Have you ever wanted to learn the tricks of the trade from some of the best? Well, The Black Keys have stepped up to the plate, offering up satirical tips in a new video for Funny Or Die.

Ask anyone, and they’ll likely agree that the best way to learn something is to be taught by those who have the knowledge you seek. Naturally, this extends to the world of music, with the likes of Steve Vai accepting guitar lessons from Joe Satriani, and the prolific Buckethead learning from the great Paul Gilbert.

Now, The Black Keys have thrown their hats into the ring, offering some pearls of wisdom to aspiring musicians in a new video for Funny Or Die.

Having released ‘Let’s Rock’ – their first album in five years – recently, The Black Keys welcomed cameras into the studio for their new MasterCourse, providing young musicians with all the info they need to become highly-talented (and hilarious) musicians like themselves.

“Every song on a record is trying to accomplish something,” guitarist Dan Auerbach explains while plucking some notes. “That song in particular was trying to get me a new pool.”

From there, it’s an endless cavalcade of humour, with Auerbach valuing his guitars and showing off his dream journal, while drummer Patrick Carney talks about the “sultry” tones of various percussion instruments.

“It means a lot to be a drummer,” Carney explains. “One of the things it means is that you’re not a good guitar player – or as good as someone else that you know who’s in your band.”

While this MasterClass parody is of course fictitious, it does give fans an insight into the humorous attitudes of the duo, and could even provide future rock heroes with the inspiration they need to become the best in the game.

“After this course, you’ll be able to write music like the pros,” the band conclude. “Unless you’re not naturally gifted like us. Then we cant really help you.”

Check out The Black Keys and their MasterCourse:

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