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Angus Young Style Solo Lick

Angus Young Style Solo Lick

We will be studying a lick in A pentatonic minor in the style of Angus Young from AC/DC.
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All Day and All of the Night by the Kinks

All Day and All of the Night by the Kinks

Great tune for those beginners learning how to play power chords.  The song uses nothing but power chords in this riff based, classic Kinks tune.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Stormy Monday by The Allman Brothers

Stormy Monday by The Allman Brothers

In this lesson we will be studying the classic T-Bone Walker blues tune Stormy Monday in the style of the Allman Brothers Band. While it is a 12 bar blues, Stormy Monday takes a different turn in bar 7 with some jazzy min7 chord changes. In this version, the guitar uses interesting dom 9 voicings and licks to carry the harmonic structure.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Stormy Monday (Duane Solo Part 1)

Stormy Monday (Duane Solo Part 1)

In this lesson we will be studying the first half of Duane Allman's soulful lead in Stormy Monday. Be familiar with G Pentatonic major when approaching this solo.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Happier by Ed Sheeran

Happier by Ed Sheeran

This song is easy in respect to the chords used and the arrangement. Just need to know Am7, F, and C. However, there are some embellishments that make it sound more interesting and give it that Ed Sheeran sound.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur

Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur

This tune uses just 4 chords - G, D, Em7, and C.  You will also need a capo at the 3rd fret to be in tune with the record.  The song is played fingerstyle and uses basically the same arrangement throughout the entire tune.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Malibu by Miley Cyrus

Malibu by Miley Cyrus

We will be learning an acoustic fingerstyle version of this Miley Cyrus tune.  The song requires a capo at the first fret and knowledge of some open chords and a Bm barre chord.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Funk Chord Movement

Funk Chord Movement

Add some flavor to your funk chords by learning different voicings for a dom 7 chord and adding the sus 2 and 4.  This can take the common jam over one chord that often takes place in a funk jam to a new level.
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Old Man by Neil Young

Old Man by Neil Young

In this lesson we will be learning the Neil Young classic Old Man.  While the song is made up of simple open chords, it does have some complexities in the rhythm and vibe of the sound.  Neil Young's acoustic style often incorporates a semi palm muted technique that can be difficult to grasp for beginners.  He also uses embellishments such as hammer ons within the chords to add color and movement.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Beginner Strumming Pattern #5

Beginner Strumming Pattern #5

This will wrap up our 5 part series on beginner strumming.  In this lesson we will introduce a pattern that incorporates a dotted quarter note length.
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Spoonman by Soundgarden

Spoonman by Soundgarden

In this lesson we will be recognizing the recent passing of Chris Cornell and learning Spoonman by Soundgarden.  The song requires Drop D tuning.  It consists of power chords and a few single note riffs.  Great song that's fun to play.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Mr. Bo Jangles by Jerry Jeff Walker

Mr. Bo Jangles by Jerry Jeff Walker

This song is in 3/4 time and uses the same strumming pattern throughout. It requires the use of several chords, many of which are basic. The original recording is played with a capo at the 2nd fret. Chords used are C, G/B, Am, Am/G, F, E, G, and D7/F#

Song Difficulty: 3

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Shine by Collective Soul

Shine by Collective Soul

This tune requires you to tune down a 1/2 step plus tuning the low E string down another whole step to a C#. The intro and verse use a melody pedal tone line using the G and D string. The rest of the song is mainly power chords.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Modal Interchange

Modal Interchange

Learn the difference between a key change and a modal interchange in this theory lesson. We will take a look at 2 songs that use modal interchange.
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Boot Scootin Boogie by Brooks and Dunn

Boot Scootin Boogie by Brooks and Dunn

Boot Scootin Boogie is a 3 chord country blues boogie played in the key of E. The guitar part consists of a bluesy shuffle riff played over each of the 3 chords E7, A7, and B7. You could also play this song on acoustic, strumming along with the 3 main chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Lose Yourself by Eminem

Lose Yourself by Eminem

Its not often that you hear guitar as the main instrument in the rap genre, but this one is an exception. The power chord riff sets the mood and groove for the vibe of the song. The song is played in Dm and implies 3 different chords from the D power chord position.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Sound Of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel

Sound Of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel

Learn how to play Sound Of Silence on guitar. This Simon and Garfunkel classic is played fingerstyle through the 1st verse and then moves to a strumming pattern. We will cover all the parts in this tutorial. You will need a capo on the 6th fret.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Sweet Creature by Harry Styles

Sweet Creature by Harry Styles

Sweet Creature is written in the key of G and incorporates finger style guitar. The song contains this heavy acoustic guitar part making it a great song to learn for those interested in finger style acoustic guitar.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Stormy Monday (Duane Solo Part 2)

Stormy Monday (Duane Solo Part 2)

In this lesson we will be studying the second half of Duane Allman's soulful lead in Stormy Monday. Be familiar with G Pentatonic major when approaching this solo.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Jazz Blues Chords

Jazz Blues Chords

In this lesson we will be studying the use of Jazz chords in a blues context. Specifically we will be studying a jazzy way to transition from the I chord to the IV chord in a 12 bar blues.
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Daughters by John Mayer

Daughters by John Mayer

Great acoustic tune! Written with the use of interesting extended and altered chords in classic John Mayer fashion. The chords used in this song are complex, especially in the bridge. If you are for a challenge and increasing your chord knowledge, this is a good song for you to study.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison

Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison

Learn the iconic Roy Orbison song and its very recognizable opening riff. The song is based in A and contains mostly simple open chords. You will need to be able to play F#m barre chord.

Song Difficulty: 3

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She Caught The Katy by Taj Mahal

She Caught The Katy by Taj Mahal

This is not your typical 12 bar blues form. The song actually follows a 16 bar form for the versus. The bridge takes us to a different place applying a bVII chord and the verse contains a diminished 7, some interesting changes for a blues tune.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Brad Paisley Style Country Lick

Brad Paisley Style Country Lick

In this lesson we will study a bluesy country riff with a little Brad Paisley twist at the end.
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