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

title style difficulty instructor
Anders Mouridsen
Anders Mouridsen
Anders Mouridsen

Andy: Rock

title style difficulty instructor
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley

Andy: Rock Tone

title style difficulty instructor
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley
Andy Gurley

Ben: Focus on Lead Playing

title style difficulty instructor
Ben Lindholm
Ben Lindholm
Ben Lindholm
Ben Lindholm
Ben Lindholm
Ben Lindholm
Ben Lindholm

Christopher: Basic Music Theory

title style difficulty instructor
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Building Speed

title style difficulty instructor
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Pentatonic Shapes

title style difficulty instructor
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Rock Basics

title style difficulty instructor
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Christopher: Sweep Picking

title style difficulty instructor
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel
Christopher Schlegel

Doug: Jamming and Improvisation

title style difficulty instructor
Doug Fearman
Doug Fearman

Eric: Sweep Picking Technique

title style difficulty instructor
Eric Barnett
Eric Barnett

Hanspeter: Rock Concepts

title style difficulty instructor
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi

Hanspeter: Solo and Lead

title style difficulty instructor
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi
Hanspeter Kruesi

Neal: Channel Episodes

title style difficulty instructor
Neal Walter
Neal Walter
Neal Walter

Neal: Rock Techniques

title style difficulty instructor
Neal Walter
Neal Walter
Neal Walter

Rock Topics

title style difficulty instructor
Tom Finch
Prashant Aswani
Douglas Showalter
Michael Eisenstein
Douglas Showalter
Michael Elsner
Christopher Schlegel
Lawrence Katz
Ralph Spight
Ben Lindholm
Ben Lindholm
Tony Lee
Joe Delia
Christopher Schlegel
Sharon Aguilar
Dave Celentano
Nick Kellie