Mike Olekshy's Guitar Lessons

Mike Olekshy

Mike started playing guitar when he was 13 years old after hearing the intro to Van Halen's "Aint Talkin 'Bout Love". He soon delved into Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Rush, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, and more Van Halen - all the '80s hair band stuff.

From a hair-band-loving youth to adult, Mike developed his skills as a live player, session guitarist, and recording engineer. He's currently producing and recording other artists, and writing and producing songs with his wife J. Lauren. Mike has played and shared the stage with many artists since, including Mike Keneally, Joe Travers, Bryan Beller, Max Morgan, Alison Ray, Sarah Hethcoat, Alana Stone, Touched, Mother Eff, Mike Stocksdale, and more.

Mike enjoys and plays a wide variety of styles, including classic rock, classic metal, '80s rock, '90s grunge, modern rock/metal, pop rock, and modern pop country.

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A Long December (Made Easy) Counting Crows

Mike will show you this song in a made easy format with simplified chords and straight forward strumming. In order to play along in the key of the recording, we'll use a capo at the 3rd fret and use open chords with a basic strumming pattern. This song uses a capo, open chords, dynamics, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 04/01/2020 Upgrade
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Before You Accuse Me (Made Easy) Eric Clapton

We’ve arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with a boogie diad approach. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 03/31/2022 Upgrade
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Chandelier (Made Easy) Sia

Mike will show you how to play along with this modern pop hit in a made easy format with simplified open and barre chords, straight forward strumming and dynamics.

Published: 11/12/2019 Upgrade
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Hey Joe (Made Easy) Jimi Hendrix

“Hey Joe” as made famous by Jimi Hendrix is a 60s rock classic with plenty of raw energy, powered by a simple chord progression. We’ve arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming.

Published: 11/04/2021 Upgrade
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Highway To Hell (Made Easy) AC/DC

This rock classic features a swaggering groove and anthemic riffing. This is an acoustic Made Easy version of the song. Any guitar, acoustic or electric, is suitable to play this tune. This song uses open chords, strumming and muting techniques, and dynamics.

Published: 04/22/2022 Upgrade
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Honky Tonk Women (Made Easy) The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you how to play a made easy version of this classic rock song. He also includes a bonus lesson that expands upon the open chords to include some suspended chord extensions that is a hallmark of the Stones sound.

Published: 03/07/2016 Upgrade
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Hotel California (Made Easy) 2014 The Eagles

The Hotel California chords in this guitar lesson have been simplified for an easy-to-strum version for beginners. Learn how to play this song with the Hotel California tab and lyrics. Once you're ready, you can learn the full song with our Hotel California full lesson, which includes the solo and every part of the original song. Included with the lesson is a full guitar tab, with all the chords for Hotel California.

Published: 09/25/2014 Upgrade
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Hotel California (Made Easy) 2014 The Eagles

The Hotel California chords in this guitar lesson have been simplified for an easy-to-strum version for beginners. Learn how to play this song with the Hotel California tab and lyrics. Once you're ready, you can learn the full song with our Hotel California full lesson, which includes the solo and every part of the original song. Included with the lesson is a full guitar tab, with all the chords for Hotel California.

Published: 09/25/2014 Upgrade
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I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Made Easy) Soggy Bottom Boys

Mike will show you this song in a Made Easy format, breaking down the progression to open chord shapes with a capo, and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade
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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Made Easy) The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you this classic early rock tune based on R&B and the blues. This tutorial is beginner level using an acoustic guitar, but any guitar is suitable to learn the song this way. All the parts are adapted to simple open chords, and add an easy strumming pattern.

Published: 01/08/2015 Upgrade
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I Got The Blues (Made Easy) T-Bone Walker

We’ve arranged this 12 bar blues classic in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with a boogie diad approach. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 03/23/2022 Upgrade
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Imagine (Made Easy) 2016 John Lennon

Mike will show you how to use an acoustic guitar to strum along with the band in a made easy format. He'll cover open chords and barre chords, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 05/12/2016 Upgrade
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It Must Have Been Love (Made Easy) Roxette

Mike will show you the single guitar layer taught in this arrangement. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial that uses open chords and barre chords, dynamics, and steady strumming approaches.

