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With our rock songs list, you'll learn some of the greatest and most influential songs of all time! You'll probably already know these songs by heart, and with these song lesson videos, you'll now be able to play them too! From artists like The Beatles to Pink Floyd and AC/DC, with these rock song lessons you'll be able to play classic guitar riffs from some of the most important musicians in modern music.

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This tune features an acoustic guitar strumming the progressions and also adding plenty of lead embellishment and even a full guitar solo! There is also a pedal steel heard prominently in the mix, so we’ve adapted these ideas into clean electric guitar parts. This song uses open and barre chords, steady acoustic strumming, pedal steel influenced lead ideas, and some fiery acoustic lead approaches.

Published: 04/18/2024
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There are 2 clean electric guitars in this tune. Guitar 1 plays main rhythm parts, while Guitar 2 adds some lead fills in the chorus. The tune features a harpsichord that plays the main riff, and we’ll adapt it for guitar. This song uses triads, doubles stops, and barre chords, steady strum approaches, chord arpeggiation, and some early rock lead approaches.

Published: 04/04/2024
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 1 electric guitar. The acoustic strums the chord progressions and adds some slide ornamentations and riffing to provide a rich rhythm guitar bed. The electric guitar adds more slide fills to the arrangement. This song uses an open E tuning, a capo, strumming and riffing techniques, a swung eighth groove, dynamics, and some textbook slide lead approaches.

Published: 03/29/2024
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There are 2 electric guitars in this tune. Guitar 1 plays the main riff and solo in the song, while Guitar 2 adds some rhythm guitar with a few tasty lead fills. This song uses single note riffs, solid rhythm strumming, and tasty rock lead approaches.

Published: 02/29/2024
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 plays the rhythm riffs, while Guitar 2 digs into some slide fills using Open E tuning. You’ll need a capo and slide to play along with this tutorial. This song uses a capo, open chords and triads, suspended chord embellishments, and some basic slide guitar approaches.

Published: 02/22/2024
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 2 electric guitars. The acoustic strums the main riffs and chord progressions throughout. One clean electric guitar add single note lines, backbeat chord stabs, and a bluesy solo. The other electric guitar has a fuzz effect and adds some ornamental single notes to the arrangement. This song uses open and barre chords, steady acoustic strumming, single note riffing, and some bluesy lead approaches.

Published: 02/16/2024
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 1 clean electric guitar. The acoustic strums the chords throughout, while the electric adds simple slide licks to add some texture to the arrangement. Both guitars use an Open E tuning. This song uses open tuning chord shapes, solid acoustic strumming approaches, dynamics, and some simple slide licks.

Published: 02/09/2024
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 1 clean electric guitar. The acoustic strums the chords throughout, while the electric adds strums and single note motifs to add texture to the arrangement. This song uses open chords and suspended chord embellishments, strumming with an 8th note triplet swing groove, and double stops and triads.

Published: 02/01/2024
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There are 3 clean electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 plays the iconic riffs throughout, while Guitar 2 adds a layer of solid strumming to the arrangement. Guitar 3 adds some single note lines to the chorus and bridge to add additional excitement. This song uses single note riffs, dominant 7th chords, barre chords and power chords, solid strumming approaches, palm muting, and some early rock lead licks.

Published: 01/26/2024
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This tune features 1 lightly overdriven electric guitar that plays boogie riffs and chord stabs throughout. This song uses boogie rhythms, triads, chord strums with muting, and dynamics.

Published: 01/25/2024
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This tune features 1 acoustic guitar and a dulcimer that we’ll adapt for a clean electric guitar. The acoustic arpeggiates the chord progressions throughout, while the dulcimer parts play high register octave melodies. We’ll use a special tuning on the electric guitar to get closer to the vibe of the dulcimer heard on the recording. This song uses open chords, chord arpeggiation, and octaves.

Published: 01/11/2024
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 2 electric guitars. The acoustic strums the main riffs and chord progressions throughout. One overdriven electric guitar digs into riffs and rhythms, while the other adds some lead fills to the arrangement. This song uses melodic riffing, solid acoustic strumming, open and barre chords, and tasty fills and licks.

Published: 01/04/2024
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There are 2 electric guitar in this song. Guitar 1 uses both clean and dirty tones to play the rhythm riffs throughout. Guitar 2 is an additional guitar that adds some power to the outro chorus. This song uses open chords and power chords, a solid strummed approach, and dynamics.

Published: 01/02/2024
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 2 electric guitars. The acoustic strums the chord progressions throughout, while the electrics adds plenty of riffing with chords, single notes, and double stops. One of the electrics also digs into a great solo. This song uses double stops, boogie riffing, open chords with solid acoustic strumming, and some simple lead licks.

