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Kiss
Rock and Roll All Nite Kiss
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In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Rock and Roll All Nite", by Kiss. Mike will introduce the song to you then discuss gear and tones, then start in with breaking down the intro and verse riffing. The pre-chorus and chorus parts are up next, then we'll get into the pentatonic-based solo. We'll learn the song ending before we do full and single guitar play along performances, then you'll take over in the jam along.

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Kiss
Strutter Kiss
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Tony Lee will show you how to play "Strutter" as made famous by Kiss. There is a lot of hard rocking classic rock riffing and lead licks in this iconic arena rocker.

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Kiss
Calling Dr. Love Kiss
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In this set of lessons. Mike Olekshy will teach "Calling Dr. Love", by Kiss. Mike will give an overview of the lessons then get into the gear and tone before he breaks down the verse riffing. Next up is the chorus riffing for both guitar 1 and 2, then we'll learn the second verse riff. The solo is next, followed by the outro licks. We'll do a full performance and a single guitar performance before we end with a jam along.

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Punk Rock
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In the 1970s a wave of rock bands rebelled against the introverted and virtuosic music that came before them with some hard-hitting, fast-paced and unapolegetic music known as punk rock. Punk was not purely a musical phenomenon since it also embraced fashion and political views, but the music was all about attitude and energy.

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Tesla
What You Give Tesla
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In this tutorial Mike Olekshy will teach "What You Give", by Tesla. Mike will introduce this song then look at the gear and tone; then dive in to the intro and verse parts. Various pre and post chorus parts come next, then we'll learn the chorus rhythms and leads. Then we're off to more solos and rhythms before we take on the last chorus and the outro. We'll end with full and single guitar performances, then a jam along.

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B.B. King
Rock Me Baby B.B. King
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In this tutorial, Henrik Linde will teach "Rock Me Baby", as made famous by B.B. King. Henrik will discuss the song and look at the gear and tone, then teach the main lick that's played throughout the song. The killer solo is broken down in detail after that, then we're going to do a play along performance of the song. We'll finish up with a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

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Southern Rock
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The first sub-genre we're going to explore is one of my personal favorites: the still very popular country-flavored rock known as "southern rock". This sound was characterized by bands and artists like The Allman Brothers Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others. So in this tutorial we're going to break down and play through an extensive practice tune that uses all the signature elements of this sound.

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Chord Extensions in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you about extensions in rock. He'll discuss the broader concept, then dial in a clean tone before laying out a basic progression with barre chords. After that we'll look at 9th chords, then slash chords. Then we'll add tension with sharp 5 chords, then learn about suspended 2nds. We'll conclude with a practice tune to put it all in context.

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Meat and Potatoes: Standard Rock Licks
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you a library of go-to rock licks. Anders will first talk about these "meat and potatoes" licks and dial in a good tone, then break down four standard licks you can use in your soloing. Then we'll mix up all the licks in different ways, and do some improvising.

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Rock Rhythm: Key Elements
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In this tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach some key elements in rock rhythm. Anders will introduce this topic then talk about a good tone; then we're off into swing feel in rock. Next we'll examine 8th and 16th note syncopations, then learn how to suspend the rhythm. We'll look at how to rush or drag the beat before we put everything together in a practice tune. We'll end with some easy practice exercises.

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Rock Strumming: Take It Up a Notch!
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In this tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach you some "next level" rock strumming approaches. After introducing the lesson concepts and dialing in an appropriate tone, we'll look at a new 8th note pattern. Then it's time to swing the 8th notes before we learn a new 16th note pattern, and swing those, too. We'll learn some "karate chop" muting, then move on to two practice tunes. We conclude with some easy practice exercises.

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Post Millenium Rock: The 2000s
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In this final set of lessons in this chapter, Anders Mouridsen will take a look at the era of the 2000s in rock. First we'll give an overview of the tutorial then dial in an appropriate tone. The dissonant and muted song intro is up next, the a variation for the verse parts. We'll use interesting power 9 chords for the chorus lesson before we take on an epic "post millenium" solo. To conclude, we'll put everything together do a full play along.

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Origins: Rock 'n' Roll 50s
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen is going to teach you an example of an early rock 'n' roll song. Anders will talk about the blues influence, then the tone; then we'll take a blues riff and make it rock. The 12 bar form as the body of the song is up next, then we'll add an intro, a solo lick, and an outro before we put it all together in a play along.

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Rock Riffs
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In these lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you about rock riffs. First we'll give an overview of riffs and dial in a simple tone. Then we'll look at what's at the foundation of riffs: basic chord progressions. Next we'll learn to create a riff out of the chord progression. Then we'll create two other types of riffs using some different approaches; the first from the same chord progression, and the second from a whole new chord progression.

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Rock Soloing: Put It All Together
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In this tutorial, Anders Mouridsen is going to put everything we've learned thus far in this chapter and put it alll together. Anders will give a synopsis of the material and dial in a tone, then he'll teach you a rock lick using some of the elements we've learned. Next you'll learn a second rock lick using the chapter material, then a third lick. After that we'll combine all three licks, and we conclude with some easy practice exercises.

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Intervals in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you about intervals in rock soloing. After a brief introduction and dialing in a suitable tone, Anders will show you how to use the interval of a major third. Next up is the fourth, in a Chuck Berry style context, then the fifth interval. We'll break down the use of the sixth next, followed by octaves; and we'll conclude by putting them all together.

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Bending & Vibrato in Rock
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In this next tutorial on rock soloing, Anders Mouridsen will teach you bending and vibrato techniques. We'll start with an overview introducing the techniques and a suggested tone for them. Then you'll learn basic bending, your first bending lick, and do some jamming with it. We'll do the same using our vibrato technique, then combine both techniques. We'll end with some easy practice exercises.

