Guitar Lessons

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  • Basic Rock Guitar: Blues Shuffle

    by Guido Bungenstock

    A simple blues shuffle with a modern sound

    Tags: beginner electric, beginner blues, blues rhythm, turnaround, E blues, triplets, downstrokes, easy fingering, 12 bar blues, 12 bar, easy turnaround
  • Two Notes Ragtime

    by Javier Aviles

    Only using two strings and very basic shapes!

    Tags: beginners, blues, simple voicings, blues rhythm, downstrokes only, A Major
  • Stretching Licks

    by Dallton Santos

    Challenge yourself with 7 wild stretching licks!

    Tags: hybrid picking, 2 string arpeggios, extreme stretching, stretching legato, economy picking, E dorian
  • Southern Metal Atmospheres

    by Diego Budicin

    Metal rhythm with southern vibes!

    Tags: progressive metal, alternate picking, legato, slide, hammer on/pull off, Mark Tremonti, Trivium, Zakk Wylde, Dream Theater, D# minor
  • Play Licks Between Chords

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Learn how to play licks in between chords in the style of Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer.

    Tags: Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Improvisation, Open Chords, A major, Double Stops, Slides, Arranging, Pop Rock, Ballad
  • Memphis Blues in E

    by Javier Aviles

    Simple riff / bass line over a I IV V chord progression.

    Tags: beginner blues, simple riff, bass line, Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis, Memphis Minnie, E Blues
  • Simplicity Of A Melody

    by Guido Bungenstock

    By focusing simple melody making, we can achieve a multitude of phrasing ideas & variations.

    Tags: melody building, thematic variation, call & response, phrase building, whammy, articulation, expression, expressiveness, downward slides, D minor, F minor
  • One Bar Fills

    by Diego Budicin

    Sequence of short and highly useful licks using the same chord progression.

    Tags: fills, in between, double stops, groovy, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, pop funk, blues, soul, phrasing, F# Dorian, E Major
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Golden Oldies

  • Extreme Neo-Classic

    by Muris Varajic

    Lots of speed picking and sweeping

    Tags: alternate picking, shred, speed picking, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, A harmonic minor, D harmonic minor, B dominant phrygian, legato, shredding, insane, level god, paganini influence, string skipping, pedal note, sweeping
  • Neoclassical Etude #1

    by Marcus Lavendell

    A Neoclassical solo in the key of A-minor. At first glance this might seem like an semi-advanced solo - but it's not. It's actually easier than it looks!

    Tags: A minor, alternate picking, pull off, yngwie malmsteen, stratovarius, symphonic, speed picking, classical influence, rhapsody, symphony X, sweep picking
  • Rock Solo - Beginner

    by Trond Vold

    An easy solo made for seasoned beginners to early intermediate players.

    Tags: E minor, bending, vibrato, melodic soloing, rock solo, picking, slides, pre bends, octave runs, lead guitar techniques
  • Beginner Solo in D

    by Muris Varajic

    This solo combines many techniques: bending, pre-bending, picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs, tapping, sweeping, use of open strings etc. It's sort of a Rock Ballad feel, tempo is 70bpm.

    Tags: rock ballad, bending, pre-bending, picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, tapping, sweeping, open strings, D major, rock ballad, slow tempo, melodic, D Major Pentatonic, D Minor
  • Modal Madness pt 4 - 5 String Patterns

    by Zsolt Galambos

    This lesson contains 5 string patterns in Dmin. The picking style shown in this lesson is one of the harder picking excercises.

    Tags: scale runs, patterns, Paul Gilbert, shred, exercise, picking, staccato, D minor, standard D tuning, Buckethead, fast picking
  • Little Finger Work-out

    by Dejan Farkas

    An exercise I developed recently for the left hand, a drill for the little finger, pinky (hammer-on till the dawn). It can be practiced on all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) depending on the speed.

    Tags: finger independence, pinky, coordination, hammer on, pedal tone, pedal note, vinnie moore, yngwie malmsteen, neoclassical rock
  • Eddie Van Halen Style

    by Muris Varajic

    EVH trademarks - from his tapping licks, legato, use of whammy bar, and his unique tremolo picking.I also added a few natural and tapped harmonics, just to get the whole picture. :)

    Tags: open chords, tapping licks, legato, use of whammy bar, tremolo picking, natural, tapped, harmonics, EVH, D minor, D mixolydian
  • Neoclassical Solo For Beginners

    by Emir Hot

    If you don't have experience with fast shredding but like the neoclassical style, this lesson is for you!

    Tags: vibrato, bending, Yngwie Malmsteen, B minor, G diminished, F# phrygian dominant, Vinnie Moore, melodic, alternate picking, bends
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