Artist Lessons

Artist Lessons

Back in Black

AC/DC


Here you can find Angus Young at his best. With a thunderous opening riff, hard-driving chorus and some screeching leads, Back In Black is not one you’ll want to miss. With this lesson, you’ll get the insider tips on how to play this track from beginning to end, with all the riffs, licks and even some sweet solo ideas too!

Dirty Deeds

AC/DC


…and they’re done dirt cheap! AC/DC wrote this killer song back in 1976 and its still as popular as ever. Just like the Aussie rockers to come up with so many heavy power anthems. Dirty Deeds is no exception to the rule, in fact as a guitar player the rule generally goes, “thou shall play AC/DC”! Here’s your chance to go in depth in this classic hit and learn it inside and out.

Highway to Hell

AC/DC


AC/DC’s first Top 100 hit, this rocking anthem helped establish them as one of hard rock’s biggest bands. Here’s your chance to know all the riffs, chords, licks and tricks of Highway To Hell. This lesson will help you build new chords and techniques that will propel your playing to the next level, so don’t wait, get rockin’ now!

Thunderstruck

AC/DC


One of the all-time greatest rock and roll songs ever, Thunderstruck is a must-have for any guitarist wanting to improve their arsenal of riffs and licks. This song is chock full of blazing licks, from the one-handed opening to the ripping solo and all the chunky riffs in between. With this lesson, you will come out rocking harder than ever before.

You Shook Me All Night Long

AC/DC


With this little three chord song, AC/DC let loose on the world of rock! No matter what your playing level, there is always something to learn from the greats, and Angus Young is at the top of the list. You Shook Me All Night Long is a perfect example of excellent rock and roll songwriting. The use of chords and rhythm make this tune an instant classic. In this lesson, you’ll learn not just the chords and structure of the song, but also how to emulate the tone and sound of one of rock’s pioneering guitar players.

Amazing

Aerosmith


I think you’ll agree that this song is just as the title describes…Amazing! There are few rock ballads that are as popular, well written or epic as this Aerosmith masterpiece. Join me in this lesson and get a detailed explanation of all the guitar parts that go into Joe Perry’s face melting guitar wizardry!

Crying

Aerosmith


Do you want to know what it is that makes classic rock guitar have that certain sound? Is there something about the sound of a Gibson Les Paul that makes your fingers itch? Well this lesson has the answers for you! You’ll get an in-depth look at how Joe Perry plays through chord changes as a rhythm guitarist. Its not all palm muted power chords here, so bring your chops because this one gets pretty involved.

Dude (looks like a lady)

Aerosmith


This classic rock song by Aerosmith has some awesome guitar tricks in it. If you’ve always wanted to get your rhythm chops to sound like to rocks gods of classic rock, then this in-depth look at Joe Perry’s style and riffs is for you!

Eat The Rich

Aerosmith


Here is a powerful, thunderous rock song made to make you headbang. With a ton of different guitar techniques and riffs, this lesson is made for those serious players who want to take their playing to the next level. Get your chops up for this one, because there are some blazing hot licks in here!!!

Sweet Emotion

Aerosmith


One of Aerosmith’s most popular songs, Sweet Emotion instantly conjures up images of the 70’s and the pinnacle of the classic rock era. Full of recognizable riffs and licks, this song is a great intro to getting your chops up, so if you fancy yourself a rock guitarist then this is one lesson you don’t want to miss.

Walk This Way

Aerosmith


This is one rockin’ guitar song. Here we have a perfect example of Joe Perry’s signature style. Utilizing techniques like hybrid picking and string skipping, this lesson will have you working through some serious riffage!

Country Boy

Albert Lee


This blazing fast chicken pickin’ masterpiece by Albert Lee is sure to get your fingers flying. In this lesson we cover the introduction and theme of the song.

Man In The Box

Alice In Chains


This song just might be a perfect example of Jerry Cantrell’s guitar style. From the iconic riff to the ripping leads, the Alice In Chains guitarist definitely left his mark on this tune.

House of the Rising Sun

Animals


This iconic song, originally recorded by The Animals, is one that every guitarist should know. With a fairly simple chord progression, the harmony outlines the melody perfectly in ¾ time. This lesson will help you get the chords as well as the right hand picking down, so that whenever somebody asks you to play House Of The Rising Sun you’ll be ready for action!

Respect

Aretha Franklin


This iconic song, originally written by Otis Redding, is a pop standard. With simplistic chord changes and awesome Motown guitar licks, this Aretha Franklin version rocks and swings, and is a must-know for any guitar player.

A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles


Every Beatles’ song has something great to offer, and this one is no different. Beginning with a large suspended chord and developing into a lengthy and rhythmic progression, A Hard Day’s Night has some sweet songwriting and chord progressions that anyone can learn from.

Come Together

The Beatles


One of the most famous pop songs ever, by the most famous band ever…Come Together is a fantastic song to get your feet wet playing The Beatles. This fairly simple song has several well-known guitar riffs and lines that are essential to any player’s arsenal. Whether it’s the classic opening riff to the song, or the driving blues rhythms from the verse, in this lesson you will uncover the secrets to playing this ultimate hit song!


Day Tripper

The Beatles


We all know this classic Beatles track, but us guitar players can pick it out with just the first few notes. Such an iconic guitar riff starts this song off and leads into chord –driven chorus and a couple of tasty lead licks. Come and learn the guitar secrets behind one of the most famous Beatles songs ever!


I Feel Fine

The Beatles


Are you ready to work on your octaves? I sure hope so, because this Beatles track is loaded with them. From the opening riff through to the chorus and even including a little lead part, this lesson will go in depth into I Feel Fine and show you the riffs and licks you need to sound like you belong in the Beatles!

I Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles


The era of early Rock n’ Roll is chock full of blues based songs, but this one in particular stands out. Using a driving rhythm and up tempo this song kicks off with some bluesy dominant chords before breaking into a shuffling low string riff. In this lesson you’ll learn all the licks and tricks that go into playing The Beatles’ And I Saw Her Standing There.

Love On Top

Beyonce


This is one shining example of how cool pop music can be. From a chordal standpoint, this tune is a really fun one to play. By staying mostly diatonic in the chord changes, you can play freely in one (or two) keys, all while there is some really sweet R&B flavored harmony moving below.

Use Me

Bill Withers


This is one song that all guitar players should know (it’s only one riff!). This iconic song by Bill Withers, from his album Still Bill, gets its pulse and drive from that famous guitar riff that is present throughout the tune. Coupled with a simple chord change and rhythmically sophisticated hits, this is one tune that is easy to learn and even more fun to play!

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath


The argument can be made that this is the first song in Heavy Metal history. The first track from Black Sabbath’s first album, this is one devilishly haunting track. Though the use of tri-tones, heavy distortion, pounding drums and galloping riffs, Black Sabbath is a song that any true rock fan must know!

