Rock Rhythm & Lead Guitar Lesson

John McCarthy and the team at Rock House Method put together a killer lesson on rock guitar rhythm and lead guitar .

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In this lesson, we’ll go over a complete rock rhythm and show you how to solo over it. First learn the rhythm part and play it along with the backing tracks at the bottom of the article. This is a rhythm based on barre chords in the key of A minor.

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The following guitar solo incorporates several lead techniques and covers a few positions of the minor pentatonic scale. After you’ve got this lead down, get creative and try improvising along with the backing track in every position of the A minor pentatonic scale.


Backing Tracks