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Zakk Wylde Box Riff

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Now that we have a handle on the Zakk Wylde box we’re going to learn a riff in the style of Zakk Wylde to show how you can use this box in a metal/blues style.

The Zakk Wylde Box

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The Zakk Wylde box actually consists of several other boxes strung together to give us one area to effortlessly create blistering riffs. We’ll show you how it all works!

Must Know Fingerpicking Patterns

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Now that you guys have a handle on fingerpicking, we’re going to learn a few more must know patterns that you can apply to progressions and songs.

Tony Iommi Style Riff Using The Zakk Wylde Box

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Tony Iommi was an early hard rock pioneer and often used pentatonics to craft his solos. We’ll show you how he might use the Zakk Wylde box to create a fluid lead line.

System of a Down Style Locrian Riff

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The Locrian mode can really help give your song a chaotic, heavy sound, making it a good choice for a metal band like System of a Down.

Sublime Style Reggae Chord Riff

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To get some practice with our reggae chords, we’re going to learn a super cool riff in the style of 90′s reggae/ska powerhouse Sublime. Enjoy guys!

SRV Style Riff Using the BB King Box

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Learn a SRV inspired riff using the BB King box in this pentatonic blues lesson.

Smashing Pumpkins Style Ionian Riff

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There’s no limit to what you can do with the Ionian mode, so today’s lesson in the style of The Smashing Pumpkins is only the beginning!

Shinedown Style Aeolian Progression

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The Aeolian mode has a dark quality making it perfect for a hard rock band like Shinedown. We’ll show you how these guys might use this mode.

Santana Style Dorian Progression

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The Dorian mode is well known for its Latin sound, making it the mode of choice for a player like Carlos Santana. We’ll show you how he might use the Dorian mode.

Rush Style Lydian Riff

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The Lydian mode is a favorite among progressive rockers because of its futuristic, advanced sound. We’ll show you how a band like Rush might use this scale.

Richie Sambora Style Aeolian Riff

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Today we’ll be looking at riff in the style of Bon Jovi axeman Richie Sambora to get some practice with the Aeolian scale.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Style CAGED Riff

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Today we’ll be looking at the softer side of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to learn how they might use CAGED shapes to create a progression.

Queens of the Stone Age Style Hendrix Box Riff

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Today we’ve got a Queens of the Stone Age style riff to get some practice with the Hendrix box. So let’s get started!

The Phrygian Scale

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We’ve got another scale up today, this time it’s the Phygian mode. This scale is used in classical Spanish, metal, and more. So let’s get started!

Phoenix Style Ionian Progression

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Phoenix is an awesome pop band from France that often uses the Ionian mode to establish their catchy, groovy hooks. We’ll show you an example to illustrate their use of this mode!

Modes From A Scale

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Welcome to the world of modes! Don’t be scared though, we’ll break down this traditionally intimidating topic and make it super easy to grasp.

Modes For The Lead Guitarist

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Up until now we’ve been looking at modes from a chord perspective. In this section, however, we’re going to change gears and study modes from a lead guitar point of view.

Modal Keys

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Now that we understand the basics behind modes, we’re going to see how we can create modal keys in order to write and understand music on a new level.

The Mixolydian Scale

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The Mixolydian scale is a great tool for soloing in classic rock, blues, jazz, southern rock, and pop styles. It’s extremely versatile and a must know for guitar players.

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