Iron Man

Black Sabbath


One of the most iconic hard rock songs ever, Iron Man will take you on a trip through riff heaven. Starting with an awesome drone note that’s bent and twisted out of tune, through the head-banging verse and right into the screaming solo licks… this lesson covers all the bases. So grab your axe and let ‘er rip!!!

Mr. Crowley

Black Sabbath


This guitar masterpiece from Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz is meant only for those who dare try and test their chops against those of the great Randy Rhoads.

N.I.B.

Black Sabbath


A prime example of early heavy metal, this Black Sabbath song is raw, unfiltered guitar greatness! In this lesson you’ll get insider knowledge of the riffs and licks Toni Iommi used to create one of the most influential rock songs of early heavy metal.

Paranoid

Black Sabbath


Black Sabbath…the band that started heavy metal! Ever want to jam along to this epic rock tune? Well here is your chance. We are going to break down the riffs that make Paranoid one of the most recognizable rock songs ever. Whether you just started playing guitar or have been rocking out for years, with this lesson you will learn not just how to play the riffs and licks, but also what makes them work in that context and how to solo over the chords. Whether young or old, novice or experienced, there is always something to learn from Tony Iommi, Riffmaster Extrordinaire!

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Sabbath


This Black Sabbath hit is one that shows the diversity of the band. Opening with a hard pounding guitar riff that leads into a ringing and clear-toned chorus and finishing up with some ripping leads, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is one that will test your prowess as a true rock guitarist!

Could You Be Loved

Bob Marley


This rhythmic and groovin’ reggae tune is one that will surely get you working. You’ll need to summon up all the rhythm chops in your arsenal to master these one-string percussive riffs!

No Woman, No Cry

Bob Marley


This reggae classic has for decades been a prime example of Bob Marley’s songwriting prowess. Utilizing simple harmonies and chords, and blended with an ever-present reggae groove, this lesson will be sure to have you jammin’ in no time!

You Give Love A Bad Name

Bon Jovi


You Give Love A Bad Name is a huge Bon Jovi classic, first released on his 1986 album “Slippery When Wet” where it reached number one on the billboard charts. This song starts with its iconic guitar lick and then goes into a single string palm muted riff that really is a perfect example of 80′s metal guitar playing. It incorporates a lot of arpeggios, drawn out power chords, and hammer ons that climb up a scale on a single string scale pattern. There’s also some very long and rhythmic trills that help round out the phrasings of the solo that are really fun to practice.

Mo’ Better Blues

Branford Marsalis


If you have trouble playing and improvising over changes in certain keys, than this lesson might just be what you’ve been looking for. This jazz song by Branford Marsalis is a melodic and vocal like groove that sits on top of some sweet chord changes.

Spain

Chick Corea


Chick Corea’s mega jazz-fusion hit is one that any advanced player should spend some time on. The rhythmically complex melody and up-tempo feel make for a challenging exercise on their own. Add in the chord changes and now you’ve got a beast of a song to learn. In this lesson, however, I will break down all the tricks and tips you need to master this tune, so that you can improvise freely, shred the melody and comp with confidence.

Johnny B Goode

Chuck Berry


Virtually every blues guitar player has played this traditional hit since Robert Johnson wrote it around 1936. Although this song has been around for over 70 years, it’s Eric Clapton whose version comes to mind when thinking of Crossroads. While playing with Cream, Clapton arranged this tune to fit within the rock-blues style that was happening in the late 60’s. Here in this lesson, you’ll begin to understand how to play the main riffs of the song, as well as how to solo in the style of the great Eric Clapton.

Rather Be

Clean Bandit


This feel-good song by Clean Bandit is based around a violin melody that punctuates the entire tune. Start with the chords that the melody dances around and then you’ll learn the melody itself.

Crossroads

Cream


A Clapton classic! This two-riff song is essential for all guitar players to know. This tune, like many other Clapton hits, is something that all can learn from. Whether you’re a brand new beginner or a seasoned vet, if you don’t know this song inside and out, there’s something missing in your arsenal!

Sunshine Of Your Love

Cream


A Clapton classic! This two-riff song is essential for all guitar players to know. This tune, like many other Clapton hits, is something that all can learn from. Whether you’re a brand new beginner or a seasoned vet, if you don’t know this song inside and out, there’s something missing in your arsenal!

White Room

Cream


Here we have one spooky, psychedelic Cream song that’s sure to get any guitar player’s juices boiling. Layered with textures and sounds, this Clapton tune is a great one to get the feel of the 60’s under your fingers.

Bad Moon Rising

CCR


Welcome to the bayou! This Creedance Clearwater hit has worked its way through the decades to prove itself as one of the most recognizable classic rock tunes. It’s an upbeat chord-style southern rock jam, with a groovy solo that utilizes both chord melody and single string lines. Come on in and learn the riffs that’ll have everybody singing along!

Born on the Bayou

CCR


Welcome to the Deep South! This low-down, swampy blues-influenced tune is one that’s chock full of cool guitar ideas. From the opening riff through the finger-style verse and into the melodic leads, if you’re looking for some great southern rock licks, this is the lesson for you!

Down on the Corner

CCR


This feel-good Creedence Clearwater song is an upbeat example of simplistic guitar layering. In this lesson you’ll learn the riffs, chords and licks that go into making this such a great tune. And not only that, but you’ll learn how to apply these ideas to your own playing.

Fortunate Son

CCR


This iconic classic rock hit conjures up the spirit of the southern bayou while rocking with a blues attitude. Creedance Clearwater Revival made this a timeless hit by using simple power chords and a few well-placed melodies. If you’re new to rock guitar or are just looking to learn a song that all players should know, then this is the lesson for you!

Up Around the Bend

CCR


Get your blues licks out, because Creedance Clearwater’s classic track, Up Around The Bend is full of country blues-inspired guitar riffs. You’ll learn not just the parts to the song but how to use these new licks, ideas and concepts in your own playing and songwriting.

Smoke On The Water

Deep Purple


This is one classic rock track that is a fantastic foundation to learn the ins-and outs of rock guitar playing. Based heavily on power chords, and their inversions, this lesson will go through all the riffs to this song and help you master each one!

Sultans of Swing

Dire Straits


Want to learn how to play finger-style like Dire Straits? Well here you go! This guitar masterpiece has some of the finest examples of finger-style playing in a non-traditional style. In this video, we break down not just the verses and chorus, but also both solos! You will learn how to play chords using alternative techniques and how to solo with your fingers, giving you a whole new bag of tricks that you can use for any song, in any style.