Published: 05/01/2020 Upgrade
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Jump, Jive an' Wail (Made Easy) The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Mike has arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with an 8th note triplet swing rhythm. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, dynamics and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 01/03/2022 Upgrade
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Just Dance (Made Easy) Lady Gaga

Mike will show you how to play along with this song in a made easy format with simplified chords and straight forward strumming. If you're up for a challenge, we'll learn a few of the cool synth parts on guitar in a bonus lesson.

Published: 10/25/2019 Upgrade
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Killing Floor (Made Easy) Howlin' Wolf

Mike will show you the made easy acoustic part arranged for this classic blues song. If you’re up for a challenge, there is a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with an 8th note triplet swing rhythm, as well as play the riff melody heard throughout the tune. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 01/20/2022 Upgrade
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Kiss From A Rose (Made Easy) Seal

We’ll learn this song in a Made Easy format, with open chords and a simplified strumming pattern. In order to use open chords, we’ll need a capo placed on the 3rd fret. This song uses open chords, a 3/4 feel, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 08/11/2022 Upgrade
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Let It Be (Made Easy) The Beatles

This tutorial is a made easy version of the iconic Beatles tune arranged for acoustic guitar. This song uses open chords, a simple strum pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 05/19/2022 Upgrade
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More Than A Feeling (Made Easy) Boston

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach a made easy version of "More Than A Feeling", as made famous by Boston. Mike has made an easy arrangement of this classic rock tune using an acoustic guitar, basic strumming and mostly open chords. There is also a bonus lesson teaching the iconic acoustic intro that kicks off the song!

Published: 04/17/2014 Upgrade
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More Than A Feeling (Made Easy) Boston

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach a made easy version of "More Than A Feeling", as made famous by Boston. Mike has made an easy arrangement of this classic rock tune using an acoustic guitar, basic strumming and mostly open chords. There is also a bonus lesson teaching the iconic acoustic intro that kicks off the song!

Published: 04/17/2014 Upgrade
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My Immortal (Made Easy) Evanescence

Mike will show you how to adapt this song for acoustic guitar and learn it in a made easy format with simplified chords and strumming. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. This song uses barre and open chords, dynamics, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 10/30/2020 Upgrade
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My Sharona (Made Easy) The Knack

Mike will show you a beginner approach to play along with the band using some simplified chords and straight ahead strumming. The tune uses an iconic riff throughout the verse, and we'll simplify the riff using a straight ahead chord progression.

Published: 02/08/2018 Upgrade
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No Particular Place To Go (Made Easy) Chuck Berry

We’ve arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and an 1/8th note triplet swing strumming pattern.

Published: 01/27/2022 Upgrade
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Over My Head (Made Easy) Fleetwood Mac

Mike will show you this tune in a made easy format with some simplified chord shapes and an easy strumming pattern.

Published: 12/02/2016 Upgrade
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Perfect (Made Easy) Ed Sheeran

These Perfect chords and tabs have been modified into a simpler arrangement that use open chords and an easy strumming pattern. You can play this song with any acoustic guitar and we even have the Perfect lyrics for you to sing along with! Learn how to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

Published: 07/31/2018 Upgrade
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Perfect (Made Easy) Ed Sheeran

These Perfect chords and tabs have been modified into a simpler arrangement that use open chords and an easy strumming pattern. You can play this song with any acoustic guitar and we even have the Perfect lyrics for you to sing along with! Learn how to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

Published: 07/31/2018 Upgrade
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Rock Me Baby (Made Easy) B.B. King

Mike will teach this tune with a beginner approach using a made easy acoustic guitar part to strum along with the band. The song uses a standard blues form. It features a 12 bar verse section that gets played over and over throughout the arrangement.

Published: 02/09/2018 Upgrade
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Rocket Man (Made Easy) Elton John

Mike will show you how any acoustic guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. To play this song using easier open chord shapes, you'll need a capo placed at the 3rd fret. If you're up for a challenge, we've included a bonus lesson that teaches the song without a capo using barre chords.

