Level 4

Steely Dan Style Root 6 7th Chord Riff

September 1, 2011 No Comments

7th chords are very common for jazz players, and bands like Steely Dan would integrate them into their signature jazz/rock sound. Today we’ll show you how!

George Bensen Style Root 5 7th Sus Riff

September 1, 2011 No Comments

7th Sus chords also have a very funky side, you just have to play them the right way! We’ll show you how in this George Bensen style riff.

Evanescence Style Half Step Slide Riff

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Half step slides are a great way to create smooth, articulate, emotional lead lines, and this Evanescence inspired riff will show you some of the possibilities of half step slides.

The Who Style Open 7th Sus Chord Riff

September 1, 2011 No Comments

7th Sus chords are a favorite among The Who guitarist Pete Townhend and can be heard on many of their classic tracks. Today we’ll learn a riff inspired by the British mega group!

Yes Style Barred 7th Sus Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

7th Sus chords are a favorite among progressive rockers, and today we’ll show you how a band like Yes might use these chords.

Wes Montgomery Style Adv. Octave Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Jazz great Wes Montgomery used octaves extensively to create his signature sound. We’ll show you a typical way he might use this shape.

How to Use a Capo to Change Keys

July 26, 2011 No Comments

The capo is a super handy tool to let us change keys of the fly. In this lesson, we’ll show you how.

U2 Style Adv. Power Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ll be looking at a riff in the style of the Edge from U2 using root 3 and root 4 power chords. Grab your delay and let’s go!

Trivium Style Diminished Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Who says nobody uses diminished chords? Only the truly brutal shall enter!

Tom Petty Style Open Sus Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Tom Petty was a hit master, and behind many of his chart toppers was his use of sus chords. We’ll show you how he did it.

The Doors Style 7th Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 2 Comments

The Doors were known for combining jazz and blues influences into their psychadelic sound, and key to that was their use of 7th chords.

T and L Shape Theory

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Today we’ll be visiting and old topic but looking deeper into the theory behind the T and L shapes. Now we’ll understand the why, not just the how.

Sus Chord Theory

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re peeling back the onion and looking at the theory behind sus chords. After this lesson you’ll understand how they work and be able to create you own sus chords!

Staind Style Sus Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Sus chords have a dark, ambiguous sound that works very well for alt rockers like Staind. We’ll show you how they might use these chords in a riff.

Smashing Pumpkins Style Root 6 Major Scale Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

We’re getting our 90′s alternative on in this riff inspired by the great Smashing Pumpkins.

Get Shredding – Skipping Thirds

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Most shredding starts with learning a few patterns and sequences slowly enough that you can drill it into your head, and then slowly bumping the speed. We’ve got a classic for you today!

Seven Mary Three Style i VII VI VII Progression

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Minor keys have been an key way for bands to get a heavy hitting sound. Today we’ll check out how Seven Mary Three might use such a progression.

Root 6 Major Scale – Lead Essentials

July 26, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’re learning the other most important scale you’ll need for lead guitar – the major scale. This scale will be melodic, smooth, and super tasty.

Root 6 Sus Chords

July 26, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ll be checking out the root 6 7th chords. Get ready to inject some serious pizazz into your rhythm guitar playing!

Barred 7th Sus Chords

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Time for the barred sus7 chords! Few chords will draw you and leave you wanting more than the sus7 chords. Learn the shapes then we’ll check out some riffs!

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