In his Phase 1 series, David MacKenzie will walk you through the basics of rock guitar.
Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.
Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.
311 of 337 of our members have given this their approval.
Download tabs, helpers, JamTracks and docs included with lessons.
David introduces essential electric guitar skills in this series. These lessons focus primarily on rock guitar. However, they are great for students interested in all styles.
David discusses the parts of the guitar. He also gives you some basic techniques to get you started.
In this lesson, David introduces basic power chords. Great fun for beginners!
David introduces some basic chords and chord progressions.
David provides a brief explanation of what notes, chords, power chords, and arpeggios are.
This lesson is all about increasing your speed and coordination. David demonstrates basic picking exercises.
David MacKenzie presents a mysterious sounding chord exercise. This exerices is designed to improve right hand technique.
In this short lesson David talks about practice, discipline, and how you should apply yourself when learning and mastering the guitar.
Double stops can bring new life to your rhythm and lead playing. David provides a short tutorial on what double stops are and how they can be used.
David covers the basic major chord shapes. Every guitarist must learn these basic chords.
David MacKenzie walks you through the basic minor chords. Expand your knowledge of chords with this fun-filled lesson.
Major scales are an essential component of all styles of music. They can also be used as a great way to orient yourself with the fretboard.
David MacKenzie explains how to practice the major scales along with a fun backing track.
David MacKenzie proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the minor scales.
David MacKenzie shows you how to play the natural minor scale over a rockin' JamTrack.
David demonstrates an excellent one-string exercise in this lesson. This exercise will improve your dexterity and knowledge of the fretboard.
Hammer-ons and pull-offs are techniques that enable you to play with a smooth, legato feel.
David MacKenzie gives a crash course on bending in this lesson. Bends can add a lot of soul to your playing.
David MacKenzie teaches two rock licks inspired by Yngwie Malmsteen and Kirk Hammett of Metallica.
David returns to the world of hammer-ons with a fun new exercise. This lesson includes a JamTrack.
David returns to the world of pull-offs with a new exercise. This lesson includes a backing track.
David MacKenzie returns to bending technique in this lesson. This lesson features a backing track that is designed for bending practice.
Integrating vibrato into your guitar playing is a great way to add emotion and soul. David MacKenzie explains the basics of vibrato in this lesson.
David MacKenzie introduces the pentatonic scale.
David MacKenzie introduces the minor pentatonic scale in this lesson.
David MacKenzie explains a two octave pattern of the major scale.
David MacKenzie introduces a two octave natural minor scale pattern.
David teaches a two octave pattern of the major pentatonic scale.
David MacKenzie teaches a two octave version of the minor pentatonic scale.
David MacKenzie teaches several licks based on common arpeggio patterns. This lesson also includes a backing track to jam with.
David MacKenzie introduces some important rhythm basics in this lesson. This lesson also includes a backing track exercise.
David MacKenzie explains various power chord voicings. By simply moving a finger or two, new power chords can be formed.
David MacKenzie introduces some new amazing licks.
David MacKenzie introduces the tapping technique and teaches a fun exercise. This lesson includes a backing track.
David MacKenzie teaches another amazing tapping exercise.
The third tapping lesson elaborates on the previous lesson by adding open strings.
The fourth lesson in Dave's tapping series deals with a monster diminished lick.
In lesson five of his tapping mini-series, DMac provides backing tracks that you can tap over.
In lesson 38, DMac demonstrates some tremolo techniques to add to your repertoire.
DMac returns to his tapping instruction with more advanced techniques.
In lesson 40, DMac teaches you how to play various D chords all the way up the neck.
In lesson 41, David discusses the octave and its uses while playing.
Let's Start. Together.
Setup your account and explore our courses, teaching tools and resources.Get Started
A fret board diagram to go with the power cords would be a big help
What a cool technic
easy to understand takes the time to show you thanks
excellent delivery, very clear
first lesson,David said tune your guitar first,What a different it makes when your guitar is tuned
Fun octave forms
Good exercise, maybe a little easier.
Great explanation of what a power Chord is (I didn't know) and then demonstrating how to do them w/one, two or three left-hand fingers, up and down and across the fretboard!
Great lesson David, thank you
Great stuff, far better than the usual boring stuff.
Hey Jim, I will continue with your lessons on electric guitar as I can. If there seem to be gaps in my "attendance", it's because I am also going with Jim Deeming here at the start. It's a regular smorgasbord of instructors, all of whom (from
I have been playing guitar for nearly 30 years and only joined to learn to solo better. But I figured, why not start at the beginning.... I was too poor when I was young to afford lessons, and we didnt have theinternet yet, so I self taught. I
I like his method.. keeps it interesting and keeps the drive to jam getting into power chords.
I needed it, but it was also easy to understand and I like the way the teacher didn't beat around the bush!
I want to learn scales and this was very good
I'm past this point but got a couple good practice skills
like the teaching approach
The teacher explains things in a way that are really easy to make sense! He knows how to put himself in the student's shoes. Thanks!
this was very easy to understand. thank you. i really enjoyed the lesson
Tks. for taking it slow.