13 songs – 104 step by step guitar lessons!

When playing songs on the electric guitar, we must learn all our CAGED barre chords in order to build rhythm parts. We must also learn our pentatonic scales so we can incorporate licks and play solos.

In the intermediate electric guitar course, we do just that – at the same time as we learn famous songs!

As you practice playing chord shapes and creating licks along to live band loops of the different sections of each song, there is little need for boring exercises to a metronome. Instead, we can learn all that stuff in the context of songs – a much better approach!

Upon completion of the course, you will have clearly mapped out the fret board as well as gained an understanding of how to create a guitar part.

As a final bonus, you’ll have the beginnings of a Motown/Soul repertoire, essential in order to actually join a band.


1. Rescue Me

You can learn how to play Rescue Me by Fontella Bass!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Chorus)Step 3 (Verse)Step 4 (Turnaround)Step 5 (Major pentatonic)Step 6 (Verse, chorus & turnaround)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


2. You Can’t Hurry Love

You can learn how to play You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Chorus)Step 3 (Verse)Step 4 (CAGED dom7 chords)Step 5 (Bridge)Step 6 (Chorus, verse & bridge)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


3. Can I Get A Witness

You can learn how to play Can I Get A Witness by Marvin Gaye!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Main riff)Step 3 (Sus4 chords)Step 4 (Expand the main riff)Step 5 (Turnaround)Step 6 (Chorus)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


4. Be My Baby

You can learn how to play Be My Baby by The Ronettes!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Bridge)Step 4 (Chorus)Step 5 (Verse, bridge & chorus)Step 6 (Solo)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


5. Soul Man

You can learn how to play Soul Man by Sam & Dave!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (CAGED D shape exercises)Step 4 (Intro & Chorus)Step 5 (M8)Step 6 (Key change)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


6. Money (That’s What I Want)

You can learn how to play Money (That’s What I Want) by Barrett Strong!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Blues melody language)Step 3 (Blues melody language, part 2)Step 4 (Main riff)Step 5 (Verse & Turnaround)Step 6 (Solo)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


7. I Heard It Through The Grapevine

You can learn how to play I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Bridge)Step 4 (Chorus)Step 5 (Intro, tag, instrumental & outro)Step 6 (Improvise)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


8. Get Ready

You can learn how to play Get Ready by The Temptations!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Main riff)Step 3 (Chorus)Step 4 (Verse, chorus & Tag)Step 5 (Hammer on & Pull off exercises)Step 6 (Solo)Step 7 (Complete Song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


9. Son Of A Preacher Man

You can learn how to play Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Chorus)Step 4 (Intro & Instrumental)Step 5 (1st half)Step 6 (M8)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


10. My Guy

You can learn how to play My Guy by Mary Wells!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Bridge)Step 4 (Turnaround)Step 5 (Verse, bridge & turnaround)Step 6 (M8 & Instrumental)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


11. Respect

You can learn how to play Respect by Aretha Franklin!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Chorus)Step 4 (Chorus & verse)Step 5 (Intro, breakdown & solo chords)Step 6 (Solo)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


12. Jimmy Mack

You can learn how to play Jimmy Mack by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Intro)Step 3 (Chorus)Step 4 (Verse)Step 5 (Verse & Chorus)Step 6 (Solo)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).


13. Master Blaster (Jammin’)

You can learn how to play Master Blaster (Jammin’) by Stevie Wonder!

Step 1 (Bars & Beats)Step 2 (Verse)Step 3 (Chorus)Step 4 (Minor pentatonic exercises)Step 5 (Instrumental sections)Step 6 (Conspirian)Step 7 (Complete song)Step 8 (Live band backing track).

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