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Band Of Gypsys – Power Of Soul (Part1)

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This is Part 1 of the lesson on How to play Power Of Soul by Band Of Gypsys. The guitar part on this version was played by Andy Aledort, but it’s almost identical to Jimi’s versions. There’s a lot of interesting parts and licks to learn from this R&B, funky tune. Check it out!

Gary Moore – Oh Pretty Woman (Part1)

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This is Part 1 of the lesson on How to play Oh Pretty Woman by Gary Moore, which also features Albert King. We’ll concentrate more on Gary’s parts, but we’ll cover Albert King’s Solo in Part 2 as well. Classic Gary Moore style of playing with lots of cool blues licks and lightning fast Solos. Check it out!

Black Label Society – Empty Promises

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This is a lesson on How to play Empty Promises by Black Label Society. Cool heavy metal song, the riffs are not too hard to play but the solo could be challenging. Zakk is known for his lighting fast pentatonic runs and he doesn’t miss a beat (no pun intended) in this one either. Great licks that you can take away from this solo!

Heart – Barracuda (Part 1)

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This is Part1 of the lesson on How to play Barracuda by Heart. This song has 2 guitar parts, cool intro riff, some use of harmonics, interesting middle section, nice solo and “spacey” outro section. Lots of interesting stuff. Check it out!

John Mayer – Like A Rolling Stone

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This is a lesson on How to play Like A Rolling Stone covered by John Mayer at Howard Stern’s birthday party. It’s in the same style as Jimi Hendrix played at Monterey pop festival, but of course using different licks and runs. There’s a lot to take from this version. Check it out!

Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’

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This is a lesson on How to play Hear My Train A Comin’ by Jimi Hendrix. Taken from the Fillmore East, this version has all the parts that Jimi would play later on in his career. We got an awesome Intro, blues rhythm part during verses with tasty licks in between and a little bit of “Scat singing”. Check it out!

Black Sabbath – Into The Void

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This is a lesson on How to play Into The Void by Black Sabbath. Awesome song with that heavy intro, killer main riff and brutal breaks. The Solo at the end just adds “icing on the cake”. The song is in C# tuning! Tony was one of the first guitarists to use dropped tuning. A must learn song!

Danzig – Blood&Tears

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Blood&Tears by Danzig. Nothing too complicated, this one is great for beginners and of course true Danzig fans. The Solo has a great feel and some cool licks. Enjoy!

Mad Season – Wake Up

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This is a lesson on How to play Wake Up by Mad Season. Although the chord progression is very simple, Mike is playing some tasty licks a’la Jimi Hendrix and also manipulates the dynamics of the guitar really well. The Solo is based solely on A minor pentatonic and it really fits the song. Check it out!

Pearl Jam – Alive (FULL)

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Learn How to play “Alive” by Pearl Jam. The correct and precise transcription of 2 rhythm parts played by Stone and Mike, plus a full transcription of the Solo section note-for-note. All backed up by Tabs and examples.

The file (734MB) contains HD video lesson (01:04h), Tabs in pdf and a backing track.

 

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SRV – Hideaway (Part 1)

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This is Part 1 of the lesson on How to play Hideaway by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Originally written by Freddy King, this is a version from Live performance by SRV played in Montreux Jazz Festival in 1982, Switzerland. All of the parts are just like in original recording but with the SRV’s twist and licks. 

Death – Voice Of The Soul (Part 1)

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Alright, here’s Part 1 of the lesson on How to play Voice Of The Soul by Death. Chuck never stopped to amuse us with his versatility in death metal music and this instrumental is a prove of that. It has very beautiful melodies and harmonies, interesting patterns, licks, different techniques, acoustic and electric guitars. Lot’s to learn. Very nice, indeed.

Black Sabbath – Fairies Wear Boots (Jack The Stripper)

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm parts of Jack The Stripper/Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath. This song has some unusual but at the same time cool structure. Very interesting instrumental part in the beginning using some octaves, typical Tony’s riffs and cool verse riff with a swing feel. Awesome song!

