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La Grange 2012 ZZ Top

In this series of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you the blues-rock classic "La Grange," by ZZ Top. Anders will introduce the tune and go over the gear and tones, then break down the main riff. Next up is the rhythm part under the solo, and solo #1 in two parts. There's a turnaround riff that we'll learn, then solo #2 in two parts. To conclude, we'll do a play along performance, and then you take over in the jam along.

Published: 10/05/2012 Upgrade
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Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top

Anders will teach you all the fantastic rock guitar playing in this tune. First there's the call & response based main riff, then a rocking rhythm guitar part, then a slide solo followed by a standard blues-rock licks solo.

Published: 06/25/2015 Upgrade
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Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you the hard rockin' song "Gimme All Your Lovin'", by ZZ Top. Mike will give you an overview of the song and discuss the gear and tones; then break down the main riff and the intro lead. Then it's on to the third guitar in the verse and chorus, and the chorus leads. We'll examine the main solo and the supporting rhythm, plus the role of the third guitar. We'll finish up the main lessons with a look at the last chorus lick, the outro solo, and the fade. As always we'll do a play along performance, and then you take over and play with the backing track.

Published: 10/05/2012 Upgrade
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Tush ZZ Top

In this set of lessons, Anders Mouridsen will teach you "Tush", by ZZ Top. After giving an overview of the song and talking about the gear and tones, Anders will dive right into the main intro riff and the verse. The we're on to the slide solo in two parts, followed by solo #2. The we'll look at how to play all the parts using one guitar, to help in playing this song live. We'll end with a play along, then you take over and jam by yourself with the backing track.

Published: 10/11/2012 Upgrade
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Legs ZZ Top

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Legs", by ZZ Top. Mike will give you an overview of the song then talk about gear and tones; then you'll learn the guitar 1 and 2 parts for the intro and verses. We'll move on to the chorus section - then the first solo - before we look at the rhythms under the solo and outro. You'll learn the outro solo, then do a play along; we'll end with a single guitar performance and a jam along.

Published: 05/02/2013 Upgrade
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Cheap Sunglasses ZZ Top

In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Cheap Sunglasses", by ZZ Top. Mike will give a song overview and talk about gear and tones, then launch into the main riff followed by the chorus. Next up is the interlude and "dive bombs"; then we're off to solo rhythm part and the 1st two solos and the outro rhythm parts and outro solo. We'll end with a full performance, a single guitar performance, and a jam along.

Published: 04/29/2013 Upgrade
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Dust My Broom ZZ Top

Mike will show you all the parts to both guitars tuned to an open D tuning. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar with a distorted, grinding tone, laying down some boogie diad riffing through the 12 bar progression. Guitar 2 is the lead slide guitar featuring a cleaner tone that stands out in the mix.

Published: 04/13/2015 Upgrade