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Tom Petty Guitar Songs and Riffs. Part 2

Tom Petty Guitar Songs and Riffs. Part 2

Andy | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Part 2 in our Tom Petty Guitar Songs and Riffs mini series. Video Session 1: Tom Petty, Mary Jane’s Last Dance. Guitar solo lesson. A great session for practicing your bends and double stops. Video Session 2: Tom Petty, Refugee. You can learn this complete song and jam with my full band when […]

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Tom Petty Guitar Songs and Riffs. Part 1

Tom Petty Guitar Songs and Riffs. Part 1

Andy | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

In this mini series of lessons we’re looking at Tom Petty Guitar Songs and Riffs. Video Session 1: Tom Petty, Won’t Back Down With classic Tom Petty awesome simplicity, you can create a great rhythm and melody, with just a few simple open chords. Video Session 2: Tom Petty; Runnin’ Down A Dream, Learning To […]

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You Can’t Do That, The Beatles. Guitar Riff

You Can’t Do That, The Beatles. Guitar Riff

Andy | June 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

? You Can’t Do That. The Beatles So now to combine the intro, one of the verse chords and associated rhythm pattern, along with the ending for this Beatles classic. Allegedly, this song was going to be released as a single when Paul McCartney presented his new tune, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, to the rest […]

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Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure. Guitar Riff

Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure. Guitar Riff

Andy | May 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure. Guitar Riff “Boys Don’t Cry” is a song by English rock band the Cure. It was released in the UK as a stand-alone single in June 1979, and was included as the title track on Boys Don’t Cry, the American equivalent to Three Imaginary Boys. Here’s another great pick-up routine […]

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Down In The Tube Station At Midnight. Guitar Riff

Down In The Tube Station At Midnight. Guitar Riff

Andy | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Down In The Tube Station At Midnight. Guitar Riff. A bit off the wall, but Andy has wanted to teach this for years, even though it’s a bass line! So, apart from having to play the lines one octave up, it will still sound great as you will use your fretting hand to stop the […]

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James Bond Theme Guitar Riff

James Bond Theme Guitar Riff

Andy | April 12, 2017 | 3 Comments

James Bond Theme Guitar Riff. Monty Norman has been credited with writing the “James Bond Theme”, and has received royalties from it since 1962. For Dr. No, the tune was arranged by John Barry, who went on to compose the soundtracks for eleven James Bond films. The theme tune was originally played by English guitarist, Victor Harold “Vic” […]

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One Piece At A Time Guitar Riff. Johnny Cash.

One Piece At A Time Guitar Riff. Johnny Cash.

Andy | March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

One Piece At A Time Guitar Riff. Johnny Cash. A feel-good factor signature Johnny Cash riff here that will just make you smile when you play it. It sounds simple, but there are a couple of subtle differences that you must master to help it sound authentic. Using the four lowest strings, it will help […]

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Lose Yourself Eminem. Quick Riff

Lose Yourself Eminem. Quick Riff

Andy | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lose Yourself Eminem This so cool to play. You only use two strings and just use the 5th, 7th and 8th frets to create this riff. (No open strings here). The simple iconic melody will improve your ability to play double stops, dampen the strings you don’t want to hit, and also incorporate a great […]

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Smooth Criminal. Michael Jackson. Quick Riff

Smooth Criminal. Michael Jackson. Quick Riff

Andy | March 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

Smooth Criminal. Michael Jackson (Alien Ant Farm) The ability to pick up and play such a great riff without worrying about plugging in your guitar or what guitar you are playing is testament to the quality of a riff and the enjoyment it brings. Smooth criminal is definitely one of them. And it’s all about […]

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Helpless. Wishbone Ash. Quick Riff

Helpless. Wishbone Ash. Quick Riff

Andy | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pickup ‘n’ Play: In this weekly series of videos I want to share with you some awe-inspiring, non time-consuming riffs, melodic exercises and quirky takes on famous guitar parts, that will make you want to pick your guitar, cement your skills, and increase your thirst and desire to learn more! Helpless (Wishbone Ash) A take […]

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Hard Day’s Night. Quick Riff

Hard Day’s Night. Quick Riff

Andy | February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pickup ‘n’ Play: In this weekly series of videos I want to share with you some awe-inspiring, non time-consuming riffs, melodic exercises and quirky takes on famous guitar parts, that will make you want to pick your guitar, cement your skills, and increase your thirst and desire to learn more! Hard Days Night (The Beatles) The […]

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Another Nail In My Heart. Quick Riff

Another Nail In My Heart. Quick Riff

Andy | February 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

Pickup ‘n’ Play: In this weekly series of videos I want to share with you some awe-inspiring, non time-consuming riffs, melodic exercises and quirky takes on famous guitar parts, that will make you want to pick your guitar, cement your skills, and increase your thirst and desire to learn more! Another Nail In My Heart […]

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Billy Jean Guitar Riff

Billy Jean Guitar Riff

Andy | February 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pickup ‘n’ Play: In this weekly series of videos I want to share with you some awe-inspiring, non time-consuming riffs, melodic exercises and quirky takes on famous guitar parts, that will make you want to pick your guitar, cement your skills, and increase your thirst and desire to learn more! Billy Jean Riff (Michael Jackson) […]

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Superstition Guitar Riff

Superstition Guitar Riff

Andy | July 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

Superstition Guitar Riff This is a great and fun riff to play on guitar – with many added benefits! In this session we’re going to take a look at playing the Superstition guitar riff (or a variation of it). Today we’re playing this in the open position, so that it’s a little easier to get […]

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