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Beginner Rhythm Lessons

Overwhelmed by all the fancy licks? This is a great place for beginners to start.


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  • Black Pistol Fire

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Powerful indie blues rock with influences by Led Zeppelin, Chuck Berry, Nirvana, Buddy Holly and Muddy Waters

    Tags: Black Pistol Fire, BPF, Cage the elephant, Arctic Monkeys, G minor, Garage Punk, Southern Rock, Blues Rock, powerchords, riffing, triads
    Difficulty2
  • The 1975 Style

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Get into the fresh pop / funk style of this modern band.

    Tags: 1975, the 1975, duran duran, pop, electropop, funk, funk rock, rhythm, groove, riff, palm muting, alternate picking, strumming, funk rock, indie rock, indie pop, E major
    Difficulty2
  • The Cranberries Tribute

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Covers the guitar and composing style of the band The Cranberries.

    Tags: the cranberries, cranberries, pop rock, guitar arranging, composition, chords, arpeggios, strumming, zombie, linger, 90's, pop rock, rhythm, Dolores O'Riordan, D Major, alternate picking, groove, arrangement
    Difficulty2
  • Zakk Sabbath Rhythm

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Metal Rhythm lesson covering Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath covers band.

    Tags: Zakk Wylde, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Metal Rhythm, Gibson Les Paul, Mesa Boogie, Pinch Harmonics, D minor, Drop D, Metal tone, Palm Muting, Power Chords, Octave Chords, Chromatic Scale, Riffing, Riff
    Difficulty2
  • Basic Rock Guitar: 8th Rhythm

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Let's start with 8th Rock Rhythm (muted and open strumming).

    Tags: rock guitar, riffs, rhythm, muted strings, E minor, strumming, palm muting, downpicking, riffing, hard rock, open chords, power chords, hair rock, glam rock, comping, right hand technique, 80's rock, muted bass notes
    Difficulty2
  • Ghost BC Style

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Ghost BC is a mix of classics like Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Judas Priest.

    Tags: black sabbath, pentagram, Judas Priest, Metal, Classic metal, Heavy metal, Doom metal, Death metal, Pop metal, rhythm, Drop D, riffing, E Phrygian, palm muting, groove, riff, arrangement, arranging, E blues, E Phrygian major
    Difficulty2
  • Metal Essentials - Riffs #2

    by Darius Wave

    Open strings riffs, palm muting, pinch harmonics and extended power chords shapes.

    Tags: metal, metal riffs, rhythm, E phrygian, F# harmonic minor, E-blues mode, palm muting, power chords, Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica, Machine Head, double tracking, right hand technique, right hand riffing, riffing
    Difficulty2
  • Power Chord Variations

    by Darius Wave

    8 variations of power chords, that have been used in rock and metal music for years.

    Tags: E minor, metal rhythm, palm muting, strummed chords, strumming, power chord inversions, arranging, arrangement, groove, timing, metal rhythm, riffing
    Difficulty2
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Golden Oldies

  • Los Ramones

    by Adrian Figallo

    We will be playing hard, mean and fast, this is the Johnny Ramone school.

    Tags: E major, johnny ramone, joey ramone, dee dee ramone, power chords, strumming, easy, punk rock, hard, only downstrokes, punky, classic punk, power chords shifting, comping
    Difficulty2
  • Doom Metal For Beginners

    by Lian Gerbino

    This time I'm gonna show you how to play some Doom Metal.

    Tags: C minor, My Dying Bride, Candlemass, Paradise Lost, doom, power chords, downpicking, struming, riffing, standard Eb, gothic, dark, sad
    Difficulty2
  • Metalhead's Journey #1

    by Lian Gerbino

    A Metalhead's Journey is a series focused on easier material. In lesson one we'll focus on Powerchords, Downstrokes and Palm Muting.

    Tags: Metal for Beginners, Powerchords, Downstrokes, Palm Muting, Metal, G Major, A Major, metal rhythm, power metal, metal concepts, metal techniques
    Difficulty1
  • Him Style: Love Metal

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    This lesson is useful for beginners that want to play metal but also to intermediate or advanced player that wants to add more ideas for guitar arranging and composition.

    Tags: A minor, Finland, Gothic, power metal, arrangement, arranging, gothic rock, gothic metal, melody, Mikko Linde Lindström, clean arpeggios, 2 guitars
    Difficulty2
  • Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple

    by Andrew Cockburn

    Learn to play the Deep Purple classic "Smoke on the Water" - possibly the most essential riff that any beginner guitarist can learn!

    Tags: deep purple, smoke on the water, riff
    Difficulty1
  • Rock Rhythm Variations

    by Adrian Figallo

    Basic strumming exercises. Only using two chords, so that you can focus on your right hand.

    Tags: strumming, power chords, palm muting, rhythmic guitar, rhythm, muted strumming, riffing, E blues, E mixolydian, rock grooves
    Difficulty2
  • Power Chords Workout

    by Jerry Arcidiacono

    Riffs using only power chords with different voicings, open strings, and the palm muting technique.

    Tags: Rhythm, Hard Rock Rhythm, Metal, Pedal Note, Palm Muting, standard Eb tuning, downpicking, E minor, sliding chords, chord shifting, changing chords
    Difficulty2
  • Riffing With Pedal Note

    by Lucio Antolini

    Today we´ll have a tutorial on how to make a riff with the great heavy metal and hard rock resource, the pedal note.

    Tags: power chords, palm muting, downpicking, metal rhythm, hard rock, glam metal, 80's metal, muting, rhythm practice, arranging, dynamics, rhythm dynamics, accentuation
    Difficulty2
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