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01 G Bb C Leonard Skinner Rock Out mp3 wma
time/size: 7 mins 10 secs/9.88mb
style: Rock progression G5, Bb5, C5 (154 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums

suggestion(s): What song is it y'all wanna here? This is based on the outro/guitar solo to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird. We are talking essential rock n roll for anyone wanting to get low down and dirty and play some good ole southern rock guitar!

The G blues scale sounds pretty cool over this progression. Here's a finger pattern for the G blues scale that starts on the b7th (flat 7th) which is the F on the low E string at the 1st fret:

The G Blues Scale, starting from 1st position.
E|----------------------------
B|----------------------------
G|----------------------------
D|---------------------3--5--
A|--------1--3--4--5--------
E|--1--3---------------------

Now before I post the rest of the fingering for this position of the G blues scale we want to take a moment to look at the above notes. Start with your index finger on the low E and use your ring finger on the G (the 3rd fret of the low E string). Similarly use your index finger on the A (the 5th string) at the 1st fret. Except now we are going to shift the position. Instead of using your ring finger to play the 3rd fret of the A string - slide your hand up and again use your index finger to play the 3rd fret. You have just shifted from 'first position (i.e. your index finger on the 1st fret) to 'third position' (i.e. your index finger on the 3rd fret).

This puts you in a really good position (literally) to keep moving up the scale as you are now in the most common position for playing a G blues scale.

The G Blues Scale, 3rd position.
E|------------------------------------------3--6--
B|-----------------------------------3--6---------
G|-------------------------3--5--7---------------
D|------------------3--5--------------------------
A|--------3--4--5--------------------------------
E|--3--6------------------------------------------

The G Blues Scale lick starting and ending on1st position.
E|------------------------------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------3--5--5--3----------------------
A|--------1--3--4--5---------------5--4--3--1--------
E|--1--3-----------------------------------------3--1--

Now with this little run you are pretty much just running up and down the blues scale starting on the b7 which is the F of the G blues scale.

Starting on the b7th for a blues, rock or any style for that matter, gives it a different sound to just starting on the Root note of the scale each time you go to start a lick or a phrase. So play around with starting from the b7th for this track and a few of the other tracks or when you are jamming with your buddies or band next. If you are starting out, it'll give you a whole new sound and approach to your guitar playing right away.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

02 E Acoustic Mellow I IV vi mp3 wma
Time/size: 4 mins 30 secs/6.23mb
Rock jam track: E, A9 and C#mi7 progression (90 beats per minute/bpm)
Backing track instruments: acoustic guitar, bass and drums
Suggestions: Work out a chord/scale relationship for each chord.

03 A Acoustic New Jersey Turnpike mp3 wma
time/size: 3 mins 53 secs/5.36mb
style: Rock n Roll feel in A (130 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: acoustic guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): This is a Bruce Springsteen inspired type of feel
from his great acoustic/vocal/harp album Nebraska.

04 A Emo's Disco Hour mp3 wma
time/size: 4 mins 06 secs/5.66mb
style: Light rock in A (180 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): Chords used are: (A9 to A5) and (C9 to C5)
x5 and x9 chords are both power chords as there is no 3rd.

05 D Fuzzy Rock mp3 wma
time/size: 4 mins 13 secs/5.83mb
style: Straight Rock in D (100 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): Chords used are: (D, B), (A, G).
I vi V IV progression.

06 D EVH Rocks the World mp3 wma
time/size: 4 mins 22 secs/6.02mb
style: Rock in D (170 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): Chords used are: D, A, G.
Pull out some finger tapping!

Eddie Van Halen - Eruption Guitar Solo

07 C Grunge Unplugged mp3 wma
time/size: 5 mins 14 secs/7.23mb
style: Chilled out rock in C (76 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): Chords used are: C9, A9, FMa7, G9.
Connect the chords with good note choices.

