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Lead guitar

Learn to play lead guitar like a pro with our comprehensive guitar lessons.
Learn rock, metal, pop, blues and jazz guitar styles. Learn on electric or acoustic guitar.


Learning lead guitar is made easy with a series of books

taking you from the beginning right up to highly skilled.

Here is a quick rundown of the lead course -

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Lead 1

Many rock songs have a "riff" - that cool guitar part at the beginning. Think of songs like Smoke on the Water, Enter Sandman, She's a Genius and 7 Nation Army. This level teaches you the elements of being a good riff player. There are scales in different places on the guitar. As well there is a whole section dedicated to guitar techniques. These skill builders will let you do things like hammer ons, flick offs, bending, tapping.

Lead 2

Now we move onto soloing or lead playing. Imagine learning how to play some cool solos and learning how to make up your own solos. Soloing is one of the greatest joys of guitar playing! In this level you will learn the most commonly used scales in rock - the minor pentatonic and the major pentatonic. We will show you them in their most used positions. There is no over study of scale shapes and positions that aren't commonly used - why learn things that are rarely used? We cover just the essentials for rocking out.

Lead 3

This is an accompanying book to lead level 2. The book is full of cool solos and licks that are from the minor and major pentatonic scales. It is to be used as a library of licks to build solos with. First we learn some "cliche" licks.

This example plays the cliche licks using Enter Sandman as the backing. This shows you how useful and versatile the licks are. You can use them to make an awesome solo for any backing.

Then we learn licks from all the great players over the years. Players like Jimi Hendrix, Slash, Angus Young, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Metallica and Stevie Ray Vaughan. For each player there is one of their solos and a few of their licks.

The second half of the book looks at all the licks in their respective scale choice. Now you have a huge choice of licks for each scale and position.

Lead 4

Here is the holy grail of soloing and thankfully shown in an unbelievably easy way to follow. There is no over explanation - just plain, easy to follow information and diagrams. Modes are just an extension of the pentatonics. So all that work done previously plus a couple of new notes and you have them! The book again follows great players. There are some of their songs, solos and licks from all the main modes.

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