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Writing Guitar Riffs, Part 2: Adding Power Chords

Writing Guitar Riffs, Part 2: Adding Power Chords

Andy | January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Great guitar riffs have that magical something that reaches out, grabs you by the scruff of the neck, and pulls you all in. From Kashmir to Thrift Shop, a successful riff captures the ear and captivates the imagination. During the first instalment of this riff-writing series, we examined the three golden rules for writing classic […]

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Writing Guitar Riffs, Part 1: Three Steps to Writing a Great Riff

Writing Guitar Riffs, Part 1: Three Steps to Writing a Great Riff

Andy | December 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Riffs are the wholly recognizable, completely undeniable hooks that keep you coming back to your favorite songs again and again. Indeed, a memorable guitar riff can elevate a good song to iconic status. The late 1960s and early 1970s are a veritable gold mine of riff-writing inspiration for today’s guitar students. Without doubt, bands like […]

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Funk 49 Joe Walsh (James Gang)

Funk 49 Joe Walsh (James Gang)

Andy | November 25, 2015 | 4 Comments

Funk 49 Joe Walsh: Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bl48uBq-a8 “I’d like to let you know that I’ll be running for President….and here is an industrial love song” said Joe Walsh as he launched into Life’s Been Good whilst on tour with The Eagles. Not sure why we’ve mentioned this, but Mr. Walsh is such a quirky character that Andy […]

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Reelin In The Years. Steely Dan

Reelin In The Years. Steely Dan

Andy | June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Reelin In The Years. As promised, we have another great harmony guitar piece to learn. This is certainly more of a challenge than Rosalee, which featured in our last issue, where we concentrated on syncopated singles in a descending scale. Well where would we be without a challenge! If you tried out our Rosalee harmony […]

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Warm Up Routines

Warm Up Routines

Andy | June 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Warm Up Routines & Guitar Riffs If you scour YouTube for long enough, you will come across may warm-up routines designed to get the blood pumping around your digits before you embark on, say a lesson, learning something new, a jamming session, or even a gig. Some of these videos will be very useful and […]

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Easy Improvisation & Soloing: The Eminor Pentatonic

Easy Improvisation & Soloing: The Eminor Pentatonic

Andy | June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6h10Ry31Y8 Easy Improvisation Let’s be honest, most of you must have had some dream about being on stage and improvising a guitar solo at the lead singer’s request and launching into an amazing medley of notes, melodies, riffs and tricks that will have the audience drooling for more; only to think, “I’ll never be able […]

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Classic Riffs Volume 3

Classic Riffs Volume 3

Andy | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Classic Riffs Volume 3, Now In The Members Area. Includes step by step video training plus downloadable Tab and Backing Tracks. Play these great Riffs: Beat It Michael Jackson. Black Betty Ram Jam. Black Dog Led Zeppelin. Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones. Crossroads Cream. Hocus Pocus Focus. Paint It Black The Rolling Stones. Paperback Writer […]

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Classic Riffs Volume 1

Classic Riffs Volume 1

Andy | April 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Classic Riffs Volume 1 now loaded to the Members area. Play these great Riffs. Complete with full downloadable Tab and Backing Tracks. Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Love Van Halen. Back In Black AC/DC. Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin. Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry. Layla Eric Clapton. Norwegian Wood. The Beatles Paradise City Guns‘n Roses Rebel Rebel. David Bowie […]

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Sugar Mama 9 Below Zero.

Sugar Mama 9 Below Zero.

Andy | May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nine Below Zero are an English Blues band who were at their height in popularity in the early 1980s but continue gigging to this day, having built up a cult following throughout Europe. Sugar Mama is a departure from their normally hi-energy style, but is an introductory riff that the majority of us would consider […]

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