Creating Metal Ballads With Open Strings

November 14, 2012 1 Comment

Even metal music has a soft side, and today we’ll be looking at how to use open strings to create a Metallica style ballad.

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.

John Lennon – “Working Class Hero”

August 3, 2011 1 Comment

“Working Class Hero” is a politically driven song about social injustice, but underneath the message lies a super catchy song in 34. We’ll teach you how to play it!

Red Hot Chili Peppers Style CAGED Riff

August 2, 2011 No Comments

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.

Maroon 5 Style CAGED Riff

August 2, 2011 No Comments

Maroon 5 combines the best of funk, pop, and rock into a very catchy package. Today, though, we’ll be looking at the ballad side of Maroon 5 for this CAGED riff.

Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams (lead)

June 30, 2011 12 Comments

Here we’ll be learning the lead part to Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” In a future lesson, we’ll be looking at the chords, but for now, just have fun with this cool little solo!