A.C. Jobim Style Guitar Lessons
Latin Guitar 1: The Style of A.C. Jobim
In this tutorial, you'll learn basic latin/bossa nova rhythm guitar and some common latin chord progressions in the style of A.C. Jobim. You'll start from the easy lesson "latin guitar 1" where you learn some basic chords, and progress up through "latin guitar 7" where you'll play your first latin jazz standard. When you are through this tutorial you should be able to start creating your own latin rhythm guitar parts.
Latin Guitar 2: The Style of A.C. Jobim
In this tutorial, you'll get more advanced concepts and a deeper insight into latin guitar in the style of A.C. Jobim. You'll learn 2 major chord progressions - one in F and one in Bb - and 2 minor chord progressions, both in D minor. We'll also look at the related clave rhythms in two lessons. When you are through this tutorial you should have a solid understanding of latin/bossa nova rhythm guitar parts.
Albert King Style Guitar Lessons
The Albert King Style
In this tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will reveal some of the secrets in the style of blues legend Albert King. We'll start off with an introduction to Albert's approach, then look at his touch, tone, and use of the pentatonic "box". Next we'll examine his aggressive bending style, then break down three licks: one fill lick between vocal phrases, a typical King-style soulful lick, and a turnaround lick. We'll conclude with a jam.
Angus Young Style Guitar Lessons
AC/DC Style Artist Study
Our instructor Prashant Aswani takes you through some of the elements of style that make AC/DC one of the most popular bands in rock. In these lessons we'll look at the foundations of tone, the style in which Angus and Malcolm voice their chords and give them movement, some of the pentatonic licks they use, the use of open string licks, and double stops. In the final lesson you can jam along to a rockin' custom jam track!
B.B. King Style Guitar Lessons
The B.B. King Style
B.B. King is one of the true all-time greats of the guitar; his style is synonymous with the blues! In these lessons we are going to show you some techniques and approaches in the style of B.B. King: starting off a blues tune, using space and phrasing, bending strings, the use of turnarounds, and some soloing approaches. Take these elements and work them into your own sound!
Brent Mason Style Guitar Lessons
Rhythm Guitar in the Style of Master Brent Mason
In this series of lessons we'll explore some of the techniques and equipment necessary to play in the Brent Mason style. We'll show you a couple of example licks that use hybrid picking, inversions, and arpeggiation, and talk about how to get that Brent Mason style tone.
Chet Atkins Style Guitar Lessons
The Chet Atkins/Merle Travis Style Picking Primer
In this series of eight lessons, Andy Gurley will introduce you to the picking styles of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. First up is the basic picking hand motion, then you'll start developing the use of your thumb. Adding finger syncopation is next, then we'll examine a progression using our basic pattern. Then it's time to develop independence with your fingers and thumb, and we'll conclude with some moveable shapes and final thoughts.
Rhythm Guitar in the Style of Master Chet Atkins
In this series, the guitarist will know how to treat a chord progression in the style of masters Chet Atkins and Merle Travis and what choices to make to play this style with great tone and equipment. This series also gives a great list of references so that you know which players and recordings to check out to master this style.
Chet Atkins Style Artist Study
In this tutorial, I'll first introduce the elements of the Chet Atkins style; then for those of you new to fingerpicking, I'll also talk about how to use a thumbpick and fingers. We'll learn two pieces that I wrote - to learn how to play rhythm and melody at the same time - then walk through those pieces measure by measure, looking at both the right and left hands. Finally, we'll walk through several "banjo rolls" with Atkins-style chords.
Dave Murray Style Guitar Lessons
Iron Maiden Style
This tutorial will teach you some of the elements of the Iron Maiden style. Instructor Mike Olekshy examines their use of rhythms, their single note lines, their "two guitar attack", some of the types of progressions they use, and how they achieve their tone. You can play along with a Maiden-esque backing track to top it all off!
David Gilmour Style Guitar Lessons
David Gilmour Style Artist Study
In this artist study, Anders Mouridsen will show you some techniques and approaches in the style of the great David Gilmour. Anders will talk about tone and effects, and then examine triads. He'll then show how to use delay, and also look at a funkier side of Gilmour's style. Next, you'll learn ways you can make your guitar sound like a pedal steel. We'll look at an acoustic style example, then delve into some epic soloing!
