Latest lesson plans: Randy Rhoads and Paul Gilbert

We're building up our range of 'in the style of' guitar lesson plans and have two new plans on Randy Rhoads and Paul Gilbert. Even if your student hasn't hear either guitarist's music before it's worth checking out as they contain challenging licks incorporating multiple techniques. The Paul Gilbert licks will definitely challenge even the more advanced students.

PRO-07 Randy Rhoads

Teach your student how Randy changed the face of lead guitar playing. Teach your student how he used legato, tapping and phrasing in a few interesting licks. The lesson also has a quick look at his rhythm approach.

PRO-08 Paul Gilbert

This is a great lesson for intermediate to advanced students as Paul's playing is highly technical. Show your student different ways they can approach complicated licks and how to break them down in the learning process. The included Teacher's Guide will show you one possible way you could teach an entire lesson using this lesson plan.

More lesson plans on other guitarists coming in the next couple of days.

PRO-07 Randy Rhoads

About this lesson

This lesson gives your student an overview of a couple aspects of Randy Rhoads' style of playing. Randy was well known for his lead playing so the lesson looks at his use of legato, tapping and phrasing. One aspect of his rhythm playing is also covered so your student can have a glimpse into both areas. If your student enjoys the style of licks used in this lesson you can take it further by giving the student one of his songs to work on.

This lesson will teach your student:

  • Randy's approach to lead focusing on legato, tapping and phrasing
  • Using pedal tones and double stops
  • Alternate picking using the pentatonic scale

The Teacher's Guide explains each lick so read through the guide before giving this lesson to your student.

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