Get A Sophisticated Rock Sound

Advanced Riff Writing – Compound Intervals

August 28, 2011 3 Comments

Compound intervals are a great shape used by bands like The Strokes, Incubus, and Green Day to create riffs. Because they are fairly stripped down, they work great as 2nd guitar parts!

The Sophisticated Rocker

August 28, 2011 2 Comments

Today we’ll show you how to apply 7th chord power chords to a key to write sophisticated rock songs that blur the line between alternative, progressive, and jazz.

Power Chord Bass Note Trick

August 23, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ve got a very cool trick to show you where we’ll make a riff and vary the bass notes to give our riff some direction. It’s a lot of fun!