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  1. Skoole Of The Olde (#9244) - Page 1 by Mike Hunt (162)
    Easy as hell....i play it in drop d on the E,A,D strings, so its all barring, but since you cant change the tuning of the composer, this will work.
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 3240 Hits · 4.00/5 (4 ratings) · Last modified: 1/29/2005
  2. Power Chord Basics I (#617) - Page 4 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Something about this next example sounds familiar, but i just can't seem to place it... <br/><br/> ...right. <br/><br/>The grunge bands of the early nineties wielded power chords and muted rhythm slashes like flannel clad ninjas. We mus...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 71175 Hits · 4.23/5 (77 ratings) · Last modified: 1/30/2000
  3. AC/DCish Song (#9123) - Page 1 by Dan Bogosian (57)
    Here goes.
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 6574 Hits · 3.40/5 (5 ratings) · Last modified: 1/6/2005
  4. Power Chord Basics I (#617) - Page 3 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Although power chords can be heard in many styles of music, a sure fire place to hear a slew of them is on modern rock radio. Bands are constantly crunching them out and combining them with muted rhythm slashes and quick chor...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 71175 Hits · 4.23/5 (77 ratings) · Last modified: 1/30/2000
  5. A Simple Tune (#1665) - Page 1 by Joe Ramirez (703)
    This is based in Amaj. for one exception there is a run that is in E. Aside from that it is a good warm up! Enjoy
    Rock/Pop · Advanced · 35382 Hits · 3.99/5 (77 ratings) · Last modified: 11/10/2000
  6. Ah,something Spicy?!? (#1662) - Page 1 by Joe Ramirez (703)
    No lesson here kids,just felt like jamming one day. My singer and I hammered this riff out for a song about a Wicked Spanish Lady! At the time I was listening to "Los LObos" and I have always tried to write a decent "Spanis...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Advanced · 11820 Hits · 4.63/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 11/5/2000
  7. A Penny For Your Chops? (#4449) - Page 1 by Joe Ramirez (703)
    The basic pattern for this sweep is Cmaj, Fmaj, Cmaj, Gmaj, Dmaj, Fmaj, and finally Cmaj. Enjoy. Set sound for AcNylon.
    Rock/Pop · Advanced · 10901 Hits · 3.83/5 (12 ratings) · Last modified: 4/9/2002
  8. A Sweep And String Skip For Starters (#2057) - Page 1 by Joe Ramirez (703)
    This is pretty hard to get the first time,but once you warm up on it everything is a little less difficult. I use parts of F,C,G,A you will be able to hear the changes as you are learning it.I hope this is something you ...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Advanced · 14483 Hits · 3.58/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 12/20/2000
  9. A Riff Of Mine (#9139) - Page 1 by Dan Bogosian (57)
    Just a riff I made. As I said.
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 7742 Hits · 2.71/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 1/8/2005
  10. Rock Baseline (#4739) - Page 1 by Darren Hatch (230)
    This is a piece I learnt and changed enjoy. play it slow first then build up speed. Please rate this lesson as it is my first but remember I am only a beginner.
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 4365 Hits · 2.71/5 (14 ratings) · Last modified: 6/9/2002
  11. Rock With Minors (#8626) - Page 1 by Rocco Croce (236)
    Well this is the first lesson i have ever made but basically its F 5th(8) C5th(8) A5th (r) A5th/c5th (r) B5th E5th cho|x|9|11|11|x|x|cho cho|8|10|10|x|x|x|cho cho|5|7|7|x|x|x|cho cho|3|5|5|x|x|x|cho cho|0|2|2|x|x|x|c...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 2289 Hits · 1.00/5 (2 ratings) · Last modified: 11/28/2004
  12. Power Chord Basics II (#622) - Page 8 by WholeNote Staff (593)
    Here's another example of using hammer-ons with power chords. In this case, we're not just hammering one note, but two. It's a simple E-G-A progression, but we combine ringing power chords, rhythmic chucks, and hammer-ons t...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 64271 Hits · 4.50/5 (52 ratings) · Last modified: 1/30/2000
  13. Using the Dsus4 Chord (#239) - Page 2 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    So how can we use it in a tune? We can take our standard major chords and replace it at certain times with its sus4 chord. You can hear this type of movement in everything from "Pinball Wizard" by The Who to certain Pearl J...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 54236 Hits · 4.23/5 (61 ratings) · Last modified: 9/8/1999
  14. Too Many Puppies (#2462) - Page 1 by Robert Corbett (423)
    Here is the main riff to "Too many puppies". It's not too hard. Even babies, people on their death beds, and advanced fish could play this riff.
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 6524 Hits · 3.57/5 (7 ratings) · Last modified: 2/21/2001
  15. Hair They Go Again...on Their Own, Even (#8968) - Page 1 by TJ Contre (175)
    A fairly easy and known song to show your friends.
    Rock/Pop · Beginner · 2594 Hits · 1.00/5 (1 rating) · Last modified: 12/7/2004
  16. A Warm-up With A Spanish Flavor (#2598) - Page 1 by Joe Ramirez (703)
    There is no real lesson here I just started running through these licks and scales and made this up. It's nothing that is worth anything really, still It's kinda cool to speed through it.
    Rock/Pop · Advanced · 12652 Hits · 4.62/5 (13 ratings) · Last modified: 3/13/2001
  17. ARPEGGIOS FROM HELL (#2501) - Page 3 by Thomas Nevels (45)
    These are arpeggios that i have been working on for a LONG time and still havent completely mastered. They are great for any guitarist to learn no matter what kind of music you play, and they are very challenging ,at least i ...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Expert · 44265 Hits · 3.93/5 (30 ratings) · Last modified: 4/2/2001
  18. ARPEGGIOS FROM HELL (#2501) - Page 2 by Thomas Nevels (45)
    These are arpeggios that i have been working on for a LONG time and still havent completely mastered. They are great for any guitarist to learn no matter what kind of music you play, and they are very challenging ,at least i ...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Expert · 44265 Hits · 3.93/5 (30 ratings) · Last modified: 4/2/2001
  19. ARPEGGIOS FROM HELL (#2501) - Page 1 by Thomas Nevels (45)
    These are arpeggios that i have been working on for a LONG time and still havent completely mastered. They are great for any guitarist to learn no matter what kind of music you play, and they are very challenging ,at least i ...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Expert · 44265 Hits · 3.93/5 (30 ratings) · Last modified: 4/2/2001
  20. Cool Rock Chordal Ideas (#221) - Page 2 by Christopher Sung (9641)
    This next one is kind of an Allman Bros. or Pearl Jam acoustic thing. We're playing our typical open-string E and A chords, but we put in a little fill each time we move from one chord to the other. Try to keep the notes fr...(more)
    Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 111448 Hits · 4.12/5 (113 ratings) · Last modified: 8/26/1999