In this video lesson Mike Walker teaches how to play the song Raabta as part of our guitar series on Indian songs. The song is broken down into multiple lessons for easy learning - Raabta (Introduction), Raabta (Song Lesson with Distortion), Raabta (Song Demo with Distortion), Raabta (Song Lesson with Clean Tone), Raabta (Song Demo with Clean Tone), Raabta (Overdub Licks), Raabta (Intro Piano Piece with Tapping) and Raabta (Improvisation). Don't forget to make use of the chords and tabs provided with the song lesson!
Experience: 20 years
Born in Philadelphia, Michael started playing guitar at 14 after being inspired by the works of the great Randy Rhodes. He immersed himself in the Neo-classical works of Maimsteen, Moore and Macalpine. At 16, he was infatuated with tapping, listening to players like Stanley Jordan and started taking classical lessons. Two years later, he was playing the Tri-state club circuit, studying under Jazz great John Dougherty and really started getting into players like Di Meola at that time.
He moved to Orlando in 1992 and formed the band World Wide Tribe, which was similar to Kings X and Living Color. From 1998 thru 2001, he played with the Funk band Squeezable Hugo. In 2001 he started Rule of 7, which went onto win the Grammy Unsigned Band Contest in 2005. Since 2005 he's been the studio guitarist for Play It Now tunes, recreating more than 400 songs for the company and also has a solo CD in the works!