Posted January 22, 2021
Extremely prolific, and regarded as one of the best songwriters of all-time, Bob Dylan has been a commanding influence in the music world, and pop culture in general, since the early 1960s. His work is deeply personal, yet anyone can relate to it. With themes surrounding civil rights and the anti-war movement, many of his classic songs are now more relevant than ever. With a troubador-like singer-songwriter feel, many of his songs are quite simple to learn and get comfortable playing quickly, making them perfect for beginner-to-intermediate guitarists looking to get their sea legs playing some iconic folk tunes.
Posted November 13, 2020
A three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Clapton has certainly earned his place among the most influential guitarists of our time. His stints with the Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, and as a solo artist have shaped blues rock and pop rock for over 50 years. Clapton's playing combines deep blues influences from Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and more with the rock sound of British contemporaries like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. While Eric Clapton is considered by many to be a true master of the craft, you don't need to be an expert to start learning some of his most iconic songs.
Posted November 6, 2020
With countless songs of sorrow and redemption -- all sung with a deep baritone voice and a trusty 6-string dreadnought -- Johnny Cash, aka "The Man in Black" was one of the genre-bending kings of country, rock and roll and gospel. Johnny Cash songs run the gamut, from classic country tunes like "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire" to some of his later covers of contemporary heavy-hitters like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and Soundgarden.
We've hand-picked some of our favorite Johnny Cash songs that guitarists of all experience levels can enjoy learning.
Posted October 30, 2020
One of the original purveyors of rock and roll, The Rolling Stones pioneered the overdriven sound that catapulted the blues into a new, exciting era and genre. Heralded by many as the "greatest rock and roll band in the world," their deep catalog of records have topped worldwide charts for half a century. At the heart of The Rolling Stones' influential sound is the songwriting team of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Their compositions, often blending pop, blues, and rock are among the most recognizable tunes in history. We've hand-picked a few Rolling Stones songs that guitar players of all levels can enjoy learning!
Posted October 23, 2020
A staple on American radio waves for the past 50 years, Eagles are synonymous with rock music. Their songs have dominated the charts for the duration of their career, sending "Their Greatest Hits" to the number one best-selling album in the United States. The centerpiece of their signature sound, aside from ear-pleasing vocal melodies and harmonies, is the complementary guitar stylings of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon, and Don Felder -- all of whom contributed their own unique skills to the band throughout the years.