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Introducing Rock Guitar

  • Have you ever dreamt of being a rock star?
  • Have you ever envied that cool guy or girl at a party who just grabs a guitar and instantly becomes the center of attention?
  • Do you still go weak-kneed at the sound of an electric guitar?

Well close the door, turn up the volume and get ready to lose yourself in one of the greatest, most exciting kinds of music on the planet.

Suitable for budding rockers of any age, Introducing Rock Guitar contains everything you need to get you well on the way to rock superstardom!

In no time at all, this fun, progressive course will have you playing riffs in the style of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, The Kinks, Metallica, Nirvana, Queen and others.

If you’ve always wanted to play rock guitar but weren’t sure where to start, then look no further. If you dislike wordy, technical explanations, then this is the course for you. If you thought that rock guitar was too hard, or only for other people, then you’re about to be very pleasantly surprised.

Introducing Rock Guitar is clear, progressive and to the point, introducing new concepts and techniques gradually and as you need them.

Cutting-edge software, clear diagrams, videos and easy-to-understand explanations make learning rock guitar easier and more intuitive than ever before. As well as having all musical examples in standard notation and TAB, you’ll also be able to slow down, pause and even loop all of the exercises, examples and pieces, putting you in full control of everything you learn. You’ll also get a kick out of playing along with the high-quality backing tracks!

We’ll start our rock journey by learning some power chords and enjoying some classic-sounding riffs straight away. We’ll progress to some simple but effective open chord shapes and useful, must-know strumming patterns. Briefly touching on two important influences on the development of rock, we’ll also enjoy some blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Along with some essential stock chord progressions, you’ll be discovering the patterns and elements that truly lie at the heart of so much great rock music.

Along the way, we’ll study some essential rock guitar techniques, including:

  • strumming
  • alternate picking
  • palm muting
  • hammer-ons
  • pull-offs
  • dead notes
  • slides, and
  • bending.

We’ll also learn:

  • major pentatonic
  • minor pentatonic, and
  • blues scale.

Importantly, however, you’ll immediately have the chance to put everything you learn into context to see how and why these scales are so worth mastering.

In creating this course, we’ve been fortunate to be able to draw on the knowledge and expertise of a team of extremely talented teachers and guitarists. Distilling years of experience into a concise, easy-to-use course, we are very proud to present Introducing Rock Guitar.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a good repertoire of chords, riffs and techniques at your fingertips. The rock-solid foundation we’re that about to build together will open doors for you and give you the tools to learn countless other rock songs. You’ll also appreciate your favorite rock bands even more. Best of all, you’ll have some great, complete songs up your sleeve to play with confidence at those those all-important parties!

So, grab your axe, crank up the volume and get ready to rock with Introducing Rock Guitar!

