Rock Guitar Course Content

Lesson 1: The Minor Pentatonic Scale, Basic Solo Technique, and the Blues Influence on Classic Rock
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale in Five Positions
  • Common Rock Licks Using the Minor Pentatonic
  • Minor Pentatonic Scale Sequences—Triplets, Sixteenth, and Quintuplet Patterns
  • Combining Licks and Sequences to Create Solos
  • Soloing with Licks and Sequences
  • The "Blues" Form
Lesson 2: Eric Clapton: Bluesbreakers through Cream
  • Biography
  • "Steppin' Out"
  • "Crossroads"
  • "White Room"
  • "Badge"
Lesson 3: Eric Clapton: Derek and the Dominos/Solo
  • "Layla"
  • "I Shot the Sheriff"/The Natural Minor Scale
  • "Let It Rain"/Lydian Mode
  • "Cocaine"/Mixolydian Mode
Lesson 4: Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin
  • Biography
  • "Good Times Bad Times"
  • "What Is and What Should Never Be"
  • "The Ocean"
  • "Ten Years Gone"
Lesson 5: Jimmy Page/Led Zeppelin—Open Tunings and Acoustic Work
  • "Dancing Days"
  • "Kashmir"
  • "Over The Hills and Far Away"
  • "The Rain Song"—Original Page Open Tuning
Lesson 6: The Allman Brothers, the Major Pentatonic, and Open E Slide
  • Biography
  • The Major Pentatonic Scale in Five Positions
  • Combining Major and Minor Pentatonic
  • "Blue Sky"
  • "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"
  • "One Way Out"
  • "Melissa"
Lesson 7: Modes for the Rock Guitarist
  • What Are Modes?
  • Modes in Position (Vertical)
  • Modes Up and Down the Neck (Horizontal)
  • Sequences—Triplets and Sixteenth Note Patterns—In Position and Up and Down the Neck
  • Modal Jam Recipe/Create Your Own Modal Jam
Lesson 8: David Gilmour and Pink Floyd
  • Biography
  • "Time"
  • "Money"
  • "Another Brick In The Wall" (Part 2)
  • "Comfortably Numb"
Lesson 9: Jeff Beck
  • Biography
  • "Rock My Plimsoul"
  • "Freeway Jam"
  • "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" "Come Dancing" "The Pump"
Lesson 10: Jimi Hendrix
  • Biography
  • "Purple Haze"
  • "Red House"
  • "Little Wing"
  • "The Wind Cries Mary"
Lesson 11: Jimi Hendrix
  • "All Along the Watchtower"
  • "Spanish Castle Magic"
  • "Bold As Love"
  • "Voodoo Chile"
Lesson 12: Modern Masters
  • Joe Satriani: "Flying In A Blue Dream"
  • Eric Johnson: "Cliffs Of Dover"
  • Steve Vai: "The Crying Machine"
  • Jeff Beck: "Brush with the Blues"