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3 Easy Barre Chord Rock Songs

Alright Alright Alright! Let’s improve our Barre Chords!

Barre chords are one of those things that you just have to face as a guitarist. It’s the first big speed bump in your development.

If you’ve tried them before, you know that barre chords can be a bit tricky!

But here’s the light at the end of the tunnel. Barre chords open up the world of music to you. Once you can play the 4 barre chord shapes, you can really tackle any pop song. Any song by The Beatles, Elton John, even CCR will be easy for you!

So once you sit down and get these 4 shapes memorized, you’ll really thank yourself! + Read More

Easy Barre Chord Rock Songs

Barre chords are one of those speed bumps in your guitar journey. A lot of people out there are struggling with barre chords as you’re reading this!

If you’re one of those guitarists who struggle with barre chords, this ones for you!

Here’s how I learned barre chords. My guitar teacher gave me a piece of paper that had 4 songs with barre chords on it. We went through how to physically play them, and I went home and practiced them. After a week of decent practice, they weren’t perfect but they were starting to get there!

It wasn’t until weeks later that I started learning the theory behind them, and how to turn any chord progression into a barre chord progression.

This is the exact road you need to take to nail barre chords as a beginner or intermediate guitarist. Start with just learning a few songs that use them. Get the shapes down. Then worry about the theory side of things later! + Read More

Easy Lead Guitar Songs To Learn

Back in the day, I heard a song on a Mazda commercial. This song completely blew me away! It took me a while to find out what that song was.

That song was the legendary “She Sells Sanctuary” by the Cult.

Those epic guitar tones in the intro, The acoustic guitar over dubs. The fact that it’s super catchy, but not in an annoying way. It all really inspired my guitar playing!

This easy lead guitar song really changed how I think about the guitar. It opened up guitar techniques that really expanded my knowledge of the instrument.

So get your guitar, tune it down to Drop D, and let’s rock! + Read More

How To Use The Pentatonic Scale In A Lead Guitar Solo

There is a language to Lead Guitar. That language is the pentatonic scale. If you master the pentatonic scale, you’ve really mastered a huge chunk of lead guitar.

In this pentatonic scale guitar lesson, I’m going to run through all 5 boxes of the scale. After that, I am going to explain a few ways you can use those boxes to make some magic! The last thing that we are going to do today is probably the most important part. Exploring actually guitar solos that use these positions.

We are going to be looking at note for note solos by Albert King, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Norman Greenbaum, and Billy Gibbons. + Read More

You’ve always loved the blues. You’ve always wanted to experience that feeling of sitting back in a groove and letting the blues flow from your guitar.

I gotta tell you, it’s a uniquely amazing feeling when you are able to comfortably play a song like Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Cold Shot.

Stevie added a lot to the guitar world in terms of rhythm. He injected some new sounds and styles to the world of blues. One of the things that Stevie showed us was the upstrokes on open strings between notes.

This technique can be a little tricky to nail at first, so for all you beginner blues guitarists out there, I have broken Cold Shot down into to two levels. The first level is a slightly simplified version of the riff that Stevie tends to do while he’s singing. The next level is the riff you hear in the intro of the song. He’s hitting his strings hard, and he’s letting open strings ring through between every note. But in a controlled, awesome sounding way. + Read More

Easy Eagles Songs To Play On Guitar

If you’re a beginner guitar player, you need to be learning songs. But as I’m sure you know, finding songs that are achievable is a challenge!

In this beginner acoustic guitar lesson, I break down two super easy Eagles songs that I teach to people 1-on-1 frequently.

If you’re a beginner guitarist searching the internet for easy eagle songs to play, look no further! You’ve found it!

Now go grab your guitar, and let’s nail these two classic Eagles Tunes. + Read More

If you don’t know them already, this lesson is going to get you nailing Power Chords! Power chords are essentially just simplified, 2 note chords. They sound very “powerful” with distortion and overdrive.

Which absolutely makes Power chords an essential technique for every electric guitar player!

Power chords are great for a number of reasons. But here’s my favourite thing about them. It’s a “one shape fits all” kind of chord. Once you learn the chord, you just move it around. Without changing anything!

