Stanley Guitar Lessons

Lessons with links to download files:

Lesson 1:

1 22 Jun 2021 at 04_51_47 Tuning

2 22 Jun 2021 at 05_00_19 Smoke on the


Smoke on the Water – Performed by Deep Purple (i.e. how it should sound)

Image above is Ritchie Blackmore – the Deep Purple guitarist, who is very influential and very good indeed. He plays a Fender Stratocaster, like your guitar will be.

Tuning a guitar to itself

Smoke on the Water – Simple Guitar Tab

Lesson 2:

3 22 Jun 2021 at 05_35_35 E

4 22 Jun 2021 at 16/15/50 Introduction to Dorian scale

5 23 Jun 2021 at 05/54/31 Metronome

6 22 Jun 2021 at 17/15/05 EXAMPLE OF RHYTHM PLAYING


Chord of E Tab

[ TO BE ADDED ] First 6 notes of the Dorian scale on ‘top’ (sic) E string Tab

Lesson 3:

? A Chord

? D Chord

Power chord variants

Lesson 4:

? Introduction to Pentatonic in Key of A

? Introduction to 12 bar blues

Advanced Stuff for inspiration

Van Halen’s ‘Poundcake’

After a demonstration of Eddie Van Halen’s two handed tapping and ‘slapping techniques’ this goes on to show how to play Eddie Van Halen’s guitar parts in the Van Halen song ‘Poundcake’, which include using an electric drill to activate the guitar’s pickups.

The song has multiple riffs using power chords, good use of harmonics and a very good solo. It’s nice because you can see how it’s all done.

Van Halen’s ‘Judgment Day’ lesson

This guy has a whole channel dedicated to teaching how to play fun hard rock songs. A bit advanced for us, but something for the future no doubt.

Thrash rythm playing

Intro to metal style playing