Watch the 30 Hot Rod Guitar Licks online guitar lesson by Bill Kirchen from 30 Hot Rod Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Welcome! We'll use a big umbrella for this course, 30 Hot Rod Guitar Licks You Must Know, covering music from rock and roll, country, rockabilly, surf, blues, and swing. The common ground here is riffs, solos, and rhythms with drive and excitement, often with a little attitude and swagger. We'll spend a lot of time on the fat strings at the low end of the guitar, where the twang lives. We'll learn useful riffs, bends, and double-stops up the neck. There's good mechanical information here as well, right and left hand strategies that can make difficult sounding licks suddenly doable.

I've been a working guitarist for close to 50 years now, playing my own material under my own name, while also working with some other very interesting and creative artists. I love this stuff, and am extremely happy to give other guitarists the keys to the kingdom. So grab your guitar, climb on board, and we'll crank this hotrod up!