17th Avenue Rock (A Robot Apocalypse)

Photograph by Robert Couse-Baker, distributed under CC-BY 4.0 license.

Photograph by Robert Couse-Baker, distributed under CC-BY 4.0 license.

Today’s riff combines the power and the fury of power chords with the E-natural minor scale on the 6th string and the imagination of a 10-year-old student named Jack who co-wrote this song.
If you’re following along with the book, The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids: White Belt Edition, this study correlates directly to pages 48-50 in the book.

The entire song is built around this simple rhythm:

|ry q q q|

In order to master this riff, count and clap along with the recording:


1 & 2 3 4

If your music teacher uses the Kodaly system for rhythms, you might feel more comfortable counting like this:

Ti-Ti Ta Ta

Remember, always practice new pieces slowly with a metronome one measure at a time. Follow this advice, and you’ll be the lord and master over the robot apocalypse.

For the full lesson, click on the PDF below:

17th Avenue Rock (A Robot Apocalypse)

Backing Track With Guitar 90 BPM

Backing Track Without the Guitar 90 BPM

 

Backing Track With Guitar 75 BPM

Backing Track Without the Guitar 75 BPM

If you’re interested in more great lessons, check out The Ultimate Rock Guitar Dojo for Kids: White Belt Edition rated 5-stars on Amazon. “AWESOME!!!! Super useful and fun, totally reccomend this for all ages!” -Amazon customer.

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