Money For Nothing

Dire Straits


One of Dire Straits’ biggest hits was written from one little riff. The driving force behind this epic song is a simplistic riff in G minor. Thus lesson will have you playing through all three parts and comes complete with tabs to make it all even easier. If you’ve got any groove and rhythm in your soul and the ability to play two strings at a time, then you’ll be able to tackle this hit with no problem!

China Grove

Doobie Brothers


Here is Southern Rock played at its finest. This song about a small Texas town is anything but quaint. Boasting some awesome Hendrix-like pentatonic riffs and country licks that make you scream lap steel, this Doobie Brothers track is one for the ages. Join me in this lesson and come get in depth info on how to play all the parts and even some solo tips that are sure to improve your playing.

Listen to the Music

Doobie Brothers


This is an up-tempo, feel-good Doobie Brothers song that will have your right hand strumming ferociously! This is an excellent way to get acquainted with some new pentatonic ideas and awesome chord changes. Get the riffs and licks to one of this band’s greatest hits!

Shining Star

Earth, Wind & Fire


This is an up-tempo, feel-good Doobie Brothers song that will have your right hand strumming ferociously! This is an excellent way to get acquainted with some new pentatonic ideas and awesome chord changes. Get the riffs and licks to one of this band’s greatest hits!

After Midnight

Eric Clapton


Up-tempo, rhythmic and funky, this Clapton tune has just about all the ingredients for a killer guitar cocktail. With just a few riffs to master and some tasty lead licks, this lesson is sure to get you on the track to blues-rock stardom!

Cocaine

Eric Clapton


Eric Clapton has performed numerous covers over the years, but a select few stand out among the rest…Cocaine is one of them. This song is built around a catchy power chord riff in E and then glides into a searing Clapton solo. With this lesson you’ll get all the tips and tricks to play the riffs and leads of this epic classic rock track!

I Shot the Sheriff

Eric Clapton


Clapton’s version of this reggae classic is an homage to the great Bob Marley. Countless people have covered this tune, but few have done it as much justice as Eric Clapton. In this lesson you’ll learn the riffs and licks that made this version stand out above the rest.

Lay Down Sally

Eric Clapton


Here is a great chance to learn about layering guitar parts. This Clapton song is a country-blues example of a solid foundation being played under some really sweet overdubbed guitar riffs. Learn all the licks and tricks of Lay Down Sally in this in-depth lesson.

Outside Woman Blues

Eric Clapton


Here we have a fine example of Eric Clapton’s precise blend of blues and rock. A real pioneer of the electric guitar, Clapton has managed to continuously conjure up soulful melodies and tasty licks. Here’s your chance to learn some of his techniques and apply them to your own playing.

Everlong

Foo Fighters


This song from the Foo Fighters’ breakout album is one that has helped launch the rock mega-group in the upper echelon of the music world. Back in the 90’s this song was played on all the radio stations and just about anywhere you’d find music, and still is today! Built on a solid foundation of Dave Grohl’s riffs, and using a few cool songwriting tools, this tune is chick full of stuff for the learning rock player to digest. Get your distortion pedal out and get ready to rock with Everlong!

Red Clay

Freddie Hubbard


This Freddie Hubbard song is an unusual one as far as jazz standards go. Using suspended chords almost exclusively, this tune provides an awesome opportunity for the late-intermediate/ advanced player to gather some chops that use a totally different harmonic structure than what we’re used to. In this lesson you’ll get a detailed breakdown of the chords and rhythms used, as well as the melody and how best to think about playing through these changes.

Breezin’

George Benson


There are few players who are so universally recognized as George Benson. His uncanny ability on the guitar is equally matched by his rhythmic, harmonic, and vocal prowess. Here is your chance to delve into his jazzy world of groove and melody. In this lesson we will go into detail and cover all the parts of this song starting with the chords and following all the way through to some new solo ideas for you to try out. With many different techniques and a progression that begs to be played over, Breezin’ is sure to give even the most experienced of players a challenge.

American Idiot

Green Day


I hope you came to rock, because this punk song rocks fast and hard! In this video you’ll get full access to the riffs and chords Billy Joe used to write American Idiot plus some insider techniques that can help make you play faster.

Basket Case

Green Day


This iconic 90’s punk song was a hit from day one! Full of classic Billy Joe Armstrong, riffs and rhythms abound. With this lesson you’ll walk away knowing the ins and outs of one of the songs that started it all.

Good Riddance

Green Day


Green Day helped to start off the modern punk revolution that began back in the 90’s. One of their more popular songs, Good Riddance is unique for this band, as the softer, subtler chordal picking and strumming will tell you. In this lesson you will learn all the parts in great detail and understand how the chords fit together and can be applied using various techniques. This is a fantastic song for players looking to branch out of power chord oriented punk rock.

Hitchin’ A Ride

Green Day


Here we have a bouncing, distorted power chord descending in carnival fashion while Billy Joe belts out lyrics. This awesome song has some great swinging rhythm and blazing octave licks, so grab that guitar and lets start rocking!

When I Come Around

Green Day


Green Day made a big splash with this hit song from their album Dookie. At an unusually slower pace than most hard-driving punk songs, this tune rolls along at a comfortable pace and will allow you to feel the groove even more than ever. With this lesson you’ll learn all the parts to the song and how to play them relaxed and tension-free.

Mr. Brownstone

Guns ‘N’ Roses


This epic Guns N’ Roses track about their hard partying lifestyle is chock full of chunky riffs and searing licks. Slash’s hard rock guitar mastery is on full display in this song, and you’ll have total access to the tricks and riffs that make up this classic rock hit!

Paradise City

Guns ‘N’ Roses


This 80’s hard rock hit is a staple for all rock guitarists. Slash’s playing on this track goes from a clean, arpeggio opening into a driving and thunderous riff. The solos and lick abound in this lesson, so get your guitar and start shredding!

Sweet Child O’ Mine

Guns ‘N’ Roses


Slash wrote the infamous opening riff to Sweet Child O’ Mine as a joke! He was playing around in rehearsal with a string skipping exercise and voila… a masterpiece was born. You’ll not only learn the string skipping introduction, but also the verses, chorus and some awesome examples of soloing in the style of Slash. By the end of this lesson, you will have a greater understanding of what makes Slash’s guitar playing so unique and memorable, as well as the tone and expression he uses to maintain his status as guitar-god.

Crazy On You

Heart


Crazy On You is a fast paced single from Heart’s 1976 album “Dreamboat Annie”. This is actually a relatively complicated song since it’s really quick and has a lot of rhythmic passages with string skipping, so your right hand will have to be accurate. If you’re comfortable with hybrid picking, it should make this one a little easier to get through, but either way this one will provide a good challenge for any level guitar player. There’s an extensive introduction that has a different sound than the rest of the song which really showcases their musicality.

