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Jazz in G major

In this jazz guitar lesson in G major, master guitar instructor Mike Ruggirello describes some jazzy flavors in the key of G. In this easy-to-follow free video guitar lesson, Mike demonstrates a couple of inversions on the major seven chord followed by a classic 251 progression example and how to do a walking bass.

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Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N' Roses

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on Guns N' Roses classic Sweet Child O' Mine. Breaking down four amazing guitar licks and how to apply the techniques used in Sweet Child O ’Mine. Slash is a great country lick player.

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Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Video guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello covering the Lynryd Skynyrd classic Sweet Home Alabama.  San Diego Guitar Teacher Mike Ruggirello shows how to learn the intro and overall strum pattern using chords D, Cadd9, and G.

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Key of C - Guitar Lesson

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello covering the beautiful music you can create in the key of "c" - 7 notes, 7 chords & the first four tri-ads.

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The Exorcist - Nightmare on Elm Street - Halloween - Guitar Lesson

In the spirit of Halloween and awesome guitar riffs, Mike shows you how to play themes from The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween. In his friendly and informative free video guitar lesson, master teacher Mike Ruggirello explains how to play these scary guitar melodies.

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E Phrygian with a raised third (#3) chords

Going through Phrygian w/ a raised third scale and showing you the seven chords that go along with the scale. Another fun but educational free guitar lesson video from Mike to help you become a

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Walk This Way - Aerosmith

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Walk This Way by Aerosmith.

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Chicago Blues Riff Guitar Lesson

In the style of classic electric Chicago blues, master guitar instructor Mike Ruggirello demos adding two basic licks to your E blues. Watch and learn the E7 chord and the minor to major hammer-on in this easy-to-follow free video guitar lesson.

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Keep Yourself Alive - Queen

Free video guitar lesson from master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello. Mike uses his Gibson Les Paul to break down the Queen classic "Keep Yourself Alive" for you. Learn the galloping rhythms, anthem style POWER chords and killer guitar licks.

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Paint It Black - Rolling Stones

Guitar lesson on Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones breaking down the famous classic rock ‘n’ roll song for you to learn. San Diego's master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello shows you the intro, strumming patterns, and chord changes.

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Blues Shredding - Guitar Lesson

Learning two different patterns w/ a release lick.

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Heaven - Kane Brown

Free guitar lesson teaching Heaven by Kane Brown. Mike teaches a great song on the second fret capo, but also provides the option to play it without the capo intro.

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First Blues Riff - Guitar lesson

Did you just buy a guitar? Well here’s a quick comprehensive video on how to hold your pick, names of the six strings, and your first blues riff.

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Blues Riffing & Inversions Guitar Lesson

Guitar master Mike Ruggirello shows you how to play A5, A6, & A7 four different ways. With this great blues riffing guitar lesson you'll learn some rad blues riffs and be able to jam with your friends.

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Funk #49 - James Gang

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Funk#49 by James Gang. Learning & grooving on One of Joe Walsh's famous songs from his older band "James Gang".

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Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Free video guitar lesson from master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello teaching the iconic song "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Learn this classic as Mike uses his Taylor T5z and breaks down the song  in keys of D, E, and  A minor.

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Pentatonic patterns in the key of Em/G & sixes

Move past beginner guitar lesson riffs! Master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello demonstrates some alternate picking patterns between the B & G string and how to apply 6’s for a country sound. Learn alternate picking pattern, sixes, and how to apply those pull-offs to your sixes.

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B Blues with leading tones

San Diego Master Guitar Teacher Mike Ruggirello goes through the B-12 bar blues with some dominant chord shapes and how to apply leading towns in the B minor pentatonic scale.

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Fat Bottom Girls - Queen

Learn Fat Bottom Girls by Queen. Going over the verse & chorus in drop D tuning.

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Jamie’s Cryin - Van Halen

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Van Halen classic Jamie's Cryin of the first Van Halen album. Going through some of the complexities on how to control a great song. Practicing pinch harmonics and learning a little bit of Eddie Van Halen's  vocabulary.

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Low Rider - War

Free guitar lesson video on how to play Low Rider as recorded by War. Master Guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello demonstrates the bass line that is in G minor with a melody in G mixolydian.

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Shout at the Devil - Mötely Crüe

Guitar lesson covering Shout at the Devil by Mötely Crüe. Going over the intro, verse, and chorus. Applying some good technique and just an overall basis of the song. There are other parts that can be requested upon feedback.

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Wicked World - Black Sabbath

Free video guitar lesson on Black Sabbath classic - Wicked World. San Diego's Master Guitar instructor Mike Ruggirello covers the power chord and licks. You'll learning four parts of this killer Black Sabbath tune.

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You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

In a tribute to Malcom Young, MRGuitarlessons.com presents a free video guitar lesson by master guitar instructor Mike Ruggirello teaching the AC/DC anthem "You Shook Me All Night Long." Mike demonstrates how to play the three main parts of a great song.

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So Real - Jeff Buckley

Guitar pro Mike Ruggirello shows how to play So Real by Jeff Buckley. In this video guitar lesson, Mike Breaks downs this powerful ballad and includes accurate guitar tablature.

