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Free Lesson! Learn a Danny Gatton Lick from Greg Koch
In this week's free lesson, you'll learn a fiery lick from one master of the Telecaster, Danny Gatton, from another master of the Telecaster, our very own Greg Koch. For more killer Tele licks, check out these lessons from Greg.
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Strum and Sing Along to the Best Songs From the Broadway Smash "Hamilton"
Admit it: you weren't really buying the notion of Hamilton, a hip-hop Broadway musical. But then, you heard a few of Lin-Manuel Miranda's infectious tracks, and next thing you know, you're singing along with King George on "You'll Be Back": "Da da da dat da, dat da da da day ya da."
We're excited to bring you guitar chords and lyrics arrangements for 10 of the musical's most popular songs, for your strumming and singing pleasure.
Also available: Hamilton for ukulele
Learn to Play "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Baba O'Riley" by The Who
With our two brand-new G-Plus Song lessons from The Who, you'll be neither a sad man behind blue eyes nor crying in a teenage wasteland while trying to learn these tunes. Instructor Doug Boduch walks you step by step through all of guitarist Pete Townshend's iconic acoustic and electric guitar parts—perfect practice material for the weekend woodshed.
"Behind Blue Eyes"
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Learn How to Play "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" by Buffalo Springfield
Written by Stephen Stills in response to the Sunset Strip curfew riots that took place in November 1966, Buffalo Springfield's "For What's It's Worth" has come to be regarded as one of the greatest protest songs of all time. In this new song lesson, Doug Boduch takes you step by step through all the acoustic and electric guitar parts you need to master the tune.
"For What It's Worth" G-Plus Song Lesson
Learn This Killer Diminished Metal Lick from Troy Stetina
In this installment of Free Lesson Friday, we've got something for the hard rockers and metalheads among you—a diminished shred lick in D minor that should keep you occupied in the woodshed for a while. For more like this, check out Troy Stetina's complete Diminished Rock Licks lesson.
New Song Lesson on How to Play Jeff Beck's "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"
Composed and originally recorded by legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus, "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" was his lamentation for the great saxophonist Lester Young, who was often seen wearing the famous chapeau. Artists ranging from Bert Jansch to Joni Mitchell to Larry Coryell to Marcus Miller have covered the jazz classic, but Jeff Beck's signature take on the track has become a particularly enduring one.
In our new G-Plus Song lesson, instructor Doug Boduch walks you through all of Beck's quirky, one-of-a-kind phrases and interpretations.
Newly Edited Neil Young Guitar Tab Now Available
The fine editors at Hal Leonard have just released newly edited guitar tab for 35 classic tracks by Canadian rocker Neil Young. Titles include "Cinnamon Girl," "Old Man," "Ohio," "Like a Hurricane," "Cowgirl in the Sand," "Heart of Gold," and "Cortez the Killer," among others.