Here is a list of the songs we teach at Garage Band University, always free.

Led Zeppelin – “Dazed and Confused” (Riff)

June 30, 2011 1 Comment

Welcome to melodies 1! Today we’re learning the Led Zeppelin riff “Dazed and Confused,” which is super easy yet super heavy. Enjoy!

Chicago – “25 or 6 to 4″ (Riff)

June 30, 2011 2 Comments

Learn to play the main riff from this Chicago classic.

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!

Queen – Another One Bites the Dust (Riff)

June 30, 2011 2 Comments

Badu bum bum bum, here comes “Another One Bites the Dust!” Everybody knows this riff for a reason – because it’s awesome. The picking is getting a bit trickier, but you guys should be ok!

Iron Butterfly – “Inna Gotta Davida” (Riff)

June 30, 2011 3 Comments

One of the trippiest songs ever made, “Inna Gotta Davida” is one of the first truly heavy riffs ever. Enjoy folks!

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (Riff)

June 30, 2011 10 Comments

In this lesson we’ll be learning the main lead riff to “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen. We’ll use three strings so this might require more coordination than our previous riffs!

Cream – “Sunshine of Your Love” (Riff)

June 30, 2011 2 Comments

Hey guys, today we’re checking out the main riff of “Sunshine of Your Love.” This is a must know in every guitar player’s arsenal, and another step in our melodies 2 series.

White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army” (Riff)

June 30, 2011 2 Comments

Dig out your red shirt and pants, cause today we’re learning the main riff to “7 Nation Army”

Judas Priest – “Breakin the Law” (Riff)

July 1, 2011 1 Comment

We’re going old school metal for the main hook of this Judas Priest song. Grab your leather and get rockin!

Roy Orbison – “Pretty Woman” (Riff)

July 1, 2011 1 Comment

Grab your black suit and sunglasses for this one (purring optional)!

The Kingsmen – “Louie Louie” (Chords)

July 1, 2011 2 Comments

Straight out of “Animal House,” it’s “Louie Louie.” A great song to practice your new chords with!

ACDC – “Back in Black” (Riff)

July 1, 2011 1 Comment

A must know for every guitar student. This is the opening riff that combines chords we know with single note picking.

Jethro Tull – “Aqualung”

July 1, 2011 1 Comment

We’re getting back to our melodies with Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung.” Sitting on a park bench!

Nirvana – “Come As You Are” (Riff)

July 1, 2011 11 Comments

Nirvana helped start the alternative rock movement and brought with them some classic guitar riffs. Here’s one of Kurt’s best.

Michael Jackson – “Beat It” (Riff)

July 1, 2011 1 Comment

This is an all time great guitar riff and an 80′s classic. An awesome rocker from the usual dance-pop of Michael Jackson

Heart – “Crazy On You” (Riff)

July 1, 2011 1 Comment

This song really has it all, but today we’ll be looking at the main riff. Who says girls can’t rock too?

“God Save the Queen”

July 4, 2011 33 Comments

We’re looking at songs that use notes out of the C major scale, and today we’re looking at the British national anthem “God Save the Queen”

Bob Dylan – “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”

August 2, 2011 4 Comments

To get some practice with the four main acoustic chords we are going to learn the Bob Dylan classic “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.” Enjoy guys!

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!

Bon Jovi – “Living On A Prayer” (Riff)

August 2, 2011 11 Comments

Grab your talk box because we’ve got a classic riff from the garden state native, this time it’s the main riff to Bon Jovi’s “Living On A Prayer.”

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