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Sound like Blues great Chuck Berry by learning these three amazing licks.
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Learn three acoustic rhythm patterns that will have you grooving like never before.
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Elvis and Rockabilly. You have the opportunity to play a rhythm that the King himself played many years ago! There's no drums on this track so the acoustic part must especially groove!
- Jun 27th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Chord riffs and rhythm playing in the style of "Matchbox" are on the menu for this lesson that is continuing on in the style of Carl Perkins. Keep the feel!
- Jun 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Classic Carl Perkins electric guitar playing can be found HERE. Rhythm is such an important part of his lead playing. You'll also incorporate a lot of 6th chords and study the dynamic style of one of the greats!
- Jun 25th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Look at another interest stop time Carl Perkins rhythm on your acoustic guitar. Remember, feel and groove is the most important aspect of this style. The more you learn and practice these rhythm patterns, the better feeling your playing will become.
- Jun 24th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Now you'll get to work on the electric style of Carl Perkins as played in a song like "Honey Don't". You'll be fully exposed to the stop time feel after this lesson!
- Jun 23rd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Look at another Carl Perkins rhythm loosely based on "Honey Don't" which was recorded by the Beatles. Get ready to play some seventh chords!
- Jun 22nd, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Look at Mr. Perkins soloed over an "Everybody's Trying..." style tune. He used a lot of rhythmic hooks and didn't focus too much on single note lines, but rather would use chords and single notes within those chords to create melody.
- Jun 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Continue looking at Carl Perkins and rhythm guitar. Look at an example that resembles "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby. It's a nice familiar 12 Barre Blues sound.
- Jun 20th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Start to look at Carl Perkins style of soloing. It's not all that different than Chuck Berry, but it tends to swing differently... Maybe a bit more Bluesy in some ways.
- Jun 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Begin the journey of digging into the style of Carl Perkins. One of the most important aspects of Rockabilly is the 'feel'. Learn the style of one of the original guitarists that made Rock SWING!
- Jun 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Learn the styles of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and more! Join Stuart Ziff in a comprehensive study and application of Rockabilly guitar. Learn with real musical examples and composed material that, with some hard work and dedication, will have you playing right along with the greats!
- Jun 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Stuart will go into detail about what you need to know and be able to play in order to get the most out of this series. He'll discuss certain stylistic techniques and talk a little about gear and setup.
- Jun 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
In this lesson Will shows us some other "classic" licks that you can add to your repertoire. These can be integrated in all sorts of classic rock and blues songs!
- Jun 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Time to build those chops! Here's a lick that makes you think of Jimmy Page, and it's not as hard as it seems at first. Will gets you playing the basics, and pretty soon this lick will be smokin'!
- Jun 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Will wraps up this track by taking a look at playing some lead guitar lines that soar right off of the original riff we learned all the way back in lesson 3 of this series!
- Jun 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Strumming and chords are just as big a part of classic rock as playing riffs is! In this lesson, Will teaches us the art of switching chords with minimal movement to keep the groove clean and tight.
- Jun 13th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
Continuing with this track in the style of Heart, Will gets you going on vintage riffs played off the one finger A chord.
- Jun 12th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT
To wrap up his lesson series, Brendan discusses how to solo over the new diminished chord you've inserted into the 12 barre blues. Once finished with this lesson and series you'll discover that you've added the validity to the idea of playing a straight chromatic scale over a traditional blues. Brendan follows with a final discussion about how this relates to rock players in a Jazz-Blues setting.
- Jun 11th, 2016 at 10:00 am CDT