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Instruments > Guitar > Rock Guitar with Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert
Guitar Lessons

Paul Gilbert has poured a wealth of musical knowledge into hundreds of rock guitar lessons. Students in the electric guitar course have unlimited access to these video lessons, as well as guitar tabs and study materials (like the "Paul Gilbert Book of Guitar").

 Guitar shredding techniques  Pentatonic exercises

 Interviews with guitar icons  Large library of feedback

Paul Gilbert online music lessons

What You'll Learn

What ultimately sets these rock guitar lessons apart from other offerings is the ability to submit a video for review using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Paul reviews each submission and records a video response, offering specific guidance to take your guitar playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library and watch each other’s interactions with Paul. This library is constantly expanding and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

Top Quality Guitar Lessons

  • 100s of guitar lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

About Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert has made Guitar World's "50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time", and his guitar shredding is legendary. Paul picked up his first guitar when he was 5 years old. By the time he was 15, he was featured in Guitar Player magazine. After graduating from the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Los Angeles, Paul immediately joined the faculty as a guitar teacher. While teaching, he formed the band Racer X and Grammy-nominated group Mr. Big. Paul breaks down his iconic playing techniques and practice drills. He's known for his enthusiastic and approachable guitar lessons, which are founded on decades of experience.

Rock Guitar Lessons


  • Introduction to Basic Rock Guitar
  • Getting Your Sound
  • Tuning
  • E Major Chord
  • Holding the Pick: Down/Up Strokes
  • Moving Chords
  • Left Hand Position
  • The Chicka
  • Pentatonic Chicka 1
  • Indestructible Guitar
  • Chord Stopping
  • A Minor and C Major Chords
  • Left Hand Muting
  • Strumming Accuracy
  • The Thwump
  • Bus Fare for the B7
  • A String Bar Chords
  • Sus Chords
  • Power Chord Syncopations
  • Power Pinky
  • Time to Crank Up
  • Palm Muting
  • Single Note Introduction
  • Feeling the Motion
  • Recap on Strumming, Chords, and Controlling the Electric Guitar
  • Syncopated Pentatonic
  • Pentatonic Chicka 2
  • Bending Strings
  • Second Bend
  • Sliding
  • Basic String Skipping
  • Rhythmic Bending
  • The Pinky Stretch
  • Picking Revolution
  • Picking Groove Precision
  • Basic Pull-Offs
  • Stadium Trill
  • Pinky Trill
  • Bending/Pull-Off Combination
  • Pick Muting
  • Bending to Chord Tones
  • The Muted Sweep
  • Triplet Pull-Offs
  • Hammer-On Triplets
  • Shuffle
  • Upstrokes on a Downbeat
  • 16th Note Triplets in a Shuffle
  • Shuffle on the Volcano
  • Big String Skipping Shuffle
  • Syncopated Shuffle
  • Heavy Metal Shuffle
  • Southern Shuffle
  • Rock This Shuffle
  • The Thumb is not Forbidden
  • Intense Thumb
  • Arpeggiating Chords 1
  • Arpeggiating Chords 2
  • Arpeggiating Chords 3
  • Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
  • Submit a Placement Video

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What's In This Plan

  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Video Exchange Library
  • 1 Video Submission to Teacher
  • Music Theory Workshop
  • Acoustic Guitar 101