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Recent Lesson Additions to Guitar Lessons Accessible to Subscribers

Unlike traditional "learn quick" consumer teaching products, we provide an ongoing guitar teaching service - not just a one-time product. We are constantly producing new lessons to help you learn to play guitar. Find our most recent additions below.

50 Years Of Guitar #8: Minor Blues - Rhythm Riffs

You're familiar with a standard 12-bar blues. Now, you'll get to experience some of the twists and chord possibilities that can be present in a minor blues. Riff away!
  • Jul 29th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #7: Santa Ana - Filling Out The Pentatonic

The minor pentatonic scale is a great place to start and a bedrock of popular music. Dave used those shapes and adds in the rest of the notes from the natural minor scale to tip his hat to one of the most influential guitar players of our time!
  • Jul 28th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #6: Stix Stax - Moveable Partial Chords

Get comfortable playing small, musical chords around the neck in this lesson. You've likely spent some time moving your barre chords around the neck. You'll use parts of those chords and be able to realize some melody possibilities as you move around the neck.
  • Jul 27th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #5: Trippin' - Bass Note Riffs

Do you remember the first time you heard "Day Tripper" by The Beatles? Learning these techniques and playing with this track will take you back and help move your playing forward a huge step. Learn how to riff!
  • Jul 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #4: Home - Picked Arpeggios

Work your chords in a melodic and soothing way. Picked arpeggios make it possible to extract melody from ordinary chord shapes. Once you have the concept and shapes down, try your hands at playing over calming backing track called "Home".
  • Jul 25th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #3: Passing Thru - Passing Chords

Learn how to use inversion chords to link other chords together. This happens all the time in the Rock and Roll style of bands like AC/DC. Grab your overdrive pedal and and make a statement with your chords!
  • Jul 24th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #2: Ride The Cycle - Chord Review

Get warmed up and bridge the gap between Dave's extensive Phase 1 course with this lesson on chords. You'll have a nice track to play over and you'll be able to review many of the common chords you may already use every day!
  • Jul 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #1: 50 Years Of Guitar Introduction

Join Dave Isaacs for a comprehensive course covering some of the most well-known sounds of the last 50 years in guitar playing. Come straight out of Isaac's Phase 1 series and learn songs in the style of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder, and more! You'll also learn how to practice new techniques and apply more musical ideas as you work through each example.
  • Jul 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Gospel Guitar #18: Playing From Chord Charts

Sometimes chord charts are right on, but more often than not, those chords are misaligned with the words and the rhythm is left a mystery. Join Steve as he gives some practical advice on how to navigate those tricky chord charts.
  • Jul 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Gospel Guitar #17: How Do I Know What Strum To Use?

It may seem like a simple thing, but when it comes down to it, how do we know what the best strum is for a song? Join Steve as he tackles this challenge with a couple different songs.
  • Jul 20th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

The Art of Riffing #10: Odd Times

While not common in rock music, occasionally you'll meet a song that is not in 4/4 time. Stepping out of that comfort zone and learning how to count in different time signatures is not only a handy tool for creating unique riffs, but it will make you a better player over all.
  • Jul 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

The Art of Riffing #9: Open Strings

Anytime you can use less finger movement to create a riff it automatically allows for an increase in speed. In this lesson, Dave teaches some fast, flashy riffs that take advantage of open strings.
  • Jul 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

The Art of Riffing #8: Arpeggio Blocks

In this lesson, David teaches some four note arpeggios, both major and minor, and utilizes them in riff variations over some fun backing tracks.
  • Jul 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

The Art of Riffing #7: Harmonics

Harmonics is musical concept that is mostly unique to the guitar or bass and it is a great tool for expanding the sound of your instrument. Join David as he demonstrates the concept and plays some riffs that utilize it.
  • Jul 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Gospel Guitar #16: Role of the Rhythm Player in Worship Music

Join Steve as he discusses and models what it means to be the acoustic rhythm player in a worship band. He offers two of his own original worship songs as a great examples.
  • Jul 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Gospel Guitar #15: The Old Rugged Cross

Steve creates yet another beautiful fingertsyle arrangement for this classic hymn.
  • Jul 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT

Gospel Guitar #14: Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

Join Steve and take a look at the beautiful melody found in this familiar song.
  • Jul 13th, 2016 at 11:44 am CDT

The Art of Riffing #6: Ghost Notes

To the discerning ear, this technique of ghost notes is a crucial element in crafting riffs that are rhythmically fascinating. Join David as he demonstrates how he typically employs this technique.
  • Jul 11th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
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