Published: 02/25/2019 Upgrade
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Seven Bridges Road (Made Easy) Eagles

Mike will show you the single acoustic guitar layer that accompanies the 5-part harmony vocals. We'll learn this song in a Made Easy format, breaking down the progression to open chord shapes and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 08/03/2016 Upgrade
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Simple Man (Made Easy) Lynyrd Skynyrd

This southern rock song featuring one chord simple progression throughout and an arrangement with a strong dynamic arc is arranged to be played on acoustic guitar is a Made Easy version. We are also including a bonus lesson that shows how to work on your 8th note strums by playing through this song. This song uses open chords, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 09/22/2022 Upgrade
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Smoke On The Water (Made Easy) Deep Purple

Mike will show you this iconic rock tune in a made easy format with some simplified chords and straight ahead strumming.

Published: 12/06/2017 Upgrade
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Stay (Made Easy) Rihanna

Mike will show you how to play this modern R&B pop ballad that we'll learn on acoustic in a made easy style with open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 08/07/2018 Upgrade
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Stay (Made Easy) Rihanna

Mike will show you how to play this modern R&B pop ballad that we'll learn on acoustic in a made easy style with open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 08/07/2018 Upgrade
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Steady Rollin' Man (Made Easy) Robert Johnson

We’ve arranged this classic blues song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with a boogie diad approach. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 02/10/2022 Upgrade
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The Night We Met (Made Easy) Lord Huron

Mike will show you this modern pop ballad using open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern. We're also including a bonus lesson that shows a few advanced approaches to make the parts sound more like the original recording.

Published: 08/06/2018 Upgrade
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The Night We Met (Made Easy) Lord Huron

Mike will show you this modern pop ballad using open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern. We're also including a bonus lesson that shows a few advanced approaches to make the parts sound more like the original recording.

Published: 08/06/2018 Upgrade
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Two Tickets To Paradise (Made Easy) Eddie Money

Mike will show you this tune with a beginner approach using some simplified chords and straight ahead strumming. The song opens with a simple chord progression that provides the foundation of the tune. The chorus is anthemic with some huge riffing on some open chords.

Published: 02/01/2018 Upgrade

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19th Nervous Breakdown The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you all 3 clean electric guitars. There are distinctive riffs an iconic hook and bonus guitar layer that appears in the outro to mimic the "dive bomb" bass overdub heard in the original recording.

Published: 01/08/2015 Upgrade
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20th Century Boy T Rex

Mike will show you the one electric guitar layer in this tune that uses a classic 60s massive fuzz tone to play loud and proud rhythms and riffs throughout. In the following lessons, he'll talk about power chords and open chords, bending, and some high energy rock riffing.

Published: 08/24/2017 Upgrade
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8th Of November Big & Rich

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a light crunch electric guitar that adds additional rhythm guitar and slide embellishments. This song uses a 6/8 feel, steady acoustic strumming, slide guitar, dynamics, and pedal steel inspired licks.

Published: 05/05/2022 Upgrade
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A Better Man Clint Black

In this set of country lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "A Better Man", by Clint Black. Mike will introduce this #1 modern country hit, then talk about gear and tone before breaking down the acoustic parts in the intro, chorus, and verse. The electric main riff and the licks and fills for the verses and choruses follow that. Then it's time to do a play along and single guitar performance, and end with a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

Published: 08/21/2013 Upgrade
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A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Bob Dylan

Mike will show you how to play this classic singer-songwriter folk tune that features a strummed acoustic guitar throughout. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. Tune your guitar to dropped-D tuning. This song uses a dropped tuning, open chords, and a swinging waltz strum groove.

Published: 03/26/2020 Upgrade
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A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton

Mike will show you how to adapt this song for acoustic guitar and learn it a made easy format with simplified chords and strumming. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. In order to play along to the key of the recording, we'll use a capo at the 4th fret to enable the use of open chords. This song uses a capo, open chords, dynamics, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 03/24/2020 Upgrade
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A Little Too Much Shawn Mendes

Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 provides the foundation of the tune with fingerpicked and strummed progressions. Guitar 2 adds some ornamental single note fills throughout.

Published: 08/27/2019 Upgrade
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A Little Too Much Shawn Mendes

Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 provides the foundation of the tune with fingerpicked and strummed progressions. Guitar 2 adds some ornamental single note fills throughout.

