Author: Steveflieskites

January 18, 2018

Beginners Math Rock Lesson

How to Play Math Rock?

Hello, Steve here. I made this tutorial video for those whom are interested in learning how to start writing and playing math rock for guitar. The lesson is separated into three segments, first we'll learn some mathy style chords, secondly we'll take these chords and use them to practice some mathy style rhythm exercises, and lastly, we'll touch upon odd time and compound time signatures. In each section you'll learn some music theroy too, great stuff! You can find tabs for all the exercises below, and if you would like a Guitar Pro version of the exercises, head over to my patreon page, and become a patron, thanks.




Beginners Math Rock Examples & Exercises


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math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.

January 10, 2018

Mountains - Bittersweet Blue

A music video for the song Bittersweet blue by my band, Mountain, from the debut album Tenses. It's a fun song to play and has a nice progression to it. Watch above and have a go at learning it yourself. Thanks. If you would like a Guitar Pro version of all the exercises to practice along to, head over to my patreon page, thanks




Mountains -Bittersweet Blue Tab


Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.

January 5, 2018

Guitar Techniques & Songwriting Techniques of Yvette Young

In this lesson, you can learn how to play like Yvette Young. To do this, I broke the video up into two parts. Part one looks at guitar techniques she uses and part two looks at her song writing techniques. I worked this all out by researching how she plays and by analyzing her song writing techniques by analyzing two of her songs: Pelagic and Nautilus, by analyzing these songs, I was able to gain insight into possible ways that she writes songs. You can find tabs for both the songs below, and if you would like a Guitar Pro version both the songs as well as my examples, head over to my patreon page, thanks




Covet – Pelagic Tab

Covet – Nautilus Tab

My Yvette Young Examples


Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.

December 9, 2017

Math Rock Guitar Cover: Vacant Today, by my band Mountains.

A guitar play-through of the song Vacant Today from the debut album Tenses, by my band Mountains. It's a fun little fast pace song to play and has a nice progression to it. Listen below and have a go at learning it yourself. Thanks. If you would like a Guitar Pro version of all the exercises to practice along to, head over to my patreon page, thanks




Mountains – Vacant Today Tab


Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.

December 1, 2017

Math Rock Bass Guitar Lesson - Approaches to Writing Ideas, Melodies and Progression

I met up with my good friend Ali to talk about bass guitar in math rock. We chatted about how bass guitar can be applied in a different manner compared to other genres, how to write ideas, how to make a progression and using bass as a focal point in writing. Some good insight even if you aren't a bass player. Tabs for the examples can be found below, and if you'd like a guitar pro file then head over to my patreon page, thanks.




Mountains – Future Extract Example

Mountains – Present Extract Example


Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.

November 22, 2017

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Guitar Cover

Hey all. I'm getting into the Christmas spirit by arranging my own version of the Christmas classic: Santa Claus is Coming to Town. It was quite a challenge to put together, but I'm happy with the result and I learnt a lot more about video editing. I hope you enjoy it! Tabs below, and if you'd like a guitar pro file then head over to my patreon page, thanks.




Santa Claus is Coming to Town Guitar Cover


Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.

October 29, 2017

Hybrid Picking, a how to guide

In this lesson I wanted to show you why I like to use hybrid picking and some reasons why you might consider learning to yourself (if you haven't already^^). If you would like a Guitar Pro version of all the exercises to practice along to, head over to my patreon page, thanks.




Hybrid picking, a how to guide


Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.

October 13, 2017

Some nice chords in Open G Tuning - DGDGBD



If you would like a Guitar Pro version of all the ideas I used to practice along to, head over to my patreon page, thanks.


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Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.


September 24, 2017

CHON Riffs - A Short Guide



Some of my own CHON style riffs and licks. In the video I explain what tools I used to write them and how you can use them to play in a similar style. Can you guess which songs inspired each lick? If you would like a Guitar Pro version of all the licks to practice along to, head over to my patreon page, thanks.

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Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.


September 11, 2017

Final Fantasy 7 Guitar - Victory Fanfare, Cosmo Canyon & Aeris's (Aerith's) Theme



Some of my own compositions of one of my all time favourite games: Final Fantasy 7. Hope you dig it. If you would like a Guitar Pro version of all the songs to practice along to, head over to my patreon page, thanks.


Join others in supporting the work that I do and get access to extras (GuitarPro Files, Tabs and extra lessons) by heading over to my patreon page, thank you.

Support Let'sTalkAboutMathRock on Patreon!

math rock

Want to improve your guitar playing skills? Of course you do! Creative Guitar 1 and 2 are my go-to books when it comes to improving my skills. They are both written by the master of guitar himself, Guthrie Govan. Book 1 is for beginners to immediate players, and book 2 is for more adept players. Check the links below for more information, thanks.