Immerse yourself in the power and passion of rock guitar playing with Danny Gills course "Learn To Play 20 Classic Rock Riffs". Each lesson within this course is crafted to offer an intimate look into some of the most iconic riffs from the golden era of rock music. You will learn the unique guitar techniques used in these timeless classics, all presented in an engaging and easy-to-follow format.

This course includes classic riffs such as:

Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne

Randy Rhoads, the genius behind Ozzy's musical throne, introduces a potent blend of classical influences and heavy metal in "Crazy Train". The song revolves around the F# minor scale, and Randy's gripping use of diatonic sequences in the iconic main riff stands out. The solo, meanwhile, is a study in strategic phrasing, ample use of vibrato, and chromatic passages, showcasing Randy's musical prowess and innovation.

All Right Now by Free

"All Right Now", penned by guitarist Paul Kossoff and bassist Andy Fraser, is an embodiment of blues-rock. Played mostly in the A major pentatonic scale, it showcases Kossoff's mastery of vibrato and string bending. The song's simple yet effective solo, complete with elegant slides and tasteful double-stops, demonstrates Kossoff's less-is-more philosophy in guitar playing.

Money for Nothing by Dire Straits

With a distinctive opening riff that has become an anthem of its own, "Money for Nothing" is a testament to Mark Knopfler's unique fingerstyle technique. Knopfler's creative use of triads and the D minor scale, combined with his unconventional fingerpicking technique, result in a style that is uniquely his. The solo includes cleverly used arpeggios and a clear influence of the blues scale.

Paradise City by Guns N Roses

In "Paradise City", Slash's signature Les Paul sound is on full display. Slash's use of the G Major scale and an unusual key change to F# major are part of the unique sonic architecture of the song. The solo, comprised of fast alternate picking and heavy use of string bending and vibrato, demonstrates Slash's versatility and knack for melodic solos.

Still of the Night by Whitesnake

In "Still of the Night", guitarist John Sykes shows off his blues-infused hard rock playing. The song is characterized by its use of the E minor pentatonic scale and power chords. Sykes' solo uses fast alternate picking, string bending, and rapid legato phrasing, making it a fantastic study of rock guitar technique.

Techniques Used

Now let's briefly list and link to the guitar techniques used throughout these lessons. By understanding these techniques, you can unlock a whole new level of creativity in your guitar playing.

  1. Vibrato
  2. Alternate Picking
  3. Legato
  4. Double-Stop Bends
  5. Pinched Harmonics
  6. Trills
  7. Chord Progressions
  8. Arpeggios
  9. Pull-offs
  10. Power Chords
  11. Slides
  12. Hammer-ons
  13. String Bending
  14. Open-String Riffs
  15. Chromaticism

"Learn To Play 20 Classic Rock Riffs" is more than a series of lessons; it's a ticket to a greater understanding and appreciation of rock music's greatest moments. Each lesson is a step towards mastering the language of rock guitar, as taught by the masters themselves. From power chords to intricate solos, every technique and concept you learn will expand your musical vocabulary, fuel your creativity, and make you a better guitarist.

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Danny Gill

Danny Gill is, without a doubt, the most loved tutor by our community. With an incredible array of DVDs and web lessons for LickLibrary covering a wide variety of topics all of which he covers with incredible detail, it's no wonder he carries as much respect as he does. As...

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