Rock Legends: Artist Series – Gus G

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Course Description

Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and founding member of Firewind, Gus G, takes you into the world of Speed Picking, Artificial Harmonics, and Power Chords. He teaches you exercises that will enhance your playing and your creativity. Gus walks you through face melting solos, as well as showing you how to play songs by Ozzy, and Firewind.

This course begins with Gus showing you picking exercises that will build your speed and hand coordination.


What is taught in this series?

  • Speed Picking
  • Solo Riff Ideas
  • Octaves for Soloing
  • Economy of Motion
  • “Wall of Sound” by Firewind
  • “Let Me Hear You Scream” by Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Bark At The Moon” by Ozzy Osbourne
Speed Picking Drill 

Gus shows you a lick he "stole" from Paul Gilbert. This will get your right hand playing faster, no matter which genre of music you prefer. Great for all players.

Two Great Solo Riff Ideas 

Gus shows you two great riffs you can get down and make your own. These are great ideas to include into your rock guitar solos.

Octaves for Soloing 

Gus G shows you some great ways to build your guitar solos using octaves.

Common Fingers 

Gus shows you how his "common fingers" technique can help you move around to differnet chords, with less finger movement on your fretting hand. It also opens up a world of new chords and shapes. He uses his song "Few Against Many" as a great example.

Common Chord Shapes 

Gus shows you some really cool chords, that you can move between quite easily, based on their common shapes.

“Wall of Sound” by Firewind 

Gus shows you how to play the main riff to the song "Wall Of Sound" by his band, Firewind.

“Let Me Hear You Scream” by Ozzy Osbourne 

This time, Gus shows you how to play the Ozzy song, "Let Me Hear You Scream," which Gus recorded with Ozzy in 2010.

“Bark At The Moon” by Ozzy Osbourne 

Gus G shows you how he plays the Ozzy song "Bark at the Moon." This is the version he plays live with Ozzy on stage.

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