Free Lessons Get Full Access

Drop B Tuning Etude - Intro & Performance

1 of 5

Lesson Excerpt: Hey guys, this month we're going to look at Drop B tuning. This tuning(B-A-D-G-B-e) simulates the sound of a seven string guitar and allows for some cool chord shapes and heavy riffs. Check out the short track I put together and then we'll break down...

2,284 Guitar Lessons and counting...

Online guitar lessons that deliver results.

Infinite Guitar offers online guitar lessons that deliver results. Are you looking to take your guitar playing to new heights? Learn guitar from professional guitar teachers all across the world. Our goal is to make you a successful guitarist in every way!

No matter your skill or style, our guitar lessons are designed to help you discover your infinite potential as a guitarist.

Guitar Teachers

Professional Guitar Teachers from around the world

If you seek professional guitar instruction, you've come to the right place. The instructors here at Infinite Guitar are highly skilled, not only with their instrument, but also in the art of teaching and helping you learn guitar online. Let us help you on your guitar journey!

All Styles.
All Levels.

Infinite Guitar's lesson library hosts guitar lessons of all styles and levels. Are you a beginner looking to rock out your first power chords? An advanced fusion guitarist looking to hone in on your theory knowledge?

Whatever your guitar journey, we've got you covered.

Get Free Lessons Instantly! You'll get them on the next page!

Complete Lessons & Track your Progress

Track your goals and get detailed statistics on the guitar lessons you've completed. To mark a lesson as complete, simply click the checkmark button on lists and lesson pages.

Track Guitar Lesson Progress

State of the Art Lesson Search Interface

The Lesson Search interface is designed to help you find exactly what you're looking for as quickly as possible. With category selections such as Lesson Type, Media, Difficulty, Topic, Style, and Instructors, you can instantly find the guitar lessons you want.

Guitar Lesson Search

Downloadable Backing Tracks

When learning guitar or any other instrument, application is key. That's why many of our guitar lessons are accompanied with backing tracks, allowing you to practice what you've learned in a fun and effective way.

And speaking of fun, you can even customize the colors of your audio player!

Guitar Backing Tracks

Customize your Audio Player

Get Free Lessons Instantly! You'll get them on the next page!

Guitar Tablature and Notation

Detailed Tablature & Notation

The guitar lessons at Infinite Guitar are accompanied with tablature that is both detailed and highly comprehensive. And for those who would rather learn using traditional notation instead of tablature, we provide notation as well.

Custom "Watch Later" List

Keep track of your favorite guitar lessons so you can re-watch and go back to them at a later time. To add a lesson to your Watch Later list, click the clock button on lists and lesson pages.

Watch Guitar Lessons Later

Downloadable Guitar Pro Files

We offer Guitar Pro files to be downloaded with our lessons. If you own Guitar Pro, you can play, study, and even edit our tabs! Enhance your learning experience at Infinite Guitar with Guitar Pro.

Guitar Pro
Mobile Guitar Lessons

Optimized for Tablets & Smartphones

No need to be stuck behind a desktop computer to enjoy Infinite Guitar's lessons. Take us mobile! Whatever your device, you'll have easy access to all our guitar lessons and you won't even have to download an app. Just come directly to the site and enjoy.

Get Free Lessons Instantly! You'll get them on the next page!

Personalized Profiles with Direct Messaging

Create a profile that represents you. Upload a profile photo and cover image, share links to your social pages, show your favorite Youtube video, tell people about your gear, and more.

You can also direct message other members and receive notifications.

Sample Profile Page

Personalized Profiles with Direct Messaging

What Members Are Saying

Bringing guitarists satisfaction one lesson at a time!

Join us on the journey! Sign Up

Similar Lessons

  • 'Blackout' - Exercise 3 "Blackout" - Exercise 3 0:51

    Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: This exercise utilizes the open 6th string as well as octave chords. In bars 10-13, we'll be playing the 6th string ringing out, but then be sure to palm mute that string starting on bar 14. While you play the octave chords, make sure your fret-han...

    Media Length: 0:51

  • Fahrenheit - Exercise 1 Fahrenheit - Exercise 1 0:42

    Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: With this first riff, we're going to be repeating it in a few different ways, mixing around the picking execution as well as the octaves. We'll also be using sixteenth notes exclusively. To start, check out the first 4 measures. Notice how the notes...

    Media Length: 0:42

  • Metal Madness  - Exercise 2 Metal Madness - Exercise 2 1:11

    Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Intermediate Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: In bars 9 through 12 of Exercise 2, we have a build-up where just the guitar and bass are prompting the drums to start playing so to speak. The most important part of this section is the use of rests. Make sure the rests are extremely tight sounding,...

