TECHNICAL FOCUS DEMO VIDEOS - GUITAR

Watch session musician Jon Wright demonstrate skills and techniques assessed in a range of our guitar technical focus songs. Jon Wright is professional guitarist who works as a band member, accompanist, studio and online session guitarist and a dep guitarist. He performs around the world in rock and pop bands and writes and records for media such as TV adverts, catalogue music and online media such as the BBC. He studied music at Ruskin University and is also a singer.

On this page:
Single note riff in 'Sixteen Saltines'
Rhythm of the riff in '20th Century Boy'
Melodic playing and chord accuracy in 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night'
Left hand damping in 'Ex's & Oh's'
Palm muting in 'Brass In Pocket'
Rapid picking in 'Rope'
Articulation in 'Love Is A Losing Game'
Unison bends in 'The Riverboat Song'
Bends in 'Day Tripper'
Hammer-ons within chords in 'The Wind Cries Mary'

SINGLE NOTE RIFF IN 'SIXTEEN SALTINES' BY JACK WHITE

Explore how to play the single note riff in 'Sixteen Saltines' by Jack White.

RHYTHM OF THE RIFF IN '20TH CENTURY BOY' BY T. REX

Learn how to master the rhythm of the riff in '20th Century Boy' by T. Rex.

MELODIC PLAYING AND CHORD ACCURACY IN 'WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT' BY NIRVANA

Learn how to approach melodic playing and chord accuracy in 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night' by Nirvana.

LEFT HAND DAMPING IN 'EX'S & OH'S' BY ELLE KING

Learn how to master left hand damping in 'Ex's & Oh's' by Elle King.

PALM MUTING IN 'BRASS IN POCKET' BY THE PRETENDERS

Learn how to master palm muting in 'Brass in Pocket' by the Pretenders.

RAPID PICKING IN 'ROPE' BY FOO FIGHTERS

Learn how to master rapid picking in 'Rope' by Foo Fighters.

ARTICULATION IN 'LOVE IS A LOSING GAME' BY AMY WINEHOUSE

Learn how to master articulation in 'Love Is A Losing Game' by Amy Winehouse.

UNISON BENDS IN 'THE RIVERBOAT SONG' BY OCEAN COLOUR SCENE

Learn how to master unison bends in 'The Riverboat Song' by Ocean Colour Scene.

BENDS IN 'DAY TRIPPER' BY THE BEATLES

Learn how to master bends in 'Day Tripper' by The Beatles.

HAMMER-ONS WITHIN CHORDS IN 'THE WIND CRIES MARY' BY JIMI HENDRIX

Learn how to master hammer-ons within chords in 'The Wind Cries Mary' by Jimi Hendrix.

"IT'S REALLY NICE HAVING THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU LIKE ... IT'S HELPED ME DEVELOP AS A MUSICIAN."

JOSHUA, GRADE 7 GUITARIST

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