The Sophisticated Rocker

August 28, 2011 2 Comments

Today we’ll show you how to apply 7th chord power chords to a key to write sophisticated rock songs that blur the line between alternative, progressive, and jazz.

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.

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.

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!

John Petrucci Style Legato Riff

July 9, 2011 7 Comments

Speeding, screeching, ripping – whatever you call it, that’s what legato is. Here’s a hot lick in the style of John Petrucci to practice this new technique.