Geoff Earley's Guitar Lessons

Geoff Earley

Based in the Los Angeles area, the talented Geoff Earley brings a unique and fun perspective on hip-hop guitar. He also has a couple rock tunes with "Superman" by R.E.M., and "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet. Check it out!

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Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet

In this series of lessons, Geoff Earley takes you through all the different parts for the gritty, rockin' song "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet. We'll break down the hook riff of the tune, the call and response format, the pre-chorus, the minimal chorus, the tone and vibe, some of the other licks used, and of course a play through at the end.

Published: 10/07/2010 Upgrade
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Superman R.E.M.

In this tutorial we'll learn this cover hit made famous by R.E.M. in 1986. We'll take a look at the chords and strumming, the form of the song, the tone and vibe, a play along, and finally a jam along.

Published: 06/25/2010 Upgrade


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Geoff Earley
Hip-Hop Guitar 101

In this series of lessons, we'll take some backing track loops and demonstrate ways to play with an off-the-beat, lazy feel; use space in your playing; employ some creative filler techniques for "vibe"; and more ideas found in hiphop music.

Published: 04/15/2010 Upgrade