9 guitar tricks you can learn from the Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl
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Musically speaking, you could say Foo Fighters are underrated. Yeah, we know the band is a world-famous rock behemoth, and no-one’s going to make a case for great virtuosity, but we’d argue that the band’s trademark layered chords, arpeggios and hard riffing style are greater than the sum of its parts. 

There’s certainly plenty to learn from the way those multiple parts lock together. It’s clever stuff, and interesting for anyone thinking about arranging parts for two or three guitarists – which is what we’re looking at in this lesson. 

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