Guitar Lessons

Pop - Rock Guitar Lessons

The more up-beat side of rock - a little funky, a little softer - combine various styles into your own signature sound!


  • 7 Licks In All C Major Modes

    by Guido Bungenstock

    All 7 Modes of the C Major scales presented with cool licks

    Tags: Repeating Licks, C Major, applied theory
  • Modern Rock Ballad Licks

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Licks inspired by John Frusciante, Mateus Asato and Nick Johnston.

    Tags: tasty licks, dynamics, double stops, slide, A minor, John Frusciante, Mateus Asato, Nick Johnston, Hendrix licks, A pentatonic minor, modal interchange, hybrid picking
  • Acoustic Strumming #2

    by Darius Wave

    Strumming and chord fretting basics!

    Tags: Strumming, Finger picking, Beginner, Acoustic guitar, Chords, fretting, E minor
  • Acoustic Strumming #1

    by Darius Wave

    Strumming and chord fretting basics - aimed at absolute beginners.

    Tags: Strumming, Finger picking, Beginner, Acoustic guitar, Chords, fretting
  • Slow Phrasing

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Expressive phrasing at a slow tempo is as challenging as it gets!

    Tags: Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, Jeff Beck, Guthrie Govan, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Stevens, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Repeating Licks, D minor, F minor, D Mixolydian b6, C# Lydian, C Dorian, Feeling, Ornaments
  • Open Triads Etude N.1

    by Diego Budicin

    Chordal melody using open triads - create beautiful movements between chords!

    Tags: Rhythm, Fingerstyle, Pizzicato, Legato, Hammer On/Pull Offs, Chord Melody, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Bay, RHCP, A minor, John Frusciante, John Mayer
  • Andy Timmons Licks

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Inspired by Andy's approaches to phrasing and improvisation.

    Tags: Andy Timmons, Licks, Rock Licks, Phrasing, Joe Satriani, Thirds, Triads, Major Key, D Major, Major Pentatonic, Vibrato, Bending, Dynamics, Following the chords, Chord tones, Double Stops
  • Beginners Guide to Looping

    by Chris Harrington

    Start using a looper pedal and get the most out of it!

    Tags: looping, looper pedal, loop, indie, John Mayer, Mateus Asato, Sean Angus Watson, Chords, Improvisation, Rhythm, Composition, G Major, E Pentatonic minor, Ditto Looper
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Golden Oldies

  • 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
  • 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, Kirstofer Dahl, Marcus Lavendell, KMC Metal
  • A Story to Tell

    by Sinisa Cekic

    A little topic on how to tell a story through the instrument.

    Tags: C Major, soloing, melodic, instrumental rock, ballad, solo, theory, vibrato, bending, articulation, sustain, melody, feeling, scale runs
  • Rock Ballad Solo

    by Emir Hot

    Rock ballad solo influenced by Europe. Demonstrates how various techniques can be effectively used in a solo that has ballad feel.

    Tags: rock, ballad, Europe, alternate picking, legato, arpeggio, bending, tremolo bar licks, vibrato using tremolo bar, tapping
  • Steve Lukather Style Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    In this Steve Lukather style lesson, Muris gives you tone and feel that will last for days! Contains chromatic passes, chords outside of key, modulation, alternate picking, tapping and tapped harmonics, legato, bends, use of whammy bar, wide left hand vibrato.

    Tags: Toto, Luke, Steve Lukather, chromatic passes, chords outside of key, modulation, alternate picking, tapping, tapped harmonics, legato, bends, whammy bar, wide left hand vibrato
  • Theme from Quarterworlds of Fantasia

    by Emir Hot

    This slow theme is from the solo album "Quarterworlds of Fantasia" I recorded in 2004. The album has been released in 2009 and there are many similar melodic themes. This one is a good vibrato exercise and also great for a slow soloing feel and tone control.

    Tags: G Major, melodic themes, melodic solo, articulation, ballad solo, Quarterworlds of Fantasia, rock, ballad, vibrato, vibrato exercise
  • E Minor - Melodic Solo

    by Muris Varajic

    Melodic Solo in key of E minor. Learn how to build it and then incorporate similar ideas into your own playing.

    Tags: Melodic Solo, Phrasing, String-Skipping, Bending, Vibrato
  • John Frusciante Style Lesson

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    I think that he chooses the best notes at every moment. He has not a incredible technique but he creates beautiful melodies in every solo, and for me, this is the most important thing. I don't care if you play millions of notes in a second or one note, I just want to hear beautiful music.

    Tags: melodies, John Frusciante, RHCP, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
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