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Course Curriculum

1. Introduction
1.1 Introduction 00:00:00
2. Power Chords I: Torn To Shreds
2.1 E Power Chord 00:00:32
2.2 A Power Chord 00:00:28
2.3 Torn to Shreds I – guitar only 00:00:31
2.4 Torn to Shreds I – full track 00:00:31
3. Power Chords II: Third Eye
3.1 A Power Chord open strings 00:00:22
3.2 C Power Chord 3rd fret 00:00:30
3.3 D Power Chord open strings 00:00:23
3.4 F Power Chord 3rd fret 00:00:29
3.5 Third Eye – guitar only 00:00:39
3.6 Third Eye – full track 00:00:39
4. Power Chords III: Horns of the Beast
4.1 A Power Chord strings 3 and 4 00:00:31
4.2 A Power Chord strings 3 and 4 (alternative fingering) 00:01:02
4.3 Horns of the Beast – guitar only 00:00:24
4.4 Horns of the Beast – full track 00:00:24
4.5 Horns of the Beast alternative fingering – guitar only 00:00:24
4.6 Horns of the Beast alternative fingering – full track 00:00:24
5. Power Chords IV: Smoke Machine
5.1 Smoke Machine – guitar only 00:00:36
5.2 Smoke Machine – full track 00:00:36
6. Strumming Open Chords: Torn To Shreds
6.1 Em Chord 00:00:54
6.2 Em Strumming Pattern 00:01:09
6.3 A7 Chord 00:00:50
6.4 A7 Strumming Pattern 00:00:49
6.5 Torn to Shreds II – guitar only 00:00:31
6.6 Torn to Shreds II – full track 00:00:31
7. Seventh Chords: Hound Dog
7.1 D7 Chord 00:01:36
7.2 E7 Chord 00:01:28
7.3 Blues Changes – guitar only 00:01:05
7.4 Blues Changes – full track 00:01:05
7.5 Hound Dog – Blues Changes with Capo – guitar only 00:00:39
7.6 Hound Dog – Blues Changes with Capo – full track 00:00:39
8. More Open Chords: Amazing Grace
8.1 4 String G Chord 00:00:47
8.2 4 String G7 Chord 00:00:44
8.3 4 String C Chord 00:00:59
8.4 Amazing Grace strumming pattern 1 – guitar only 00:01:18
8.5 Amazing Grace strumming pattern 1 – full track 00:01:18
8.6 Amazing Grace strumming pattern 2 – guitar only 00:01:18
8.7 Amazing Grace strumming pattern 2 – full track 00:01:18
9. Right Hand Muting and Rock 'n' Roll Riff
9.1 Basic Right Hand Muting 00:00:38
9.2 Rock ‘n’ Roll Riff – guitar only 00:00:48
9.3 Rock ‘n’ Roll Riff – full track 00:00:48
10. Power Chords V: What a Birch
10.1 A Power Chord 5th fret 00:00:54
10.2 G Power Chord 3rd fret 00:00:47
10.3 What a Birch – guitar only 00:00:50
10.4 What a Birch – full track 00:00:50
11. Left Hand Muting I: Half Dead
11.1 Basic Left Hand Muting – Ghost Notes 00:01:00
11.2 Half Dead – guitar only 00:00:40
11.3 Half Dead – full track 00:00:40
12. Left Hand Muting II: Don't Forget the Ghosts
12.1 Don’t Forget the Ghosts – guitar only 00:01:04
12.2 Don’t Forget the Ghosts – full track 00:01:04
13. Power Chords VI: Teenage Rage
13.1 Teenage Rage – guitar only 00:00:42
13.2 Teenage Rage – full track 00:00:42
14. Putting It All Together: Total Insomnia
14.1 Total Insomnia – guitar only 00:00:36
14.2 Total Insomnia – full track 00:00:36
15. G Major Pentatonic Scale: Amazing Grace (Melody)
15.1 G Major Pentatonic Scale 00:01:53
15.2 Amazing Grace melody – guitar only 00:01:18
15.3 Amazing Grace melody – full track 00:01:18
16. Timeless Chord Progressions I: Last Kiss and Viva La Vida
16.1 Full G Chord 00:00:54
16.2 Em7 Chord 00:01:18
16.3 Cadd9 Chord 00:00:50
16.4 Changing from G to Cadd9 00:00:42
16.5 D Chord 00:00:49
16.6 Dsus4 Chord 00:00:48
16.7 Last Kiss – guitar only 00:01:24
16.8 Last Kiss – full track 00:01:24
16.9 Viva La Vida using Dsus chord – guitar only 00:01:10
16.10 Viva La Vida using Dsus chord – full track 00:01:09
16.11 Viva La Vida using D chord – guitar only 00:01:08
16.12 Viva La Vida using D chord – full track 00:01:09
17. A Minor Chord: Canoe Song
17.1 Am Chord 00:00:47
17.2 Canoe Song chord part – guitar only 00:00:44
17.3 Canoe Song chord part – full track 00:00:43
18. A Minor Pentatonic: Canoe Song (Melody)
18.1 A Minor Pentatonic Scale – fast 00:00:10
18.2 A Minor Pentatonic Scale – slow 00:01:40
18.3 Canoe Song melody – guitar only 00:00:43
18.4 Canoe Song melody – full track 00:00:44
19. A Blues Scale, Improvisation
19.1 A Blues Scale 00:02:08
19.2 Improvisation Example Using the A Blues Scale 00:01:07
20. E Blues Scale: Lickin' Metal
20.1 E Blues Scale 00:01:55
20.2 Lickin’ Metal – guitar only 00:00:45
20.3 Lickin’ Metal – full track 00:00:45
21. Palm Muting: Blood Brothers
21.1 Palm Muting 00:01:08
21.2 Palm Muting Exercise 1 00:00:26
21.3 Palm Muting Exercise 2 00:00:20
21.4 Blood Brothers – guitar only 00:00:52
21.5 Blood Brothers – full track 00:00:52
22. Alternate Picking: Bitin' Back and Land of the Silver Birch
22.1 Alternate Picking 00:01:04
22.2 Alternate Picking Exercise 1 00:00:20
22.3 Alternate Picking Exercise 2 00:00:19
22.4 Alternate Picking Exercise 3 00:00:20
22.5 Bitin’ Back 00:00:15
22.6 Bitin’ Back – slow 00:00:23
22.7 Land of the Silver Birch – guitar only 00:00:50
22.8 Land of the Silver Birch – full track 00:00:50
23. Power Chord Review: Gun Powder
23.1 Gun Powder – guitar only 00:00:41
23.2 Gun Powder – full track 00:00:41
24. Pull-Offs: Black is Back
24.1 Pull-Offs 00:01:06
24.2 Pull-Off Exercise 1 00:00:20
24.3 Pull-Off Exercise 2 00:00:26
24.4 Pull-Off Exercise 3 00:01:55
24.5 Black is Back – guitar only 00:00:27
24.6 Black is Back – full track 00:00:27
25. Hammer-Ons
25.1 Hammer-Ons 00:00:53
25.2 Hammer-Ons Exercise 1 00:00:22
26. E Minor Pentatonic Scale
26.1 E Minor Pentatonic Scale 00:02:01
26.2 E Minor Pentatonic Scale – slow 00:00:24
27. Combining Pull-Offs and Hammer-Ons
27.1 Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs Exercise 00:01:07
28. Timeless Chord Progressions II: With Or Without You
28.1 A Chord 00:00:45
28.2 Bm7 Chord 00:01:02
28.3 Full G Chord – alternative fingering 00:00:47
28.4 With Or Without You – guitar only 00:01:21
28.5 With Or Without You – full track 00:01:21
29. Slides
29.1 Slides 00:01:25
30. Putting It All Together: Endless Craving
30.1 B7 Chord 00:00:49
30.2 Endless Craving – guitar part 00:00:39
30.3 Endless Craving – full track 00:00:39
31. Taking the Lead: Torn to Shreds (Melody)
31.1 E Blues Scale – 7th fret 00:02:07
31.2 Torn to Shreds III – guitar only 00:00:31
31.3 Torn to Shreds III – full track 00:00:31
Appendix I: Full C and G7 Chords
32.1 Full G7 Chord 00:00:45
32.2 Full C Chord 00:00:42

