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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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Autumn Leaves Melody

Autumn Leaves Melody

In this lesson we will study the melody of Autumn Leaves. Learning the melody to jazz standards is an important part of learning jazz.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Canon In D Part 3

Canon In D Part 3

In this lesson we will be studying Canon in D part 3. The piece is built around a D, A, Bm, F#m, G chord progression that builds in complexity throughout. We are going to learn it in parts. In part 3 we will focus on 2 passes that contain a lot of single note melody runs.. Please remember to tune your low E string down to a D.

Song Difficulty: 4

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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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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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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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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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Arpeggios for II-V-I

Arpeggios for II-V-I

In this lesson we will study 3 arpeggios you can use to solo over a II V I chord progression. The arpeggios are all located in the same position using the G Major scale. We will cover an Am7, D7, and Gmaj7 arpeggio.
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Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix

Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix

Wind Cries Mary serves as a good study of Jimi's chordal techniques and major pentatonic traits. Throughout the versus he uses various voicings of C, Bb, and F with interconnected pentatonic licks. The arrangement is basically one section or verse repeated 4 times only changing during the solo which will be covered in part 2. The hardest part about this song is the use of the thumb to play the root note of the major chords.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Cassidy By The Grateful Dead

Cassidy By The Grateful Dead

In this lesson we will cover the chord progression and voicing style of Bob Weir. We will also discuss ideas for soloing over the jam sections. All parts are covered based on the "Reckoning" version.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Kokomo by The Beach Boys

Kokomo by The Beach Boys

Kokomo is written in the key of C and uses 8 chords. Most of the chords are open chords. The verse makes use of a falling chromatic line within the chords chosen that creates this “beachy” mood. Very genius arrangement!

Song Difficulty: 3

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Canon In D (Part 4)

Canon In D (Part 4)

In this lesson we will cover the last few passes and outro.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

Wind Cries Mary by Jimi Hendrix (Part 2)

In this lesson we will cover the solo and the outro.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Wont Back Down by Tom Petty

Wont Back Down by Tom Petty

Relatively easy guitar part using palm muted power chords through the verses and just 3 easy open chords in the chorus. C, G, and D open chords are all that is needed. The slide solo by Mike Campbell is an easy one in the realm of slide guitar. Great one to learn if you are just starting out on slide.

Song Difficulty: 3

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ii-V-I Riffs

ii-V-I Riffs

In this lesson we will study a couple basic ii-V-I licks based out of our recently learned arpeggios.
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She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes

She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes

She Talks To Angels is played with an open E tuning. The song incorporates several melodic lines in its intro. This is the key to getting the sound. The rest of the song is mainly chords.

Song Difficulty: 4

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