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Chicago Music Exchange’s Alex Chadwick plays 100 of the most well-known guitar riffs – presented in chronological order from Chet Atkins to St. Vincent – all in ONE video take. Quite an accomplishment. He’s using a 1958 Fender Strat. The 100 guitar riffs are: 1 Mr. Sandman – Chet Atkins 2 Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash 3 Words of Love – Buddy Holly 4 Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry 5 Rumble – Link Wray 6 Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran 7 Pipeline – The Chantays 8 Miserlou – Dick Dale 9 Wipeout – Surfaris 10 Daytripper – The Beatles 11 Can’t Explain – The Who 12 Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones 13 Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix 14 Black Magic Woman – Santana 15 Helter Skelter – The Beatles 16 Oh Well – Fleetwood Mac 17 Crossroads – Cream 18 Communication Breakdown – Led Zeppelin 19 Paranoid – Black Sabbath 20 Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival 21 Funk 49 – James Gang 22 Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin 23 Bitch – Rolling Stones 24 Layla – Derek and the Dominos 25 School’s Out – Alice Cooper 26 Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple 27 Money – Pink Floyd 28 Jessica – Allman Brothers 29 La Grange – ZZ Top 30 20th Century Boy – T. Rex 31 Scarlet Begonias – Grateful Dead 32 Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd 33 Walk This Way – Aerosmith 34 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen 35 Stranglehold – Ted Nugent 36 Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy 37 Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult 38 Carry on My Wayward Son – Kansas 39 Blitzkreig Bop – The Ramones 40 Barracuda – Heart 41 Runnin’ with the Devil – Van Halen 42 Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits 43 Message in a Bottle – The Police 44 Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) – Neil Young 45 Back in Black – AC/DC 46 Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne 47 Spirit of Radio – Rush 48 Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan 49 Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes 50 Holy Diver – Dio 51 Beat It – Michael Jackson 52 Hot For Teacher – Van Halen 53 What Difference Does It Make – The Smiths 54 Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen 55 Money For Nothing – Dire Straits 56 You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi 57 The One I Love – REM 58 Where the Streets Have No Name – U2 59 Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses 60 Sweet Child ‘O Mine – Guns N’ Roses 61 Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue 62 Cult of Personality -Living Colour 63 Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue 64 Running Down a Dream – Tom Petty 65 Pictures of Matchstick Men – Camper Van Beethoven 66 Thunderstruck – AC/DC 67 Twice as Hard – Black Crowes 68 Cliffs of Dover – Eric Johnson 69 Enter Sandman – Metallica 70 Man in the Box – Alice in Chains 71 Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana 72 Give it Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers 73 Even Flow – Pearl Jam 74 Outshined – Soundgarden 75 Killing in the Name – Rage Against the Machine 76 Sex Type Thing – Stone Temple Pilots 77 Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz 78 Welcome to Paradise – Green Day 79 Possum Kingdom – Toadies 80 Say it Ain’t So – Weezer 81 Zero – Smashing Pumpkins 82 Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters 83 Sex and Candy – Marcy Playground 84 Smooth – Santana 85 Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers 86 Short Skirt, Long Jacket – Cake 87 Turn a Square – The Shins 88 Seven Nation Army – White Stripes 89 Hysteria – Muse 90 I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness 91 Blood and Thunder – Mastodon 92 Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet 93 Reptilia – The Strokes 94 Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand 95 Float On – Modest Mouse 96 Blue Orchid – White Stripes 97 Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day 98 Steady As She Goes – The Raconteurs 99 I Got Mine – Black Keys 100 Cruel – St. Vincent

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Study Units

An Overview

Ch. 1: Understanding Pitch

Ch. 2: Understanding Musical Pulse

Ch. 3: Understanding Volume

Ch. 4: Understanding Tone

Ch. 5: Understanding Melody

Ch. 6: Understanding Harmony

Ch. 7: Understanding Rhythm

Ch. 8: Understanding Bass

Ch. 9: Understanding Countermelody

Ch. 10: Understanding Structure

Ch. 11: Understanding Instrumentation

Ch. 12: Understanding Tempo

An Overview

Ch. 1: 19th Century: Pre-Foster

Ch. 2: Folk Music by the People

Ch. 3: Popular Music in its Infancy

Ch. 4: Stephen Foster – “Father of American Popular Music”

Ch. 5: The Importance of Stephen Foster

Ch. 6: Scott Joplin – “King of Ragtime”

Ch. 7: The Player Piano – Automated Music

Ch. 8: John Philip Sousa – “The March King”

Ch. 9: John Philip Sousa – Recording Artist and Activist

An Overview

Ch. 1: John Lomax – Recording American Roots Music

Ch. 2: Woody Guthrie – “Father of Modern American Folk Music”

Ch. 3: Leadbelly & Pete Seeger: End of the First Wave

Ch. 4: The Kingston Trio – Beginning of the Second Wave

Ch. 5: Joan Baez – “First Lady of Folk Music”