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Pentatonic Scales in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will break down the minor and major pentatonic scales. We'll give you an overview of these scales and suggest a simple tone, then look at the minor pentatonic scale. After some improvising, you'll learn your first rock lick and how to jam with it. Next we'll learn the major pentatonic and jam with it, and finish with some easy practice exercises.

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Major & Minor Scales in Rock
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In these lessons, Anders Mouridsen will get you started on rock soloing by teaching you about major and minor scales. First we'll give an overview of the scales, then dial in a basic tone. Then we'll dig in and learn the A major scale and how to improvise with it, trading 4s; next up is the A minor scale and how to improvise with it. After that we'll look at some other patterns and positions, and we'll end with some easy practice exercises.

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Strumming in Rock
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In this set of rhythm lessons, Anders Mouridsen is going to examine strumming in rock. We'll talk about strumming and get an appropriate tone, then look at palm muting and strumming with both eighth and sixteenth notes. Then we'll learn about ghost strums, and apply everything to two practice tunes. We'll finish with a lesson on how to derive strum patterns from the drums.

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Rock Chords: Easy Practice Exercises
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In this set of lessons that concludes chapter 1, Anders Mouridsen will teach you some great exercises that will help you develop your rock playing muscles. You'll dial in a direct tone, then learn ways to build strength and fluency with open chord, barre chord, and power chord exercises, and finally exercises for your "add a finger" embellishments.

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Rock Your Barre Chords
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In our second tutorial on rock chords, Anders Mouridsen will teach you how to play basic barre chords in rock. Anders will introduce barre chords to you, then set up a good tone. Next we'll break down the E shape major and minor barre chords on the sixth string, then the A shape barre chords on the fifth string. After that, we'll put our barre chords to use in two rock practice tunes.

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Open Chords Rock!
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In this opening tutorial in Rock Level 1, Anders Mouridsen will take a look at using open chords in rock. After a brief introduction, you'll learn how to dial in a good tone for these type of chords. Next, you'll learn the classic "stadium" A, D, and G open chords. We'll follow that with a lesson on the open C chord, then how to rock your open E chord. We'll conclude the lesson with a practice tune, putting it all together with a backing track.

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Boost Your Rock Bending!
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In this series of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will take your bending up a level. First we'll get a brief overview and talk about a bending tone, then we'll explore using double bends in your leads. Bending up on one string and down on another is next; we'll then learn about wide bends. We'll combine all three bending licks together and improvise, and conclude with practice exercises.

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Rock Rhythm: Chords and Voicings
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In this next series, Anders Mouridsen is going to teach chords and voicings to add to your rhythm playing. After Anders introduces the tutorial, he'll dial in a Telecaster tone; then he'll teach a classic major chord voicing. Next in the queue are D string root power chords and dominant 7ths, followed by one-finger power chords and power 9 chords in drop D tuning. We'll put it together in a practice tune, then do some practice exercises.

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Grunge Rock: The 90s
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In this next tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will examine the 1990s by teaching you a grunge-style practice tune. First up are an introduction to the style, then setting up a grunge tone; then we'll lay out a heavy tuned-down riff that builds on a bass line. Anders will further develop that riff in the next lesson before he looks at a strumming part. Our grunge solo is next - based on octaves - then we'll do a play along, putting it all together.

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The 80s: High Gain Rock
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In this third set of "Born From the Blues" lessons Anders Mouridsen is going to lead you through the parts of a practice song that explores the sound of the 80s. Following a synopsis and a look at tone, Anders will set up a basic 80s chord progression, then spice up those chords a bit. We'll add an arpeggio riff after that, then learn a virtuoso solo. We'll tag the song with an epic outro, then put it all together and shred!

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Blues Rock: The 60s and 70s
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In this next tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will take a look at the experimental era of the 60s and 70s. First Anders will give an overview of the lessons and dial in a tone, then he'll create a basic progression. Then it's time to add a blues note and make it a riff, after which we'll focus on the rhythm. A wild and reckless solo comes next, then we'll add a tag for an outro before we put it all together for a full play along.

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Randy Travis
Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart Randy Travis
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In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart", by by Randy Travis. Mike will introduce the tune and talk about using a capo, then you'll learn the verse chords and strumming. Next is the chorus, followed by the bridge; then you'll learn the outro. You'll learn the melodies in the intro and chorus before doing full and single guitar performances, and finally a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

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Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you hammer-ons and pull-offs. First we'll talk about what they are, then dial-in a good tone. Then we'll learn how to play both hammer-ons and pull-offs, and then combine the two techniques. Then it's time to learn a lick, and after that you'll learn to improvise with it. To conclude, we'll teach you some easy practice exercises.

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Arpeggiation in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you how to start applying arpeggiation to your rhythm playing. An introduction and a good arpeggio tone come first, then you'll learn how to arpeggiate open chords with 8th notes, power chords with palm muting, and barre chords with 16th notes. Next we'll arpeggiate in 3/4 time; then we'll mix it all up. You'll learn some easy practice exercises, then a practice tune.

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Anticipations in Rock
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In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will show you how to anticipate, or "push" the beat. We'll introduce the concept to you, then dial in a medium distortion tone. We'll start with anticipating eighth notes on the upbeat, then look at how to anticipate quarter notes. Next we'll push sixteenth notes, and follow that up with multiple 16th note anticipations; then we'll put it all together in a practice tune.

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Boston
More Than A Feeling (Made Easy) Boston
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In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach a made easy version of "More Than A Feeling", as made famous by Boston. Mike has made an easy arrangement of this classic rock tune using an acoustic guitar, basic strumming and mostly open chords. There is also a bonus lesson teaching the iconic acoustic intro that kicks off the song!

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