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The guitar player's guitar player

Welcome to the Steve Lukather Player Study, a comprehensive exploration of the iconic guitarist's style. Steve Lukather, renowned for his contributions to Toto and his prolific session work, epitomizes the term "virtuoso." We kick things off with a captivating pop solo that showcases Steve's ability to infuse intricate and theoretical guitar lines seamlessly into popular music—a remarkable feat.

When you think 'top session player' you think Steve Lukather. Simple

Ollie Fleming

Take your playing to new heights

As the course progresses, you'll explore a wide array of scales, techniques, and licks that define Lukather's playing style. These elements culminate in a challenging solo that will push your guitar skills to new heights. But it's not just about lead guitar; we also tackle rhythm tracks with complex 19/8 time signatures, reflecting Steve's progressive songwriting approach.


26 HD videos

Full lesson notes

Backing tracks

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This course includes the following 6 units:

Unit 1

Rogue Spammer

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.

Lesson 1"Rogue Spammer"

Lesson 2Lick 1

Lesson 3Lick 2

Lesson 4Lick 3

Lesson 5Lick 4

Unit 2

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!

Lesson 6Hybrid Picking

Lesson 7Picking Masterclass

Lesson 8Dips

Lesson 9Harmonising

Lesson 10Dorian Chromatics

Unit 3

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.

Lesson 11"Party In Ollie's Trousers"

Lesson 12Riff 1 Part 1

Lesson 13Riff 1 Part 2

Lesson 14Riff 2

Lesson 15Riff 3

Unit 4

The Ultimate Lukather Solo (Part 1)

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.

Lesson 16"The Ultimate Lukather Solo"

Lesson 17Lick 1

Lesson 18Lick 2

Lesson 19Lick 3

Lesson 20Lick 4

Unit 5

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!

Lesson 21Lick 5

Lesson 22Lick 6

Lesson 23Lick 7

Lesson 24Lick 8

Lesson 25Lick 9

Unit 6

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!

Lesson 26Getting The Tone - Steve Lukather

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