Pure Rock Guitar : Play Like the Gods of Rock!
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Pure Rock Guitar : Play Like the Gods of Rock!

Learn Awesome Songs, Riffs and Licks in the Style your Favourite Rock Bands.
4.9 (6 ratings)
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Created by Guitar Joolz
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have tons of fun learning Rock Guitar Songs and techniques. Solos, melodies and rhythms
  • Gain a better understanding of how to use scales to create lead lines.
  • Play more interesting chords ideas and rhythms, up and down the guitar neck.
  • Develop new skills by learning hammer ons, pulls off, bends and slides and when to use them.
  • Learn to Rock out with 7 Jam Track songs!
  • Learn actual riffs and licks by their favourite artists
  • Develop a deeper understanding of what is involved in rock music and rock music song writting
  • Learn some new scales and apply them
  • Play profesionally constructed solos and rhythms
  • Use patterns to add riffs to chords and shuffle blues patterns
  • Peak behind the curtain to learn the secrets of the rock greats!
  • Feel like a real musician with "real" time jam tracks
  • Sense achievements with clear goals
  • Play guitar like ACDC, Led Zepellin, Kings of Leon, The Beatles, Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath
  • Jam a great variety of styles within the genre
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  • The course is focused at an intermediate level but beginners and advanced will also benefit from it as everything is explained very slowly in close ups. All music is also presented in tablature form for extra support and a full MP3 jam track download is also provided.

Pure Rock Guitar is an awesome package of 7 Rock Songs in the style of your favourite Rock Bands, from ACDC to Kings of Leon and Led Zepellin to Black Sabbath. Downloadable MP3 jam tracks are yours to keep and play along too alongside PDF documents of the tablature for both Rhythm and Lead Guitars. All scales and chords are shown and recorded and around 5 hrs of full HD Video is at your disposal for learning, where everything is broken down slowly, note by note in a close up! No guessing, no worries! All examples of rhythm and lead are also demonstrated as well as a demo of the actual song in its full glory. Bonus videos are included with an actual song by the bands featured. Guaranteed to please and improve your Rock Guitar Playing!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is all about Rock Guitar playing and of course is aimed at lovers of this genre. Fans of Rock, Pop. Blues, Metal and even Funk will get something from this course. Its all encompassing study of both rhythm and lead is both enjoyable and challenging. The jam track songs present a real goal to reach and practise for!
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Pure Rock Guitar : Play like the Gods of Rock Introduction
1 Lecture 02:02

Just a quick hello and a short introduction to get you ready and firing on all cylinders!

Preview 02:02
AC/DC Style Chapter
3 Lectures 31:24

After completing this chapter you will be able to emulate a very convincing Angus Young and will have an idea of how he simplifies his open chord shapes to create truly powerful, yet melodic and memorable riffs.

Preview 14:22

Here you will use A minor pentatonic scale and A dorian to solo over the ACDC Style track. Time to get those fingers moving right from the start of the course and attempt some double stop bends along the way!

ACDC Style Lead Guitar

A breakdown of the chords for the ACDC classic "Highway to Hell".

Kings of Leon Style Chapter
3 Lectures 33:03

After completing this chapter you will have a firm grasp of several major and minor chords in open positions and up and down the guitar neck. An understanding of using triad shapes and scales to form very pleasing melodies will also be achieved.

Kings of Leon Style rhythm guitar

In this section you will use more single note lines, scalar patterns and chord inversions (triads of major and minor chords) to create a twin guitar part.

Kings of Leon Style melody guitar

A quick study of the Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire", looking at both guitar parts. both the backing and the awesome howling lead part.

Kings of leon song
Led Zeppelin Style Chapter
4 Lectures 40:45

An awesome example of the style of Jimmy Page using E pentatonic blues scale to create a pushy and meaty blues riff similar to the songs "The Ocean" or "Black Dog". Also, some lovely big jangly chords and a ripping solo!