Cantaloupe Island

Herbie Hancock


Herbie Hancock is a very talented pianist, keyboardist and composer that worked with Miles Davis in the Second Great Quintet. Mile Davis sought out Hancock when he saw the talent he had as a jazz musician. Cantaloupe Island was recorded during Hancock’s early years with Miles and was featured on the 1964 album Empyrean Isles. The lesson will walk you through the chords for Cantaloupe Island and also give you a few tips on how to “spice” it up to really improve your jazz guitar skills.

Fear of the Dark

Iron Maiden


One of Iron Maiden’s most famous songs, Fear of the Dark is a haunting and yet ripping song to learn on guitar. With so many parts and sections to this epic masterpiece, you’ll have plenty of work cut out for you if you’re willing to take on this challenge. Save the solos for another lesson and check out the melodies and octave parts for both guitars. You’ll quickly see how every song this band writes becomes something impressive. Take a tip from the pros and learn to write your own metal masterpieces!

The Chicken

Jaco Pastorius


Welcome to the world of fusion! This jazz funk standard is one that every up and coming player needs to have in his/her repertoire. Similar to a blues, but oh so different, Jaco Pastorius was able to bridge the gap harmonically between several styles of music. With this in depth lesson, you’ll learn the chords and the head and will walk away with the confidence to improvise over this classic track.

Cold Sweat

James Brown


The Godfather of funk, James Brown, has had countless hits throughout the decades, and this song is among the top of the list. In this beginner funk lesson you’ll learn some standard chords for playing funk music as well as the style of single string melody that’s so present in James Brown’s recordings.

I Feel Good

James Brown


Funk, thy name is James Brown. The ultimate funk and soul singer, James Brown is a legend, as are the musicians that played with him. Brown had one of the tightest rhythm sections around; so much so that their ground-breaking grooves and rhythms are still being emulated today. With this lesson, you’ll be privy to all the rhythmic varieties and grooves that this song has to offer.

Sex Machine

James Brown


James Brown is known as the Godfather of funk music, and if there’s a fun way to improve your rhythm, its funk music! Learn the secrets behind some of the most famous funk guitar riffs, and uncover awesome new chord possibilities in this in-depth look at one James Brown’s most famous hits.

All Along the Watchtower

Jimi Hendrix


This iconic song was written by Bob Dylan, but made ultra famous by Jimi Hendrix. His version utilizes some fantastic rhythm guitar chops and sweet pentatonic licks. With this lesson you’ll get all the info on how to play the chords as well as some of the most famous guitar licks ever recorded.

Fire

Jimi Hendrix


“…Move over rover, and let Jimi take over”. And that’s exactly what happens in this lesson. You have to conjure up Jimi’s legendary groove and rhythm to sound like the real deal on this classic rock hit. With a few riffs and a lick or two, you can be well on your way to ripping one of the greatest rock tunes of all time!

Hey Joe

Jimi Hendrix


Although Hendrix didn’t write Hey Joe he sure made it more popular than anyone before him, especially in the guitar world. This song has some awesome licks and riffs in Hendrix’s famous style of playing. With this lesson you’ll learn all the classic parts from that famous opening lick, to the chord progression, the chromatic lines and the solos, not to mention how best to emulate Jimi’s unique style.

Little Wing

Jimi Hendrix


One of the most inspiring guitar tunes ever written. This classic off Axis: Bold as Love is a must-have for any guitar player. In this lesson, you will learn the opening licks to Little Wing and the chords that are played throughout the song. By the end, you will be able to build a musical solo of your own that can follow the chords and the rhythms of this Hendrix masterpiece. The chord progressions are simple enough, but are capable of so much music and intricacy… There is always a new way to play over Little Wing.

Purple Haze

Jimi Hendrix


Jimi Hendrix, the ultimate guitar god! This song, Purple Haze, is maybe his most famous song, and one that exemplifies his personal style perhaps better than any other. From the instantly recognizable intro, to the rhythms and licks that make this tune great, you will learn all the parts and how to execute them as closely to Jimi’s style as one can get. Don’t be intimidated by Hendrix. With this lesson, it makes learning Purple Haze simple and engaging. So get your axe and get rockin’!

Purple Haze Solo

Jimi Hendrix


Guitar solos can steal the show during a performance, and the solo from Jimi’s famous song Purple Haze is no exception.

I Love Rock N’ Roll

Joan Jett


I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll is a rock classic that Joan Jett made famous as a single in 1979. This is one of original rock anthems with a heavy four on the food beat that made this one great for dancing or head banging to. The guitar part is pretty simple and start, mostly revolving around open string power chords with a standard half bend on the minor third of the chord. The solo has some great musical qualities, revolving more around note choice and placement as opposed to guitar licks, utilizing the full range of the guitar from the low to high register, even including the whammy bar.

I Love Rock N’ Roll

Joe Bonamassa


This song is a shining example of Joe Bonamassa’s stellar guitar playing. With a heavy E minor riff that starts the song all the way to the ripping solo, this lesson will test your chops and your rhythm.

Satch Boogie

Joe Satriani


Get ready to shred! This song is the one that put Joe Satriani on everyone’s guitar radar. From the blistering riff-based opening at a blazing 220BPM, to the screaming licks, tapping extravaganzas and smooth legatos, this lesson will cover so much technique and material that your hands will be busy for the next couple of years!

Mr. PC

John Coltrane


John Coltrane’s homage to bassist Paul Chambers is a grooving break neck tempo jazz blues. This song is rife with opportunity to shed some jazz licks over a bluesy canvas. With this lesson you’ll uncover not just the chords and the head, but also how to spice up your own playing with new scales and approaches that transfer well from jazz to other genres.

Chitlins Con Carne

Kenny Burrell


This blues is one of the coolest and most accessible ways to get into jazz. Written by Kenny Burrell and covered by Stevie Ray Vaughn, this classic is a guitar player’s dream. With jazz oriented chord extensions and bluesy licks, this tune makes a great practice piece for improvising and expanding your guitar vocabulary.

Rock & Roll All Night

Kiss


This easy classic rock anthem is a staple of any good rock guitarist’s repertoire. Rock & Roll All Night is a perfect example of great song writing and excellent riffs. With a few simple chord shapes Kiss was able to capture their live essence on record and translate that to millions of fans around the world. With this lesson you’ll really know what it means to Rock!

Black Dog

Led Zeppelin


Perhaps one of the most recognizable guitar riffs ever, Black Dog is a song that epitomizes classic rock. It has elements of blues and rock woven into chunky riffs and screaming licks. With this in depth lesson, you’ll discover the secrets that Jimmy Page used to play this epic rock masterpiece.

