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Tom Morello

Lesson time 2:45 min

Meet your new instructor, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello, and get ready to uncover your authentic artistic self.

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Tom Morello
Teaches Electric Guitar
In 26 lessons, Grammy-winning musician Tom Morello will teach you the guitar techniques, rhythms, and riffs that define his signature style.
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We live in a unique and wonderful time where electric guitars are things that we can rock on. There's a combination of rhythm, of rock, of feedback, of power, of rhyme, of shredding solos that when it's done right, you feel in it the reptilian DNA of humanity. In this MasterClass, I want to be blown away by what you do. And I can reveal my story. And how I went from a guy who had no idea what he was doing to making sounds and songs that felt that they were very honest to me and pushed boundaries that I didn't even know existed. And I want to try to be a wind in your sails and a steel in your spine as you're trying to go from being a good guitar player to not just being a great guitar player, but being someone who is like a-- like really finds themselves in the instruments. I'd like to teach a class that makes your guitar playing meaningful to you. Whatever it is that you want to do in it. If you want to play exactly like me, well, you're going to figure that out in this MasterClass. If you want to play guitar playing that feels exactly like you, hopefully, we will-- I'll reveal the building blocks of how you can do that to create an authentic, artistic self on the electric guitar that's going to be something that is going to give you a lifetime of awesome rockin'. I'm Tom Morello, and this is my MasterClass.


Strike a Chord

Tom Morello is a two-time Grammy winner and one of Rolling Stone’s "greatest guitarists of all time." In his first online guitar class, the co-founder of Rage Against the Machine will teach you the riffs, rhythms, and solos that launched his career and sent his music to the top of the charts. Tom will share his approach to making music that challenges the status quo and teach you how to create your own musical style.



Reviews

4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I've never had so much fun learning something in my life! Thank you Tom for sharing your knowledge and passion for music with us. Truly inspirational!

Creatively stimulating even aside from the guitar instruction. Great overall advice for performing, playing, creating, and thinking... something for all of us.

i have been struggling with playing and thinking that i need to be much better to do anything. This gave me the courage to try to write songs

Best guitar and music lessons I've ever taken.


Comments

A fellow student

Okay, I'm sold. What a perfect intro. He put words to EXACTLY what I'm wanting to achieve through this class. Totally exciting.

Paolo P.

Tom Morello crafted great riffs with RATM and Audioslave, my favourite band. Just great riffs. He's inspiring and I'm very excited to learn from a great guitar player like him. Great explanations from a great man. Thanks Tom and Chris Cornell forever.

Ty G.

This is what more musicians should emphasize. It's not about any sort of technical skill, it's just about being able to find the sounds that express what you're doing with your art

Mosun A.

Hello, Can someone tell me where to download the lesson files? all I am able to get is a three-page introduction to the lesson. Thanks

Dave N.

I know his work, but nothing about him, so it was good to learn more. I’m excited to hear about his new stuff, will definitely be checking that out!

A fellow student

Well. I have been always curious about the creative process of Tom. I'm a big follower of RATM. I'm still very motivated with tracks like "Know Your Enemy", "Bulls On Parade", "Renegades of Funk", etc... I expect to find more elements in my guitar playing 'cause I feel a little lack of inspiration. I need to explore new music and more styles. Think this masterclass will help me to improve the relation that I have with my electric guitar while finding more riffs, scales, FX and, the teaching of one of the greatest guitar players that I've seen live, sure will be an injection of inspiration and motivation to keep going in music composing.

A fellow student

I'm gonna play hardcore. So I hope this course will help me to find my own style.

Gay Camille G.

I'm learning acoustic, so I hope this helps, but, I'm sure I'll learn alot either way.

Brandon A.

ALL IM GOING TO SAY IS IM VERY HAPPY TO BE LEARNING FROM TOM. THIS IS THE COOLEST CONCEPT EVER FOR TEACHING!

Kevin A.

Hey everyone. I'm excited to start this class. I have been playing guitar since I was 15, so over 20 years. I took a few years off from playing after a bad band breakup, just felt no motivation to play anymore. A few months ago I decided to start playing again, and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'm playing every day again, and am more in love with it now than I have ever been. I am here to learn, to think about new ways to draw out my music. But I'm also here to encourage anyone who is either just starting, or getting back at it like me!