Phoenix Style Ionian Progression

August 2, 2011 No Comments

Phoenix is an awesome pop band from France that often uses the Ionian mode to establish their catchy, groovy hooks. We’ll show you an example to illustrate their use of this mode!

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.

John Mayer Riff Using Maj/Min 7ths

July 31, 2011 No Comments

We’ve got two more intervals today: the major and minor 7ths. These are dissonant yet jazzy intervals, and we’ve got a John Mayer style riff to show you one way to use them.

John Mayer Riff Using Inversions

July 31, 2011 No Comments

Inversions are an awesome way to make your chords sound more emotional, intense, or heavy. We’ll show you a John Mayer riff to demonstrate.

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!

Jason Mraz Style I V vi IV riff

July 9, 2011 No Comments

No one’s got a smoother voice or has smoother guitar playing then Jason Mraz. Today we’ve got a riff in the style of this acoustic pop wiz.

Howie Day Style I IV vi V riff

July 9, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re looking at the I IV vi V chord progression in the style of pop crooner Howie Day. You just might need a hanky for this one.

John Mayer Style Pentatonic Riff

July 7, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’re going to check out a root 5 pentatonic riff in the style acoustic/pop/blues great John Mayer. We hope you like it!