08 E Rocket Rock mp3 wma
time/size: 4 mins 44 secs/6.54mb
style: Laid back rock in E (100 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): Chords used are: E5, G#5, A5, F#5.
All power chords - build the solo with the rhythm guitar.

09 G Old School Rock mp3 wma
time/size: 3 mins 53 secs/5.37mb
style: Straight ahead rock in G (100 beats per minute/bpm)
backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): Chords are D, C & G. ie a V, IV, I progression.
G Blues scale or try Pentatonics.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Looking Out My Back Door

10 B Rock Like Rock mp3 wma
unplugged acoustic version mp3 wma
time/size: 5 mins 39 secs/7.77mb
rock jam track: chords used are B7, E, F# & G#5. (80 beats per minute/bpm)
backing track instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): B minor pentatonic scale is a good place to start with this backing track.
Play a C Major scale over the progression, use plenty of 9ths.

11 F Gasoline Rock mp3 wma
time/size: 6 mins 22 secs/8.74mb
rock chord progression: F, Bb, F, C, Bb, F, C - all major chords. (86 beats per minute/bpm)
backing track instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
suggestion(s): Major pentatonic scales off each of the 3 Major chords.

01 C Jammin' With Little Eythan mp3 wma
unplugged acoustic version mp3 wma
Time/size: 5 mins 38 secs/7.74mb
Rock jam track: Progression is verse: C-C9, F-F9, G-G9 chorus: C9, D/F#, F, G-G9 (80 beats per minute/bpm)
Backing track instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
Suggestions: This track is split between verse and chorus that go for 9 bars each section.
Play a C Major scale over the progression, use plenty of 9ths.

Chris Cornell - Black Hole Sun

02 G Let the Marching Band Go mp3 wma
Time/size: 5 mins 15 secs/7.23mb
Style: Straight ahead Rock in G (130 beats per minute/bpm)
Backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums

Progression: C9-G5 over 2 bars x 4, then a G riff over 2 bars x 4
You could think of the C9 chord as just a variation of the G chord. ie the C is the 4th (or 'sus' ie suspended) of the G chord and the 9th of the C chord is the 5th of the G.

You can get carried away with theory though - what we are really dealing with here is sounds. The G riff runs down from the 6th to the Root - (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd to Root) x 3 & (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 7th to Root) x 1.

I absolutely love Pearl Jam - that's what I had in mind when I was coming up with this track.

Suggestion(s): Play a G Major scale over the progression and then try a G Mixolydian scale.

G Major is: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#

G Mixolydian is: G, A, B, C, D, E, F

Can you see the difference between the G Major (Ionian Mode) and G Mixolydian Modes?
The Mixolydian scale uses a b7 instead of the Major 7. That one note is the only difference between those 2 scales. Simple, but it gives a total different sound using the b7 instead of the Major 7th.

Play around with it - that's what this website is all about - not telling you what to play or that one thing sounds better or something is right or wrong - there are no rights & no wrongs, it's all up to your ear, imagination and your soul.

Music is not intellectual, it's about feel, groove, experimentation, exploration, communication and fun. Play it from your heart.

03 E Float Like a Butterfly mp3 wma
Time/size: 6 mins 24 secs/8.79mb
Style: Grunge-Rock in E (108 beats per minute/bpm)
Backing instruments: electric guitar, bass and drums
Progression: E - F#sus7, Bsus - A7
Suggestion(s): Try playing the E Lydian scale over this progression. It makes absolutely no sense to me why this scale works over these chords but it sounds pretty nice to me.

The Lydian scale uses the same notes as are used in the Major scale except you raise the 4th degree of the scale. In the key of E, we raise the A of the E Major scale to play the A#. Thisgives us the E Lydian scale.

E Lydian Scale. 2 Octaves starting in 6th position (ie index finger on the 6th fret).

E|---------------------------------------------9--11--12--
B|-----------------------------7--9--11--12---------------
G|-------------------6--8--9-------------------------------
D|---------6--8--9-----------------------------------------
A|--7--9---------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------

Pearl Jam - Black

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