Posts Tagged ‘classic rock’


Guitar 101: Steve Earle-inspired fingerpicking exercise in C

October 26, 2012

Guitar 101: string doubling – free guitar video lesson from

October 17, 2012

Guitar 101: Learning, taming & using the E7#9 “Jimi Hendrix” chord

October 16, 2012

3CG: Learning to Fly (Tom Petty)

February 8, 2011

A free guitar video lesson on how to play Tom Petty’s classic “Learning to Fly”. I published a full version of the song on for reference.


3CG: How to play “While my guitar gently weeps”

December 1, 2010 how to play While my guitar gently weeps, from the fingerpicked arpeggio of the verses to the strummed chorus.

Gear used:

Bose L1 Compact
Tom Anderson Crowdster


3CG: How to play Harvest Moon (Neil Young)

May 9, 2010 how to play Harvest Moon (Neil Young)

I recorded a version of this song and received several requests for a lesson on how to play it, so here we are. I focused on the verse structure, the chorus and the riff.

Gear used:

Ovation Elite T
Bose L1
TC Helicon Harmony G


PR: Blues riff inspired by Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Muddy Waters)

January 17, 2010

I was jamming and messing around and came up with this riff inspired by the classic blues tune “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”, and figured I’d share 🙂

That song’s been recorded by 100s of blues artists, and apparently dates back to 1928, but the versions I always think about are the ones by Muddy Waters, Cream and Johnny Winter.

Gear used:

Ron Thorn Junior 90, koa top
Swart AST
Route 66 overdrive and compressor