    Media Length: 1:11

  • Riff Like Threat Signal - Intro & Verse Riff Like Threat Signal - Intro & Verse 0:38

    Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: Intro: Make the distinction between rests and longer note durations, for instance; the Bb note on the third fret in bar 1 is a held 8th beat, wheras the two 16ths that follow are short 16ths followed by a rest. Palm muting is imparitive and it's im...

    Media Length: 0:38

  • Megadeth Riffage! - Riff 3 (Verse) Megadeth Riffage! - Riff 3 (Verse) 0:38

    Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: Continuing with a similar vibe as the segway riff, the rhythm is broken up and we add "space" for Dave's snarls. Note: The last eighth note in bar 18 and the first in 19 are tied, and then followed by a series of low E pick strokes beginning with an...

    Media Length: 0:38

  • Mind Melt - Exercise 4 Mind Melt - Exercise 4 1:27

    Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: To close out the piece, we're going to break away from the intense rhythm playing on the lower strings and play something a bit more melodic. Make sure all your pull-offs on the G string sound clean and equal in volume to the other notes. And don't ...

    Media Length: 1:27

  • Chronic Xorn - Mercy Solo Chronic Xorn - Mercy Solo 2:06

    Instructor: Travis Montgomery Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: Here's a lick that I used in a guest solo for the band Chronic Xorn. The song is called "Mercy". I was going for a Paul Gilbert-esque string skipping type feel. This lick uses quite a bit of hammer-ons, pull-offs, tapping, and a bit of alternate...

    Media Length: 2:06

  • 'Blackout' - Full Video "Blackout" - Full Video 1:35

    Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: Welcome to the "Blackout" tutorial! With this song, we're going to look at some ideas focusing primarily on metal and Eastern styles. Also, note that this song is in Drop D tuning. If you aren't exactly sure what that is, click here. Once you check...

    Media Length: 1:35

  • Polyrhythmic Modulation: Playing the Riff Part 1 Polyrhythmic Modulation: Playing the Riff Part 1 4:00

    Instructor: Mike Salow Level: Intermediate Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: When it comes to playing this riff there are a few things to consider. First off we do not have a difficult fretting hand part. The picking hand is what we need to focus on. In order to play this smoothly I use up strokes for all of the notes and I...

    Media Length: 4:00

  • Hybrid Riffing - Riff 1 Hybrid Riffing - Riff 1 0:27

    Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: RIFF 1 contains a whole bunch of hybrid picking and legato. This approach offers a rather "robotic" sound, as many of the notes lack having a defined "beginning", ie., a pick stroke. Focus heavily on the notated legato, pick-hand middle finger use as...

    Media Length: 0:27

  • In The Style of Scar Symmetry (Per Nilsson) - Part 4 In The Style of Scar Symmetry (Per Nilsson) - Part 4 1:18

    Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Crazy! Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: PART 4: Legato Arpeggio SequencesBars 17-22This section begins melodically, then climbs a 2 note per string pattern beginning on an up-stroke. This IS subjective as I know a lot of players who would attack this lick starting with a down-stroke instea...

    Media Length: 1:18

  • Riff Like Threat Signal - Performance Riff Like Threat Signal - Performance 1:14

    Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: Hey guys! This month, due to being heavily involved in the writing process of the new Threat Signal record, I decided to break down the mechanics of this interesting rhythm-style, in hopes that you can incorporate it into your own compositions. We'll...

    Media Length: 1:14

  • Turbulence - Full Video Turbulence - Full Video 1:32

    Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: Welcome! In this tutorial, we'll be learning a metal piece entitled "Turbulence". Please note that this song is in Drop D tuning. If you aren't exactly sure what that is, click here. Once you've viewed the video above, head on over to the next page...

    Media Length: 1:32

  • Djent Series Part 1 - Introduction Djent Series Part 1 - Introduction 0:32

    Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: Hey guys, This is part one in an upcoming series of lessons I'll be doing on the rhythmic concept of "djent". Derrived from a word "invented" by members of Meshuggah, and popularized by Periphery song-writer Misha Mansoor, the term has become synony...

    Media Length: 0:32

  • The Chase - Exercise 1 The Chase - Exercise 1 0:38

    Instructor: Sean Conklin Level: Advanced Topic: Cool Riffs Style: Metal

    Excerpt: The riff in this lesson is somewhat of a "build up" to the riff in the next lesson. It's primarily focused on the open Low E string as well as the E and F power chords on the A and D strings. Before playing the riff, be sure to study the rhythmic no...

    Media Length: 0:38

    Get Free Lessons Instantly! You'll get them on the next page!

    Member Login