Author: Rock Dojo

Five Practice Tips for Mastering the Guitar

No doubt about it, playing rock guitar is the epitome of cool.  There’s something about the screech and squeal of a Fender “Stratocaster” through an old tube amp or the low, throaty growl of a Gibson “Les Paul” through a Marshall stack that captures the imagination and thrills the soul. But there are times when learning to […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #3 Dickey Betts

When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and jazz players, here are […]

Children and the Benefits of Music Education

The Benefits of Music Education Whether your passionate about learning Beethoven or Chuck Berry, music lessons are a powerful vehicle for self-expression, inspiration, and personal development.  Even if you are six or eighty-six years old, music lessons sharpen the mind, calm the spirit, and enhance creativity. But did you know music lessons could actually make you […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #4 Albert Lee

When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and jazz players, here are […]

Five Guitarists Every Kid Should Listen To: #5 Steve Cropper

When it comes to legendary rock guitarists, most kids know about the big three: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards. A Young Steve Cropper But there has been a pantheon of gifted and innovative guitarists contributing to the evolution of popular music over the years. From blazing bebop and country soloists to soulful blues and […]

Lesson 1- Boogie Blues in G Major

Today, we’re going to look at an easy 12-bar boogie boogie blues in the key of G.  The boogie woogie originated in the 1920s by African-American piano players like Pintetop Smith. John Lee Hooker’s “Boogie Chillen” and Eric Clapton’s “I’m Tore Down” are two iconic examples of the boogie woogie played on the guitar. The […]