Announcement: Releases “Learn How to Play "Open Your Heart" From Europe - Rhythm Guitar Lesson”

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In this rhythm guitar lesson, now available on, Silvio Gazquez teaches how to play the riff from “Open Your Heart”. Silvio starts off this lesson by performing the riff at tempo with a backing track. Next Gazquez slows the riff down so you can see exactly how it’s played. The riff is played with a clean guitar tone and uses arpeggiated chords throughout the riff. Guitar TAB’s are available for this lead guitar lesson at

A “riff” is the catchy part of a song that sticks in your head. One of the most recognizable guitar riffs of all time is “Smoke on the water” by Deep Purple.

Europe was formed in 1979 in Stockholm Sweden by vocalist Joey Tempest. They gained international popularity in the 1980’s with there hit The Final Countdown and have released nine studio albums and three live albums that have sold over 20 million albums world wide. The band has had numerous lineup changes among which was notable guitarist Kee Marcello.

Silvio Gazquez
Silvio Gazquez is a native of Argentina and began studying guitar at the age of 14. At age 18 Silvio moved to La Plata to study classical guitar at Bellas Artes University. After three years Silvio left to pursue the electric guitar on his own. In 2004 Gazquez was chosen as a finalist for the Guitar Idol contest, but was not able to make the trip, but was chosen to participate on the Guitar Idol compilation CD. Since 2008 he has been working as a full-time guitar consultant for an U.S based He has won several YouTube contests. In 2008 and 2009, Silvio also was a two times Guitar idol finalist, attending to the final in London, UK, in 2009. In January, Silvio attended to NAMM 2012 as endorser of SPEAR guitars. He’s also working on his first solo album.

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