Chuck Berry among others pioneered the style of rock and roll in the 1950's. Today, rock and roll remains the most popular genre of music. Over the years the genre has progressed & spawned many sub-genres: soft rock, classic rock, punk rock, and more. Dive into this Phase 2 set of lessons to become a master of rock.
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Matt will teach you everything you need to know to play rhythm or lead guitar to your favorite rock songs. By the end of this lesson set, you will be melting faces with vicious improvised solos.Begin the Course
Learn how to get the most out of your time when practicing.
Matt Brown discusses some of the fundamentals to playing lead.
Matt shows you the basics of figuring out any note on the guitar.
Learn the basic minor, natural, and major scales. Quite a few techniques & ideas start with scales - they're an essential building block.
In this lesson, Matt takes you through the major scales & helps you to understand how they can be used.
Matt teaches the most common natural minor scale patterns.
Learn & master the most popular types of bends.
Learn sweep picking and string rakes.
Learn various techniques to use when improvising / soloing.
Matt explains the most effective way to tune your guitar down.
Learn how to establish finger independence and a few tips and tricks with barre chords.
In this lesson, Matt Brown introduces a rock lick and shows how several famous players have modified it.
In this lesson Matt teaches some crucial rock sequences. He also explains how these sequences can be integrated in to your playing.
Matt Brown focuses on string skipping technique. He provides several exercises designed to improve this aspect of your playing.
Lesson 15 in Matt's rock series is all about intervals.
Matt Brown demonstrates lead guitar techniques using Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" as an example.
Matt Brown explains which scales can be used when playing a solo over a diatonic progression in a major key. As an example, he teaches the solo section to Candlebox's song "Far Behind."
This lesson covers the natural minor scale and diatonic natural minor progressions. Matt uses the solo section to "Stairway to Heaven" as an example.
In lesson 19 Matt provides instruction on developing right hand skills including string skipping.
In lesson 20, Matt discusses chord progressions that don't follow a diatonic tonality.
Matt begins to discuss and demonstrate the harmonic minor scale.
In lesson 22, Matt continues his discussion of the harmonic minor tonality.
In lesson 23, Matt takes a look at the solo section for the song "Sweet Child O' Mine."
Matt will be taking a look at the solo section from the live version of the Smashing Pumpkins song "Today".
Matt Brown reviews and discusses the solo section to AC/DC's hit "Back In Black".
In lesson 26, Matt covers the solo section from the Alice in Chains song "Brother".
Matt Brown discusses lead guitarists, what makes a good solo, and tips for your own lead playing.
Matt Brown teaches a number of exercises aimed at improving your legato playing technique.
Matt Brown demonstrates a few exercises to build skill and speed in your right hand.
Matt Brown teaches Heitor Villa-Lobos' 1st Etude as a lesson in string skipping.
Matt Brown demonstrates how to play three octave versions of the minor pentatonic and the major scales in all 12 keys.
Matt Brown demonstrates how to play all seven of the diatonic intervals within the framework of a horizontal major scale.
Matt Brown discuss diatonic arpeggios as a theory lesson as well as demonstrating the technique.
Matt Brown explains how to play the diatonic seventh chords of the major scale. Similar to lesson 32, this lesson takes a horizontal approach to the fretboard.
Matt Brown teaches a progression and accompanying solo to demonstrate ideas for creating your own.
Matt Brown takes a look at another chord progression and solo.
In lesson 37 of the Rock Series, Matt Brown demonstrates and talks about legato playing ideas.
Matt Brown switches gears in lesson 38 to start talking about rhythm concepts for rock playing.
Matt Brown discusses some often used techniques to build effective rock compositions.
Matt Brown shows off some ways to add some creativity and originality to your rock chord voicings.
Matt Brown takes another look at his approach to soloing. He demonstrates ideas you can use in your own playing.
Matt Brown adds practice to his lead approach by giving you another chord progression to solo over.
Matt Brown has another chord progression and solo exercise to go over in this lesson on lead approach.
Matt Brown takes another look at string skipping. He breaks down some key areas of Matteo Carcassi's Allegro as an exercise.
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I liked this lesson, gave me some soloing ideas which I greatly need.
I like the teacher and the lesson was very easy to understand
I love learning right away how I can make the most of my time practicing. This is a great lesson! Matt is very easy to understand as well!
I was two seconds into the video when this popped up, but the instructor looks good so far. (Mat Brown)
Matt is awesome! "Street Spirit" is hard to play but it's a perfect challenge. I'll have it in no time.