Rock Songs Lessons

Creep by Radiohead

Creep by Radiohead

Learn this easy 4 chord acoustic version of Creep by Radiohead.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Smells Like Teen Spirit uses mostly power chords with a rhythmic dead note (scratches) technique.  The majority of the song is simple and the solo part is great for students learning lead.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin (Part 1)

Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin (Part 1)

In this lesson we will be covering the Intro and 1st Verse. This part of the original recording is played on acoustic guitar but can also be played on electric.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Suzie Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Suzie Q by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Learn this blues rock tune in the key of E.  The song incorporates an E blues riff using pentatonic minor scale and a few major barre chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Blue On Black by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Blue On Black by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

In this lesson we delve into Kenny Wayne Shepherd's Blue On Black, an acoustic blues rock tune from the late 90's.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Rebel Rebel by David Bowie

Rebel Rebel by David Bowie

This song revolves mostly around a main riff built around a D and E major chord.  Other chords required are A and Bm.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Peaceful Easy Feeling by The Eagles

Peaceful Easy Feeling by The Eagles

An easy tune in the key of E using the chords E, A, B, F#m.  The intro does make use of an Esus4 chord.  Great for acoustic and electric

Song Difficulty: 3

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Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin (Part 2)

Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin (Part 2)

In this lesson we will be completing the study of Over The Hills And Far Away.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Summer Of 69 by Bryan Adams

Summer Of 69 by Bryan Adams

Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams uses mainly 4 basic chords throughout the song.  The chords used are A, D, G, and Bm.  For the bridge we use a handful of power chords.  The song uses a palm muting technique through the versus while accenting certain beats in the bar with a chord stab.  This creates a nice rock groove. Use the Summer of 69 tab to help you with the lesson.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Panama Interlude (Part 3)

Panama Interlude (Part 3)

In this lesson we will study the Interlude (bridge) to Panama. Remember to tune down 1/2 step.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi

Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi

In this lesson we will learn all the main acoustic parts to Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi.  This song has a classic, very recognizable intro that is challenging and fun to play.  The song is based in the key of D and uses just 4 simple chords, G, Cadd9, D, and F.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Panama Solo (Part 2)

Panama Solo (Part 2)

In this lesson we will take a close look at the solo for Panama note for note.  Remember to tune your guitar down 1/2 step.

Song Difficulty: 8

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Panama by Van Halen (Part 1)

Panama by Van Halen (Part 1)

In this lesson we will study the intro, verse, pre chorus, and chorus to Panama by Van Halen.  Please note that you must tune down a 1/2 step to be in tune with the lesson and original recording

Song Difficulty: 7

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Lonely Boy by Black Keys

Lonely Boy by Black Keys

Learn Lonely Boy by Black Keys

Song Difficulty: 5

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Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield

Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield

Easy 4 chord tune with an extremely recognizable intro lick.  Based in the key of E

Song Difficulty: 3

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A Hard Days Night by the Beatles

A Hard Days Night by the Beatles

Great song for electric or acoustic players. Easy open chord progression using G, C, F, Bm, Em, and D.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Under the Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers

This tune has a challenging intro, great use of barre chords and different voicings. It is a good example of embellishing within the chord. To get the tone of the original recording use your neck pickup, especially on a Fender.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas Part 1

Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas Part 1

This classic rock tune has a ton of great riffs.  Mostly based out of A pentatonic minor, the riffs are relatively easy to grasp.  It contains a lot of parts so we divided the lesson into 3 parts.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas Part 2

Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas Part 2

This classic rock tune has a ton of great riffs.  Mostly based out of A pentatonic minor, the riffs are relatively easy to grasp.  It contains a lot of parts so we divided the lesson into 3 parts.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas Part 3

Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas Part 3

This classic rock tune has a ton of great riffs.  Mostly based out of A pentatonic minor, the riffs are relatively easy to grasp.  It contains a lot of parts so we divided the lesson into 3 parts.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Daytripper by The Beatles

Daytripper by The Beatles

In this lesson learn how to play Daytripper by the Beatles.  The majority of the song is based around a very recognizable guitar riff in the key of E.  The riff is played throughout the verses and barre chords are played throughout the chorus.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Proud Mary by CCR

Proud Mary by CCR

In this lesson we will be learning Proud Mary by CCR.  We will cover all the rhythm parts and the lead fills.  The song is played in the key of D and uses the following chords. C, A, G, F, and D.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Second Chance by Shinedown

Second Chance by Shinedown

In this lesson we will learn Second Chance by Shinedown. Acoustic and Electric versions are covered.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

In this lesson we will do a song study of the Fleetwood Mac classic "Landslide."