Published: 08/27/2019 Upgrade
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Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus

In these country guitar lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you the hit "Achy Breaky Heart", by Billy Ray Cyrus. After an introduction to the song and a look at the gear and tones, Mike will get into the rhythms for guitar's 1 and 2. Then we're on to the lead licks, then the main hook, then the leads for verse 2 and chorus 3. Next we have more leads in the outro, and we'll end with a full performance, a single guitar performance, and a jam along.

Published: 12/26/2012 Upgrade
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Ain't No Rest For The Wicked Cage The Elephant

Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers in this song digging into slide riffs and chord strums. Any acoustic guitar can be used for this tutorial, but one with a brighter tone will cut through the band mix better. A slide is also needed to play some of the parts in this tune.

Published: 04/01/2019 Upgrade
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Again Flyleaf

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will help you learn "Again", as made famous by Flyleaf. You'll learn about the tones and FX settings, the whammy effect part, the intro and chorus crunch guitars, the double stops and single note lines and variations used, and the bridge power chords. We'll tie it up and put a bow on it with a full performance play along.

Published: 05/18/2011 Upgrade
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All Along The Watchtower Bob Dylan

Mike will show you the single acoustic guitar part in this classic singer-songwriter folk tune. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open chords and barre chords, a consistent, steady strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 01/16/2020 Upgrade
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All I Want Is A Life Tim McGraw

Mike will show you all 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is a clean and twangy electric guitar that plays the rhythm and riffs in the tune. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progression throughout, and even picks some cool arpeggiations later in the song. Guitar 3 is the lead electric guitar that takes a solo and digs into some great lead fills throughout.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade
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All My Ex's Live in Texas George Strait

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "All My Ex's Live in Texas", by George Strait. After a song introduction and a look at the gear and tones, Mike will break down the acoustic parts for the intro and re-intro, the chorus, the verse, and the outro. Then we'll learn the electric parts for the same sections before we do a play along performance, single guitar performance, and a jam along.

Published: 03/03/2014 Upgrade
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All Of Me John Legend

Learn the All of Me chords arranged for the acoustic guitar. All of Me by John Legend is a great tune that only requires a capo on the first fret. The All of Me lyrics are right next to the chords so playing and singing along is super easy.

Published: 08/24/2019 Upgrade
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All Over You Live

Mike will show you the single electric guitar layer that alternates between clean and crunch while playing the rhythm parts throughout.

Published: 04/25/2017 Upgrade
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All The Small Things Blink-182

In this set of six song lessons, we'll examine the simple, catchy, fun "power pop punk" song "All The Small Things" as made famous by Blink-182. We'll take you through the power chords used throughout the song, the elements of the verses, the octaves used in the chorus, the bridge breakdown, and then rock it out with a play along!

Published: 01/01/2011 Upgrade
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Alone Again Dokken

Mike will show you the 3 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that plays some arpeggiated riffs, while Guitar 2 is a crunch rhythm guitar digging into power chords. Guitar 3 is the lead guitar that plays a melodic solo and fills. This song uses chord arpeggiation, open chords and power chords, palm muting, dynamics, and some textbook 80s rock lead guitar approaches.

Published: 02/17/2022 Upgrade
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Alone Again Or Love

Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers. Guitar 1 is the main guitar part that drives the tune with fingerpicked arpeggiations and barre chord strums. Guitar 2 plays some exotic sounding licks in the verse sections.

Published: 05/07/2018 Upgrade
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Always On My Mind Willie Nelson

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach "Always On My Mind", as made famous by Willie Nelson. Mike will introduce the song then dig right into the intro; then into the verse chords and strumming. We'll examine the chorus chords next, then learn bridge before we take on the guitar solo. We'll do a full performance, then a single guitar performance; we'll cap it all off with a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

Published: 02/18/2014 Upgrade
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Amarillo By Morning George Strait

In these eleven videos, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Amarillo By Morning", by George Strait. Mike will talk about the song and the gear and tones, then break down the acoustic intro chords and strumming. From there it's on to the main progression and into the key change. We'll look at the main fiddle melody next, then there's two arpeggio lessons and the lead fills that lead us to the play along performance. Finally, you'll jam along with the backing track.

Published: 05/30/2012 Upgrade
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Amber 311

Mike will show you the 3 clean electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays a repeated riff that uses a unique filter effect. Guitar 2 adds some reggae influenced rhythm guitar approaches, and Guitar 3 plays melodies and fills with plenty of echo. This song uses staccato strums on offbeats, triads, octaves, double stops, and creative use of effects in an arrangement.

