Rock music started as the sound of youth and energy! It was born by a young generation of musicians and performers that grew up listening to blues, country, jazz and swing. They made something entirely new from all those influences and it captured the imagination of the next generation. That energy and excitement keeps inspiring each new generation of kids to constantly reinvent rock and roll.

The sound of rock music is defined by a propulsive backbeat and driving electric guitars. In the lessons below you’ll learn how to achieve that energy through your guitar. While there might be some theory needed, it will lead directly to being able to play killer guitar solos. You’ll also learn about barre chords, strumming techniques and tone settings so you can sound like the real deal.

If you would like a step-by-step curriculum, deafinitely head over to our rock guitar courses:

Rock Level 1 Course

Rock Level 2 Course

Also please check out the Rock Song Lessons page.

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