Song Difficulty: 4

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Gloria by Them

Gloria by Them

Easy tune using just 3 chords throughout.  E, A, and D.  The challenge here is the rhythm and the chord riff coming out of the chorus.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Mississippi Queen by Mountain

Mississippi Queen by Mountain

In this lesson we will be learning the main guitar riffs to the Mountain classic Mississippi Queen.  Guitarist Leslie West makes great use of the the pentatonic minor scale to formulate these recognizable riffs. The arrangement follows a I-IV-V chord pattern.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Last Dance With Mary Jane by Tom Petty

Last Dance With Mary Jane by Tom Petty

Last Dance With Mary Jane is an easy tune to mimic using just a handful of open chords. Can easily be played on electric and acoustic. However, to learn it exactly as recorded is a little more difficult. There are some intricacies in the intro that can take some time to grasp.

Song Difficulty: 4

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American Idiot by Green Day

American Idiot by Green Day

In this lesson we will learn American Idiot by Green Day. We will cover all the parts including the solo. Rhythm parts use all power chords

Song Difficulty: 2

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All Right Now by Free

All Right Now by Free

In this lesson learn how to play the classic All Right Now by the band Free. The lesson covers all the main guitar parts and a short piece of the guitar solo before the bridge.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Highway To Hell Lead Solo

Highway To Hell Lead Solo

In this lesson we will study Angus Young's solo in Highway To Hell.  Young uses primarily pentatonic major and minor for the basis of his solo.  The song and solo are in the key of A

Song Difficulty: 5

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Mississippi Queen Lead Parts

Mississippi Queen Lead Parts

In this lesson we will study all the lead parts and solos to Mississippi Queen.  Leslie West uses both pentatonic major and minor over these bluesy rock power chord changes. The song is in the key of E so the lead is based in E pentatonic.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Rock N Roll All Nite by Kiss

Rock N Roll All Nite by Kiss

Rock N Roll All Nite is a pretty simple tune using primarily power chords.  The song is tuned a 1/2 step down.

Song Difficulty: 3

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I'll Fight by Wilco

I'll Fight by Wilco

I'll Fight by Wilco is a fairly simple song to play with the exception of the melodic intro.  The song is a folk style acoustic tune using a capo on the 3rd fret.  The intro contains a melody within the strumming of the chord progression. Chord shapes used are Am, C, Dm, Em, F, and G

Song Difficulty: 4

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Funk #49 by The James Gang

Funk #49 by The James Gang

This classic rock hit has one of the most recognizable riffs in music.  The song is built primarily around this riff and alternating with a descending pentatonic riff for the B sections.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Red Barchetta by Rush (Part 2)

Red Barchetta by Rush (Part 2)

In this lesson we will continue our study of Red Barchetta covering the Pre Chorus and Chorus parts.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Red Barchetta by Rush (Part 3)

Red Barchetta by Rush (Part 3)

In this lesson we will be finishing up our study of Red Barchetta by Rush.  We will be covering the bridge, solo, and outro parts of the song. The solo is played using mainly A mixolydian but also outlining the chords underneath.  A great study of a masterful solo.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones

Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones

In this lesson we will be studying the Rolling Stones tune Beast of Burden. This song is a great example of how Keith Richards voices chords in standard tuning.  Rarely does he play a full barre chord, but instead uses bits and inversions to create classic riffs we all recognize.  These unique chord voicings along with the use of hammer-ons within the chords, are the secret to his overall playing style.  At the end of the lesson I will also show you how to improvise, in general, over the chord changes.