Fool in the Rain

Led Zeppelin


…This feel good rock song is reminiscent of 60’s era rock. Very folky and yet intricate, Fool In The Rain is a Led Zeppelin song that crosses various genres. Ranging from a chordal introduction to a multi-layered verse and even a samba style bridge, this tune covers a lot of ground.

Immigrant Song

Led Zeppelin


This awesome Zeppelin song is a fantastic intro into string skipping, and open chords that aren’t your typical rock fingerings. With this lesson, you’ll learn in detail all the parts that go into playing this jam, as well as the tone and feel behind the melody.

Kashmir

Led Zeppelin


This powerful and hard driving rock song is one Led Zeppelin’s most well known hits. Utilizing an open tuning, Jimmy Page was able to capture an amazing and powerful sound that is unique to his style of playing. With this lesson you’ll come away with a new knowledge of tuning possibilities that will really open your ears and playing to new levels. From the classic intro riff all the way to wide open strumming outro, this lesson will improve all aspects your playing.

Whole Lotta Love

Led Zeppelin


A hard-driving E power chord riff starts off this classic hit. Underneath the searing vocals, Jimmy Page lays some extra heavy guitar riffs before blasting into the epic solo licks. Here’s your chance to learn how he got that heavy sound that signifies this tune’s main riff, and also how he rips through pentatonic licks at lightning speed.

Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd


Maybe one of the most recognizable song in Rock and Roll history. With this one little three-chord song, Lynard Skynard managed to change music. The guitarist, Ed King says that after hearing the riff for this song, the solo came to him in a dream, note for note. Here is your chance to learn not just the solo, but also all the other parts that make this a classic. By the end of the video, you will be playing Sweet Home Alabama note for note, and living the dream.

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Marvin Gaye


This song, like many other Motown hits, has been covered and revamped hundreds of times over. It is without doubt one of the most well recognized songs of the 20th century and should be a part of every guitarists arsenal. In this lesson, you’ll learn the riff, chords and rhythms that make up Marvin Gaye’s song I Heard It Through The Grapevine.

Symphony Of Destruction

Megadeth


One of Megadeth’s heaviest songs and maybe one of the easiest to learn, this track can be an awesome learning tool for any guitarist. With only a few riffs that make up the bulk of this song, you’re bound to find some head banging power chords and even some harmonies. When its time to rip, check out the solo and test your chops on Marty Friedman’s signature licks! Don’t try to go too fast at first, timing and accuracy are more important than speed…now go shred!!!

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Metallica


Among Metallica’s most played songs, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a great hard rock song no matter what level of playing you’re at. Originally inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s novel about the Spanish Civil War, you can really hear and feel the sludge and grind of warfare. Learning this song will definitely improve your rhythm, feel and sense of harmony. By going through all the parts to this tune we will uncover every nuance and subtlety that make this such a heavy song.

Master of Puppets

Metallica


“Obey Your Master!” Metallica is the quintessential metal band of all time. We’re going to be diving head first into the thundering riffs and screaming solos. We will cover all the best guitar parts and go into detail in explain how to play them and why they work so well. Master of Puppets was Metallica’s first major label hit and their most played song. At the end of this lesson, you will understand why and have the chops to back it up!

Nothing Else Matters

Metallica


There are very few Metallica songs that can measure up to this masterpiece as far as power, notoriety, musicality and songwriting are concerned. While not the most technically challenging song by Metallica, it is certainly one with a huge amount of licks and ideas that we guitarists can “borrow” for our own playing.

Seek & Destroy

Metallica


This thrash metal track is for the shredders out there! Classic Metallica riffs and ripping Kirk Hammett solo licks abound in this video on one of early heavy metal’s most furious songs. Speed picking and legato are just a couple of the techniques you’ll work on so you better have some sweet chops if you’re going to try and tackle this best!

Cissy Strut

Meters


Whether in your garage with some buddies, at a jam session in town, or on the big stage, Cissy Strut kills it wherever it’s played. This funk masterpiece is a prime example of rhythmic domination. Harmonically simple, but rhythmically intricate, The Meters crafted this tune with precision and expertise. Hone your rhythm and master the groove with this funky lesson.

Beat It

Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson, the King of Pop! This mega-hit is one of the most covered songs of all time. Here in this lesson you will learn to play the main guitar parts of Beat It including the chorus and verse. So get your dancing shoes on and get ready to rock!

Billie Jean

Michael Jackson


Get your groove going, because you’re going to need it for this song! Billie Jean is an exercise in solid rhythm and a deep pocket. This lesson is geared to improve your feel and groove while learning the riffs to this pop classic.

Black or White

Michael Jackson


This groundbreaking hit song from Michael Jackson is like a master-class in rock riffage! Beginning with that infamous E major chord riff and blazing its way into a fast paced octave groove then into a low E pull off lick , this lesson has all the bases covered.

Dirty Diana

Michael Jackson


This song exemplifies the perfect blend that Michael Jackson often created from the mixture of pop, rock, and R&B. Opening with a distorted rock guitar playing a funky rhythm all the way to a shred-tastic ending, if your looking for some awesome music and you think you’ve got the chops, then this lesson’s for you!

Smooth Criminal

Michael Jackson


Riffs don’t get much more awesome than this! Smooth Criminal is a rock/pop blend that’s all funk and nastiness. This lesson will have your groove and rhythm working overdrive, test your chops and build your speed.

Dr. Feelgood

Motley Crue


Motley Crue’s hard rock hit Dr. Feelgood is a staple of heavy guitar riffs and licks that any guitarist can learn to play. In this lesson you’ll get the inside scoop on some of early heavy metal’s most rhythmic and powerful guitar riffs.

Girls Girls Girlsl

Motley Crue


This is a great song to get started on learning Motley Crue’s hard rock style of guitar. This lesson will have you running through all the riffs to this epic hair-metal classic!

Wild Side

Motley Crue


You better bring you’re a-game if you want to tackle this awesome Motley Crue song, because its got some twists and turns that’ll make your fingers bleed. From a raging fast riff, a la Van Halen, to a sludgy blues style groove, this song will make you work on feel, rhythm, chops and much more!

Ace Of Spades

Motorhead


You better bring you’re a-game if you want to tackle this awesome Motley Crue song, because its got some twists and turns that’ll make your fingers bleed. From a raging fast riff, a la Van Halen, to a sludgy blues style groove, this song will make you work on feel, rhythm, chops and much more!

All Apologies

Nirvana


Nirvana is a band with depth, energy and raw emotion, and this song exemplifies all of the above. All Apologies is a tune that utilizes a drop-D tuning and floats from a haunting clean riff with a dark drone to a crunchy and raging chorus filled with driving guitar. No matter what part of the song, or your playing level, with this lesson you will have this Nirvana hit under your fingertips in no time!

