Playlist - Get Ready

Get Ready – Step 1

Bars & Beats! Today, we start learning a new song in Get Ready by The Temptations, yet another Motown hit! Written and produced by Smokey Robinson, Get Ready was...

Get Ready – Step 2

The main riff! First of all, you must try playing the riff in all positions as I explain in the video. Try both playing with TAB loops and the loop below. When you can...

Get Ready – Step 3

Chorus! If the verse was monotonous and contradictory (major chords and minor scale) and bluesy, the chorus is pure pop. To master the chord progression of the chorus...

Get Ready – Step 4

Verse, Chorus & Tag! Now that you know the verse and the chorus, let’s put them together and as we do, let’s explore options for that chorus tag. Use the individual...

Get Ready – Step 5

Technical exercises! Today, we prepare to steal the sax solo and copy what the strings play during the solo section of Get Ready. These two tasks come with pretty...

Get Ready – Step 6

Solo! It’s time to kick the sax player and string section off the stage and play their parts. For best results, put the TAB loop on repeat. Here’s a loop to practice...

Get Ready – Step 7

Complete song! You made it all the way here, it’s time to play the entire song with the band! I’ll go first, give you the TAB of what I did, and then it’s your turn in...

Get Ready – Step 8

Live band backing track! Spend at least half an hour playing the song on a loop. The longer you can experiment with what you’re playing, rather than settle on a part...