Here is a very cool little lesson by Tad Kubler and Steve Selvidge of The Hold Steady. The song is Spinners–one of my favorites off their new album Teeth Dreams. I like what they have to say at the end about rhythm. Via Guitar World
I know, I know… more Chill Peppers and more Marty. But this is a good one! John Frusciante rocks!
Yeah, I know, all I do lately is repost Marty stuff, but he’s been doing some great ones!
Cool riff from my favorite new album.
Ok, total right of passage. Once I get this down I’m gonna go to Guitar Center and play it til they kick me out. Just kidding. Here’s Marty first and then I have a whole series of six video by Justin after the jump.
Here’s another good Tom Petty song by Marty.
I generally avoid Beatles stuff but this is a cool one.
Watch as Alex Chadwick from Chicago Music Exchange gives us a brief history of rock and roll with 100 riffs–starting with Mr. Sandman by Chet Atkins and ending with Cruel by St. Vincent. This video was shot in one take last year and now has over 8 million views. Even cooler than that? Now you can read the tabs as the video plays thanks to the folks at Sound Slice. Full list of songs at Guitar World.
Just got the Stadium Arcadium: Special Edition Guitar Book with 2 CDs from Amazon. Apparently this project was conceived by John Frusciante. The tabs in the book are great and the CDs isolate John Frusciante’s guitar tracks and Flea’s bass tracks from the drums and vocals, which is super helpful for learning. I already put the CD tracks in my iTunes and dumped it on my iPad (I dig using Riffmaster Pro for playback). Working on Desecration Smile right now.