Come As You Are

Nirvana


Grunge lives on!!! This is one of Nirvana’s most popular songs, and one that is always a smash with guitar players. The opening riff is instantly recognizable, and very beginner friendly. No matter what your playing experience, you will be able to walk away from this lesson playing the parts to your favorite Nirvana jam!

Drain You

Nirvana


This hard-hitting Nirvana jam is a power chord workout for guitar players. With a dark and foreboding interlude that culminates in a shrieking guitar lick, Drain You is sure to quench any Nirvana fan’s thirst for guitar knowledge.

Heart Shaped Box

Nirvana


Starting off with a clean, dropped-D arpeggio lick and blasting into a raging chorus, Heart Shaped Box runs the gamut of a Nirvana song. In this lesson you’ll learn all the parts to this hit, and how to make the most out your technique while jamming on a grunge classic!

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana


Nirvana is known as the foremost grunge band ever, and this song is the anthem of grunge and teenage angst everywhere. This is an excellent tune to get into power chords, strumming, and just plain old rocking out! In this lesson, you will dive head first into Smells Like Teen Spirit and learn the chords, right hand patterns and even the small overdubs that made this track a timeless hit.

Come Out and Play

Offspring


This rockin’ tune from The Offspring is a great and fun way to get into playing power chords faster and with more consistency. With some great tips on right hand technique, this lesson will boost your playing to a new level!

Gone Away

Offspring


This Offspring smash is one that will work you and your chops in various ways. Either fast power-chord strumming or the single note melodies, you’re sure to get some awesome guitar licks out of this lesson.

Pretty Fly for A White Guy

Offspring


Welcome to the 90’s! The Offspring was tearing up the charts with this pop punk hit. You’ll be getting all the riffs and good time ska hits in this lesson, plus an exclusive tip on how to shift positions faster. Grab your axe and let ‘er rip!

Self Esteem

Offspring


This feel-good pop punk song from The Offspring has an awesome swaying motion that drives the tune. It can really work your right hand while playing those power chords so stay relaxed and rock out!

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Offspring


Get ready to rock with this fast-paced Offspring hit! Starting with a palm muted melody with a buzzing drone in the background and progressing all the way through the pulsing riffs and into the solo…this lesson has all the parts covered. SO grab your guitar and lets jam!!!!

Crazy Train

Ozzy Osbourne


All aboard!!! In this advanced video, you will learn the secrets that made Randy Rhoads one of the all time greatest guitarists. By breaking down each part of the song into sections, you will be able to see and hear in detail all the nuances that go into playing Crazy Train. Go lick by lick and discover that you too could have the chops to play one of rock and roll’s most epic guitar tunes!

Ain’t It Fun

Paramore


Here is a perfect example of great rock songwriting. The use of simplistic but catchy riffs along with a driving bass line and wide open chord strums, makes this tune a definite earworm. Get yourself acquainted with the inner workings of Paramore by learning the main riff, chords, and all the lead licks that make up this jam!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Pat Benatar


Hit Me With Your Best Shot is a chart topping single from Pat Benatar’s 1980 album “Crimes of Passion”. It’s been played all over the radio, commercials, and sports arenas, so it’s definitely one that you’ve heard at some point. This song is a rock anthem with a heavy four on the floor beat and a straight forward and repetitive power chord riff that changes every second time around with a variation. It’s a great song for a beginner to get started into the rock guitar playing style. This is a song that’s pretty easy to master and you’ll only need a few techniques under your fingers, mostly palm muting and power chords.

Another Brick in the Wall Part 2

Pink Floyd


The iconic sounds and musicality of Pink Floyd couldn’t possibly be any more on display than in this ultra-famous classic rock hit. For guitarists, David Gilmour’s playing represents some of the tastiest and most musical phrasing and melodies, not to mention the funky-ness of his chord playing. If you’re looking for an all around improvement in your chops, then this is the lesson for you!

Money

Pink Floyd


This iconic classic rock track has influenced many a guitarist over the years. Pink Floyd managed to capture such unique style and character in their music, and Money is a perfect example. With an awesome opening in an odd time signature to spacious and sustaining leads, this ultimate rock lesson is geared toward making every Pink Floyd fan into a mini David Gilmour.

Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd


This unusually blues/country style song from Pink Floyd is a great introduction to guitar layering. By laying a solid foundation of chords and arpeggios, the intro is ripe for some sweet melodies to be played on top of it. The notes, riffs, licks and tricks abound in this detailed and multi-layered guitar lesson on a classic rock hit.

Canary In A Coalmine

Police


This classic Police song is a harmonious blend of reggae chords and pop guitar. Like many of Sting’s songs, the influences and roots of his music are clearly audible. Want to learn how to blend some of your favorite style together to create something new? Well then check out this lesson and learn what Sting did, and maybe you could do it too!!!

Don’t Stand So Close to Me

Police


This awesome tune by The Police is a great way to get introduced to various styles and ideas. From the reggae chord groove to the verse that descends in thirds all the way to a blues inspired chorus, this song has something for every player to learn!

Every Breath You Take

Police


Have you always wondered how The Police get that great sound? Well if you’re a guitarist, here are the answers. In this lesson you’ll learn the basics of some new “stretched out” chord shapes and arpeggios, all while learning the sweet riffs to this epic jam!

Message in a Bottle

Police


This 80’s British rock hit is a great tune for all to enjoy. Easy to learn and chock full of great guitar riffs, Message In A Bottle is a fantastic choice for any up and coming player who is looking for some new ideas to inject in to their own playing style. With this lesson you’ll learn how stacking certain intervals on each other produces an awesome modern type sound, and how you can apply even reggae rhythms to a distorted rock song.

Roxanne

Police


This timeless hit brings together several key elements that you’re about to uncover. The use of suspended chords and how they function, various grooves like reggae and straight 8th, and of course all the riffs will be unveiled in this lesson on Roxanne.

Another One Bites the Dust

Queen


This funk-rock hit is one of Queen’s most famous songs. The two-riff song is a great way to get introduced to funk guitar, and in particular, Brian May’s style of playing. If you’re looking to expand your chops to include some funky rhythms and a melodic approach to chords, then here is the lesson for you!

Fat Bottomed Girls

Queen


Here is one sludgy, grinding example of Brian May’s guitar genius. In dropped D tuning, this Queen song is a mix of that classic low string drone mixed with rock chord strumming and bluesy string bends. This is a great lesson for any player looking to learn more about rock rhythm guitar.

Under Pressure

Queen


This classic rock masterpiece is one of the most samples rock songs ever. The penetrating bass line and haunting piano chords give way to a sweetly complex arpeggio section. Learn all the parts and more right now!