Published: 12/28/2023
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This tune features 2 electric and 1 acoustic guitar. The electric plays fuzzed out power chords and lead fills throughout, while the acoustic strums the chords throughout. There is a 2nd electric guitar in the intro that adds a simple lick with a filter effect. This song uses power chords, open chords, steady strumming patterns, and lead fills.

Published: 12/21/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 lays the foundation with a rhythm riff throughout the song, while Guitar 2 digs into some exciting blues rock licks and fills throughout. This song uses boogie riffing using power chords, steady strum approaches, and some killer early rock licks.

Published: 12/14/2023
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 1 electric guitar. The acoustic strums the chord progressions throughout, while the electric adds single note parts to add some texture to the arrangement. This song uses double stops, single note motifs, open chords and steady acoustic strum approaches.

Published: 12/07/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 lays the foundation with a rhythm riff throughout the song, while Guitar 2 digs into some exciting blues rock licks in the solo. This song uses barre chords, blues based riffing, steady strum approaches, and some killer early rock licks.

Published: 11/30/2023
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There is 1 electric guitar in this song that switches between clean and distorted tones throughout. You’ll need to tune your guitar one half-step down, then drop the low string an additional whole step to play along with this tutorial. This song uses dropped tuning power chords, combining chord strums with single note motifs, melodic lead approaches, and dynamics.

Published: 11/22/2023
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There are 3 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that plays some solid rhythm riffing throughout. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that adds some tasty lead work. Guitar 3 adds some harmony leads to the outro solo. This song uses extended chords, syncopated strumming, and some textbook classic rock soloing.

Published: 11/16/2023
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 1 clean electric guitar. The acoustic strums the chord progressions, while the electric adds slide fills using an open A tuning. You’ll need a slide to play along with the electric parts in this tutorial. This song uses open chords and barre chords, 16th note syncopated strumming, slide approaches in an open tuning, and dynamics.

Published: 11/16/2023
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 1 clean electric guitar. The acoustic strums the chords throughout the tune, while the electric adds arpeggiated notes and lines. This song uses open chords, an eighth-note triplet strumming pattern, simple riffing off of root notes using slides, and palm muted arpeggiations.

Published: 11/09/2023
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There are 3 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is the main rhythm guitar that plays simple riffs throughout the tune. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that digs into plenty of bluesy solos, while Guitar 3 is a clean electric guitar that plays some single note lines and diad riffs throughout. This song uses barre chords and power chords, funky diad riffing and single note lines, and some textbook bluesy rock soloing.

Published: 11/02/2023
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The tune features 1 acoustic and 1 clean electric guitar. The acoustic strums the chords throughout, while the electric adds some country and blues tinged riffing to add texture to the arrangement. This song uses open chords and extended chords, strumming with a country swing groove, double stops, and bluesy riffing approaches.

Published: 11/02/2023
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There is just one electric guitar in this song arpeggiating and strumming the iconic progressions throughout. This song uses open chords, chord arpeggiation and strumming with a 12/8 feel, and dynamics.

Published: 10/26/2023
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There are 4 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout, while Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that adds another layer of strumming. Guitars 3 and 4 are clean lead guitars that add a quick melodic motif to the arrangement. This song uses open chords and barre chords, chord arpeggiation, quick hammer-ons, and some solid strumming approaches.

Published: 10/05/2023
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There are two electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 provides the foundation of the tune, playing riffs and strumming chords so hard the strings are getting pulled out of tune! Guitar 2 adds some aggressive lead guitar and wild guitar noises to the fray. This song uses rock riffing, aggressive strumming, and some great lead guitar.

Published: 09/21/2023
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There are 2 unique sounding, fuzzed out electric guitars that dig into some aggressive riffing and leads throughout the arrangement. You’ll need a capo placed at the 2nd fret to play along with this tutorial. This song uses boogie riffing, a swung 8ths feel, double stops and power chords, and some aggressive lead guitar approaches.

Published: 09/14/2023
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The tune features 1 clean electric guitar that plays mostly staccato chord stabs throughout. There is also an electric dulcimer on the recording that we’ve adapted over to an electric guitar. You’ll need a capo placed on the 3rd fret to play these parts. This song uses extended chords and barre chords, staccato stab strums, and the use of a capo.

Published: 09/14/2023
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There is 1 slightly overdriven electric guitar strumming chords and riffs throughout the tune. The guitar is tuned to open D tuning. This song uses open D chord shapes and embellishments, and some steady strummed approaches.

Published: 09/07/2023
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There are 2 guitars in this tune. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds some fills later in the arrangement. This song uses open chords and barre chords, dominant seventh chords, double stops, steady acoustic strumming, and dynamics.

