17th Avenue Rock (A Robot Apocalypse)

Posted by RockDojo on Monday, December 14, 2015
Photograph by Robert Couse-Baker, distributed under CC-BY 4.0 license.

Photograph by Robert Couse-Baker, distributed under CC-BY 4.0 license.

Today’s riff combines the power and the fury of power chords with the E-natural minor scale on the 6th string and the imagination of a 10-year-old student named Jack who co-wrote this song.
If you’re following along with the book, The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids: White Belt Edition, this study correlates directly to pages 48-50 in the book.

The entire song is built around this simple rhythm:

|ry q q q|

In order to master this riff, count and clap along with the recording:


1 & 2 3 4

If your music teacher uses the Kodaly system for rhythms, you might feel more comfortable counting like this:

Ti-Ti Ta Ta

Remember, always practice new pieces slowly with a metronome one measure at a time. Follow this advice, and you’ll be the lord and master over the robot apocalypse.

For the full lesson, click on the PDF below:

17th Avenue Rock (A Robot Apocalypse)

Backing Track With Guitar 90 BPM:

Backing Track Without the Guitar 90 BPM:

 

Backing Track With Guitar 75 BPM:

Backing Track Without the Guitar 75 BPM:

If you’re interested in more great lessons, check out The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids: White Belt Edition rated 5-stars on Amazon. “AWESOME!!!! Super useful and fun, totally reccomend this for all ages!” -Amazon customer.

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