Rock Essentials Introduction (Guitar Lesson)


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Chris Liepe

Rock Essentials Introduction

Chris Liepe introduces his Phase 2 Rock Essentials lesson series. By highlighting specific instrumental rock styles and techniques, Chris will help you become a more melodically creative player.

Taught by Chris Liepe in Rock Guitar with Chris Liepe seriesLength: 3:57Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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divebomberdivebomber replied on June 22nd, 2016

My Gawd Gilligan We'll never fit all of that on this island...LOL Sounds Great!

Don.SDon.S replied on September 29th, 2015

Thanks, Chris. I'm mostly an acoustic player of rock. Let's give this a whirl. :)

EricCartmanEricCartman replied on February 19th, 2015

anyone else think the solo sounds like the chorus of maroon 5- animals? its sweet though

nashville99nashville99 replied on November 7th, 2013

Epic intro :D plz make an entire lesson, just teaching how to play that plz

nashville99nashville99 replied on October 21st, 2013

Super awesome intro ????

jeremyprice88jeremyprice88 replied on November 1st, 2012

just wanted to remind you how important your lessons are on here... dont ever think your lesson series sits her stagnant! i never met you but weve spent alotta time playing guitar together on these lessons haha

jakeybujakeybu replied on May 21st, 2012

You are awesome!

JacoJaco replied on May 20th, 2012

Very nice. You seem to bend the string without any effort. What gauge string do you use?

rockstar283371rockstar283371 replied on August 19th, 2011

awesome sloing at beginning

professor59professor59 replied on June 5th, 2011

Fantastic intro track!!!

mjonatasmoreiramjonatasmoreira replied on May 30th, 2011

What fender model is that?

thebluesstratocasterthebluesstratocaster replied on June 2nd, 2011

I Believe its a Fender Deluxe American Stratocaster HSS

mjonatasmoreiramjonatasmoreira replied on May 29th, 2011

Awesome Intro!!! really nice...

brandonl15brandonl15 replied on April 27th, 2011

great intro to the lesson

stratmusicstratmusic replied on April 4th, 2011

This is going to be an amazing series! Thanks Chris and Jamplay! I am really excited about this!

satchfansatchfan replied on April 3rd, 2011

I am looking forward to learning all about instrumental rock!. I love this style of music.

jets42689jets42689 replied on March 15th, 2011

that intro is kick ass

jets42689jets42689 replied on March 17th, 2011

btw it would be awesome if you tab out that intro

Tyler.RughTyler.Rugh replied on March 17th, 2011

Chris will teach this solo in the coming lessons.

jesperlindejesperlinde replied on March 17th, 2011

this is awesome, cant wait.. Again nice job, Mr. Chris Liepe

iemoriemor replied on March 16th, 2011

I cant wait for this series , this is exactly what i have been waiting for !!

mkorsmomkorsmo replied on March 15th, 2011

Awesome.

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on March 15th, 2011

Ok. I am pumped!

tammy7689tammy7689 replied on March 15th, 2011

this series is exactly what i need!!! thanks chris....looking forward to this series

jboothjbooth replied on March 15th, 2011

Totally epic :D

Rock Guitar with Chris Liepe

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Instrumental Rock carries with it many creative aspects both in writing and playing. By the end of this series, Chris will have covered almost everything you will need to know to create and play your very own melodic instrumental rock piece, with emotion!



Lesson 1

Rock Essentials Introduction

Chris Liepe introduces his Phase 2 Rock Essentials lesson series. By highlighting specific instrumental rock styles and techniques, Chris will help you become a more melodically creative player.

Length: 3:57 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

3 on a String Scales

Chris Liepe starts off his Rock Essentials series with a lesson on 3 on a string scales. Utilizing 3, 4, and 6 note sequencing, Chris begins to dive into instrumental rock style phrasing and provides several...

Length: 37:00 Difficulty: 3.5 FREE
Lesson 3

Pentatonic Scales, Sequencing, and Lick Ideas

Chris introduces the pentatonic scales as well as some of their basic applications.

Length: 19:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Chord Numbering

Chris Liepe takes some time to explain chord numbering. Understanding how chords are built will only help in your overall knowledge of the guitar.

Length: 16:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

The CAGED System

Chris breaks down the CAGED system and its chord chemistry. He covers both major and minor chord forms.

Length: 35:06 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Sweep Picking

Chris digs into the sweep picking technique. He uses the C, A, and E forms introduced in the previous lesson to help with finger synchronization.

Length: 27:15 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Introduction to Modes

Chris moves on to the subject of modes. He explains where modes come from, how they sound, and how they are used.

Length: 30:04 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 8

Modal Pentatonic Scales

This lesson demonstrates how to modify the old trusty 5th fret A minor pentatonic position to make it sound modal.

Length: 10:30 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Modal Chord Progressions

How do you know which mode to use? There are giveaways with every chord progression, and Chris covers them in this lesson.

Length: 17:12 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

Complete Major / Minor Scale Using Penatonic Scales

Chris demonstrates how to complete the major and minor scale by using pentatonic positions based on the roots of the I, IV, and V chords.

Length: 14:52 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Melodic Development

Chris Liepe utilizes everything he has taught in the series so far to demonstrate how to create catchy lead lines over a backing track.

Length: 15:30 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 12

Implied Tonalities

Chris Liepe delves into the world of implied tonalities. This lesson details how a single arpeggio can be implied over various chordal sounds.

Length: 25:40 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 13

Series Introduction Solo Lesson (Composed Soloing)

Chris teaches the solo that was used in the introduction lesson for this series. He uses the solo as an example of how to effectively compose your own solos.

Length: 22:09 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

2 Hand Tapping

It's time to give the right hand hand some work with two hand tapping on the guitar neck.

Length: 31:26 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

Thoughts on Practice

With so much material out there, what should you focus on? How much time do you spend on a certain topic? How do you progress? How do you measure progress? Chris covers all of these topics in this lesson.

Length: 17:16 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 16

Get to Know Chris Liepe

Chris Liepe offers up some insight into his past. Hopefully this lesson will help you further your own goals as a guitarist.

Length: 11:42 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only

About Chris Liepe View Full Biography Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.

Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.

Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.

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