Steely Dan Style Root 6 7th Chord Riff

September 1, 2011 1 Comment

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!

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’re learning the ultimate southern rock anthem to get some practice with the dreaded F chord. Raise your lighters and let’s get started!

Led Zeppelin – “Heartbreaker” (Riff)

August 2, 2011 2 Comments

To practice our alternate picking we’ve got a great riff from the mighty Led Zeppelin. “Heartbreaker” is super heavy but certainly within your reach. Good luck!

Tony Iommi Style Riff Using The Zakk Wylde Box

August 2, 2011 No Comments

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.

Rush Style Lydian Riff

August 2, 2011 1 Comment

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.

Jimmy Buffett Style Riff Using Maj/Min 3rds

July 28, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got two new intervals to learn today: the major and minor third. And then to get some practice with these intervals we’ve got a sweet Jimmy Buffett riff for you!

James Taylor Style Fingerpicking Riff

July 28, 2011 1 Comment

James Taylor is one of the great fingerpickers of all time, so it would be a shame not to learn a riff in his style!

John Lennon Style CAGED exercise

July 27, 2011 No Comments

Let’s make the CAGED system musical! We’ve got an awesome riff in the style of John Lennon to practice the idea of playing the same chord in different shapes. Enjoy guys!

Bob Marley Reggae Chord Style Riff

July 27, 2011 No Comments

Learn how the reggae master Bob Marley might use reggae chords in this super groovin’ lesson.

Black Sabbath Style Tritone Riff

July 27, 2011 No Comments

The tritone interval is the darkest and most brutal in all music, making it a favorite among metal players. We’ll show you the interval then show you how to use it.

Aerosmith Style Reggae Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 No Comments

Welcome to the boneyard everybody! Today we’re looking at a super cool Aerosmith riff to get some work with our reggae chords!

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.

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.

Pink Floyd Style Open 7th Chords

July 25, 2011 1 Comment

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd would often use 7th chords for their complex sounds which fit very well into the Pink Floyd sound. We’ll show how he might use them!

Doobie Bros. Style Riff With Chucks

July 8, 2011 No Comments

We’re putting those chucks to work with this country flavored rock riff inspired by the great Doobie Brothers. Enjoy guys!

Bee Gees Style 16th Note Riff

July 8, 2011 No Comments

Disco balls, leisure suits, platform shoes, it’s all coming back for this Bee Gees style 16th note strumming lick!

Peter Frampton Style Pentatonic Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got another riff to practice root 5 pentatonics, this time it’s in the style of talk-box wiz Peter Frampton.

Billy Squire Style Pre Bend Riff

July 6, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ll get some practice in with those prebends with a super tasty Billy Squire style riff. Enjoy!

Foreigner Style Double Stop Riff

July 5, 2011 1 Comment

Time to get some practice in with those double stops. This riff is in the style of Foreigner who would use double stops to give their pop songs some added edge.

Aerosmith Style Hammer On Riff

July 5, 2011 1 Comment

Time to put those hammer ons to use! This time we’ll be looking at an Aerosmith style riff that showcases Joe Perry’s smooth playing style.

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