries - Indie Britpop using ID:30TVP
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Jamie Humphries - Rock technique using ID:60TVP
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How To Tune Your Guitar
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12 Bar Blues in the key of A
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Playing chords in the style of Indie
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Hammer ons & speed tips
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Hard Rock Guitar Lesson
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Introduction to Sweep Picking
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Power Blues Guitar
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Modern Country Lesson
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Simple Blues Lesson with Merryl Hamilton
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Picking Technique Lesson
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Major Scale Lesson
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Tapping Lesson
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Pentatonic Scale Lesson
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Pinched Harmonics Lessons
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Heavy Rock Tones
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Recording with the Emulated Line Out
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Using the FX loop lesson
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Heavy Metal Tips
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Parts of an electric guitar
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Types of electric guitar
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How to tune an electric guitar
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How to re-string an electric guitar
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Types of guitar bridge
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Essential accessories
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How to use a capo
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Plectrums explained
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Straps and strap locks
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How to clean a rosewood fingerboard
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Types of amplifier
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Connecting a guitar to an amplifier
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Amplifier controls explained
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Achieving basic guitar tones
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Effects pedals explained
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Nita Strauss - Dirty Diamonds
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Gus G. – Arpeggios
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Gus G. - Alternate Picking
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Gus G. - Phrasing
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Ishahn Lesson
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Ihsahn - Until I Too Dissolve
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Dive Bombs and Pinch Harmonics
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Pentatonic licks and runs
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Speed / Tremelo picking
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Ska guitar techniques
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Shred guitar
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USB home recording
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Blues lesson using the Blue note
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Intro to Reggae guitar
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Alternate picking
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Dialling in clean tones

Webcast Recordings

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Creating Tones with Blackstar HT Venue amps
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HT Metal webcast – Metal as F*ck!
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ID:Core and ID:Series - The Differences
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ID:Core Series and INSIDER
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HT Pedals and ID:Core
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The Professional ID:Series
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HT Venue Series
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Ask The Founders
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Series One and Artisan Series
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INSIDER features and demo
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Creating Indie Tones Webcast
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INSIDER 1.6.2, ID:260TVP SWS Feature
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Low Wattage Amplifiers
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Got The Blues
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Holiday Special
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ID:Core BEAM
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Gigging Amps
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Recording With Blackstar
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What is the HT Series?
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Beginners Guide To Tone Webcast
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Creating Punk and Indie Tones
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Blackstar Artist Series - The New Classic
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Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
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Christmas Webcast 2015
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What's New Namm 16
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What's On Potential
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Meet Your Maker - Artist Series
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Musikmesse 2016
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Playing Live with Blackstar amps
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Recording with Blackstar amps
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Summer Songs
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10 Years of Blackstar
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Just Add Pedals - Artist Series
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ID:Core V2
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New for NAMM 17
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