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Learn How to Play "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" by Buffalo Springfield

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 21, 2017 at 1:50 PM

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

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 16, 2017 at 3:45 PM

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"

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 16, 2017 at 2:29 PM

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.

"Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" Jeff Beck song lesson
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Newly Edited Neil Young Guitar Tab Now Available

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 15, 2017 at 2:39 PM

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.

35 new Neil Young guitar tabs

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Learn How to Play "Message in a Bottle" by The Police

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 13, 2017 at 5:01 PM

In 1979, English new wave rockers The Police released their second album, Regatta de Blanc, led by the first single, "Message in a Bottle." The song's famous guitar riff, based on stacked 5th intervals that form sus2 chords, has come to be considered one of the greatest riffs in rock history.

In this new G-Plus song lesson, you'll learn that riff, along with the chiming chords, the harp harmonics, all of Andy Summers's tasty fills, and everything in between.

"Message in a Bottle" by The Police
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Bruce Buckingham Teaches Three Variations on a Useful ii-V-I Jazz Lick

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 9, 2017 at 4:05 PM

In this installment of Free Lesson Friday, former Musicians Institute instructor Bruce Buckingham teaches three variations on a ii-V-I jazz lick in Ab major. Taken from his lesson Jazz Licks: Vol. 1.


How to Play "Can't You See" by the Marshall Tucker Band

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 6, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Guitarist Toy Caldwell and the Marshall Tucker Band recorded "Can't You See" for their 1973 self-titled debut album. Since that time, having been covered by artists like Waylon Jennings, Allman Brothers, Black Stone Cherry, and Zac Brown Band with Kid Rock, the song has become one of the all-time great Southern rock anthems.

In this new G-Plus song lesson, instructor Doug Boduch teaches the catchy main riff, those cool guitar fills, the solos, and more in step by step fashion.

"Can't You See" Marshall Tucker Band G-Plus Song Lesson


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