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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, study materials, and the opportunity to swap videos with Paul.

 Guitar shredding techniques  Pentatonic exercises

 Interviews with guitar icons  Large library of feedback

About Rock Guitar with Paul Gilbert

Unleash your inner guitar virtuoso and embark on a transformative musical journey with acclaimed guitarist Paul Gilbert. Welcome to the world of the Rock Guitar with Paul Gilbert on ArtistWorks, where aspiring guitarists of all levels can master the instrument and reach new heights of musical prowess.

Paul Gilbert, known for his extraordinary technical abilities, innovative style, and magnetic stage presence, is here to guide you through every step of your guitar-playing adventure. With decades of experience as a professional musician and as a revered guitar instructor, Paul Gilbert is the ideal mentor to help you refine your skills and tap into your full potential.

This online guitar course is designed to cater to all skill levels, from beginners looking to grasp the fundamentals to intermediate and advanced players seeking to expand their repertoire and push the boundaries of their abilities. Whether you aspire to play rock, blues, metal, or any other genre, Paul Gilbert's versatile teaching approach will equip you with the tools, techniques, and knowledge you need to excel.

One of the standout features of the Rock Guitar with Paul Gilbert is the interactive video exchange platform. This unique system allows you to submit videos of your playing directly to Paul himself, who will provide personalized feedback, guidance, and encouragement. This invaluable one-on-one interaction ensures that you receive tailored instruction that caters to your specific needs, enabling you to progress rapidly and overcome any challenges you may encounter along the way.

Inside the course, you'll find an extensive library of high-definition video lessons covering a wide range of topics, including guitar basics, scales and modes, improvisation, speed techniques, advanced rhythm playing, music theory, and much more. Each lesson is meticulously crafted, breaking down complex concepts into easily digestible segments, so you can learn at your own pace and build a solid foundation of skills.

In addition to the comprehensive video lessons, you'll gain access to a wealth of supplementary learning materials. These include downloadable tablature, backing tracks, and sheet music, allowing you to practice the techniques taught by Paul Gilbert in a variety of musical contexts.

Join a vibrant community of guitar enthusiasts from around the world through the course's active forum. Engage in discussions, seek advice, and connect with fellow learners who share your passion for the guitar. The supportive environment fosters a sense of camaraderie and provides an additional avenue for learning and growth.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the world's greatest guitarists. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, the Rock Guitar with Paul Gilbert course on ArtistWorks will unlock your true potential and revolutionize the way you approach the guitar. So, grab your guitar, get ready to rock, and start your musical journey today!

About Video Exchange® Learning

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.

About Paul Gilbert

Rock Guitarist Paul Gilbert began playing by ear at 9 years old and spent his teenage years playing in bars around Pittsburgh, PA. At 17, Paul moved to Hollywood to attend the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT.) At 18, he was hired as GIT's youngest instructor. At the same time, Paul released the first album with his band RACER X, which became one of the top-selling acts in the L.A. club scene. In 1988, Paul joined forces with bassist Billy Sheehan to form MR. BIG. The band went on to have #1 chart success with their single, "To Be With You," and sell out multiple nights at Japan's Budokan arena. Paul's "Intense Rock" series of instructional videos became legendary for their clarity, humor, and jaw-dropping technique. Paul has also recorded over 20 albums as a solo artist, performed on Joe Satriani's G3 tour, is a long-time endorser of Ibanez guitars, and hosts The Great Guitar Escape camp. Through his ArtistWorks course, Paul breaks down all his iconic playing techniques and practice drills with the enthusiasm and approachability he's known for.

Rock Guitar Lessons


Introduction to Basic Rock Guitar
Getting Your Sound
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
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Single Note Introduction
Submit a Placement Video
Feeling the Motion
Recap on Strumming, Chords, and Controlling the Electric Guitar
Syncopated Pentatonic
Pentatonic Chicka 2
Bending Strings
Second Bend
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
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


Pentatonic Solo 1
Pentatonic Solo 2
Pentatonic Solo 3
Pentatonic Solo 4
Pentatonic Solo 5
Pentatonic Solo 6
Pentatonic Solo 7
Pentatonic Solo 8
Pentatonic Solo 9
Pentatonic Solo 10
Pentatonic Unison Bends
Pentatonic Recap
Blues Scale
Harmonies in Pentatonic
Adding Major 3rd and Major 6th
Fast Rock Triplets
Fast Picking Blues Scale
The Seeds of 16th Notes
Fast Descending Pentatonic Pattern 1
Fast Descending Pentatonic Pattern 2
Picking 3 Over 4
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Submit a Placement Video


Introduction to Advanced Rock Guitar
Introduction to Fast Playing
A Minor Pentatonic 1
A Minor Pentatonic 2
A Minor Pentatonic 3
A Minor Pentatonic 4
A Natural Minor
A Minor 9
A Blues
A Natural Minor "The" Picking Lick
String Skipping 1
String Skipping 2
String Skipping 3
String Skipping 4
String Skipping 5
String Skipping 6
String Skipping 7
String Skipping 8
Time Squeeze
3 Note Per String Major Scale
Scales - Low Strings
Scales - Mid Strings
Scales - High Strings
Additional Submitted Songs and Miscellaneous Topics
Arpeggios - Major Triad
Submit a Placement Video
Arpeggios - Minor Triad
E Minor 9 Arpeggio
Blues Arpeggios
Arpeggio Recap
Outro Speech

30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge - 2017 (Archive)

Power Tools

Shake It Don't Break It
The Thumb and the Thwump
Contrast and CONTRAST
Phrase That Pianos Can't Do
How Angry Are You?
Don't Let the Drummer Be the Only One In the Band Who Rocks
Dum Pah Chicka (Kung Pao)
Giant Finger Endings
Vibrato Up to the Sky or Down to the Ground
Rock Wrist Transitions
Chicka Funka Thumb
Giant Finger Jumping
Dynamic Pentatonic Challenge
Werewolves of Portland
King Arthur's Legato Picking Arpeggios
Minor Mix Up
With a Little Help From Adjacent Muting
Wrist Twist Anti Sausage
Non Widley Sixes
Tears For Muted Picking
Smooth Scales
Anchors Away


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