Hard Rock

Black Sabbath – “Iron Man”

July 2, 2011 2 Comments

This is one of the greatest guitar riffs ever written, and we’re super excited to teach it! Let’s put those root 5 power chords to good use!

Led Zeppelin Style Octave Riff

July 4, 2011 1 Comment

In this lesson we’ll be checking out a classic way that Led Zeppelin would use the octave shape for a very heavy sound.

Creed Style Bass Note Chord Riff

July 4, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’re going to look at how Creed might use bass note chords to create their heavy, dynamic signature sound.

Super Rock With Double Stops

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re leaning about double stops – an easy way to make riffs instantly sound heavy and rockin.

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.

Slash Style Pre-Bend Riff

July 6, 2011 1 Comment

Time to learn a pre-bend riff in the style of top hat wearing guitar god Slash!

Stone Sour Style Barre Chord Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

We’re once again mixing up our root 5 major and minor chords with a heavy hitting Stone Sour riff. Enjoy guys!

Audioslave Style Riff With Chucks

July 8, 2011 No Comments

We’ll be putting those ‘chucks’ to good work in this heavy hitting Audioslave riff!

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.

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.

Shinedown Style Aeolian Progression

August 2, 2011 4 Comments

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.

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!