Guitar Lessons

Pop Rhythm Lessons

Here are the building blocks for your coming hit song.


  • Pop Funk Harmonies

    by Diego Budicin

    Funky chord progression to boost your timing and control.

    Tags: Strumming, Alternate Picking, Funk, Pop, Harmony, John Mayer, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, C# minor
  • Skank Funk

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Use the skank strumming technique to build funky lines!

    Tags: skank, funk, strumming, muting, scratching, vintage, SRV, Hendrix, Rhythm, Stevie Ray Vaughan, blues, scratch, whip harmonics, C minor Pentatonic
  • Advanced Rock Guitar: 16th Shuffle Rock

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Illustrates 16th Note Shuffle through some cool riffing!

    Tags: steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Jeff Beck, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonnamassa, Steve Stevens, Steve Vai, Repeating Licks, B minor, Toto, Shuffle, Rock Fusion, Riff, Rhythm
  • David Bowie Style

    by Javier Aviles

    A song in the style of David Bowie, song Rebel Rebel

    Tags: david bowie, rebel rebel, E major, E mixolydian, E blues, double stops, riff, Glam Rock, Rolling stones
  • 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
  • Badfinger Style

    by Javier Aviles

    A song in the style of Badfinger.

    Tags: badfinger, hybrid picking, telecaster, tele, A major, Power chords, strumming, groove, rhythm, open chords, riffing, muted notes, double stops, arranging, arrangement, rock rhythm
  • Seal Style

    by Javier Aviles

    A song in the style of British singer and songwriter Seal

    Tags: seal, riff, A minor, alternate picking, groove, arranging, arrangement, timing, groovy riff, riffing, single string strumming, double stops, dynamics, rhythm, timing control, chords, voicings
  • John Mayer Slap Style

    by Javier Aviles

    The slap style of John Mayer.

    Tags: SLAP, JOHN MAYER, slapping, E minor, percussive fingerstyle, fingerpicking, fingerstyle, chords, bass lines, flea, stuart hamm, tomo fujita, right hand technique, groove, timing, percussive
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Golden Oldies

  • Acoustic Pop Licks

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    Nice acoustic pop licks & riffs that are suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar. Spice up your chordal skills with these riffs, to create a more richer rhythmic chops.

    Tags: E Major, triads, arranging, arrangement, rhythmic chops, chordal skills, acoustic effect, pop, licks, rhythm, chord, fill ins
  • Funk Rhythm Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    This first gmc funk rhythm lesson includes: B Dorian - funk feel groove - octave licks - palm muting - left hand muting - cool chords for funk and much more. You will also find great patterns for blues...

    Tags: funky, scratching, funk chords, B dorian, triads, funk groove, chords, octave chords, palm muting, left hand muting, picking, funk feel groove, blues patterns
  • Funky/Disco Rhythm Guitar

    by Adrian Figallo

    Let's give some groove to the right hand!

    Tags: john frusciante, james brown, red hot chili peppers, strumming, dave navarro, rhcp, funk grooves, A Blues, D Blues, triads, timing, cory wong
  • Open Chords - Zone A

    by Muris Varajic

    Use of open chords in key of A and key of Am.

    Tags: Open strings, Zone A, Arpeggios, Rhythm, A Major, A minor, chord voicings, chord shapes, comping, chord progression
  • Jamiroquai Style

    by Alejandro Pinero

    Lesson based in the style of this British funk band.

    Tags: E minor, E Phrygian, strumming, phrasing, funk groove, clean tone, rhythm, minor keys, phrygian mode, Maroon 5, groovy, fingerstyle, fingerpicking
  • Triads & Comping

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Triads are very useful and ideal for comping - easy to finger, for chordal enrichment and great to create some melodic movement in your comping.

    Tags: rhythm, scratching, C Major, C Major triad, G Major triad, F Major triad, strumming, funk groove, chordal enrichment, voicings, melodic movement
  • Slapping Technique for Guitar

    by Stephane Lucarelli

    Various progressive exercises to master the Slap & Pop technique on the guitar.

    Tags: slap, E dorian, funk, percussive, slapping, popping, slap guitar, funk, pop, bass technique, exercises, workout, training
  • Funky Riffing Lesson

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    During the funk era there were many bands and musician playing some really tight grooves. Here`s a little riff that is based on a classic funky groove. The main theme is played using the E minor scale and C5, B5, and A5 for changes. E7 and E9 chords are derived from E mixolydian scale.

    Tags: scratching, funky riffs, funky groove, hand muting, right hand strumming, funky chords, licks, E minor, E mixolydian, strumming, chords, dominant chords, ninth chords
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