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Tom Sawyer - Rush

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello covering the Rush classic Tom Sawyer. Video lesson details the intro, verse, and chorus.

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Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Enjoy a free video guitar lesson with Mike Ruggirello. Mike provides an intensive breakdown on how to play a classic song. Intro, verse, and chorus all explained.

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Snowblind - Black Sabbath

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on Black Sabbath classic Snowblind. Mike covers the four-main riffs this song in an a easy-to-follow video tutorial.

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Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Video guitar lesson showing how to play Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. Breaking down a great song into three parts. Obviously a couple parts Are missing. hope you like the new lights.

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1 lick & 5 positions - Guitar Lesson in E minor

Master guitar instructor Mike Ruggirello show you how get to know your guitar in a special way with one lick in five different positions. In this easy-to-follow free video guitar lesson, Mike demonstrates that by simply using the lower as a drowning note and then start on the high key you can work your way along the fretboard until you are on the 22nd fret.

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Diatonic Thirds - Key of F - Guitar lesson

In this video guitar lesson, guitar expert Mike Ruggirello demostrates applying diatonic thirds in the key of F. Mike breaking it down in the tenor, alto, and soprano selection. Mike also explains applying a rhythm technique on F major seven and suggests looping it to apply the diatonic third concept.

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David - Cody Jinks

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on David by Cody Jinks. David is a four chord progression used on either capo second fret and an alternate version played on the capo fourth fret. The cage system is applied...

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“The Guitar Diet” - exercises to become a better guitar player

Three exercises for the guitar player seeking maximum results in dexterity. #1. The chromatic exercise. #2. The Spider #3 Shiftting legato.

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Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 - Pink Floyd

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 by Pink Floyd. Discussing alternate positions on how to play the main riff along with the theory breakdown.

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A Minor Pentatonic Licks - Classic lead guitar lesson

A minor pentatonic licks, classic lead guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello showing four shred style licks & explaining what fingers to use when.

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Bad Reputation - Thin Lizzy

Free guitar lesson from master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello on Bad Reputation by Thin Lizzy. Mike uses his white Iconic guitar to break down a great song in standard tuning.

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Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

Mike breaking down Behind Blue Eyes  by The Who, a fantastic song with arpeggios and strumming patterns of basic chords.

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Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Free Video guitar lesson to show you how to play "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. San Diego Guitar Teacher Mike Ruggirello shows the three main parts of a great song.

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G Major Scale - Joy to the World - Star Wars

G major scale. Joy to the world & Star Wars melodies. Using hand alignment and keeping all fingers engaged while ascending for proper technique.

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Nut Shell - Alice in Chains

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Nut Shell by Alice In Chains. This classic Alice in Chains tune is performed in the key of E minor.

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Diatonic thirds in the key of G guitar lesson

In this easy-to-follow guitar lesson, master guitar instructor Mike Ruggirellos explains diatonic thirds and first four diatonic chords of the key of G. Mike breaks down the guitar into three sections alto, tenor and soprano.

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Halo on Fire - Metallica

Halo on Fire - Metallica free guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello. Explaining how to play a magnificent song with a great a effect pedal.

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Three Octave E minor Pentatonic Blues Shredding Lesson

In this free guitar lesson video, guitar expert Mike Ruggirello explains taking a basic E minor pentatonic blues cliché and deconstructing up in three octaves.

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Rotten Apple - Alice in Chains

San Diego Guitar Teacher Mike Ruggirello demonstrates "Rotten Apple" by Alice in Chains. The song is a great progression that modulates from E minor to the key of E.

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E7 strumming progressions - Led Zeppelin & Black Crowes

In this video guitar lesson, master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello teaches how to strum the E7 chord progression Led Zeppelin and Black Crowes style. Going through a 12 hour version and arpeggios.

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Sex Machine - James Brown

Time to practice your A9 and E9 chords to get funky! Master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirellow explains the feel and the two main riffs of "Sex Machine" by James Brown in an easy-to-follow free video guitar lesson.

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Beginning Jazz - Major 7 Forms

Practicing two different positions of the Estring and A string.

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Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

SLAYER "SEASONS IN THE ABYSS" Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello - Breaking down all the rhythms of an iconic song.

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Trilling patterns & octaves in A minor pentatonic

Some cool rock phrases based off of A minor pentatonic. Chord support is in vein of ACDC or Van Halen “D-A-G”. Enjoy...

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Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne | Randy Rhodes

Randy Rhodes "Suicide Solution" Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello - Going through the meat and potatoes of a brilliant metal classic.

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Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult

Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult - free guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello. Describing technique and the know-how of an amazing song.

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The Trooper - Iron Maiden

The Trooper - Iron Maiden - free guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello. Breaking down a very influential metal song with great riffs & harmony.

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Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

Breaking down the intro "main riff" & the chords in the chorus Em, C, G, & D.

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A Minor Pentatonic - Blues Scale Shredding Guitar Lesson

Getting two different patterns to join each other by practicing slowly and clearly. First pattern is about the pic being in between the B & G string. The second pattern is all about economy picking where you will experience a “down-down- up-down-double pull off”.

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