Best Guitar Courses for Rock n’ Roll
If you’re ready to rock, there’s an extensive collection of courses in the Fret Zealot app (Android and iOS) specifically to teach you Rock n’ Roll. Check out these guitar courses below! Each is tailored to a specific technique and skill level, so you can jump right in on the advanced courses, or work your way up! They’re organized from easiest to hardest.
Easy Rock Guitar for Beginners by Julian Cooper
Beginner level – Riffs
Perfect For: a newer guitar player who wants to jump right into playing songs. You’ll learn common rock styles and techniques.
What You’ll Learn: 14 unique riffs with detailed lessons on how to play them perfectly. Three speeds of MP3 backing tracks are included for each lesson, plus one without guitar (so you can play along). You’ll also receive the tabs for each riff.
Check out our demo and overview of the Easy Rock Guitar for Beginners course below!
Power Chord Workout for Guitar by Chris Rupp
Beginner level – Rhythm Guitar
Perfect For: learning the power chords from your favorite artist that inspired you to play in the first place!
What You’ll Learn: this is a crash course in power chords, which are fundamental to any rock song. There are 20 exercises, tablature right in the video, and clear instructions so that you can not only play correctly, but learn the strumming patterns and rhythm as well.
Play Lead Guitar the Easy Way by John Robson
Beginner level – Lead Guitar
Perfect For: anyone who wants to freestyle at home, have jam sessions, or who dreams of rock stardom, but doesn’t know where to begin.
What You’ll Learn: this is a crash course in pentatonic scales – it sounds complicated, but these scales are incredibly simple once John demystifies their patterns while Fret Zealot displays them in real time. The pentatonic scale is the basis of many rock solos, and with this course, you’ll quickly learn how to play lead guitar.
Check out our demo and overview of the Play Lead Guitar the Easy Way course below!
Strumming Simplified by Steve Glazer
Intermediate level – Rhythm Guitar
Perfect For: the person who knows how to play guitar, but whose playing feels bland and uninspired.
What You’ll Learn: chord progressions and strumming patterns that will make any chord or note you play sound like rock. Look for the sections on Rock 8th Note Downstrokes, Sixteenth Note Rhythms, Hard Rock / Metal Rhythms, and Iconic Rhythms to learn why rock songs just sound so good.
Check out our demo and overview of the Strumming Simplified course below!
Ultimate Beginner Rock Guitar Masterclass by Henry Olsen
Intermediate level – Riffs / Songs / Theory
Perfect For: the all-in-one solution to jump starting your rock guitar skills.
What You’ll Learn: well over 5 hours of step-by-step instruction of theory and song technique tutorials. The song demos have two speeds of playalong videos along with downloadable tabs and MP3 backing tracks. Henry even created 10 custom licks of his own to teach you!
Learn 200+ Legendary Classic Rock Riffs by Tom Saguto
Advanced level – Riffs / Songs
Perfect For: cover artists and anyone who loves singing and playing along to their favorite songs.
What You’ll Learn: this is the holy grail of rock riffs. It covers classics from the 60s to the 90s and teaches you exactly how to master those iconic riffs that inspired generations of players. Learn everything from AC/DC to ZZ Top and more! You’ll get the video lessons plus detailed tabs and Guitar Pro files.
Check out our demo and overview of the Learn 200+ Legendary Classic Rock Guitar Riffs course below!
Pure Pentatonic Power by Julian Cooper
Advanced level – Lead Guitar / Licks
Perfect For: experienced players in need of fresh inspiration and techniques to try.
What You’ll Learn: 18 unique high octane licks in 5 different keys. This is the pinnacle of all rock courses and doesn’t cut corners- you learn what the masters do. Each section has a performance at three speeds to demonstrate what you’ll be learning and each lesson has a tab available for download.
Check out our demo and overview of the Pure Pentatonic Power course below!
The Guitar of Chuck Berry – Fifties Rock & Roll Guitar Styles by David Moore
Advanced level – Lead Guitar / Licks
Perfect For: experienced players who want to learn the styles of the masters that made rock n’ roll what it is today
What You’ll Learn: one HUNDRED videos teaching everything about Chuck Berry’s signature style including licks, chords, song intros, solos, and more! The things you learn in this series can be used in all kinds of blues-based music – from classic rock to heavy metal and punk.
Want to give acoustic guitar a try? Check out our guide to the Best Courses for Learning Acoustic Guitar.