Course Reviews

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  • 5 stars6
  • 4 stars2
  • 3 stars1
  • 2 stars0
  • 1 stars0
  1. Magnus Svenson

    5

    I really enjoyed “Introducing Rock Guitar” since i’m a beginner. I still have problems with barre chords though, but i think i can handle it now. Five stars!

  2. Kamil Özdemir

    5

    I bought this for my son and it was very easy to understand guitar lesson. Very fun to play songs! He liked it!

  3. Hiroshi Takahashi

    4

    VERY EASY COURSE! GOOD FOR BEGINNERS

  4. Oliver Hemming

    4

    The level was very basic so if you already know a bit of guitar, you’ll go through the first part quite quickly. There are some good, original riffs and songs and it’s fun to play along with the backing tracks.

  5. Clive Slater

    5

    Good, progressive course. Perfect for beginners.

  6. Danny Sanders

    5

    Very nice course. Many of the original riffs are similar to famous ones everyone knows. e.g. I think Black is Back is obviously Back in Black. The playalong tracks are fun and the course is very gradual and methodical. Would recommend.

  7. Lucas Tummina

    5

    This course was perfect for me as a beginner wanting to learn Rock Guitar. Will you please do a second one. THANK YOU TAGA!

  8. Mary Timmons

    5

    I liked it. It was slow enough that I could learn.

  9. Pierre Laurant

    3

    Should’ve had more content and I would have given more stars.

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