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100 Rock Lessons

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Authors: Chad Johnson and Michael Mueller

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Table of Contents

Fret-Hand Muting
How It Works
Examples
Scratch Rhythms
The Basic Idea
Exercises
Riffs
Phrasing “across the Bar”
How It Works
Licks
Volume Swells
Technical Considerations
Licks
Toggle Switch Tricks
How It Works
Licks
Vibrato
How It Works
Hendrix Style – Wrist Motion
Clapton Style – Forearm Motion
Adding Vibrato To Bent Notes
Licks
Pick Scrapes
How It Works
Riffs
Rakes
How It Works
Licks
Tremolo Picking
What Is Tremolo Picking?
Technical Concerns
Fret-Hand Muting
Exercises
Licks
Barre Chords
What Is A Barre Chord?
E-Form Barre Chords
A-Form Barre Chords
Other Forms
Riffs
Slide Guitar Basics
The Basic Technique
Exercises
Licks
Whammy Bar Tricks
Vibrato
Scoop
Dive Bomb
Siren
Reverse Scoop (Hiccup)
Flutter
The Elephant
Trills
How It Works
Tapped Trills
Licks
Common Rock Progressions
A Bit Of Theory Background
Progressions
Recording Tips
Studio Layout
Electric Guitars
Acoustic Guitars
Open G Tuning
Open Wide And Say Ahhh
Common Chord Forms
Riffs
The Beatles Style – Electric Guitar
Rhythm Styles
Lead Styles
The Beatles Style – Acoustic Guitar
Strumming
Fingerstyle Techniques
Double- and Triple-Picking
The Basic Idea
Licks
Using Rests
Exercises
Licks
Riffs
Eric Johnson Style
Rhythm Style
Lead Style
Joe Satriani Style
Riffs And Rhythm Parts
Lead Style
Steve Vai Style
Rhythm Parts
Solo Style
Billy Gibbons Style
Rhythm Style
Lead Style
Hybrid Picking for Rhythm Guitar
The Basics
Hybrid Picking for Lead Guitar
The Basics
Exercises
Licks
The Minor Hexatonic Scale
So What The Hex Is It?
How Do We Use It?
Harmonics
Natural Harmonics
Pinch Harmonics
Tapped Harmonics
Licks
Rockabilly Style
Rhythm Playing
Lead Style
Guide to Using Effects
Categories Of Effects
General Order Of Effects
Tips For Various Effects
Rhythmic Imitation
What Is It?
Simple Imitation
Advanced Imitation
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
Construction
Box Position Licks & Riffs
Other Forms
The Major Pentatonic Scale
Construction
Licks & Riffs From Form 1
Other Forms
Combining Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales
Same Root–different Notes: Parallel Scales
When To Combine
Licks From Form 1
Other Scale Forms
The Blues Scale
Construction
Box Position Licks & Riffs
Other Scale Forms
Licks From Other Forms
The Composite Blues Scale
Construction
When To Use It
Licks From Form 1
Other Scale Forms
The Harmonic Minor Scale
Construction
When To Use It
A Harmonic Minor Scale – Other Scale Forms
Single-Note Riffs
Look Ma, No Power Chords!
Sources Of Notes
The Minor Pentatonic Or Blues Scale
Major Pentatonic Scale
Natural Minor Scale
Chuck Berry Style
Rhythm Style
Lead Style
Boogie Rhythms
Classic 5th And 6th Patterns
Riffs
Single-Note Patterns
Inversions
What Is An Inversion?
Major Triad Shapes
Minor Triad Shapes
Riffs
Power Chords
Construction
Common Power Chord Forms
Power Chord Riffs
Inverted Forms
Inverted Power Chord Riffs
Double Stops for Rhythm Guitar
The Basics
Shapes On The Guitar
Riffs
Double Stops for Lead Guitar
The Basics
Shapes On The Guitar
Licks
Basic String Bending
The Basic Idea
Exercises
Licks
Advanced String Bending
The Pre-Bend
The Oblique Bend
The Unison Bend
Licks
Drop D Tuning
Getting There
What We Can Do With It
Harmonizing Lead Lines
The Basic Idea
Making Adjustments For The Chords
Choosing Specific Harmonies For Effect
Modal Mixture Riffs
What Is Modal Mixture?
Riffs
Syncopation
What Is Syncopation?
Examples Of Syncopation
Riffs & Licks
Warm-up Exercises
Stretch ’em!
Fretboard Exercises
Seventh Chords
Quality Chords
Dominant Leader
Color Your Chords
Sus and Add Chords
Sus Vs. Add
“sus” It Out
“add” It Up
Octaves
The Perfect Interval…
…is Perfect With Drones
Double Down (or Up)
3rds and 6ths
3rds Theory
Sister 6ths
Terrific 10ths
Connecting Pentatonic Scales
Penta Patterns
Connecting The Dots
Alternate Picking
