Guitar Lessons by Christopher Sung

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Put Some Funk in Your Riffs
Here's some funky rhythmic ideas to push your metal riffs into overdrive. Not for the timid.
Metal · Advanced · 58965 Hits · 4.13/5 (68 ratings) · Last modified: 1/13/2000
Chopin - Prelude in A
A classic, wistful 16-bar Mazurka from the Maestro that's just right for showing off the sensitive side of your playing...
Classical · Intermediate · 35213 Hits · 4.12/5 (25 ratings) · Last modified: 9/15/1999
Getting a Grip on Hammers and Pulls
The basics of hammer-on and pull-off technique with tons 'o examples and licks. We'll learn the fundamentals and then mix and match them to create interesting patterns and licks.
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 159473 Hits · 4.12/5 (171 ratings) · Last modified: 7/20/1999
Cool Rock Chordal Ideas
Here's a couple of classic-type chordal riffs to break out at your next jam session. A little bit of the James Gang, Stones, and Pearl Jammish type thangs...
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 111448 Hits · 4.12/5 (113 ratings) · Last modified: 8/26/1999
Common Major Chord Variations
Here's a few ways to spice up those oh-so-common major chord voicings, with lots of examples to win friends and influence people.
Acoustic/Folk · Intermediate · 33569 Hits · 4.11/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 3/1/2000
Never underestimate the importance of noodling. Here's a few ideas I was just noodling on...
Blues · Intermediate · 21586 Hits · 4.11/5 (19 ratings) · Last modified: 6/19/1999
Walking Bass Lines with Chords
This lesson takes you step by step through some of the devices you can use to create walking bass lines and chords for solo blues guitar, or rhythm blues guitar.
Blues · Advanced · 160754 Hits · 4.10/5 (128 ratings) · Last modified: 5/28/1999
The F#7b5 Chord and F# Lydian b7 Scale
Ahhh, my favorite scale, the Lydian b7, and a great chord to play under it, the 7b5 is now ready for boarding. Please fasten your seatbelts and extinguish all smoking materials...
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 32573 Hits · 4.10/5 (30 ratings) · Last modified: 7/13/1999
Blues Rhythm Guitar II
Whether you're playing in a band or playing accompaniment for someone else, here are some comping ideas you can use to expand your rhythm playing.
Blues · Intermediate · 212602 Hits · 4.09/5 (150 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/1999
Learn Your Major Scale Inside and Out
Use intervals to really get a grip on how the major scale is constructed. Once you know these exercises, you can use them to shed any scale...
Theory/Reference · Advanced · 425212 Hits · 4.09/5 (312 ratings) · Last modified: 3/22/2000
Double Stops
Here's a few different ways to play two or even three note chords over a G blues. Most of the licks are pretty common, but some might surprise you...
Blues · Intermediate · 143031 Hits · 4.08/5 (84 ratings) · Last modified: 6/15/1999
Adding Hammer-Ons to Your Strumming
One way to add interest to your strumming is to use hammer-ons while the chord is ringing. Here are a few examples using your basic open major chords with hammer-ons thrown in.
Acoustic/Folk · Beginner · 273748 Hits · 4.08/5 (278 ratings) · Last modified: 6/6/1999
Using the Major Pentatonic Scale
Here's how the play the major pentatonic scale with a few licks shown in different styles for easy incorporation into your playing...
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 185152 Hits · 4.08/5 (138 ratings) · Last modified: 9/13/1999
Open-String Power Chords
Using some open strings with your power chords can create some cool voicings and sounds. Here's an example with a couple thrown in.
Alternative · Intermediate · 41034 Hits · 4.03/5 (78 ratings) · Last modified: 7/30/1999
Alterno-Riff Tune
Here's an alternative type progression with some different flavors of major chords and some tinkly arpeggios sprinkled on top. Yummy!
Alternative · Intermediate · 38188 Hits · 3.99/5 (76 ratings) · Last modified: 8/5/1999
Blues & Jazz Licks on Pop
Using the blues scale over pop chord progressions with a bit of chromaticism can produce great sounding lines. Here's a few ideas of how you can use them to make the most out of a pop situation.
Rock/Pop · Advanced · 72680 Hits · 3.93/5 (73 ratings) · Last modified: 5/13/1999
Can You Say "Cliche"?
You've heard them more than a few times - here's a couple of common rock licks. Should you use them in your playing? Only you can decide that...
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 192561 Hits · 3.91/5 (124 ratings) · Last modified: 6/11/1999
Chord Soloing Using 4ths
A common way to harmonize a melody line is to use voicings in 4ths. How do you figure out these voicings and how to use them? The answer just might be in this lesson...
Jazz · Advanced · 65246 Hits · 3.87/5 (39 ratings) · Last modified: 6/23/1999
E Major Chord Ideas
Strong and sturdy, built to last, the E major chord should bring you hours and hours of fun and enjoyment. Here's a couple of quick ideas about using it and moving the voicing around to create cool harmonies.
Theory/Reference · Intermediate · 27175 Hits · 3.80/5 (40 ratings) · Last modified: 10/4/1999
Getting a Grip on Bends
Learn some of the most common bends in rock, and some that aren't so common, with enough licks and examples to send everyone screaming out of the house...
Rock/Pop · Intermediate · 139025 Hits · 3.79/5 (115 ratings) · Last modified: 7/23/1999