Django Reinhardt Style Guitar Lessons
Gypsy Jazz: The Style of Django Reinhardt
This tutorial on gypsy jazz takes you through some of the basics of Django Reinhardt's style: from learning the rhythm guitar in two different progressions through some basic exercises on scales, arpeggios, and chromatic licks. This will bring you to a point where you can start to put these things together and start playing in the style of this jazz legend.
Freddie King Style Guitar Lessons
The Freddie King Style
Freddie King is another essential figure in blues history, who's style has inspired many of the blues and rock greats that we know today! In this tutorial, we'll take a look at some ways that we can work some basic components of Freddie's style into our own playing by using double stops, outlining the IV and V chords, turnarounds, using a thumb pick and a metal pick on your first finger, and we'll jam with a backing track too!
George Lynch Style Guitar Lessons
George Lynch Style Artist Study
Jack Johnson Style Guitar Lessons
The Jack Johnson Style
In this tutorial we'll be covering topics ranging from moving chord shapes, to hammer-ons, to right hand strumming techniques. Each lesson will help showcase a different aspect of Jack Johnson's style, and will help you learn how using the acoustic guitar primarily as a songwriting tool can serve to better any player's approach to the instrument.
Jeff Beck Style Guitar Lessons
Wired for Truth: The Jeff Beck Style
Within this set of lessons you'll learn some elements of the Jeff Beck style: how to choose notes and bend them, technique and phrasing, how to manipulate your guitar's hardware, and what hardware to choose to get the style of the master's tone. The ability to fight off fans afterward is not taught in this tutorial!
Jimi Hendrix Style Guitar Lessons
The Jimi Hendrix Style
Even though the style of Jimi Hendrix was based on blues and rock techniques, he may have been from another planet. His style - a combination of melodic and rhythmic tools - made him stand out from other players of his time period. This tutorial will explain some of the core "tricks" in the Hendrix style that influenced the future of guitar playing.
Joe Pass Style Guitar Lessons
Joe Pass Style Series 1
In this series of lessons we're going to take a some of the elements of the style from the great Joe Pass, jazz guitar giant: how to orchestrate in his style by using jazz guitar drop 2 chord voicings and walking basslines. First I'll introduce the concepts to you, then show you how to play them. Then I'll show you how to use voice leading with these concepts, and finish off by putting everything together in a blues context.
Joe Pass Style Series 2
In this second series of lessons in the style of jazz legend Joe Pass, we'll expand on the first series and apply drop 2 voicings and walking basslines to three typical types of 7th chords. First we'll look at what we'll be learning in this set, then learn drop 2 voicings with major 7th chords, minor 7th chords, and dominant 7ths. Next we'll learn how to use all three chord types in a progression, and we'll conclude with putting everything together.
Joe Pass Style Series 3
Now we're going to move on to the third set of lessons in the style of Joe Pass, and learn to extend our drop 2 voicings and walking basslines across the fretboard. We'll start by examining the basic concepts here, then learn how to walk the G7 drop 2 voicing along the neck. Next we'll break down how to keep walking those chord voicings way up the entire fretboard, and we'll end by putting things in context and practicing the concepts.
Joe Pass Style Series 4
In this final set of lessons on the style of master Joe Pass, we're going to learn how to play jazz lead lines. As always, we'll start with an overview of the concepts, then we'll look at using chord tones to solo, then practice chord tones with a backing track. After that we'll use scale tones to solo, also followed by a practice lesson with a backing track. We'll then break down two Joe Pass style lead lines, and follow it up with combining them.
John Mayer Style Guitar Lessons
The John Mayer Style
Focusing on Mayer's style on acoustic guitar, this tutorial provides 10 examples, all of which showcase a different element of his style on guitar. By the end of these lessons, you should have a greater insight into using percussive techniques, dropped tunings, and interesting chord voicings - and be able to see how you can introduce these elements into your own playing.
