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New Van Halen Video Song Lessons

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 26, 2016 at 4:22 PM

No matter how you feel about the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen (we love it), you've got to admit that Eddie was truly on top of his game on the band's mid-to-late 1980s releases 5150, OU812, and For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. In these five new G-Plus song lessons, instructor Doug Boduch takes you step by step through Eddie's every riff, lick, and squeal. Then, once you've got the parts down, play along with the band using the combined tab and backing track. These lessons really do give you the "best of both worlds."

"Best of Both Worlds"
"Black and Blue"
"Finish What Ya Started"
"Top of the World"
"Why Can't This Be Love"

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Learn How to Play "Sweet Home Alabama"

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 9, 2016 at 11:15 AM

There are certain songs in the classic rock repertoire that rock guitarists really should learn to play—properly. "Sweet Home Alabama," the monster hit by Lynyrd Skynyrd and featuring one of the all-time greatest guitar riffs, is one of those songs.

From the main riff to the tasty fills to the dazzling guitar solos, "Sweet Home Alabama" is a complete guitar workout unto itself, and one that instructor Doug Boduch takes you through on step by step basis, showing you key fingerings, rhythm essentials, and more.

Once you've gone through the lesson with Doug and played along with the full track, use our G-Plus technology to take out the main guitar part and play along with the backing track, to see if you've really got it down. Practice made fun!

"Sweet Home Alabama" G-Plus video song lesson
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Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar Lessons for "Layla" and "Tears in Heaven"

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Guitarist Eric Clapton may have earned his "Clapton Is God" reputation for his fiery blend of blues and rock electric guitar, but with his 1992 performance on MTV's "Unplugged" and the resulting Unplugged album release, he showed a fine penchant for acoustic guitar as well.

The songs "Layla" and "Tears in Heaven" top Clapton's brilliant acoustic output, and in our two brand-new G-Plus Song lessons, instructor Doug Boduch shows you step by step how to play each tune.

"Layla" acoustic guitar video song lesson
"Tears in Heaven" acoustic guitar video song lesson
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11 New Jimi Hendrix Song Lessons

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 1, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Jimi Hendrix was one of the most exciting and innovative guitarists in rock history, inspiring legions of burgeoning players to learn his small yet outstanding by every measure catalog of songs.

In this new series of video song lessons, all featuring onscreen guitar tab, instructor Doug Boduch shows you how to play 11 Hendrix cuts from his Smash Hits compilation. Songs include "Red House," "Purple Haze," "Manic Depression," "All Along the Watchtower," and more.

Jimi Hendrix Video Song Lessons
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