Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Learn A Riff By SRV

Hey All, Check out our latest youtube tutorial here. Take this one slowly as it is a mouthful musically speaking. You can now become a monthly donor to our cause here at Rawk U. Check out our Patreon page: Patreon

Friday, September 7, 2018

Dave Pajo Speaks On Music

Hey All, I found this interview with Dave Pajo interesting. He talks all things guitar and how Berklee wasn't a good fit. (Just Like Me!) Enjoy Courtest of musicradar.com https://www.musicradar.com/news/david-pajos-top-5-tips-for-guitarists-you-dont-have-to-know-music-theory-to-convey-an-emotion

Friday, August 10, 2018

How To Play Under The Bridge- Latest Youtube Video

Hey Guys, Here's the latest from the youtube channel. Here I teach the intro to "Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers. This song can be found on their album "Blood Sugar Sex Magick." Stay tuned as we are gearing up to start offering a series of guitar lessons featuring the heroes of the classic rock genre. This video series will be called "Classic Rock Masters", and will start being available in the late fall for purchase on Rawku.com.

Friday, July 27, 2018

New Youtube Video Up!

Hey Guys, Just did a video on the entire intro of "Ten Years Gone" by Led Zeppelin. Watch the video to learn a few new interesting chord types and shapes, such as Maj 7 and Diminished!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Hi Guys, Here's the latest installment from our youtube channel. In this video we discuss how to use a major pentatonic riff to interject some excitement in a I-IV-V blues progression.

Saturday, July 7, 2018


Hi Everybody, I recently re-booted my Youtube page. I am doing videos on a myriad of topics mostly related to rock guitar playing. Check Out the channel here: youtube.com/danielelectric Check out the latest video:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Learning To Tune Up By Ear

I came to a startling realization recently: Some of my students don't know how to tune a guitar by ear. Spending some time to learn this very important skill is very worthwhile. I can easily see why some people never learn the skill. These days, it is super common to just stick a portable tuner on your headstock, and just rely on it for all your tuning needs. Problem is, what do you do if your battery dies? There are times i rely on electronic tuners as well. Mostly in the live performance setting, when a musician is expected to not only be in perfect tune with him/her self but all the other musicians on stage as well. Taking the time to start being able to hear when a string is in tune is crucial if you ever want to develop good relative pitch. Relative Pitch is the ability to identify or re-create a given musical note by comparing it to a reference note. Once you develop this skill, you can start to pick out single note lines, and then chords and even eventually guitar solos. I truly believe that taking the time to pick up the tuning by ear can lead a person directly down that path. There comes to mind another very practical reason one might want to be able to tune by ear. Say you just happen to find your guitar leaning against the wall in your house. The guitar hasn't been played in a while, and its most likely not tuned. You left your tuner at your friends' house. Damn, you think to yourself "I really wish i knew how to tune by ear." Go look up a youtube video and teach yourself this crucial skill today!