Black Sabbath – Iron Man (Rhythm Part)

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Here we go with the classic tune from the Godfathers of Metal – Iron Man by Black Sabbath. The song is simple and it’s great for beginners. Also a must know if you are true Black Sabbath fan, of course. Check it out! 

SRV – Tightrope Solo

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Here’s the follow up lesson on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Tightrope How to play the Main Solo. The Solo is full with tasty typical blues licks but adding Stevie’s amazing technique makes it challenging to keep up with the Master. Great learn for adding cool licks to your blues lick vocabulary.

Death – Spirit Crusher

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Spirit Crusher by Death from the last album – Sound of Perseverance. Typical progressive death metal in it’s glory – heavy, complexed at times, fast and brutal. Awesome song!

Pantera – I’m Broken

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This is a lesson on How to play rhythm part of I’m Broken by Pantera. Heavy, brutal riffs as always. Some time signature changes add a little challenge to keep the groove tight but nothing too complicated. All in all, an excellent song for head banging.

Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing Intro

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Here’s a lesson on How to play the Intro to the famous song Little Wing by the mighty Jimi Hendrix. Beautiful Ballad that represents Jimi’s style of playing. Lots of cool licks and phrases along with some nice chord melody. 

Get Experienced (Part 2)

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This is Part 2 of the guitar instructional video lesson on Jimi Hendrix’s style of playing. Part 2 consists of 6 Chapters – Techniques, Licks Between Chords, Vocalised Melodic Lines, Blues/R&B Rhythm Figures, Tricks&Sounds, Gear Review&Tremolo Set Up. All of the explanations are backed up by the examples from the actual music. The lesson also has Diagrams and Tabs related to the covered topics.

The lesson download (1.68GB) contains:
-2h23m 720p HD Video
-Diagrams & Tabs
-Time Chart 

 

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Get Experienced (Part 1)

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This is Part 1 of the guitar instructional video lesson on Jimi Hendrix’s style of playing. Part 1 consists of 4 Chapters – The Grip, Chords, Scales and Double Stops. All of the explanations are backed up by the examples from the actual music. The lesson also has Diagrams and Tabs related to the covered topics.

The lesson download (1.65GB) contains:
-2h17m 720p HD video
-Diagrams & Tabs
-Time Chart

 

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Death – Symbolic (Part 1)

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Here’s Part 1 of the rhythm guitar on How to play Symbolic by Death. As with most of Death’s songs we have complex timing, very fast picking and heavy ass riffs. Check it out!

Jimi Hendrix Sounds – Pedalboard Review

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In this video I am showing some of my pedals I’ve been using to get as close to Jimi Hendrix’s sound as possible.
The pedals are: CryBaby by Dunlop – Wah pedal
Fillmore Thunder by Elite Tone – Octave/Fuzz
SuperTube RS54 by Union – OD pedal
Plexi Tone by Carl Martin – OD/Distortion pedal
Vibe Machine by Dry Bell – Uni-Vibe pedal
For the amp I was using Guitar Rig’s preset – Little Jimi’s Wing.

Stone Temple Pilots – Plush

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This is a lesson on How to play Plush by STP. Probably the most known song by the STP. Simple song, with straight forward structure, pretty much chord based, this song is a lot of fun to play. Enjoy!

The Police – Message In A Bottle

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This is a lesson on How to play Message In A Bottle by The Police. Really easy song, excellent for beginners. Nice use of add9 chords, great for developing stamina and strength in the fingers. This is a rhythm guitar lesson only.

Slayer – Postmortem (Part 1)

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Here’s Part 1 of the lesson on How to play Postmortem by Slayer. Very cool, laid back, groovy song with awesome riffs. The twist in this song is the 12/8 time signature which gives a triplet feel to the whole song.Then changes to 4/4 in the second part. All in all it’s a great song to play.

Led Zeppelin – Ocean – Solo1

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This is a follow up lesson on the Ocean by Led Zeppelin. In this lesson I explain how to play the first Solo from the song. Very cool, very “Jimmy” Solo. He’s using the Wah pedal in this Solo as well. Check it out!