Song Difficulty: 4

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You May Be Right by Billy Joel

You May Be Right by Billy Joel

In this lesson we will be studying the rhythm and lead parts to You May Be Right by Billy Joel.  This song has a lot of different stuff  including power chords, barre chords, more complicated rhythms, and even a cool blues riff in the chorus.  The solo begins with a common bluesy A pentatonic riff and then outlines the chord progression with some tasty country bends and holds.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Dust in The Wind by Kansas (Part 2)

Dust in The Wind by Kansas (Part 2)

In this lesson we will be finishing up our study of Dust in The Wind with the Bridge and Outro parts.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles

Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles

Learn Tequila Sunrise by the Eagles. The song uses mostly Open chords and is written in the key of G. Chords used are G, Am, Em, C, B7, E7, and A7.  The challenging part about this tune is getting the strumming pattern in the intro.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Its Not My Cross To Bear by The Allman Brothers

Its Not My Cross To Bear by The Allman Brothers

It's Not My Cross To Bear is the segue from the instrumental Don't Want You No More.  Its a blues tune with some different changes than the typical 12 bar blues format. We have the use of the minor IV chord in the verse and a I-VI-II-V change at the end of the progression.  The song also applies an interesting arpeggio line with a descending bass line.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 1)

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 1)

In this lesson we will start our study of the epic song by Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody. We will be covering the entire tune, but in this lesson, specifically, we will be covering the intro and verse.  On the original recording this is all played on piano, so we will be emulating the piano part on guitar using a fingerstyle method.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 2)

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 2)

In this lesson we will be covering the electric guitar part that comes in half way through the 2nd verse.  It also covers the iconic guitar solo that leads into the operatic middle section.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Passenger Side by Wilco

Passenger Side by Wilco

Passenger Side by Wilco consists of mainly open chords.  Chords used are C, F, G, Am, G/B, Am/G, and D.  There is a specific arpeggio played over the C chord in the verse, but everything else is played with a simple strum pattern.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 4)

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 4)

In this lesson we will be finishing up our study on Bohemian Rhapsody with the rockin', riff heavy outro.

Song Difficulty: 6

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My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

My Sweet Lord by George Harrison is a mostly acoustic song played with a capo at the 2nd fret.  The song is made up of two or three parts with a key change and the same strum pattern throughout.  We will be studying not only the acoustic part but the electric slide lead parts as well.

Song Difficulty: 4

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How You Remind Me by Nickelback

How You Remind Me by Nickelback

Learn how to play How You Remind Me by Nickelback. The song uses primarily power chords and drop D tuning

Song Difficulty: 3

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Maggie May by Rod Stewart

Maggie May by Rod Stewart

In this lesson we will be learning a simple version of Rod Stewart's Maggie May on acoustic guitar.  The chords used are D, A, G, Em, F#m.  I will show you a few options on how to play the F#m chord if you have trouble playing full barre chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 3)

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen (Part 3)

In this lesson we will be covering the operatic bridge section of this classic Queen song. The part is pretty complicated because of trying to mimic the piano part that makes this section.  The best way to attack this is with a hybrid picking method so you can use your fingers and pick.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Dust in The Wind by Kansas (Part 1)

Dust in The Wind by Kansas (Part 1)

In this lesson we will learn the intro, verse, and chorus to this classic fingerstyle tune. The song uses whats known as a Travis picking style, alternating bass notes with your thumb.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Red Barchetta by Rush (Part 1)

Red Barchetta by Rush (Part 1)

In this Red Barchetta guitar lesson we will study the guitar style and all the parts of this Alex Lifeson masterpiece.  Lifeson incorporates so many guitar techniques in this tune including harmonics, arpeggio chords, palm muting, and his signature rhythm playing. The song is long and complicated so we will be releasing it in several parts, covering everything including the solo.

Song Difficulty: 6

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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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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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Yesterday by The Beatles

Yesterday by The Beatles

In this lesson we will be studying Yesterday by The Beatles.  The song was performed by McCartney in a fingerstyle fashion.  The guitar needs to be tuned down a whole step to be in tune with the original recording.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Cold Cold Cold by Cage The Elephant

Cold Cold Cold by Cage The Elephant

In this lesson we will be learning all the parts to Cold Cold Cold by Cage The Elephant, including the solo.  Need to know some basic barre chords for this one.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Don't Want You No More by The Allman Brothers Band

Don't Want You No More by The Allman Brothers Band

An instrumental in the Key of C minor.  The tune is full of pentatonic minor guitar runs and uses C Dorian/ Pentatonic minor for jamming over the solo sections.  In this lesson we will cover all the melody parts note for note.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress by The Hollies

Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress by The Hollies

Long Cool Woman features a very distinct and recognizable intro guitar lick, followed by use of a very common blues like shuffle pattern.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Amie by Pure Prairie League

Amie by Pure Prairie League

Great acoustic tune with cool lead intro solo in A Pentatonic major.  Mostly uses open chords until the outro which requires some practice.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynard

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynard

In this lesson we will study Sweet Home Alabama by Lynard Skynard.

