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Guitar Mash Benefit Concert and Jam Scheduled for November 17


The second annual benefit will feature Chad Smith, Cap'n Kirk Douglas, Amy Helm, and more.


News. Folk. Rock.

LISTEN: David Crosby previews first solo song in 20 years


Ahead of his first solo outing in 20 years, David Crosby previewed a new single this week. 


Video. Songs. Rock.

VIDEO: Fender Releases Avril Lavigne Newporter Acoustic Guitar


Fender's new Avril Lavigne signature acoustic encourages young girls to play guitar.


Video. News. Rock.

VIDEO: Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched to Support Rock-N-Roll Documentary "The Wrecking Crew"


Denny Tedesco, son of legendary session guitarist Tommy Tedesco, has launched a crowd-funding campaign to pay for the licensing costs involved in the production of his completed rock-n-roll documentary, The Wrecking Crew.


Video. News. Rock.

VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys Cover “Walk on the Wild Side” in Tribute to Lou Reed


The Arctic Monkeys performed Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.


Video. News. Rock.

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Warner Bros. to stream the Bridge School Concert in live webcast


This year, Neil Young's star-studded Bridge School Concert is coming to a computer screen or portable electronic device near you. 


News. Rock.

Use the Flat VI Chord in Your Blues Rock Songs


Note that in this excerpt, you’re playing all rock-style power chords, which have no thirds so are not explicitly major or minor.


Video. Lessons. Blues. Rock. Songwriting. Technique and Theory. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Play Banjo Roll–Inspired Patterns in Acoustic Rock


This excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials shows you how to use open strings and nondiatonic notes to create unique sounds and great tension in your playing.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Laid-Back Modern Rock Groove


Learn to play this laid-back groove with a 16th-note swing feel.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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Learn a Classic Two-Bar Rock Rhythm Pattern


This syncopated rhythm has become a staple of classic rock, modern rock, and pop.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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Learn the Bo Diddley Beat


Learn the classic rhythm named for Bo Diddley.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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Play Scratch Rhythms on the Backbeat


Learn how to add a percussive pop to your rhythm patterns.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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A Classic Blues Rhythm Pattern


Learn to play this classic blues rhythm pattern.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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The Country Boom-Chuck Rhythm


Learn to adapt the country boom-chuck rhythm to rock songs. 


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Intermediate.

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Simple Rhythms Make Great Patterns


Learn how to make great rock strumming patterns from simple rhythms.


Video. Lessons. Flatpicking. Rock. Early Intermediate.

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Add Minor-Seventh Chords to Your Acoustic Rock Compositions


This excerpt will guide you through playing a minor-seventh chord in a progression similar to the bridge in “Norwegian Wood,” by the Beatles.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate.

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Use the Flatted Fifth in Your Blues Scale Licks


Today’s excerpt from Acoustic Rock Essentials shows you three different ways you can use the flatted fifth in your blues scale licks.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate. Intermediate.

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Garrin Benfield's Real-World Rig


Learn how this solo singer-songwriter builds a backup band with a looper and stompbox effects.


Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Rock.

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Borrow Chords from Related Keys


Learn how to borrow chords from related, parallel keys to create interesting and exciting chord progressions.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Early Intermediate.

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Play Leads with Major Scales


Build any major scale by starting on a pitch and applying the whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half formula when adding notes.


Video. Lessons. Rock. Technique and Theory. Beginner.

Alternate Tunings in Acoustic Rock

Fingerstyle Rock in Dropped-D Tuning


Experiment with dropped-D fingerstyle licks that inspired or fueled big rock hits


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Rock. Early Intermediate.

Ten Great Rock Fingerpicking Patterns

Play McCartney's Fingerpicking Pattern from "Yesterday"


Try this short exercise to get your fingers ready to play the Beatles' hit


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Rock. Early Intermediate.

Ten Great Rock Fingerpicking Patterns

Piano-Ballad Style Fingerpicking Pattern


Move between monotonic bass lines and plucked treble notes for a fingerpicking pattern similar to “Tears in Heaven.” 


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Rock. Early Intermediate.

Ten Great Rock Fingerpicking Patterns

Monotonic-Bass Patterns


Thumping your thumb on the same bass note gives you a foundation for melody playing and singing 


Video. Lessons. Fingerstyle. Rock. Early Intermediate.

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Blues/Rock Chord Changes


How to use chords like the flatted VII in your songs.


. Blues. Rock. Songwriting. Early Intermediate.

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