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Rock Guitar Lessons – 5 Famous Riffs

If you’re a beginning guitar player and want to learn some simple but famous rock guitar riffs, this video series is for you.

In this 5 part series, I’ll show you 5 famous rock riffs, the scales that are used to create the riffs and how you can practice them to get your fingers moving more fluently.

Free download of the PDF with tab and standard notation of each riff. Click the button below.

Lesson 1 – Heartbreaker Riff  – Led Zeppelin

Lesson 2 – Funk 49 Riff – Joe Walsh

Lesson 3 – Iron Man Riff – Black Sabbath 

Lesson 4 – Voodoo Child Intro – Jimi Hendrix 

Lesson 5 – Know Your Enemy Riff – Rage Against the Machine

If you’re a beginning guitar player and want to learn some simple but famous rock guitar riffs, this video series is for you. In this 5 part series, I’ll show you 5 famous rock riffs, the scales that are used to create the riffs and how you can practice them to get your fingers moving… Continue reading Rock Guitar Lessons – 5 Famous Riffs

What’s The Deal With The Modes?

Modes of the Major Scale PDFDownload You might be curious as to what the modes are. You’ve heard other musicians talking about them. You may have found hundreds of explanations of modes around the Internet. But are you still struggling to understand what modes are and how they work? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.  I’ve… Continue reading What’s The Deal With The Modes?

Why You Should Learn to Read Music

I have had a number of students tell me that they have been playing guitar, bass or drum set for a number of years but feel stuck with their playing. Usually they have some physical dexterity and competency on their instrument but aren’t sure how to take their playing to the next level. I can… Continue reading Why You Should Learn to Read Music

Funky Bass Lessons

In the Bank is a tune by artist Mingo Fishtrap.  I had the pleasure of playing this tune with the Arizona funk/soul/R&B band Soulective.  Definitely some funky bass lines going on in this one.  Challenging tune to transcribe but well worth it.  If you’re interested in bass lessons, feel free to contact me!

Guitar Lessons Gilbert

I recently moved to my new teaching studio off of Ray and Lindsey Rd in Gilbert Arizona and am loving teaching there!  I have taught at many locations in my career through out the Valley.  From music stores to traveling to homes of students.  Having my own teaching studio is something I wish I had… Continue reading Guitar Lessons Gilbert

Beginner Guitar Lesson

I shot a video to introduce people to the guitar and provide beginners with a lesson that can help them get started playing!

What is the Benefit To Taking Music Lessons?

I am self-taught, why do I need guitar lessons? Many people claim to be self-taught when it comes to learning guitar. They may have viewed instructional DVDs or YouTube videos, learned songs from guitar tablature websites, studied guitar books or magazines or just tried to learn songs by ear. Learning guitar requires a great deal… Continue reading What is the Benefit To Taking Music Lessons?