Song Difficulty: 5

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What I Got by Sublime

What I Got by Sublime

In this lesson we will study the song What I Got by Sublime.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

This lesson is a song study of Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

Song Difficulty: 4

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Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple

Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple

This is a song study of Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple

Song Difficulty: 1

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Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

This lesson is a song study of Seven Nation Army by White Stripes

Song Difficulty: 2

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Dream On by Aerosmith

Dream On by Aerosmith

In this lesson we will study Dream On by Aerosmith. The song utilizes finger picking techniques as well as regular picking. Solo is included.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Norwegian Wood by the Beatles

Norwegian Wood by the Beatles

In this lesson we will study the song Norwegian Wood by the Beatles.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Iron Man by Black Sabbath

Iron Man by Black Sabbath

This lesson is a song study of Iron Man by Black Sabbath.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Black Dog

Black Dog

This lesson is a song study of Black Dog.
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In Bloom by Nirvana

In Bloom by Nirvana

In this lesson we will study the song In Bloom by Nirvana.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Back In Black by AC/DC

Back In Black by AC/DC

In this lesson we will be learning Back in Black by AC/DC.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Hotel California by The Eagles

Hotel California by The Eagles

In this lesson we will learn the classic Eagles tune Hotel California. The song uses a finger picking technique and a capo at the 7th fret. TAB for this song can be found in your Tool Box. The Toll Box is located in your Profile.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison

Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison

In this lesson we will learn the tune Every Rose Has Its Thorn. The original recording is tuned a half step down.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Night Moves by Bob Seger

Night Moves by Bob Seger

In this lesson we will study Night Moves by Bob Seger.

Song Difficulty: 3

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TNT by ACDC

TNT by ACDC

In this lesson we will do a song study of the classic ACDC song TNT. The song uses primarily power chords and is a great beginner tune.

Song Difficulty: 1

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Don't Stop Believing

Don't Stop Believing

In this lesson we will study the tune Don't Stop Believing by Journey.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Handshake Drugs by Wilco

Handshake Drugs by Wilco

In this lesson we will do a song study of Handshake Drugs by Wilco.

Song Difficulty: 3

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When I Come Around

When I Come Around

In this lesson we will study the song When I Come Around by Green Day.

Song Difficulty: 1

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Eye of the Tiger

Eye of the Tiger

In this lesson we study the song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Fire by Jimi Hendrix

Fire by Jimi Hendrix

In this lesson we will be studying Jimi Hendrix' "Fire".

Song Difficulty: 4

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Sunshine of Your Love

Sunshine of Your Love

In this lesson we will do a song study of the classic Cream song Sunshine of Your Love.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Blue Sky by the Allman Brothers

Blue Sky by the Allman Brothers

In this lesson we will learn and study the song "Blue Sky" by the Allman Brothers. This song exemplifies the use of the Pentatonic Major scale.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Leppelin

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Leppelin

In this lessons we will do a finger style song study of the Led Zeppelin classic "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You."

Song Difficulty: 6

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Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin

This lesson is a song study of Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Layla by Derek and the Dominoes

Layla by Derek and the Dominoes

This is a song study of the Eric Clapton classic Layla.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Highway To Hell by AC/DC

Highway To Hell by AC/DC

This lesson is a song study of Highway To Hell by AC/DC.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers Band

Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers Band

This lesson is a song study of the Allman Brothers Band's "Midnight Rider." It will focus on the intro main riff, verse, chorus, and bridge chord progression.

