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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

Guitar Chord Forms and How They Work

How do chords work on the guitar? In this guitar lesson video we’ll take a look at the most common forms of chords on the guitar and how they can be moved throughout the fret board. We’ll start by looking at a common power chord based on the E String and the A String root.… Continue reading Guitar Chord Forms and How They Work

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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?

Pearl Jam Style Guitar Jam Track

Hey all you Pearl Jam Fans!  I created a guitar jam track in the style of my all time favorite rock band, Pearl Jam.  This one is similar to the jam they do on their tune Porch.  It’s in the key of E minor.  Crank the stereo and rock out Mike McCready style on this… Continue reading Pearl Jam Style Guitar Jam Track

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!

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!

Funk Bass Lessons

Matt playing bass with the Soul, Funk, R&B band Soulective at the Bacon and Blues Fest in Queen Creek.

Performance of Green Tea

Here’s a video from my jazz recital at Arizona State University.  We’re playing a tune by John Scofield called Green Tea.  Hope you enjoy!