Nirvana Style Riff Using Open and Barre Chords

September 1, 2011 248 Comments

Kurt Cobain would often combine barred and open chords to create his signature grungy riffs, so today we’ll be paying tribute to the Seattle great!

Weezer – “Undone” (Chords)

August 3, 2011 4 Comments

Grab your horn rimmed glasses because we’re taking a trip back to the 90′s to check out the Weezer classic “Undone (The Sweater Song).”

Foo Fighters – “Big Me”

August 3, 2011 3 Comments

The Foo Fighters are one of the biggest bands today, but this is the song that started it all for Dave Grohl. So let’s get started!

Oasis – “Wonderwall”

August 3, 2011 2 Comments

In this lesson we’re going to learn a 90′s classic and all time great song, Oasis’s “Wonderwall.” This will be a fun way to get some practice with the capo.

Sublime Style Reggae Chord Riff

August 2, 2011 2 Comments

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!

Smashing Pumpkins Style Ionian Riff

August 2, 2011 No Comments

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!

Everclear Style CAGED Riff

July 27, 2011 No Comments

We’re going to put those CAGED chords to work with a poppy Everclear style riff. We hope you guys enjoy it!

Cake Style Zakk Wylde Box Riff

July 27, 2011 No Comments

We’re going to change gears here and learn a super funky, dancy riff in the style of Cake that uses the Zakk Wylde box.

Black Crowes Style BB King Box Riff

July 27, 2011 No Comments

The Black Crowes have a bluesy, old school rock sound and love using pentatonic extensions to create some wailing solos. We’ll show you how.

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.

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.

The Offspring Style i VI III VII Progression

July 25, 2011 1 Comment

Punk rockers love minor keys because it can really give their music a dark tonality. We’ll be looking at an Offspring inspired riff today to show you what you can do with minor keys.

Eddie Vedder Style Triplet Riff

July 8, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’ll be checking out a triplet riff in the style of Eddie Vedder, insane vocalist and sweet guitar player as well.

Weezer Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

You’ve got all the basic barre chord shapes down, now it’s time to put them all together! To do that, we’re going to check a sweet Weezer style riff!

Lenny Kravitz Style Hammer On Riff

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Hammer ons are notorious for creating a solid groove and funky vibe. Today’s riff is a rockin’ yet funky inspired Lenny Kravitz lick we hope you enjoy!

Jeff Buckley Style Arpeggiation Riff

July 4, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’re going to look at how Jeff Buckley might use arpeggiation in his guitar playing. Hope you guys like it!

Soundgarden Style Bass Note Chord Riff

July 4, 2011 1 Comment

In this lesson we’re once again exploring bass note chords but this time in the context of a grungy Soundgarden style riff.

Rage Against The Machine Style Octave Riff

July 4, 2011 No Comments

We’re getting a deeper look at the octave with this heavy nu-metal style riff ala Rage Against the Machine. Enjoy guys!

Green Day Style Palm Muting Riff

July 4, 2011 1 Comment

Green Day helped bring punk to a new audience in the 90′s and continue to be influential today. And they couldn’t have done it without palm muting!

Nirvana Style Power Chord Riff

July 3, 2011 1 Comment

Nirvana helped bring alternative to forefront of popular music with the help of the mighty power chord. We’ll show you how they did it!

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