John Prine Style Guitar Lessons
John Prine Style Artist Study
In this artist study Mick Leonardi will teach you several guitar techniques in the John Prine style, used to support the storytelling in his songwriting. First we'll look at fingerpicking that incorporates the vocal melody and bass lines; then the use of boom-chick strumming. Then we'll look at the use of hammer-ons in 6/8 time, and strumming with a melody. We'll finish it all off with a look at banjo roll fingerpicking.
Keith Richards Style Guitar Lessons
The Keith Richards Style
In this tutorial we're going to break down some of the key elements in Keith Richards style of rhythm guitar playing. His style of playing is inspired by everything from early rock 'n' roll and blues to country and gospel music. In these lessons we'll break down some rockin' vocabulary in an open G tuning, adapt it to standard tuning, and finally play through a series of musical examples in the style of this true rock legend.
Kirk Hammett Style Guitar Lessons
Metallica Style Artist Study
In these nine guitar lessons, Ry Kihn will tune you in to some of the elements of the Metallica style. Ry will give an overview to the metal band's approach, then get into the gear and tones. Next up is using palm muting and power chords in a riff, then some galloping rhythm examples. You'll then learn some scales and patterns to apply to your "Metallica" style soloing.
Marty Friedman Style Guitar Lessons
Megadeth Style Artist Study
This Megadeth artist study takes a look at some of the elements in the style of Marty Friedman, the band's guitar player from 1990-2000. We'll look at some of the dark modes, the rhythms and riffs, the "Marty Friedman bend", and some solo ideas. We'll top it all off with a play along to a custom backing track, so you can experiment with these concepts!
Randy Rhoads Style Guitar Lessons
Randy Rhoads Style Artist Study
In this artist study, we take a tour through some of the elements of the late, great Randy Rhoads style of lead playing. Some of the tricks we'll look at are using the on/off toggle switch, neck-bending, trills, diatonic triplets, and pentatonic licks. Jam along with the backing track in the final lesson!
Richie Blackmore Style Guitar Lessons
Ritchie Blackmore Artist Study
In this set of lessons we'll learn some essentials in the style of legendary rock guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, starting with a look at his tone. We'll then lay out finger-plucked riffs, blues licks, and minor triad sweeping followed by a play along. Next up is octave riffing, scale sequencing, and 2-string arpeggio pull-offs and a play along; then we'll look at "snake charmer" riffs and licks and phrygian triads, and another play along!
Stanley Jordan Style Guitar Lessons
Stanley Jordan Style Touch Technique
Are you curious about touch and tapping on guitar? This unusual technique can produce some beautiful, distinct sounding chords and melodies. In this tutorial, HP Kruesi will delve into this fascinating approach in the style of Stanley Jordan using both your left and right hands on the neck. HP will get you started by showing you the basics, put the technique into use in the context of jazz and blues styles, and some exercises.
The Edge Style Guitar Lessons
In The Style of The Edge
The Edge has a style that lays a foundation for one of the most popular bands in history. In this artist study we're going to look at some of the elements in his style: delay settings, rhythmic approaches, chord voicings, and harmonic techniques. The finale is a play along to a custom backing track.
Tony Rice Style Guitar Lessons
The Tony Rice Style: Modern Bluegrass Master
Tony Rice fuses many elements into one distinctive style. This series of lessons will take a look at some of the concepts used in his style: jazz-influenced chords, syncopated and varied rhythm playing, unique use of pentatonic scales, and chords in lead lines and chord substitutions. We'll put them all together into a solo that exploits all of the techniques.
Wes Montgomery Style Guitar Lessons
In The Style of Wes Montgomery
In this artist study, you'll learn some of the elements in the style of Wes Montgomery's playing: the use of octaves, the technique of playing with your thumb, and the style in which Wes used chords and single note lines. HP Kruesi will set all this against a backdrop of backing tracks in swing, latin, and latin pop styles.
Zakk Wylde Style Guitar Lessons
In The Style of Zakk Wylde
Over the years, Zakk Wylde's style established him as one of metal's pre-eminent guitarists. He's mainly a blues-based pentatonic shredder, and in these six lessons we'll show you some licks that represent his overall style: some chicken pickin', pentatonic shred licks, and pinch harmonics.