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Spacey Rock in D Minor

May 26th, 2017 by

This week’s backing track is an experiment with sounds. For those electric guitarists out there, setting up your amp with a little bit of drive and some delay will fit perfectly over this song. The song is written in D minor but (more…)

Light Rock in G Major

May 19th, 2017 by

This week’s backing track is a light rock in G major. The verse is centered around a D mixolydian, which is the 5th position of the key of G, and transitions into G major in the chorus. Because the D is the (more…)

Heavy Rock in E Minor

May 12th, 2017 by

This week’s backing track is a heavy rock in E minor. If you’re in the mood to experiment, use an A minor or B minor pentatonic for a different musical color.  (more…)

Bossa Nova in G Minor

May 5th, 2017 by

Let’s shake things up a bit and play around with some Brazilian rhythms this week. The bossa nova came onto the music scene in the 1950s and 1960s, and was made popular by (more…)

Classic Rock in G Minor

April 28th, 2017 by

Need a fresh song to jam over? I’ve got you covered this week in the style of a classic rock song. The G minor pentatonic will be your best bet to jam with, but don’t (more…)

Rock in D Backing Track

April 21st, 2017 by

This week’s backing track has an interesting twist. The song can easily be played in the key of D, but the chords being used are 5 chords, which means (more…)

Boogie Blues in E

April 14th, 2017 by

This week, I received a request for another backing track so I decided to prepare a blues song with a boogie feel. If you’ve never played over a blues progression before, all you (more…)

C Minor Double Note Riff

April 7th, 2017 by

Using double notes not only works for soloing, but they can also create unique rhythm parts for your songs. In today’s guitar lesson, we’ll explore this topic so you can try it out on your own songs (more…)

G Major Guitar Backing Track

March 31st, 2017 by

This week I thought I would post another back track for you to practice your soloing. This melodic song is (more…)

C Minor Rock Riff

March 24th, 2017 by

In this week’s lesson, you’ll learn how to create a melodic rhythm with a simple power chord. Not only will you build stronger playing technique, but it could (more…)