Ch. 6: Peter, Paul & Mary – Balancing the Message

Ch. 7: Robert Zimmerman – The Beginning of an American Icon

Ch. 8: Dylan in New York City

Ch. 9: Dylan after Newport

Ch. 10: The Importance of Dylan

Ch. 11: Folk Music in the 21st Century

An Overview

Ch. 1: The Roots of Country

Ch. 2: Bristol Beginnings

Ch. 3: The Grand Ole Opry

Ch. 4: Cowboys and the Movies

Ch. 5: Western Swing

Ch. 6: Bluegrass: Hillbilly on Caffeine

Ch. 7: Honky-tonk: Merging Two into One

Ch. 8: The Nashville Sound: Country-Pop

Ch. 9: Rockabilly – Country meets R&B

Ch. 10: Country Feminists Find Their Voice

Ch. 11: The Bakersfield Sound

Ch. 12: Austin “Outlaw” Country

Ch. 13: Neo-Traditionalists at the end of the 20th Century

Ch. 14: Mainstreaming Country in the ‘90s

Ch. 15: Redesigning Country in the 21st Century

An Overview

Ch. 1: What is Jazz?

Ch. 2: Before It Was Jazz

Ch. 3: Jazz is Born!

Ch. 4: Early Jazz Musicians

Ch. 5: Louis Armstrong

Ch. 6: Chicago and Harlem – Hub of 1920s Jazz

Ch. 7: Big Band – Jazz Swing!

Ch. 8: Big Band Musicians and Singers

Ch. 9: Jump Blues and Bop

Ch. 10: Cool Jazz

Ch. 11: Hard Bop

Ch. 12: Free Jazz – Breaking the Rules

Ch. 13: Fusion – The Jazz-Rock-Funk Experience

Ch. 14: Third Stream and World Jazz

Ch. 15: New Age & Smooth Jazz

Ch. 16: Summary – Jazz Lives!

An Overview

Ch. 1: Blues – The Granddaddy of American Popular Music

Ch. 2: Where Did the Blues Come From?

Ch. 3: What Are the Blues?

Ch. 4: How to Build the Blues

Ch. 5: Classic Blues – The Early Years

Ch. 6: Delta Blues – Authentic Beginnings

Ch. 7: Blues in the City – Migration and Power

Ch. 8: Blues in Britain – Redefining the Masters

Ch. 9: Contemporary Blues – Maturity and Respect

Ch. 10: The Relevancy of the Blues Today

Ch. 1: Timelines, Cultures & Technology

Ch. 2: Pre-Rock Influences

Ch. 3: Rock is Born!

Ch. 4: Rock is Named

Ch. 5: Doo-Wop

Ch. 6: Independent Record Labels

Ch. 7: Technology Shapes Rock ‘n’ Roll

Ch. 8: The Plan to Mainstream Rock ‘n’ Roll

Ch. 9: Payola – Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Scandal

Ch. 1: Crafting Sound in the Studio/Producers and Hit Songs

Ch. 2: West Coast Sound: Beach, Surf, and Teens

Ch. 3: The British Invasion: Two Prongs – Pop & Blues

Ch. 4: Motown and the Development of a Black Pop-Rock Sound

Ch. 5: Soul Music: Gospel and R&B in the Deep South

Ch. 6: The Sounds of Bubble Gum Pop-Rock

Ch. 7: The Arrival of Folk-Rock

Ch. 8: Psychedelic Rock ‘n’ Roll

Ch. 9: Early Guitar Gods of Rock

Ch. 10: Rock Festivals: The Rise and Fall of Music, Peace, and Love

Ch. 11: Anti-Woodstock and Shock Rock Movements

Ch. 1: Technological Breakthroughs

Ch. 2: Electronic Dance Music

Ch. 3: Hip-Hop & Rap – An Introduction

Ch. 4: The Beginnings of Rap

Ch. 5: Old School Rap – Up From the Streets

Ch. 6: Rap’s Golden Age

Ch. 7: East Coast – Political Rap

Ch. 8: West Coast – Gangsta Rap

Ch. 9: The Fragmentation of Rap – Pop, Party & More

Ch. 10: Further Fragmentation – Different Directions

Ch. 11: The Importance of Rap

Ch. 1: Musical Stage Productions in America before the 1800s

Ch. 2: Minstrel Shows and Melodramas

Ch. 3: Stage Presentations in the Late 19th Century

Ch. 4: Early 20th Century: Revues and Operettas

Ch. 5: The Arrival of the Modern American Musical

Ch. 6: Great Partnerships in Book-Musicals

Ch. 7: Musical Theatre Composers in the mid-Century

Ch. 8: Fresh Voices on the Stage in the 1960s

Ch. 9: Two Dominant Forces at the End of the Century

Ch. 10: New Voices at the End of the Century

Ch. 11: New Voices, New Sounds in the New Century

Ch. 12: Musical Theatre Glossary

Ch. 13: Is it “Theatre” or “Theater”?

Study Units also have “Playdecks”which contain hundreds of chronologically organized audio examples of music in the study units, and “Study Q??s” for unit chapters.