Guitar Lessons

Rock Lessons

This section has it all: Breathtaking leads, aggressive riffing and catchy songwriting material. Be sure to choose your subcategory wisely.


  • Add Melodies to Chords

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Add melodies to chords and take your guitar arrangements to the next level!

    Tags: arrangement, chord melodies, arpeggiated chords, chords, rhythm, fingerpicking, C Major, songwriting, arranging, tutorial, how to
  • Alternate Picking Riffs 2

    by Diego Budicin

    Alternate picking patterns to improve dynamics and overall control. Good rhythm tone starts in your hands!

    Tags: dynamics, alternate picking, downstrokes, upstrokes, staccato, accents, metal, Mark Tremonti, Trivium, Zakk Wylde, Dream Theater, Eddie Van Halen, G minor
  • 8 Basic Tapping licks

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Various tapping licks to introduce you to this technique

    Tags: tap harmonics, tap bending, bend tapping, pick tap, tap tremolo, chromatic tapping, D Minor, D Mixolydian
  • How To Harmonize A Melody

    by Gabriel Leopardi

    Learn how to harmonize melodies in diatonic thirds.

    Tags: harmonization, arranging, third, intervals, theory, E minor, arrangement, songwriting, how to arrange a song
  • 10 Killer Repeating Rock Licks

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Flashy licks for various circumstances

    Tags: build speed, hand sync, accent shift, shift accents, 5 note patterns, 5 notes, Zakk Wylde, Steve Stevens, Satch tapping, Satriani tapping, open string tapping, Martin Miller, Repeating Licks, two string arpeggio, B maj7 arpeggio, alternate picking arpeggio, G# Minor
  • Creating Tension in a Solo

    by Guido Bungenstock

    Probably the most important & challenging aspect of soloing!

    Tags: question & answer, call & response, dynamics, laidback feel, leaving space, breathing room, jeff beck, B minor
  • Emotive Rhythms

    by Diego Budicin

    Put your heart in your playing with this short but intense study of dynamics, whammy bar and chordal control.

    Tags: chords, triads, invertions, let ring, dynamics, Andy Timmons, Radiohead, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, C Major
  • Harmonized Rock Ballad Licks

    by Guido Bungenstock

    5 great Harmonized Rock Ballad Licks

    Tags: Boston, Queen, Brian May, Wishbone Ash, dual guitar, guitar harmony, thirds, harmonizing, D Mixolydian, guitar voices, guitar orchestra
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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, D major, rock ballad, slow tempo, melodic, D Major Pentatonic, D Minor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Europe, alternate picking, legato, arpeggio, bending, tremolo bar licks, vibrato using tremolo bar, tapping, whammy bar, E Phrygian Dominant, A Harmonic Minor, feeling
  • 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
  • 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, chromatic passes, chords outside of key, modulation, alternate picking, tapping, tapped harmonics, legato, bends, whammy bar, wide left hand vibrato, G Minor, Eb Major, G minor pentatonic
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