Machine Head – Davidian – Solo

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This is a follow up lesson on the Solo from Davidian by Machine Head. This Solo has 2 parts, first being predominantly sounds (dive bombs, pinch harmonics, etc), while the second part is more melodic and uses a Phrygian Dominant scale and a minor Pentatonic as well. Check it out!

Soundgarden – Spoonman

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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!

SRV – Crossfire Fast Lick

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Here’s a lesson on a lick at the end of the second Solo from SRV’s Crossfire. Kinda funky, fast, rhythm based lick which I think is really cool and you can incorporate it in your own playing style. Check it out!

Jimi Hendrix – Manic Depression

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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!

Led Zeppelin – The Ocean (Rhythm Guitar)

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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. 

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze – Solo

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Ok, this is a follow up lesson on How to play the Solo from Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix. Short but cool Solo, in which Jimi introduces the use of Octave pedal, that was one of his trademarks of the sound. I also use an octave pedal from Elite Tone. Check it out!

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze

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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!

RHCP – My Lovely Man – Solo

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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!

Machine Head – Davidian

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Here’s a rhythm guitar lesson on How to play Davidian by Machine Head. Back in the ’90s this song rocked (and it still does). Dropped B tuning, brutal riffs and one of the best breaks in the history of metal. Check it out!

Slayer – South Of Heaven – The Solos

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This is a follow up lesson on How to play Solos from South Of Heaven by Slayer. Two Solos with cool licks and tricks played in a typical Slayer fashion. Some licks sound messy but it’s rather the overall feeling that you should go for rather than playing every note perfect. Check it out!

CAGED Fretboard Frenzy (Basic)

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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 (MajorMinor 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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Alice In Chains – Sunshine – Solo

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Here’s the lesson on the Solo from Sunshine by Alice In Chains. Not too complicated, but well suited the song with lots of feeling. Based around D minor pentatonic scale. Also there’s a second guitar in the end of the song using some pentatonic/blues scale.

Alice In Chains – Sunshine

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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!

Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song

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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! 

Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady

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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!

Slayer – Raining Blood

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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.

Obituary – Slowly We Rot

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Slowly We Rot by Obituary. Great song to learn if you are just getting into Metal or if you are just a fan of Obituary and just want to learn this great song. It’s from their first album – Slowly We Rot and one of their most recognisable songs

Jimi Hendrix – Freedom

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Freedom by Jimi Hendrix. The lesson combines 2 versions – from the studio and from the Isle Of Wight concert. Both versions have their “best” parts, so I decided to include both

Soundgarden – Slaves&Bulldozers

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Slaves and Bulldozers by Soundgarden. Heavy ass riffs, complicated structure, crazy solos and fills – it’s all here in this song. I break down both guitar parts with examples, explanation and Tabs. Check it out!

Alice In Chains – Them Bones Solo

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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!

Death – Pull The Plug

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Here’s a lesson on How to play Pull The Plug by Death from their album Leprosy. Cool riffing, heavy sounds and fast picking – it’s all here, in this song. Enjoy!

Jimi Hendrix – Castles Made Of Sand

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Here’s how to play  one of the classic tunes by Jimi Hendrix – Castles Made Of Sand. Also covered by Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song represents the unique style of Jimi – playing rhythm, melody and chords at the same time, sort of like piano players, but on a GUITAR! 

Joe Satriani – Flying Legato Lick

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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!

Tool – Prison Sex

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This is a lesson on how to play Prison Sex by Tool. Unique band with unique music. Pay attention to the tuning for this song. The 6-th string is dropped down to B! All the parts are transcribed, including the solo. Enjoy!

Slayer – South Of Heaven

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This is a lesson on probably the most known song by Slayer – South Of Heaven. Epic opening riff and some heavy riffs. Both rhythm guitar parts are transcribed. Have fun!

Led Zeppelin – Black Dog

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This is a lesson on How to play one of the most known songs by Led Zeppelin – Black Dog. Cool riffs (as always), rhythmic displacement and time changes are all in this song. Jimmy Page is a master at this! Check it out!