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Learn How to Create Kick and Snare Drum Beats on Acoustic Guitar

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM

In this free lesson excerpt, instructor Chris Woods teaches you how to create a basic percussive kick-drum-and-snare beat on acoustic guitar. For more, check out Percussive Guitar: Basic Beat 1 and his related video lessons.

 

New Red Hot Chili Peppers Video Song Lessons

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 4, 2017 at 12:16 PM

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are not only the most successful funk rock band of all time but also one of the most successful artists, period, with more than 80 million albums sold over the course of their 30+ year career.

From founding guitarist Hillel Slovak to Dave Navarro to John Frusciante to current six-stringer Josh Klinghoffer, the band has always featured funky and highly inventive guitar parts. In our three newest video song lessons, each featuring onscreen guitar tab, you'll get an inside look at some of their best riffs.

Suck My Kiss video song lesson
Tell Me Baby video song lesson
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie video song lesson

Browse all Red Hot Chili Peppers song lessons, guitar tabs, and more

 

 

 

New Lesson From Carl Culpepper Teaches You How to Use the Phrygian Dominant Scale

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 3, 2017 at 2:59 PM

In this new master class video lesson, which includes downloadable tab, instructor Carl Culpepper shows you how to use the Phrygian dominant scale—or, the fifth mode of harmonic minor—to create colorful yet intense lines in a hard rock or neoclassical metal context.

Phrygian Dominant Scale master class video lesson with tab
Browse all of Carl Culpepper's master class video lessons

Zakk Wylde Reunites with Ozzy Osbourne for 2017 Tour

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 28, 2017 at 4:58 PM

Ozzy and ZakkThe prodigal son returns! Guitar hero Zakk Wylde is reuniting with his heavy metal mentor Ozzy Osbourne for a 2017 tour, after a decade-long split.

"I'm really looking forward to the hardcore powahlifting training sessions with Ozzy, as well as playing music in between sets of heavy squats, benching, and deadlifts," jokes the gym-obsessed guitarist.

Ozzy Osbourne song lessons, guitar tabs, and more
Zakk Wylde song lessons, guitar tabs, and more

It's been 30 years since Zakk joined Ozzy's band, and 10 years since the pair recorded together, for Ozzy's 2007 release Black Rain.

"I'm so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam," says Ozzy. "This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road."

Initial 2017 tour dates are as follows:

July 14: Oshkosh, WI, Rock USA Festival
July 16:   Chicago, IL, Chicago Open Air Festival
August 9:  Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip
August 21: Cartersville, IL, Moonstock Festival

Photo credit: Mark Weiss

 

Introduction to the Bossa Nova Rhythm for Latin Guitar

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 28, 2017 at 4:44 PM

In this installment of Free Lesson Friday, we're showcasing the seductive bossa nova rhythm. For more on Latin guitar, such as the samba and montuno, check out Tom Kolb's complete Latin Rhythms video lesson.

 

New Lesson on "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 28, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Driven by John Lennon's indelible barre-chord riff and featuring what was perhaps the first known use of feedback on tape, "I Feel Fine" is an enduring classic of the Beatles' legendary catalog. In this new lesson, you'll learn how to nail that catchy riff as well as the short but sweet 3rds-based guitar solo.

"I Feel Fine" G-Plus song lesson
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Sam Hunt Guitar Tab for the #1 Hit "Body Like a Back Road"

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 27, 2017 at 3:11 PM

With his newest single, "Body Like a Back Road," songwriter-turned-country-star Sam Hunt has yet another #1 hit on the Country charts. We're excited to bring you the official guitar tab sheet for this fun little ditty.

"Body Like a Back Road" Sam Hunt guitar tab
Browse all of our Country guitar tab, video lessons, and more

 

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