ZAKK WYLDE talks about “Berzerker Guitar Camp” online guitar course – “You’ll definitely learn a few things, but as far as getting a date it’s not going to help you”
As teased on social media this summer, guitar icon Zakk Wylde has put on his instructor hat and is 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 (the world’s best online school for rock and metal guitarists) to create the Zakk Wylde Berzerker Guitar Camp.
Ultimate Guitar’s David Slavković sat down with Zakk to discuss the project. Here is an excerpt from the interview.
UG: Can you briefly tell us what we can expect? Will it focus the most on beginners and intermediate players? Will it also be for more experienced players?
Zack: “I mean, what’s in Berserker Guitar Camp, you know, other than scales, pentatonic, diatonic, going over chords, breakdowns, talking about vibrato, talking about harmonics pinches. We also talk about steaks and how to make a wonderful chicken piccata, do the laundry, the dishes, we break it all down. It’s also a lot of life skills we use in there. You’ll definitely learn a few things. But as far as getting a date, or getting a girl to like you, yeah, that’s not gonna help We can’t guarantee any results If anything, you probably won’t no dating. At least I’m being honest.”
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The online course – it’s not really a camp – is suitable for guitarists of all levels, from beginners to advanced guitarists. Zakk teaches his signature techniques like pinched harmonics and vibrato along with 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 now for the pre-order price of $79 until October 14, when the course will drop to the full price of $99. Go here to order now.
The online course is divided into 10 sections with over 94 individual videos and over 12 hours of student instruction. In each section, Zakk and Dario offer insight into each topic explored and show first-hand how they play and learned these integral parts of guitar playing. Lessons will enhance any player’s guitar knowledge in fun and informative videos like only Zakk can.
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”, “Mom, I’m Coming Home” and “I’m Losing My Mind”.
A trailer video of the course can be seen below.
“We are going to go through a whole bunch of stuff. We’re going to go through scales, diatonics, pentatonics, interval studies, chords, a whole bunch of songs and stuff like that. Nowhere in this class is it going to help your bench press or deadlift and it certainly won’t help you pick up chicks or get a date. Welcome to Zakk Wylde’s Berserker Guitar Class,” says Zakk Wylde.
The class 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: Basics of Scales and Pentatonics
Section 6: Diatonic Modes and Lickings
Section 7: Bending and vibrato
Section 8: Arpeggios, Triads and Seventh Chords
Section 9: Putting it all together
Section 10: Bonus Section – Picking Chicken
(Picture – Dustin Jack)