Song Difficulty: 3

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In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

In this lesson we will learn "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" by the Allman Brothers. This song uses Dorian mode as the basis of its riffs and melodies.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Black Magic Woman by Santana

Black Magic Woman by Santana

In this lesson we will learn Santana's "Black Magic Woman." This song is based around a Dorian mode.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Squeeze Box by the Who

Squeeze Box by the Who

This is a song study of the Who's Squeeze Box.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley

This is a great 3 chord rock n roll tune. The song follows a I-IV-V progression with a little twist in the verses. The original recording is in Eb. It is taught here in standard tuning in key of E

Song Difficulty: 2

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Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young

Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young

In this lesson we will learn how to play the Neil Young classic. The tune requires you to tune down to drop D tuning.

Song Difficulty: 3

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We Are Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes

We Are Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes

In this lesson we will learn this simple finger style tune using just 4 chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Keith Richards : Honky Tonk Woman

Keith Richards : Honky Tonk Woman

In this lesson we will study the song Honky Tonk Woman. This tune requires some hybrid picking country style.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Freebird by Lynard Skynard

Freebird by Lynard Skynard

In this lesson we will learn the main chord progressions to Freebird by Lynard Skynard.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead

In this song study lesson we will be learning Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead. This tune is a fairly tune using mostly open chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Louie Louie by The Kingsmen

Louie Louie by The Kingsmen

In this lesson we will be learning the classic 3 chord rock n roll tune Louie Louie. This is a great tune to practice your barre chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Hot Blooded by Foreigner

Hot Blooded by Foreigner

This tune is in the key of G and uses mostly power chords. Relatively simple arrangement with a nice little melody line in the intro and breaks.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Let It Be by the Beatles

Let It Be by the Beatles

Let It Be is a relatively simple song to play along to. The original tune is mainly piano. We have transcribed a finger style version the requires just a few basic chords. You could also strum with a pick.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Wipe Out by Surfaris

Wipe Out by Surfaris

Learn the classic surf tune Wipe Out. The structure of the song follows a standard 12 bar blues style arrangement using a single note riff. Great tune to practice alternating picking technique.

Song Difficulty: 3

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What I Like About You by the Romantics

What I Like About You by the Romantics

In this lesson we will be studying the Romantics classic What I Like About You. The song uses the same chord progression throughout minus the Bridge. The intro is built upon a variation of the main chord progression applying higher register chord voicings and extensions. While the intro is a bit complicated, it can easily be adapted for simple open chords and acoustic guitar.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Wild Thing by the Troggs

Wild Thing by the Troggs

This classic tune by The Troggs uses a simple 3 chord progression for the majority of the tune. You will need to know Major Barre chord forms. Great to practice if you are just learning barre chords.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Soul Shine by The Allman Brothers

Soul Shine by The Allman Brothers

The song is a bluesy tune in Bb using all barre chords. We will study the chord progression to all the parts plus study the intro solo.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Via Chicago by Wilco

Via Chicago by Wilco

Via Chicago is a simple 3 chord tune applying the same progression throughout. The song does require a capo. I have also included a significant lead guitar part that is a recurring theme in the song.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Simple Man by Lynard Skynard / Shinedown

Simple Man by Lynard Skynard / Shinedown

In this lesson we will learn the tune Simple Man by Lynard Skynard. It has also been done in an acoustic version by Shinedown. The song uses an arpeggiated, three chord progression throughout.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Keith Richards : Brown Sugar

Keith Richards : Brown Sugar

In this lesson we will incorporate the open G chords in this Rolling Stone classic Brown Sugar.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Wonderwall by Oasis

Wonderwall by Oasis

In this lesson we will be learning Wonderwall by Oasis. The song requires a capo at 2nd fret. Fairly easy tune with 4 chords, but does have a more complicated strumming pattern

Song Difficulty: 3

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Learning To Fly by Tom Petty

Learning To Fly by Tom Petty

IN this lesson we will learn Learning To Fly by Tom Petty. Pretty simple tune requiring just 4 chords

Song Difficulty: 2

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Free Fallin' by Tom Petty

Free Fallin' by Tom Petty

In this lesson we will be learning Free Fallin' by Tom Petty. Song requires a capo at the 1st Fret

Song Difficulty: 3

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Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones

Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones

In this lesson we will learn Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones. The song is in Em originally. However, you will see Keith play it in Dm as well.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

In this lesson we will be learning the classic Brown Eyed Girl. This tune is a good song for beginners requiring only a few simple open chords

Song Difficulty: 2

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Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots

Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots

In this lesson we will be learning the song Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots. The song is in standard tuning and uses several barre chords.

