Songwriting

Create Killer Progressions With Dominant Resolution

August 18, 2011 No Comments

Creating great progressions is the foundation for an awesome song. Today we’ll show you a technique to naturally flow and lead to the next chord.

Advanced Classic Rock Harmony – Parallel Minor

August 12, 2011 1 Comment

We’re looking at some advanced harmony concepts in today’s lesson, specifically the use of parallel minor. The Beatles would use this all the time in their progressions, and you can too!

Make Rock Progressions With The Dorian Mode

August 9, 2011 1 Comment

The Dorian mode is a great way to create darker sounding riffs while not having the sappiness of a standard minor key. Tons of bands ranging from Led Zeppelin to Kiss have used this technique!

Rock Foundations – The 5 Classic Rock Chords

August 9, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’ve got one of the most important lessons for playing classic rock guitar. We’ll teach you the five main chords you’ll need to write a ton of riffs and open up a world of rock.

Five Cl. Rock Chords + Pentatonics = Riff Heaven

August 9, 2011 2 Comments

Today we’ll show you how to combine the open A pentatonic scale and the five classic rock chords to create some beast riffs that blend the line between rhythm and lead guitar.

Create Your Own Chords

August 3, 2011 No Comments

This lesson is for you more creative players out there. Basically we’re going to take familiar shapes and then manipulate them in certain ways to get some brand new sounds. Enjoy guys!

7th Chords in a Key

July 8, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’re going to learn what 7th chords belong in a key. This is essential for any potential songwriters out there and is critical for a better understanding of music.

Riff Writing Secrets – the T and L Shapes

July 4, 2011 No Comments

In this lesson we’re going to learn a super simple yet effective strategy you guys can use to write some killer power chord riffs!

The Four Main Acoustic Chords

July 1, 2011 No Comments

The four most important chords you’ll ever know! These four make up countless songs and are the secret weapon behind most songwriting.