Published: 07/10/2020 Upgrade
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American Girl Tom Petty

In this song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach you "American Girl", by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Mike will introduce this classic and discuss the gear and tones, then show you how the 2 guitars play the intro section. After that, we're on to the verse and the chorus guitar parts. We'll look at the bridge next, then the outro licks. You'll play along with Mike in a full performance, then there's a 1 guitar performance, and lastly the jam along.

Published: 02/14/2013 Upgrade
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American Woman The Guess Who

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "American Woman", by The Guess Who. Mike will talk a bit about the song and the tone and tuning first, then dive into the bluesy acoustic intro. The we're off into the electric parts in the main body of the tune, starting with the classic verse riff. You'll then learn the lead melodic motif, followed by two guitar solos. We'll close out by doing a play along performance, then you take over in the jam along.

Published: 11/20/2012 Upgrade
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Animal Neon Trees

In these eleven lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Animal", by Neon Trees. Mike will lay out an overview of the song then talk about the gear and tones,; then he'll break down the melodic main riff of the song and it's harmonies. Then it's on to the chorus, and the next verse that uses double stops and a single note motif. Then we'll examine the bridge and the slide solo in the outro, followed by the full performance and the jam along.

Published: 02/01/2012 Upgrade
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Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way Waylon Jennings

Mike will show you this country classic that features a solid acoustic and electric rhythm groove and some textbook country licks. There is an acoustic guitar that alternates between only two chords with a solid strumming groove. A clean electric guitar with a flanger and another electric guitar that adds some great leads and fills.

Published: 07/20/2015 Upgrade
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Awake Godsmack

In this series of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Awake", by Godsmack. Mike will tune you into the gear and tones here, then get straight into the intro and chorus riff. Mike will then get into the other various riffs, followed by the bridge and bridge modulation. Next up is the wah solo, and we'll take it out with a performance and a jam along.

Published: 02/29/2012 Upgrade
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Baby I'm A Want You Bread

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that lays down a smooth strumming layer that forms the rhythmic and harmonic foundation of the tune. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds some great supporting parts in the way of tasty fills, lead solos, and chord strums.

Published: 11/09/2016 Upgrade
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Baby, Scratch My Back Slim Harpo

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this tune. Guitar 1 plays the main riff and leads with a slightly overdriven tone drenched in tremolo for a swampy texture. Guitar 2 is a rhythm guitar that plays the progression throughout.

Published: 04/30/2018 Upgrade
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Back In Black AC/DC

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a crunch guitar that plays rhythm guitar throughout the song. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that digs into some blistering licks throughout. The arrangement features an iconic riff that becomes the verse. There's also a grooving chorus section, solo, and interlude that features a double time boogie riff. In the following lessons, we'll talk about open position power chords, syncopation, and some killer rock lead approaches. We are in the key of E minor, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 92 BPM.

Published: 07/18/2019 Upgrade
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Bad Case Of Loving You Robert Palmer

Mike will show you the two overdriven electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is the main rhythm guitar playing riffs and chords throughout the tune. Guitar 2 plays the fills and solo.

Published: 02/11/2016 Upgrade
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Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mike will show you both guitar parts in this song. He'll take you through the whole step down tuning, open chords and barre chords, cut time feel, steady strumming patterns, hybrid picking, and some lead guitar approaches using chord shapes.

Published: 01/14/2016 Upgrade
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Ballad of Curtis Loew Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mike will show you the 3 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that plays rhythm guitar throughout. Guitar 2 is a slide electric guitar that weaves in and out throughout the arrangement. Guitar 3 is a clean electric guitar that plays a few tasty leads in the tune.

Published: 03/24/2017 Upgrade
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Ballroom Blitz The Sweet

Mike will show you all the parts of this iconic classic rock tune from the loud bluesy-rock riff, the muted boogie riffing and rocking groove in the chorus to the lead soloing throughout!

Published: 10/22/2015 Upgrade
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Band On The Run Paul McCartney and Wings

Mike will show you the 4 guitars in this song. Guitars 1 & 2 are electric guitars that flesh out the first half of the song with rich chord progressions, riffs, and licks. Guitar 3 is an acoustic guitar that drives the second half of the song with simple chord progressions and steady strumming. Guitar 4 is a slide guitar that adds some country-ish fills to the arrangement. this song uses extended chords, diad riffing, steady acoustic strumming with open and barre chords, slide guitar approaches, and dynamics.

