Category Archives: Lead Guitar

Learn These Chuck Berry Style Licks

The whole world knows Chuck Berry. The duck walk, the pencil moustache, the 335, and of course the guitar riffs that changed popular music. Berry didn’t invent the style – his playing is deeply rooted in the blues – but he supercharged it by cranking up the tempos, putting the guitar front and center, and…

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This one thing “opens the floodgates” on guitar …

You might not realize it, but there is something available that makes playing guitar so much easier it almost seems unfair to use it. It almost seems like “cheating.” (But it’s not, I swear.) It works for any style or genre you can think of: rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, metal, alternative, grunge, shred, you…

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3 Keys to Killer Lead Guitar Phrasing

One thing that guitar teachers hear a lot is “I’ve been playing for years and I still don’t understand how to solo the way I want” or, “I know the scales but don’t understand how my favorite players make the same scale sound so much cooler.” If this sounds like you then find out what…

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The 4 Note Solo Just Got Better

Griff Hamlin, master blues guitar instructor and creator of Blues Guitar Unleashed and the hugely popular 4 Note Solo concept recently created a new and improved version of that lesson that has become the gateway for beginner blues guitar players all over the world. Here is the story on how the 4 Note Solo lesson…

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Your worst enemy…

I’ve talked to quite a few beginner guitar players over the years and there are some things that always come up that really halt progress on the guitar. I call them “Self-Limiting Beliefs”.  Here are the big ones: Myth One: Hand or finger size prevent me from getting good on guitar. This just isn’t true. But so…

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A Great Blues Double Stop Lick

Here is a great lesson from master blues guitar instructor Griff Hamlin where he teaches you a quick little trick for you to liven up your shuffle blues solos. This is an idea that will take you seamlessly from the I to the IV chord (bars 5 and 6 of the 12 bar blues) using…

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Learn a Classic AC/DC Song

Check out this fun guitar lesson from Steve Stine where he shows you how to play the classic AC/DC song- You Shook Me All Night Long. You Shook Me All Night Long is a great song for beginners – playing this will help you improve your skills when it comes to chord changes and transitions,…

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To Solo by Key or by Chord

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed   wrote a great article about soloing over the key or chord.  Check it out There are 2 ways you can approach soloing – by key or by chord. In a blues, it’s going to be in a key – and the easiest way to solo is to play…

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Learn to Solo in 5 Minutes

So many guitar players think that learning to play lead guitar is an unachievable task. Like there is some sort of magic to it or you have to have some special guitar talent for it. Guess what? ANYONE can learn to play lead guitar and do it well. In this FREE lesson, the world’s #1…

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Some more acoustic blues licks for you… [VIDEO]

Based on the comments from the last “Blues In E” video, that little pinky trick was something you might have been struggling with so I’m glad I could help with that. That lesson was really the foundation – the underlying groove – of a blues song. More importantly, it lays that all important Rhythm element…

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