Song Difficulty: 5

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I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett

I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett

In this lesson we will be learning I Love Rock N Roll by Joan Jett. Great song for beginners.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton (Chords and Tabs)

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton (Chords and Tabs)

In this lesson we will learn the classic Eric Clapton tune Wonderful Tonight. This tune has several guitar parts including a relatively simple lead line that is great for students just learning how to bend strings. The Wonderful Tonight chords are primarily G, C and D major. There are several different layered guitar parts in the recording that arpeggiate the chords.  One of the guitars use open chords and the other uses a form of barre chords.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Wish You Were Here (Intro Lead) by Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here (Intro Lead) by Pink Floyd

This lesson is a study of the intro solo in Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

This lesson is a song study of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here

Song Difficulty: 3

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You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi

You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi

This lesson is a song study of Bon Jovi's You Give Love a Bad Name

Song Difficulty: 5

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You Give Love a Bad Name (Lead)

You Give Love a Bad Name (Lead)

This lesson is a study of the lead guitar solo in You Give Love a Bad Name.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Stairway To Heaven Part 1 by Led Zeppelin

Stairway To Heaven Part 1 by Led Zeppelin

In this lesson we will learn the first couple parts of the epic "Stairway To Heaven". This song requires classical style finger picking. Please study volume 12 lessons on finger picking before attempting this tune.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Stairway To Heaven Part 2 by Led Zeppelin

Stairway To Heaven Part 2 by Led Zeppelin

In this lesson we will study the remaining parts to Stairway To Heaven.

Song Difficulty: 7

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Welcome To The Jungle (Part 1) by Guns N Roses

Welcome To The Jungle (Part 1) by Guns N Roses

In this lesson we will learn the classic GNR song Welcome to the Jungle. Be sure to tune your guitar down a 1/2 step.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Welcome To The Jungle (Part 2) by Guns N Roses

Welcome To The Jungle (Part 2) by Guns N Roses

In this lesson we will be finishing the remaining parts to Welcome To The Jungle.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Welcome To The Jungle (Lead Part 1) by Guns N Roses

Welcome To The Jungle (Lead Part 1) by Guns N Roses

In this lesson we will be taking a close look at the solos of Slash in Welcome To The Jungle. Be sure to tune down a 1/2 step.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Welcome To The Jungle (Lead Part 2) by Guns N Roses

Welcome To The Jungle (Lead Part 2) by Guns N Roses

In this lesson we will be finishing the solo parts to Welcome To The Jungle

Song Difficulty: 6

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Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses

Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses

In this lesson we will be learning Slash's lead parts in the intro and chorus to Sweet Child O Mine.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses Part 2

Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses Part 2

In this lesson we will learn the remaining rhythm guitar parts to Sweet Child O Mine

Song Difficulty: 4

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Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses Solo Part 1

Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses Solo Part 1

In this lesson we will be covering the solos during the breaks between the versus and choruses.

Song Difficulty: 8

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Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses Solo Part 2

Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses Solo Part 2

In this lesson we will be covering the main solo by Slash.

Song Difficulty: 9

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You Shook Me All Night Long Lesson and Tab by ACDC

You Shook Me All Night Long Lesson and Tab by ACDC

You Shook Me All Night Long uses variations of G, C, and D throughout most of the tune. While the versus and choruses are relatively easy to grasp, the lead intro might take some work. You Shook Me All Night Long tab is available in this lesson.

Song Difficulty: 4

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You Shook Me All Night Long (Lead Solo) by AC/DC

You Shook Me All Night Long (Lead Solo) by AC/DC

The lead solo of You Shook Me All Night Long is a good solo to learn if you are starting to get into lead playing. It makes use of both pentatonic minor and major.

Song Difficulty: 6

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Buddy Holly by Weezer

Buddy Holly by Weezer

This lesson covers the main guitar parts to Weezer's Buddy Holly. The song primarily uses power chords. The original recording is tuned down a half step. The solo is studied in another lesson

Song Difficulty: 4

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Buddy Holly by Weezer (Lead Guitar Solo)

Buddy Holly by Weezer (Lead Guitar Solo)

In this lesson we will examine the solo to Buddy Holly.

Song Difficulty: 6

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