Published: 10/02/2020 Upgrade
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Bang Your Head (Metal Health) Quiet Riot

There are 3 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a crunch guitar that plays the bombastic rhythms throughout. Guitar 2 is a chorused clean guitar heard in the verses, and Guitar 3 is the lead guitar that digs into some killer leads and fills.

Published: 01/28/2018 Upgrade
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Barracuda Heart

In these 10 lessons we'll break down the classic 70s rocker "Barracuda", made famous by Heart. You'll learn the main hook riff, the sections of the song form, and the solo... plus some really cool guitar tricks like pick slides and whammy bar dives, the flanger effect on guitar, the use of harmonics as single note melodies and chord support, and some odd meters along with some very interesting variations in rhythms and riffing.

Published: 11/25/2010 Upgrade
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Battleship Chains The Georgia Satellites

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this tune. Guitar 1 is the crunch rhythm guitar that strums a simple progression throughout. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that lays into some Chuck Berry influenced licks.

Published: 03/15/2018 Upgrade
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Beautiful Disaster 311

Mike will show you the 2 heavy crunch guitar layers in this tune. Guitar 1 plays through the whole arrangement while Guitar 2 adds some harmonized melodies to the song that uses palm muting, power chords, triads, harmonized leads, reggae-ska rhythm approaches, and dynamics.

Published: 10/15/2019 Upgrade
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Been Caught Stealing Jane's Addiction

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is an crunch electric guitar that plays the rhythm riffs throughout. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that adds some great leads to the arrangement. We've also included a bonus lesson to show you what the Acoustic guitar does in the original recording of this tune! This song uses 7th chords and barre chords, syncopated strumming, and aggressive rock lead approaches.

Published: 01/02/2020 Upgrade
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Besame Mucho 2016 The Beatles

There are 2 clean electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays lower single note lines and chords while Guitar 2 plays upper string melody lines and chord stabs. Both guitars are carefully crafted and interlocking, and stay very active throughout the tune with a mix of staccato chords with quick changes, steady strums, and single note lines connecting the changes and sections. There is a lot to learn in this song from both parts!

Published: 10/13/2016 Upgrade
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Between Angels and Insects Papa Roach

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Between Angels and Insects", by Papa Roach. Mike will start with an overview of the song and talk about the gear and tones. The first playing lessons will look at the main riff and second intro guitar, then we'll into the riffs in the verse and chorus. We'll look at the second verse melody next, then the bridge and outro octaves. Last is a play along performance, then you take over in the jam along.

Published: 09/12/2012 Upgrade
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Between The Lines Stone Temple Pilots

Mike will show you the dropped-D tuning used in this tune that features some great power riffing and a cool guitar solo. There is a thick crunch guitar laying out some powerful riffing, another clean guitar layer that adds a sparkly arpeggiation. As well as a third guitar that rips a killer lead.

Published: 07/02/2015 Upgrade
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Big River Johnny Cash

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that gives the tune its bounce. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that strums to keep a steady groove. A capo is placed on the 2nd fret of the acoustic to play this song.

Published: 08/22/2016 Upgrade
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Bitch The Rolling Stones

Mike will show both guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar that holds down the foundation of the song. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that plays some tasty licks throughout, adding plenty of interest and attitude.

Published: 11/05/2015 Upgrade
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Bittersweet Symphony The Verve

Mike will show you the 2 guitar parts in this song. The guitar is barely heard in the mix, so we will use 2 guitar parts to play through this song. Guitar 1 will play the chord progression, while Guitar 2 will play the iconic string melody. This song uses open chords, a steady strum approach, and single note riffing.

Published: 11/18/2021 Upgrade
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Black And White Three Dog Night

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar that lays down a steady foundation for the tune. Guitar 2 is an effected crunch guitar that adds a melodic layer to the tune.

Published: 08/14/2018 Upgrade
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Blowin' In The Wind Bob Dylan

Mike will show you the strummed acoustic guitar in this song. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. Place a capo on the 7th fret. This song uses a capo, open chords, cut time, walking bass notes, and a boom chick strum approach.

