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Black Dog Led Zeppelin Guitar Lesson

Here’s a guitar lesson on Black Dog by Led Zeppelin. The solo is in a blues rock style, the foundation of my lead playing. My research told me some amazing things. Jimmy Page was not using a guitar amplifier. Andy Johns had him plug into a pair of 1176 compressors in series, and distorted the mic pre and the compressors before going to tape. Each guitar line is tripled, and it all makes sense when you hear it. It sounds so impossibly grungy and wrong in that singularly Jimmy Page sort of way. And from SoundFacts.com: Black Dog was […]

Back In Black ACDC Free Online Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce Guitar

Back In Black Guitar Lesson

Back in Black is one of my all-time favorites, it was originally recorded in 1980. [alert type=”info”] Make sure to click the D’Addario banner below and check out their Flip Tuner![/alert] Amazingly it still sounds modern, and I think that’s because everything is simple, no gimmicks. In the 80s so many guitar players drenched their sounds with effects, me included..!! But the sounds that stand the test of time are generally pure guitar and amp sounds, I believe AC/DC always kept it pure. For Back In Black, I try to hit the guitar in a particular way with my […]

How To Solo Over Chord Changes Part 1 Tim Pierce Papastache

How to Solo over Chord Changes Part 1

How to Solo over Chord Changes Part 1 is another video I did with Brett Papa. We are having more and more fun doing these videos such as this How to Solo over Chord Changes Part 1! I brought my Nash Strat, and we both plugged in at low-volume to Brett’s two Divided by 13 amps. The demonstration here on How to Solo over Chord Changes was how to play E major over Blues Rock changes going from E major to A major and then switch to The key of E minor, when the chords changed to C and D. I […]

La Grange ZZ Top Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce

La Grange ZZ Top Guitar Lesson

This Free Online Guitar Lesson is La Grange with ZZ Top. ZZ Top and Billy Gibbons were huge influences on me. I discovered them when “Rio Grande Mud” came out and I was just starting to play guitar in 1970. I got to see them support that record at a concert in Albuquerque New Mexico. It was just the band and their Marshall stacks, which, if I remember correctly were renamed “Rio Grande” amps, and outfitted with steer horns. Those of you who remember ‘Tres Hombres‘ – (the album with the song “La Grange” on it), will remember the […]

Melodic Blues Soloing Papastache Tim Pierce Guitar Lesson

Melodic Blues Soloing Guitar Lesson

Melodic Blues Soloing Guitar Lesson is a free online guitar lesson where I show how to play various melodic guitar ideas. Brett Papa did some filming the other day at my studio and made this Melodic Blues Soloing video. First he filmed a great song that Warren Huart produced and was written by Scott James. Warren is awesome and he comes over a lot to do guitar overdubs at my studio. After that I found a another nice track on my hard drive and just played melodically over the whole thing. On the first song I am careful to work […]

Happy Pharrell Williams Guitar Cover Lesson Tim Pierce

Pharrell Williams Happy Cover Guitar Lesson

Pharrell Williams‘s song Happy was one of my favorite songs last year. This video I did of Pharrell Williams‘s – Happy – is a first for me because the acoustic part is designed for near beginners, and the electric part I came up with is for more advanced players. The electric part is an example of what I come up with on sessions regularly. The electric is a classic R&B and Soul type of style, that was a big influence on Jimi Hendrix, and then in recent years, John Mayer. I used a Grosh Stratocaster that I’ve had for a […]

Melodic Soloing Tips Free Online Guitar Lesson Tim Pierce

Melodic Soloing Tips Guitar Lesson

Melodic Soloing Tips is a free online guitar lesson where I talk about Melodic Solo approaches, different Guitar Techniques and Sounds. In this Melodic Soloing Tips video you can hear some of my main influences are coming out, particularly the Allman Brothers Fillmore East live double record. It was full of the kind of melodic soloing that has become a big part of my DNA. Then in later years Steely Dan and Larry Carlton also were very very important. I’m using my Mike Tuttle Stratocaster. He winds his own pick ups, and I’m using the neck pick up which […]

Jimi Hendrix Style Blues Soloing Tim Pierce Papastache Guitar Lesson

Hendrix Style Blues Soloing Guitar Lesson

Jimi Hendrix was my biggest influence of all, and the licks in this free online guitar lesson are based on All Along the Watchtower. Hope you enjoy this Hendrix Style Blues Soloing video. When I was a little kid in the 60’s and All Along the Watchtower came on the radio I started floating 6 feet off the ground! 🙂 I’m using a Stratocaster made by Michael Tuttle. He wants his own pick ups at this point but very important I have a clean tone, and I’m using the neck pick up. The neck pick up is always the […]

Jimi Hendrix Inspired Guitar Licks Marty Schwartz Tim Pierce

Jimi Hendrix Inspired Guitar Technique

In this free online guitar lesson with Marty Schwartz from Guitar Jamz I teach you how to play some Jimi Hendrix Inspired Guitar Licks. I start with going through some interesting ways to bending including release etc. something Jimi Hendrix would do a lot. This example is in the key of A Minor and I use the Minor Pentatonic Scale.. Next go through some Slide Licks you can use for Rhythm Playing also using the Minor Pentatonic Scale. Then I show show Machine Gun Jimi Hendrix Style Right Hand Rhythm Playing. Please leave any comments you may have and […]

Professional Sounding Guitar Parts Recording Lesson Papastache

Creating Professional Sounding Guitar Parts

In this video with Papastache I go through my process of recording Professional Sounding Guitar Parts. I go through a song a show how I approach various Recording Techniques and Guitar Parts. I also talk about considerations for Vocal Melodies and how to play and build Rhythm Guitar that compliments the song. I also show you how to have an overview of the different parts so you can nicely compliment all the other instruments, and where to be considered in the mix. Please leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy! I […]