We Are The Champions

Queen


This epic sing-along is the backdrop for nearly every American sports’ team victory. Its rhythmically driving, anthem-like feel translates into sweet melodies and ripping licks on the guitar. Channel your inner-rock god for this in depth lesson on Queen’s mega-hit, We Are The Champions.

We Will Rock You

Queen


The world of rock guitar has its innovators, and Brian May is surely among the elite. With this seemingly simplistic guitar solo he was able to conjure up intensity and musicality using just two chords. In this lesson, you’ll learn the riffs and licks to one of the most played anthems ever!

Californication

Red Hot Chili Peppers


Welcome to California! Sun, surf and a crazy rock band await you! This famous rock tune was and still is a great song to learn the subtlety of John Frusciante’s guitar playing. Here, with this video, your understanding of chords and arpeggios will broaden greatly. You will learn the strumming and groove of the wilder sections and the softer sweeter melodies of the flip side to this coin. Kick back, relax and let the Californication take over!

Scar Tissue

Red Hot Chili Peppers


The atmospheric and ambient sounds of John Frusciante’s guitar permeate this Red Hot Chili Peppers track, and help to create its flowing and rhythmic feel. This lesson will have you dive head first into some of Frusciante’s favorite techniques and licks, all while learning the chords and solos to Scar Tissue!

Beast of Burden

Rolling Stones


This medium tempo rock song is always a hit with every crowd due to a few key elements. The Rolling Stones have been able to craft songs in such a unique way using overlapping parts, chord melody, and just good ole’ solid songwriting. With this video you’ll get an in depth look at these and many more elements that go into making a classic rock hit.

Bitch

Rolling Stones


From the album Sticky Fingers comes one of the Rolling Stone’s most played songs, both live and on the radio. This is your chance to dive into Bitch and get the most out a groove and rhythm oriented classic rock masterpiece. Keith Richards’ guitar playing, although seemingly simple is actually sophisticated from the viewpoint of songwriting. After this lesson is through, you’ll have all the makings and chops to play this classic hit.

Brown Sugar

Rolling Stones


Ever wonder how The Rolling Stones got so much sound and volume in their recordings? It sounds like they have 5 guitars! Well that’s the magic of overdubbing, or layering. Using Brown Sugar as a template, I’ll show you how to begin to weave guitar parts together to create a sense of richness and a full sound…so come on, let’s get rockin’!

Paint it Black

Rolling Stones


Another perfect example of great songwriting and a perfect union of strong melody and solid foundation, Paint It Black has all the elements that go into making a Rolling Stones hit song. With this lesson you’ll get all the parts, both rhythm and lead, that make this such a fun and easy guitar tune to learn. Make sure you get that metronome going, because this one will have your head bobbing on the offbeat, so get ready for some groovin’ music!

Satisfaction

Rolling Stones


One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Rolling Stones are legendary songwriters and performers. This simple two-riff song is a prime example of good songwriting techniques, and an excellent display of melody and harmony. Pick up this lesson and who knows, maybe you’ll be writing the next hit jam!

Pretty Woman

Roy Orbison


Oh, Pretty Woman was released by Roy Orbison as a single alongside “Yo the Amo Maria” in 1964. This is a very famous and popular song with an iconic guitar line that every guitar player should know, because you’ll probably end up needing to play it at some point. It begins with that recognizable e major riff that revolves around open strings before leading into the simple verse. This song’s pretty user friendly in the sense that you only play a couple of chords, all which have an identical rhythm.

Black Magic Woman

Santana


ere is one sultry and powerful demonstration of guitar in the hands of the master himself, Carlos Santana. This song is a perfect way to get introduced to his brand of Latin rock and the blues-infused licks and riffs that make his sound so unique. In this lesson you’ll get all the info on how to play not just the chords, but also that epic intro solo that everyone knows so well. So get in here now and get your fingers moving!

Evil Ways

Santana


One of the songs that helped launch Santana in stardom, Evil Ways, debuted on his 1969 self-titled album. If you’ve ever seen the Woodstock concert of 1969, you know to what lengths this song can be stretched. A guitar player’s dream, this easy-to-jam song is wide open for searing solos and awesome Latin based groves. When this lesson is through you’ll be wailing over the changes and grooving on the chords!

Oye Como Va

Santana


Originally written by Tito Puente, but made famous by guitar maestro, Santana, this Latin rock song is an awesome example of groove and melody intertwined. This lesson will help you explore the ins and outs of one of the greatest Latin rock tunes. Learn the chords, melodies and solo all note for note with tips on how you can improvise over the changes.

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Stevie Ray Vaughan


This ain’t you’re grandma’s nursery rhyme! This is a heavy-groove, distorted blues song that will get you melting faces in no time. Starting off with a Stevie Ray Vaughn special, an opening blues riff in E leads us into the track, followed by some great blues rhythm playing and ripping solo licks. Get in this lesson and give your hands a workout!

Pride And Joy

Stevie Ray Vaughan


Possibly Stevie Ray Vaughn’s most popular song, Pride & Joy must be at the top of every aspiring guitarist’s list of songs to learn. With so many various riffs and unique techniques, this tune stands out as one that will surely raise your playing level by several notches. From the screaming opening to the riffs and searing leads, we will uncover the tricks and secrets that SRV employed on his way to guitar immortality.

Shake For Me

Stevie Ray Vaughan


Here is a classic example of a Stevie Ray Vaughan blues in Bb. With its driving rhythm and searing melodies, this song is a tune that an aspiring guitarist would kill to play to perfection. Here’s your chance to do just that, with this in-depth look into one of guitar’s greatest heroes.

Taxman

Stevie Ray Vaughan


This is Stevie Ray Vaughan’s take on a Beatles’ classic. It’s a fat grooving, rhythmic shuffle that has some seriously awesome rhythm guitar involved. This lesson will show you some of SRV’s techniques and licks that helped him achieve that signature sound.

Wham

Stevie Ray Vaughan


This is one blazing fast, high-energy blues! Stevie Ray Vaughan was renowned for his phrasing, musicality and soul, and here is a screaming fast version of his chops on full display. With this lesson you’ll learn all the parts to this famous guitar song, as well as the concepts, techniques and ideas that went into writing these kinds of riffs. Make sure you warm up before this lesson, because you’re in for the finger workout of your life

I Wish

Stevie Wonder


Stevie Wonder has created some of the most timeless pop and soul hits, and this song is no exception. Slide into the first guitar lick and funk your way through the chords and rhythmic plucking until you’re strumming like you wrote this song. With this lesson you’ll get the tips and tricks of playing in this heavily percussive and rhythmic style all while learning some tools of the trade that will easily cross over into other genres.