Ups And Downs
Sequences
Economy Picking
Economic Advisors
Thrifty Yet Nifty
Intro to Legato Techniques
Hammer-Ons
Pull-Offs
Slides
Three-Notes-Per-String Patterns
Major Scale
Minor Scale
Sequences
Shred Legato Patterns
Single-String
Up, Down, And All Around
Pentatonic Legato Shred
Sweep Picking
Ups And Downs
Pick ’n’ Roll
Essential Shapes
String Skipping
Jump Right In
Lickety Skips
Intro to Tapping
On Tap
Eruption On Tap
Advanced Tapping
Scale Sequences
Tapped Arpeggios
Two, Three, And Even Four Fingers Are Better Than One
Modern Shred Techniques
Pentatonic Power
Chromatic Chaos
And For The Sweep...
Intro to the Caged System
C–a–g–e–d
Roots, Arpeggios, And Scales
Caged Licks
C-Shape
A-Shape
G-Shape
E-Shape
D-Shape
Crossing Patterns
Key Center Soloing
Getting To The Roots
The Key Is Not The Only Key
Chord Tone Soloing
Putting Notes In Focus
More Than Arpeggios
Major Key Soloing
Major Key Id
Major Pentatonic
Own It With Ionian
Intro to the Major Modes
It’s Just A Major Scale
Parallel Modes
The Dorian Mode
Dorian Theory
Dorian Patterns
Dorian Lines
The Phrygian Mode
Phrygian Theory
Phrygian Patterns
Phrygian Fun
The Lydian Mode
Lydian Theory
Lydian Patterns
Lydian Lines
The Mixolydian Mode
Mixolydian Theory
Mixolydian Patterns
Mixolydian Progressions And Licks
Melodic Motifs
What’s A Melodic Motif?
Rhythmic Variation
Intervallic Play
Rhythmic Motifs
What’s A Rhythmic Motif?
Combining Motifs
Drone Riffs
Low Drones
High Drones
Middle Voice Drones
Chord Drones
Triad Substitutions
Shapes Of Things
Try Adding Triads
Exotic Scales
Hebrew
Hungarian Gypsy Minor
Byzantine
Enigmatic
Prometheus
Surf Guitar
Sound (of) Waves
From Power Chords To Byzantine Melodies
Riff Tides And Melodies
Southern Rock
“free Bird!”
Major Mix O’ Hexatonic
Could You Repeat That? Again? And Again?
Slide
Punk Rock
Proto-Punk
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!
What About The Solos?
Pop Rock Guitar
Power Chords
Pop Goes The Funky
Jangly… Jangly… Jangly
Soloing Strategies
Hair Metal
Spandex Pedal Pushers
Wide-Open Power
Bic-Waving Ballads
Grunge Guitar
Seattle’s Finest
Grunge Finds Socal
Progressive Rock
The Genesis Of Prog
Change For The Meter?
When Dream And Prog Unite
Modern Metal
Modern Metal Made Nü
Death Rises Again
Metal Mainstream
Prog-Metal
Jimi Hendrix
Electric Riffland
Electric Sololand
Eric Clapton
Major-Minor Mix-up
Sweet Woman Tone
D Minor: God’s Key
Jeff Beck
El Becko Blues
Proto-Shred
Rhythmic Anarchy
Bend It Like Becko
Duane Allman
Heavy Frettin’
Sick Slide Technique
“ear-Ie” Skills
Santana
Samba Y Montuno
The “minor-Penta-Dorian” Mode
Jimmy Page
Hammer Of The Blues Gods
Scale Sequences
Over The Bends And Far Away
David Gilmour
Breathe…
…in The Air
Angus Young
Let There Be Rock
High Voltage Rhythm
Eddie Van Halen
Tap Into Something Special
The Evh Scale
He’s Got Rhythm
Randy Rhoads
Rhoads Scholar
Off-Rhoading
Metallica
Faster, Master
Hammerin’ Hammett

Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Rock volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard notation and tablature.

You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus online audio featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book!

A huge variety of rock guitar styles and techniques are covered, including: vibrato, string bending, string skipping, tapping, shred techniques, soloing approaches, exotic scales, rockabilly guitar, surf guitar, southern rock, and much more!

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Jorge Costa
Submitted 7 months ago

Great book!

Great book, loads of exercises in tab and standard notation. The audio examples are a great plus! Basically anything you can think of is covered.

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100 Rock Lessons is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great book! Great book, loads of exercises in tab and standard notation. The audio examples are a great plus! Basically anything you can think of is covered.
Date published: 2019-03-23
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