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GUITAR PACKS; INDIVIDUAL LESSON CONTENTS

Rock Guitar Pack; 4, 8 or 12 Lessons

Lesson nº 1 to nº 4

- Classic rock theme; (ex; Jimi Hendrix’s “The Wind Cries Mary” and “All Along The
Watchtower”, Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads” and “Layla”, The Beatles’s “I Want To Hold
Your Hand” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy), The Rolling Stones’s “I Can’t Get No
Satisfaction”

- Listen to various songs and take a quick look at the history of each artist and tune.

- Go through the basic structure (chord form) of the chosen tune.

- Play melody (on instrument or “hum” )

- Analyse harmony for proper use of scales and chord voicings.

- Transcribe guitar solo to instrument.

- Play tune from beginning to end.

Lesson nº5 to nº 8

- Taking a closer look at the history of “Rock”

- Origins; Rock music is a loosely defined genre of popular music that entered the
mainstream in the mid 1950s. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rhythm and
blues,country music and also drew on folk music, jazz, and classical music. The sound
of rock often revolves around the electric guitar or acoustic guitar, and it uses a
strong back beat laid down by a rhythm section of electric bass guitar, drums, and
keyboard instruments such as organ, piano, or, since the 1970s, synthesizers. Along
with the guitar or keyboards, saxophone and blues-style harmonica are sometimes
used as soloing instruments. In its "purest form", it "has three chords, a strong,
insistent back beat, and a catchy melody."

- 1950s/early 1960s; Rock and Roll, early British Rock and the British Invasion, Garage
Rock and finally Surf Music.

- Counterculture Movement (1963-1974); Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Glam
Rock and Progressive Rock.

- Mid to late 1970s; Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Arena Rock, Punk Rock, New Wave and
Post-Punk

- 1980s; New wave of British Heavy Metal, Glam Metal and Alternative Rock.

- Alternative goes mainstream (early-mid 1990s); Grunge, Britpop and Indie Rock.

- Hybrid Genres (mid-late 1990s); Pop Punk, Post-Grunge, Nu Metal and Rap Rock.

- Early-mid 2000s; Emo, Garage Rock Revival, Post-Punk Revival, Metalcore and
Contemporary Heavy Metal.

- Late 2000s; Electronic Rock, Dance-Punk and New Rave.

- Pick new tune to work on.

- Go through the basic structure (chord form) of the chosen tune.


- Play melody (on instrument or “hum” )

- Analyse harmony for proper use of scales and chord voicings.

- Transcribe guitar solo to instrument.

- Play tune from beginning to end.

Lesson nº 9 to nº 12

- Taking a closer look at scales, arpeggios, patterns and typical licks (principally based
on the pentatonic scales. As you’ll see throughout the history of rock guitar, proper
use of the pentatonic scale gives you endless possibilities).

- Rhythm guitar and right-hand technique (picking with alternate movements, speed
picking and sweep picking)

- Equipment; guitars, amps, effects, strings, slides, picks etc.

- Perform one tune with band live on stage.