Favorites from 2000's

Some of the best songs of 2000s are from bands that melded punk rock with metal, and metal with rap. The latter half of the decade experimented more with electronic instruments and would eventually become the pop sound that we're so familiar with today. The decade is represented by amazing artists like Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy and more.

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Crawling In The Dark Hoobastank

In these seven lessons, you'll learn the song "Crawling In The Dark", performed by Hoobastank. Lee Wanner will assess the gear and tone, then look at the song intro with its single note line and cool power chord based riff. Next up is the verse which has similar elements to the intro, followed by the chorus which has similar power chord riff elements to the intro, too. Lee will examine the bridge with its punchy, driving parts, and we'll bring the song to a close with a full performance play-along.

Published: 12/14/2011 Upgrade
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Sugar We're Goin' Down Fall Out Boy

Sugar We're Goin' Down is a pop-punk anthem made famous by Fall Out Boy in 2005. This tune is raw and hard-hitting yet melodic. You'll learn the verses and choruses, pre-choruses, change-ups in the song, what the two guitars are doing, and cap it off with a jam to the backing track. We're goin' down!

Published: 08/04/2010 Upgrade
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Just Dance (Made Easy) Lady Gaga

Mike will show you how to play along with this song in a made easy format with simplified chords and straight forward strumming. If you're up for a challenge, we'll learn a few of the cool synth parts on guitar in a bonus lesson.

Published: 10/25/2019 Upgrade
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Soul Meets Body Death Cab for Cutie

In this group of lessons, Doug Showalter will teach you "Soul Meets Body", as made famous by Death Cab for Cutie. After a song overview and the gear and tones, we'll look at the intro part. Next up are the verse and chorus parts (with a bonus electric part), followed by the bridge. You'll learn the song's ending, then move on to a full performance play along, a single guitar performance, and a "guitar karoake" jam along.

Published: 08/28/2013 Upgrade
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Ain't No Rest For The Wicked Cage The Elephant

Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers in this song digging into slide riffs and chord strums. Any acoustic guitar can be used for this tutorial, but one with a brighter tone will cut through the band mix better. A slide is also needed to play some of the parts in this tune.

Published: 04/01/2019 Upgrade
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All The Small Things Blink-182

In this set of six song lessons, we'll examine the simple, catchy, fun "power pop punk" song "All The Small Things" as made famous by Blink-182. We'll take you through the power chords used throughout the song, the elements of the verses, the octaves used in the chorus, the bridge breakdown, and then rock it out with a play along!

Published: 01/01/2011 Upgrade