Classic Rock Course

The Jimmy Page Scale

March 7, 2013 4 Comments

Learn the scale behind some of the greatest Led Zeppelin solos ever including “Heartbreaker”

Chromatic Connector Notes

January 14, 2013 2 Comments

In this lesson we’re going to look at how to use chromatic notes to connect chords in a Led Zeppelin/Boston/Beatles style.

Latin Classic Rock Theory

January 10, 2013 2 Comments

Latin style music is known for its harmonic complexity, but today we’ll make it easy in this Latin classic rock lesson.

Psychedelic Hendrix Chord Riffin’

January 8, 2013 No Comments

We’re continuing our study of the Hendrix chord with a practical lesson on how to create riffs around it.

Classic Rock Barre Chords

December 21, 2012 1 Comment

  Hey guys,In today’s lesson we are going to expand on our “five classic rock chords” lesson. Basically, we are going to take the same pentatonic based open chords but instead apply them to barre chords. We’ll be able to use any key now which opens up a lot of doors for our playing. In […]

The Edge Style – “Chord Partials”

August 12, 2011 2 Comments

Today we’ll be exploring some of the rhythm guitar concepts of the U2 axeman, specifically his use of chord partials and digital delay to create his signature soundscapes.

The Police Style – “Sus 2 Chords”

August 12, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to look at a different way to play sus 2 chords that lends itself perfectly to classic rock, especially in a Police style.

Root 6 Piggy Back Chords

August 12, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to learn about piggy back chords – cool shapes you can add to any chord to spice it up and create a dynamic, funky chord riff.

Root 5 Piggy Back Chords

August 12, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another piggy back lesson, this time built off of the root 5 barre chords. This will teach you to funk and groove out and create dynamic chord riffs.

Advanced Classic Rock Harmony – Parallel Minor

August 12, 2011 1 Comment

We’re looking at some advanced harmony concepts in today’s lesson, specifically the use of parallel minor. The Beatles would use this all the time in their progressions, and you can too!

Riff Writing Techniques – Whole Step Transposition

August 12, 2011 No Comments

Creating awesome riffs doesn’t need to be difficult! We’ll show you a timeless technique to give your riffs some edge and keep your listeners hooked.

Soloing Strategies – Mixolydian over 7ths

August 12, 2011 2 Comments

7th chords are essential to classic rock guitar, so knowing how to solo over them is integral to playing in the style. We’ll show you how in this lesson.

Super Heavy Classic Rock Techniques

August 12, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’re going to look at the art of creating super heavy classic rock riffs in the style of Ozzy Osbourne. We’ll show you how using the minor scale.

Easy Soloing With Major Pentatonics

August 12, 2011 1 Comment

Soloing can be super easy, and we’ll show you a pattern that is simple to memorize and execute. Guys like The Allman Brothers, Skynyrd, and Boston have even used it!

Progressive Harmony – Lydian Substitutions

August 12, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re looking at an advanced jazz/rock trick based around Lydian substitutions. These are progressions that guys like Frank Zappa would use, and we think you’ll really enjoy them!

The Keith Richards Style – “Triad Embellishments”

August 11, 2011 No Comments

Keith Richards created many of his most timeless riffs by using his standby triads and embellishments. We’ll show you some of his favorites and how to use them.

The Hendrix Style – “Thumb Chords”

August 11, 2011 1 Comment

Hendrix had a unique way to play barre chords which freed up fingers to play his classic embellishments. We’ll show you his patented thumb chords in this lesson!

The Hendrix Style – “The Hendrix Chord”

August 11, 2011 1 Comment

One of Hendrix’s favorite tricks was his use of the #9 chord, later dubbed the Hendrix chord because of its association with the guitarist. Today we’ll show you this magical chord.

Make Your Axe Squeal With Harmonics

August 11, 2011 1 Comment

It’s time to make your guitar howl like Van Halen! To do this, we’re going to learn about guitar harmonics, one of Eddie’s favorite techniques.

Latin Classic Rock With Harmonic Minor

August 11, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got a brand new scale today – harmonic minor. This scale is used for Latin styles as well as classical sounds and is the scale of choice for a player like Carlos Santana.

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