Published: 09/07/2023
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The tune features 1 acoustic and 1 clean electric guitar. The acoustic strums and riffs throughout the tune, while the electric adds some slide guitar embellishment with open G tuning. This song uses open chords, steady strumming, chord embellishments and riffing, and some simple slide approaches in an open tuning.

Published: 08/31/2023
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There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an electric guitar that switches between clean and crunch tones throughout. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that adds an additional texture to the arrangement. You’ll need to tune your guitar ½ step down, then drop the low string an additional step to play along with this tutorial. This song uses single note riffs, dropped power chord shapes, steady acoustic strumming approaches, and dynamics.

Published: 08/24/2023
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This tune features 1 acoustic and 1 clean electric guitar. The acoustic strums and arpeggiates the chords, while the electric plays single note riffs and light chord strums throughout. This song uses open chords, steady strumming, chord arpeggiation, and single note riffing.

Published: 08/24/2023
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This tune features 1 electric and 1 acoustic guitar. The electric guitar plays staccato chord stabs and fuzzed out power chords, while the acoustic strums barre chords throughout. This song uses open and barre chords, triads, and staccato strumming.

Published: 08/17/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 holds down the rhythm with plenty of chord embellishments and fills, while Guitar 2 adds sparse fills and the main solo. This song uses open chords and barre chords, strummed rhythm approaches with embellishments and fills, and some textbook bluesy rock leads.

Published: 08/10/2023
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The tune features 2 slightly overdriven electric guitars. Guitar 1 plays the main rhythm, while Guitar 2 uses open D tuning to play a simple slide riff throughout. This song uses a blues shuffle feel, boogie riffing, dynamics, and slide with an open D tuning.

Published: 08/10/2023
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The tune features 2 clean electric guitars. Guitar 1 plays the main rhythm, while Guitar 2 is a 12 string electric guitar that adds some single note melodies throughout. A 12 string guitar is ideal, but not necessary to play these parts. This song uses double stops, open chords, single note ornamentations, and some steady strumming approaches.

Published: 08/03/2023
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The song features one acoustic guitar that strums the progressions and embellishments throughout. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. This song uses open chords, bluesy embellishment ideas, steady strumming approaches, and 3/4 time.

Published: 07/20/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean on the edge of breakup guitar that strums the main progressions of the song. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that replaces the flute solo from the original recording with a guitar solo. This song uses open chords, aggressive strumming approaches, and some basic lead guitar concepts.

Published: 07/13/2023
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There is 1 electric guitar in this song that plays chords, lines, and licks that outline the chord progression. This song uses barre chords, staccato strumming, syncopation, and single note fills.

Published: 07/06/2023
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There is one clean electric guitar in this song, using arpeggiations and 8th note strumming to play the progressions throughout. You’ll need to tune your guitar one-half step down to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open chords and power chords, a solid strummed approach, chord arpeggiation, and dynamics.

Published: 06/29/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this tune. Guitar 1 plays the rhythm while Guitar 2 digs into some bluesy slide licks throughout. Both guitars are tuned to open G tuning. This song uses open G chord shapes and embellishments, steady strummed approaches, and some tasty bluesy slide guitar.

Published: 06/29/2023
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This song use an acoustic guitar to strum a simple chord progression. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. This song uses barre chords and power chords, a solid strummed approach, and dynamics.

Published: 06/15/2023
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There is 1 electric guitar in this song that strums and arpeggiates the chord progressions throughout. This song uses barre chords and triads, steady strum approaches, and chord arpeggiation.

Published: 06/15/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 plays chords and diad riffs and licks throughout, while Guitar 2 plays staccato chord stabs and adds some melodic leads. This song uses triad and diad riffing, staccato chord stabs, and bluesy lead approaches.

Published: 06/08/2023
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There are 3 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean guitar that plays the iconic single note riff as well as some strummed barre chords. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that ups the dynamic of the arrangement. Guitar 3 plays the simple but effective guitar solo. This song uses a whole step down dropped tuning, single note riffing, aggressive strumming approaches, power chords and suspended chords, and dynamics.

Published: 05/25/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 strums a single riff throughout the song, while Guitar 2 digs into some bluesy lead fills all the way through. This song uses barre chords, steady strum approaches, and some killer bluesy rock licks.

Published: 05/25/2023
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There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 holds down the rhythm, while Guitar 2 adds some cool licks in the solo and outro sections. This song uses single note riffing, and some cool lead guitar using a slide.

Published: 05/10/2023
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There are 2 fuzz tone guitars in this song. Guitar 1 strums the chord progressions and adds some single note riffs, while Guitar 2 plays high register blues licks throughout. This song uses barre chords, steady strum approaches, chord arpeggiation, and some killer bluesy rock lead approaches.

Published: 05/04/2023
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