Rock Guitar Lessons

Rock music started as the sound of youth and energy! It was born by a young generation of musicians and performers that grew up listening to blues, country, jazz and swing. They made something entirely new from all those influences and it captured the imagination of the next generation. That energy and excitement keeps inspiring each new generation of kids to constantly reinvent rock and roll.

The sound of rock music is defined by a propulsive backbeat and driving electric guitars. Even though it was a combination of blues, county, jazz or swing, those influences are streamlined into a faster machine!

Rock is usual played on electric guitar, and it’s usually loud and energetic! It can be light hearted and fun, or it can serious and angry. But it always has a unique power and intensity.

Here at Guitar Tricks® the best way to get started learning how to play rock is with our step-by-step rock guitar courses:

Rock Level 1 Course
Rock Level 2 Course

To learn rock songs on guitar, check out the songs page: Rock Song Lessons

If you are more experienced, you can explore rock guitar topics in more detail from the lessons below.

Anders: Artist Studies

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rock Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen
rock Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen

Andy: Rock

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rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley

Andy: Rock Tone

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rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley

Ben: Focus on Lead Playing

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rock Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
rock Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
rock Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
rock Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm

Christopher: Basic Music Theory

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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
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Christopher: Building Speed

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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Pentatonic Shapes

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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Rock Basics

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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Sweep Picking

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rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel

Doug: Jamming and Improvisation

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rock Doug Fearman Doug Fearman
rock Doug Fearman Doug Fearman

Eric: Sweep Picking Technique

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rock Eric Barnett Eric Barnett

Hanspeter: Rock Concepts

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Hanspeter: Solo and Lead

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rock Hanspeter Kruesi Hanspeter Kruesi

Neal: Channel Episodes

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rock Neal Walter Neal Walter
rock Neal Walter Neal Walter

Neal: Rock Techniques

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rock Neal Walter Neal Walter
rock Neal Walter Neal Walter

Rock Topics

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rock Tom Finch Tom Finch
rock Prashant Aswani Prashant Aswani
rock Douglas Showalter Douglas Showalter
rock Michael Eisenstein Michael Eisenstein
rock Mike Olekshy Mike Olekshy
rock Douglas Showalter Douglas Showalter
rock Michael Elsner Michael Elsner
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Lawrence Katz Lawrence Katz
rock Ralph Spight Ralph Spight
rock Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
rock Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
rock Tony Lee Tony Lee
rock Joe Delia Joe Delia
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Sharon Aguilar Sharon Aguilar
rock Dave Celentano Dave Celentano
rock Dave Celentano Dave Celentano
rock Nick Kellie Nick Kellie