6 Exercises From Iconic Songs (Guitar Tutorial)

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons / Jul 21

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Practice… The scariest word in a guitar player’s vocabulary. We all need it, but it can be challenging to stay motivated at times.

So, what if we could practice without it feeling like practice? What if we could practice while also learning and playing songs that we love?

In this lesson, we’re going to show you SIX iconic songs that are also great guitar exercises:

  1. “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix – Dexterity & Chromaticism
  2. Rumble” by Link Wray – Chord Changes & Triplets
  3. “Something” by The Beatles – Chord Embellishments
  4. “Shout It Out Loud” by KISS – Vibrato & Bending
  5. “Simple Man” by Lynard Skynyrd – Picking Accuracy
  6. “Good Times Bad Times” by Led Zeppelin – Lead Guitar & Dexterity

Like I always say, learning the guitar should be fun, so try this lesson out, and you’ll see how much fun practicing can be!

ABOUT AYLA TESLER-MABE Ayla has been making waves in the world of guitar playing as a professional guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, since the early age of 14. After she had only been playing for two years, her first YouTube video (a rendition of John Mayall’s “Hideaway”) put her on the map and kickstarted her music career. She has since been featured in Rolling Stone magazine, become a member of both the Ernie Ball and Fender family of artists, and earned various Berklee College of Music scholarships. Musically, Ayla finds great pleasure in exploring the numerous avenues available to her through various styles of music, as seen through her work with Calpurnia and Ludic.

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