Master Blaster

Stevie Wonder


Borrowing from legendary artist Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder released this track on his album Hotter Than July. This funk remake of a reggae classic has all the markings of a Stevie Wonder masterpiece: funky unison riffs, chanky guitar chords and a bass line that’s designed to get you groovin’. So don’t wait, join me in this lesson and see if you can master Master Blaster.

Part Time Lover

Stevie Wonder


Are you looking to improve your groove and learn a Stevie Wonder song at the same time? Well then here’s your chance to kill two birds with one stone. Part Time Lover is a simple song, which means a perfect one to practice your rhythm and “pocket”. If there’s one thing all the greatest players have, it’s a solid pocket and a fat groove, so come on, get your rhythm chops crackin’!

Sir Duke

Stevie Wonder


A tribute to the greats by one of the greatest ever, Stevie Wonder. Sir Duke pays homage to all the great jazz musicians that influenced Stevie Wonder from Duke Ellington to Ella Fitzgerald. With this funky and rhythmic tune, you will learn how to blend various styles of music and make them fit harmoniously together. From the horn line opening, to the reggae chords and blazing fast unison riff, this lesson on Sir Duke is guaranteed to improve your rhythm and chops to a level worthy of the greats themselves.

Superstition

Stevie Wonder


One of the most recognizable pop tunes of the 20th century, Superstition is a hit no matter where it’s played. This is your chance to discover what makes this a great tune for guitarists to know. Whether at a jam session at your local club, or jamming with some friends, this is mandatory for any aspiring guitar player. Come on into this lesson and see what notes to play, but more importantly, what space you should leave instead!

A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles


Every Beatles’ song has something great to offer, and this one is no different. Beginning with a large suspended chord and developing into a lengthy and rhythmic progression, A Hard Day’s Night has some sweet songwriting and chord progressions that anyone can learn from.

Come Together

The Beatles


One of the most famous pop songs ever, by the most famous band ever…Come Together is a fantastic song to get your feet wet playing The Beatles. This fairly simple song has several well-known guitar riffs and lines that are essential to any player’s arsenal. Whether it’s the classic opening riff to the song, or the driving blues rhythms from the verse, in this lesson you will uncover the secrets to playing this ultimate hit song!

Day Tripper

The Beatles


We all know this classic Beatles track, but us guitar players can pick it out with just the first few notes. Such an iconic guitar riff starts this song off and leads into chord –driven chorus and a couple of tasty lead licks. Come and learn the guitar secrets behind one of the most famous Beatles songs ever!

I Feel Fine

The Beatles


Are you ready to work on your octaves? I sure hope so, because this Beatles track is loaded with them. From the opening riff through to the chorus and even including a little lead part, this lesson will go in depth into I Feel Fine and show you the riffs and licks you need to sound like you belong in the Beatles!

I Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles


The era of early Rock n’ Roll is chock full of blues based songs, but this one in particular stands out. Using a driving rhythm and up tempo this song kicks off with some bluesy dominant chords before breaking into a shuffling low string riff. In this lesson you’ll learn all the licks and tricks that go into playing The Beatles’ And I Saw Her Standing There.

Break on Through

The Doors


Welcome to the 60’s, the era that brought us classic rock. From that time, one of the most memorable songs is Break on Through by The Doors. With this lesson you’ll learn the style of guitarist Robby Krieger and how to make a seemingly simple riff into a swirling cacophony of excellent rock music!

Light My Fire

The Doors


One of the most famous hits by The Doors, Light my Fire is a guitar jammer’s delight. It uses fairly standard chord shapes that all players need to know, but it opens into a solo section that is ripe for some tasty licks. In this lesson you’ll find all the riffs and tricks you’ll need to sound like Robbie Krieger.

Love Me Two Times

The Doors


Do you want to learn how to play with your fingers as well as a pick? If so, then here’s a sweet classic rock lesson for you! This Doors song is a prime example of blues based rock playing using your fingers. The licks in this lesson are a perfect learning ground for players wanting to expand their arsenal!

Soul Kitchen

The Doors


This organ-driven Doors classic starts out with a string bending finger-style solo and rolls into an awesome blues based riff. Learn all the parts to this great classic rock hit as well as how to apply concepts and ideas from this tune into your own playing.

Twentieth Century Fox

The Doors


Do you want to learn how to play some awesome classic rock? Do you want to learn to do it finger-style? If so, this lesson is for you! Learn the ins and outs of this great Doors track and Robby Krieger’s signature style. From the blues-y opening riff through the chorus and the solo, we’ve got all the licks and tricks to cover, so let’s get started!

Free Fallin’

Tom Petty


Tom Petty’s hit song from his album Full Moon Fever, Free Fallin’ is a “must-know” song for almost all guitar players out there. Built around a few simple chords this song is a prime example of strong melody and solid chordal foundation.

Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love

Van Halen


Ever wanted to learn a Van Halen song, but thought you didn’t have the chops? Well, you were wrong! Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Love is an excellent song to get into Eddie Van Halen’s playing without a whole lot of crazy advanced technique. With this video you’ll get the feel for the driving rock rhythms and the tasteful melodies that made Van Halen great.

Panama

Van Halen


This 80’s hit is among the all time greatest rock songs. For guitarists, Eddie Van Halen’s playing is paramount to being a true rock player. If you don’t have any of Eddie’s licks or riffs under your fingers, have no fear, this lesson will change all of that. Generally for intermediate to advanced players, Panama is chock full of awesome ideas that you can learn to incorporate naturally into your playing. Unlike any other guitarist, EVH employs an arsenal of tricks and techniques that are on display in this song. With this video, you will learn to delve into his netherworld of sounds, rhythms and ripping solos.


Road Song

Wes Montgomery


A fantastic way to get introduced to jazz guitar, Wes Montgomery’s Road Song is a standard that all aspiring guitarists’ should know. A pioneer on the instrument, Wes employed many techniques and harmonic ideas that are still being copied today by players of all styles. With this in-depth lesson, you will learn the ins and outs of what made Wes great and by the end you’ll have a good enough grasp on some jazz concepts to start applying them to the rest of your repertoire.

Play That Funky Music

Wild Cherry


Wild Cherry’s biggest hit is a funky explosion of guitar rhythms and riffs. Get your groove going with this in depth look at the licks to one of funk’s greatest songs!

La Grange

ZZ Top


Here is one groovin’ Texas shuffle! This ZZ Top hit is a classic rock song you have to know. With one of the most iconic riffs ever, and a ripping solo, this lesson will have you jamming in no time!

Tush

ZZ Top


This one is a definite crowd pleaser; Tush by ZZ Top is a classic rock staple of great blues-rock guitar playing. Simplistic riffs layered under a pretty accessible slide solo make this a great way to get introduced to this Texas style. This lesson will take you in depth through all the ins and outs of this tune, and by the end, you’ll be playing it like you own it!

 
 
 

 
 
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