· By Aaron Shah

What Makes This Song Great? Ep. 3 Steely Dan


  • Were these guitar solo’s extemporaneous or were they written in advance It’s hard for me to know…. I can hold a tune and I have played instruments yet I never seemed to be able to ‘create’ music….. It’s really amazing to hear someone who can create it.

    I have another question – would you consider showing us how the music was done on Men Without Hats – Safety Dance?

    I bought your book, maybe one day, listening to you, I’ll understand it, haha…. I consider it a prized possession as I can clearly see you are a master of music.

    John Kacarab on

  • These videos are great! I love your great love for music and the break downs make you appreciate the songs even more. Thanks so much!!

    Robert Zander on

  • Love your musical analysis….my favourite steeley dan is ‘’glamour profession’’ from Gaucho.
    Rick do session musicians get any royalties?………wold Steve Gadd get checks today for Aja.
    Gordon from Australia.

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  • I don’t know how I found your site, but I’ve had so much fun watching your videos! Larry Carlton is just a bad ass musician. I had everything of his in the 70’s and 80’s. Steely Dan, they take me back to a time I was so grateful to be a part of. Thanks for the educational entertainment, you’ve got a crazy good ear and so much talent!

    michelle jacobs on

  • What software are you using to isolate and hear each instrument components separately ? Thanks

    Alex Mabute on

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