Joe Perry Artist Study: Welcome

In this tutorial, we’re going to study the guitar tone & playing style of the legendary rock guitarist Joe Perry. Perry’s playing was influenced by early 60’s rock bands & blues-rock players. Using those influences Perry forged a unique blend of down & dirty bluesy rockin’ swagger. His style was a key component of the unique, instantly identifiable sound of Aerosmith. Perry’s playing was a great combination of powerful, but always grooving rhythm playing, electrifying lead lines that were informed by early 50’s rockers up through his own 60’s guitar heroes & blazed a path of his own to the future of rock guitar!

Today we're going to study Perry’s playing style by breaking it down into several key factors, learn what makes it special and then learn to play some licks in his style!