We are going to nail two classic songs that both utilize power chords. TNT by ACDC, and Brainstew by Greenday. + Read More

Easy Jimi Hendrix Licks

To get good at lead guitar, you need to learn some licks from the masters. Undoubtably, one of the most influential masters is Jimi.

In this lesson, I have hand selected 4 classic Hendrix licks that have some of his most common (and stolen) techniques.

I have some good news for beginners. We aren’t going to be going over any full solos. Just short licks! This is a great place to start if you are getting into the world of lead guitar. As a beginner, learning full solos is nearly unattainable. It will take a ton of time and effort!

So get excited to start nailing some note for note Jimi Hendrix solo licks . I’ll also show you how you can play them in other keys, so you can recreate them while you’re improvising. + Read More

Whole Lotta Love. One of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time. A bunch of new studio techniques that would change the world of music production forever. Some of the hardest hitting drums linked with John Paul Jones holding it all together on the bass.

But the solo. The tone is out of this world. Every lick Jimmy plays is perfect. And here’s the best part:

It’s a great solo to learn!

It’s broken up into 6 individual phrases. Which make Whole Lotta Love much easier to learn than some other solos!

In the latter-half of the video, I go through each phrase at 3 different speeds. 50%, 75%, and 100%. I go through each speed 3 times.

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It is the summer! Campfire season is upon us once more.

And what is a campfire without a troubadour banging away on an acoustic guitar while everyone sings along?!

If you’re are an acoustic guitar player (even if you’re just beginning) I’m sure you’ve had that fantasy of being the troubadour.

Picture this:

It’s dark, cold, and you’re way out in the wilderness. But you’ve got your friends and family all around you. And, you aren’t feeling that cold bone chilling breeze because you’re right next to the campfire. There is a strange primitive energy inside of you. You’ve got your guitar in your hands, and you’re playing it like it’s the last night on earth. You’re in such a groove, everyone around the campfire is singing along at the top of their lungs. You are the maestro, the conductor, and the driving force of this musical moment.

I gotta tell you – if you’ve never felt that feeling, you need to experience it. There’s more to music than just locking yourself up in your bedroom practicing. It needs to be shared! + Read More

The future has arrived!

20 years ago this would have seemed impossible. 10 years ago this would have been an idea for the future. Technology was getting close, but it wasn’t quite there. But in 2019, online guitar lessons aren’t just an idea. They are our reality.

They aren’t something to be afraid of! They aren’t something to question. They are by far the fastest, and best method to learning the guitar.

I know a few people that read this will immediately doubt me. They have nearly closed their minds to online lessons.

That’s why I made this video. I want to break down the barriers so you can actually see how easy this is. No matter how old you are, you can take a skype lesson. It’s easy!

We have a deal where you can test out our system before becoming one of our students. for $59, you will get two 1 hour long guitar lessons with me. Before the first lesson, we’ll have a 30 minute totally free call. + Read More

The future has arrived!

20 years ago this would have seemed impossible. 10 years ago this would have been an idea for the future. Technology was getting close, but it wasn’t quite there. But in 2019, online guitar lessons aren’t just an idea. They are our reality.

They aren’t something to be afraid of! They aren’t something to question. They are by far the fastest, and best method to learning the guitar.

I know a few people that read this will immediately doubt me. They have nearly closed their minds to online lessons.

That’s why I made this video. I want to break down the barriers so you can actually see how easy this is. No matter how old you are, you can take a skype lesson. It’s easy!

We have a deal where you can test out our system before becoming one of our students. for $59, you will get two 1 hour long guitar lessons with me. Before the first lesson, we’ll have a 30 minute totally free call. + Read More

The future of guitar lessons are here! I’m sure you’ve noticed that technology seems to be evolving very quickly these days. Things that weren’t even considered possible 10 years ago are the norm now.

Guitar lessons have fortunately piggy backed onto these latest technological advances! You can have a great 1-on-1 guitar lesson while you are alone at home in front of your computer.

For some people, this is exciting. They are eager to give it a try to see how well it works.

To others, this seems impossible. They don’t even want to give it a try.

I created this video for 2 reasons:

1) To demonstrate some of the advantages to learning guitar online. There are actually a ton of things that make online guitar lessons superior to in person guitar lessons. + Read More