Preview 19:55

A blast of a solo that covers the whole fretboard, winding around minor pentatonic, major pentatonic and blues scales, time tested licks here and some nice bends, hammer ons and pull offs to master!

Led Zeppelin Style Solo part 1

Part 2!

Led Zeppelin Style Lead part 2

 One of Jimmy Page's coolest riffs, though there are so many to choose from! Here we have a look at "The Ocean"....

Led Zeppelin Riffs
Thin Lizzy Style Chapter
3 Lectures 34:48

Guitar 1 of this dual guitar study. A staple of the Thin Lizzy sound. Guitarists Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson, Gary Moore, John Sykes and many more created some beautiful soaring harmonies in the same way as i have here. We have a bluesy riff using minor and dorian scales, into a single note harmony, some crushing power chords and a super powerful blues lick as a finale!

Thin Lizzy Style Guitar 1

Guitar 2 here plays the higher harmony and lower harmony respectfully creating a sound that can only be described as spine tingling, the sense of satisfaction when playing the harmony guitar is unparalleled! Some of this track is quite fast and intricate and may require lots of practise, a metronome is recommended.

Thin Lizzy Style Guitar 2

A favourite of mine from the "Johnny the Fox" album, a stacato climbing minor riff followed by pure power chord fun!

Thin Lizzy Johnny
The Beatles Style Chapter
3 Lectures 32:06

The Beatles were incredible song writers and this was a tricky song to write, its works on a happy descending melody over major/suspended 4th chords based on two Beatles songs and then moves into a minor section with a chromatic run down. 

Beatles Style Rhythm

Lovely melodies here but again pretty tricky, so take time and build up speed. Not so much scales here as following the chord patterns with inversions.

Beatles Style Melody

A study of the Beatles classic "Help". A full on chord strummer with some useful patterns and barre chords to learn!

Beatles Help
Rolling Stones Style Chapter
3 Lectures 44:03

Groovy 12 bar blues with the laid back grooves of Keith Richards, shimmering suspended chords and some cool bluesy riffs combining major/minor sounds. Some new chord techniques here that will prove invaluable!

Rolling Stones Style Rhythm

Cool bluesy solo in the Stones style, some super unison bends here creating an almost country rock sound.

Rolling Stones Style Lead

"Gimme Shelter", a brilliant Stones track, played in open tuning originally but reworked here to play in standard tuning.

Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter
Black Sabbath Style Chapter
4 Lectures 37:38

Crushing bluesy power chord riffs here featuring the b5 note of the blues scale, or "el diabolous en musica" as its was once called! The tritone creates a feeling of unease and a need to resolve, hence it works well for the heavier rock songs! ...... Also some lovely slippery pentatonic riffs here and some howling unison bends.

Black Sabbath Style Rhythm part 1

Part 2.

Black Sabbath Style Rhythm part 2

An epic solo here in the style of the great Tony Iommi, natural minor scale is mixed up with the blues scale to recreate the style and build atmosphere into the lead guitar. One of my favourites here!

Black Sabbath Style Lead

"Behind the Wall of Sleep", this track has everything Sabbath were great for, heavy blues, power chords, awesome riffs and of course the b5 note!

Black Sabbath Behind the Wall of Sleep
About the Instructor
Guitar Joolz
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Creating quality guitar tuition to turbo charge your guitar playing!

GuitarJoolz is the brand name for British Guitarist Julian Cooper. A well respected Teacher and Artist with over 20 years experiences in the business. Having taught literally 1000's of students (some now in their own working bands), toured and recorded with some well known bands and performers GuitarJoolz takes the pressure and theory heavy boredom out of lessons and concentrates on making learning enjoyable. Best performance comes when one is relaxed and happy of course! A truly passionate and dedicated teacher, GuitarJoolz will show you all you need to know and more. Having rocked out with brit pop giants Echobelly, UK Superstar Gavin Rossdale, Blues/Rock favs Viking Skull and performed on the same bill as bands such as Foo Fighters and Prodigy, no one is more qualified or enthusiastic about helping you to ROCK!!