Guitar Lessons

Intermediate Lessons

At this level we see evidence of some faster lines. We also note that the lessons incorporate slightly more complex techniques such as hammerons and pulloffs. These lessons will also start to feature more complex theory, and the introduction (althoug not mastery) of harder techniques such as sweeping ans hybrid picking.


  • Hybrid Picking Country Licks II

    by Chris Shofner

    More close-up coverage of the right hand technique.

    Tags: double-stops, alternate picking, hybrid picking, ascending, descending, open string pull-offs, G Major, Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, Jim Campilongo, close-up, extra cam, additional angle, right hand
  • Fingerpicking Chicago Blues

    by Javier Aviles

    Using fingerpicking technique - we'll cover sixths, chords and bass lines.

    Tags: ninth chords, E blues, sixths, bassline, fingerpicking
  • 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
  • Hybrid Picking Country Licks

    by Chris Shofner

    Close-up coverage of the the right hand technique.

    Tags: double-stops, triple-stops, alternate picking, ascending, descending, open string pull-offs, steel guitar bends, snaps, pinch, A Major, close-up, extra cam, additional angle, right hand
  • Bluesy Country Solo II: If John Mayer Were A Chicken Picker

    by Chris Shofner

    What if John Mayer were a chicken picker..? ;)

    Tags: double stops, pre bends, John Mayer, James Burton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, SRV, Jimi Hendrix, E Major
  • Country Ballad Solo II

    by Chris Shofner

    A hybrid of classic and modern country licks.

    Tags: snap, pop, open string slide, dead notes, Brad Paisley, Jim Campilongo, Brent Mason, Hank Williams, D Major, major pentatonic, diads
  • Quest For Riffs

    by Kristofer Dahl

    A riff does not need to be complex, but it needs to be able carry the weight off the song. My quest for riffs is unending!

    Tags: downpicking, basic riff, basic riffing, gallop riffing, E minor, E harmonic minor, climax, songwriting
  • Contemporary R&B Licks

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Learn to jam over this music genre that combines rhythm and blues with elements of pop, soul, funk, hip hop and electronic music.

    Tags: Charlie Puth, Mary N, Funky Licks, Groove, Double Stops, Timing, Bb minor, Bb pentatonic minor, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, electronic music, articulation, rhythmical phrasing, dynamics, clean tone, staccato, modern pop rock, pop rock licks, call & response, Mateus Asato
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nocturnal Vision Lesson

    by KMC Metal

    In this lesson you will not only find a solo filled with techniques to learn - but you will find a complete instrumental guitar song. The way we constructed this song allows you to practice it as if it where a lesson series - starting from beginner level and ending with advanced techniques.

    Tags: Whammy Bar, Tremolo Bar, blues licks, instrumental, C minor, vibrato, alternate picking, melodic, Metal ballad, sweep picking, arpeggios
  • Slow Blues Solo

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    A classic 12 bars blues progression in the key of C, with very slow tempo. We gonna work on phrasing, vibrato, bending, blues feel...

    Tags: C blues, blues phrasing, vibrato, bending, C minor pentatonic, C Major pentatonic, slow licks, feel, feeeling, 12 bars blues, dynamics, breath, call & response
  • Open Chords Rock Rhythm

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Gabriel Leopardi presents a rhythm lesson in the style of Poison, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Buckcherry and many other hard/glam rock bands. This lesson is suited for beginner/intermediate players.

    Tags: Poison, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Buckcherry, glam rock, hard rock, 80, power chords, hard rock grooves, arranging, arrangement, rock style, comping, strumming, riff, riffing, A minor, A pentatonic minor
  • Pentatonic Solo Lesson

    by Marcus Siepen

    A nice little Hard Rock type of solo based on the pentatonic scale. This scale has always been my fave scale, it is easy to play and always sounds nice in my opinion, and it has been the basis for many of the greatest riffs and licks in rock history ("Black night" from Deep Purple or "God of Thunder" from Kiss, to name just two examples).

    Tags: A minor, A minor pentatonic, kiss, deep purple, 70s rock, Blind Guardian, pentatonic, classic rock solo, phrasing, pentatonic solo, alternate picking, A harmonic minor
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