Here’s a lesson on How to play Spoonman by Soundgarden. Soundgarden are well known for writing really cool riffs (songs) with a twist. This one is no exception, the main riff is written in 7/4, but it’s pretty straight forward. The rest of the riffs are in standard 4/4 and are cool too. Check it out!
Here’s a lesson on How to play Manic Depression by Jimi Hendrix. It was also covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan. The unusual thing about this song is that it’s written in 3/4 (just like waltz). Also Jimi introduces “scat singing” which is playing the same melody on the guitar as he sings the vocal line. All in all it’s a great song. Check it out!
This is part 1 of the lesson on How to play The Ocean by Led Zeppelin, concentrating on the Intro Riff and the chords in the Verses. Be aware of the time signature in the Intro riff, it varies from 4/4 to 7/8 which is a cool little trick, but most importantly just get the feel of the rhythm/song and you’ll be fine.
This is probably the best known song by Jimi and the first that most Hendrix fans learn. And rightly so, because it’s cool, it’s rocking and it’s groovie. Simple, yet Jimi puts his unique touch to the song and it becomes magic. I show the basic structure of the song with a few cool variations that add the uniqueness of Jimi’s style. Check it out!
Alright, here’s the Solo section from My Lovely Man by RHCP. John was heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix and you can hear that in a lot of his solos. The first part of the solo starts off with some unison bends, that Jimi used quite a lot in his playing. The second part is just crazy use of blues and minor pentatonic scales in Hendrix’s fashion as well. All in all it’s a great solo, check it out!
This is a guitar instructional video lesson in which I teach the CAGED System for chords but expand it with the addition of 2 more components of the fretboard tools such as Arpeggios and Pentatonic scales. I explain how the CAGED System works using 3 chord families (Major, Minor and Dominant 7) and assign the relevant Arpeggio and Pentatonic scale shape to each chord family accordingly. In the last section of the video I give my suggestions on How to Practice the whole system, provided with some examples.
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– 52min 1080p HD Video
– 12 Fretboard Diagrams
– 9 HQ Backing Tracks
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Alright, here’s a lesson on How to play Sunshine by the Almighty Alice In Chains from their album Facelift. Bluesy Intro hook, followed by a heavy syncopated riff, the chorus is heavy power chords and the bridge is arpeggiated chorus with a twist. Really cool typical rock song of the late 80’s, early 90’s. Check it out!
Alright, here’s a lesson on How to play Immigrant song by Led Zeppelin. The song is really simple and it’s great for beginners and/or true Led Zep fans who didn’t get a chance to learn it. The difficult part here is to keep the rhythm as tight and precise as possible, which could be a challenge, so practice makes perfect. Enjoy!
Alright, here we go with the classic song from Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady. The song is very simple, but very “sexy”. The intro trick is very cool and innovative. The main riff of the song is based on Jimi’s chord – F#7#9 but played in a unique style. All in all the song’s got lots of Mojo and it’s fun to play! Check it out!
Raining Blood is probably the most known song by Slayer and rightfully so. The Intro is just brutal and powerful like no other. The crazy fast riff that blows you away and the EPIC bridge are all in one song. That song is the epitome of thrash metal. And it’s not an easy one at all…. I go in full detail, explaining riff by riff, with examples and Tabs.
This is a lesson on the Solo section from Them Bones By Alice In Chains. The tricky 7/8 part does not get in a way, just gotta concentrate on the melody. Jerry is a Master at writing amazing solos for the songs. This one is no exception. I break down the solo into easily digestible figures, backed up with Tabs and slowed down examples. Enjoy!
Here’s a lesson teaching the legato lick taken from Joe Satriani’s Flying In A Blue Dream song. Joe is well known for the use of this technique in his compositions. It could be challanging bringing it up to speed, but it’s a good exercise for your fretting hand and a cool addition to your lick library. Check it out!