Published: 01/16/2020 Upgrade
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Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) Pat Travers

Mike will show you the 2 crunch electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar playing killer riffs and chords throughout, while Guitar 2 is the lead guitar scorching through some textbook high octane bluesy rock solos and fills.

Published: 07/28/2016 Upgrade
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Bound For The Floor Local H

This song tutorial will guide you through all the steps to learning "Bound For The Floor", as recorded by Local H in 1996. Mike Olekshy will discuss the tones and tuning, then teach you the intro/verse riff of the song. Then it's on to the chorus with the same progression but different dynamics. Mike will then show you the bridge rhythm and leads, and finish things off with a full performance play-along.

Published: 12/07/2011 Upgrade
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Breakdown Tom Petty

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Breakdown", by Tom Petty. Mike will introduce the song, then talk about gear and tone. He'll launch into the intro and main lick, followed by the chorus parts. Next is the solo which restates the main lick, then we have a bonus lesson that shows you the keyboard parts. You'll then do a full performance, then a single guitar performance; then conclude with the jam along.

Published: 05/02/2013 Upgrade
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Bring Me To Life Evanescence

Mike will show you the 3 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean guitar that adapts the piano chords in the intro and outro. Guitar 2 is the main rhythm guitar used throughout, while Guitar 3 adds some melodic octaves in the final chorus. This song uses dynamics, syncopated strumming, palm muting, octaves, and chunky high gain riffing approaches.

Published: 03/14/2020 Upgrade
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Broken Seether

Mike will show you the 1 acoustic and 3 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that uses fingerpicking and strumming. Guitar 2 is an effected electric guitar that adds some harmonics and single strums to the arrangement. Guitar 2 is a lite crunch electric guitar that strums the progressions to help build the dynamic. Guitar 4 is a high gain crunch electric guitar that digs into a melodic solo and the final climactic chorus.

Published: 09/30/2021 Upgrade
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Broken (Lifehouse) Lifehouse

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a light crunch electric guitar that adds plenty of 16th note pulse with its rhythm approaches. This song uses steady quarter and sixteenth note strumming approaches, barre chords, double stops, and dynamics.

Published: 06/09/2022 Upgrade
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Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry

Mike will show you the single electric guitar layer in this song. It features an aggressive intro lick using double stops,, barre chords, two solos, and an aggressive strumming approach.

Published: 01/19/2016 Upgrade
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Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you both electric guitar layers. Guitar 1 plays the main rhythm with that iconic country-ish guitar riff played in open G tuning that gives this song its distinctive sound. Guitar 2 adds to the arrangement with single note fills.

Published: 11/05/2015 Upgrade
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Burnin' For You Blue Oyster Cult

In this extensive set of lessons, Mike Olekshy takes you through all the parts in the classic rock radio staple "Burnin' For You" as made famous by Blue Oyster Cult. Mike will explain the tone and effects used, and the power chord rhythm parts and harmonized motif in the intro plus the lead over the top. He'll then take you through the verse parts: the single note line and the chords that play at the same time. After that comes the pre-chorus and chorus and the licks within, plus the re-intro. You'll also learn the main solo in two parts, and the fills in the outro. The play along with the entire song with our custom backing track!

Published: 02/18/2011 Upgrade
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Bus Stop The Hollies

Mike will show you the 3 acoustic guitar parts in this song. Guitar 1 drives the arrangement by strumming the chord progressions throughout. Guitars 2 and 3 overlap in the solo section for some classically influenced melodies.

Published: 07/08/2021 Upgrade
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But It's Alright Huey Lewis and the News

In these eight guitar lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "But It's Alright", as made famous by Huey Lewis and the News. Mike will introduce the song and talk about gear and tone before he dissects the main rhythm riff. Next up is the B section of the tune, then there's a key change and we'll learn both sections up a whole step. We'll cap it all off with a play along performance, then a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

Published: 11/06/2013 Upgrade
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Call Me The Breeze Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mike will show you the 3 crunch electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 uses a phase effect and digs into the main rhythms throughout the tune. Guitar 2 adds plenty of bluesy rock fills and a killer solo, while Guitar 3 adds additional rhythm guitar. This song uses power chord riffing, an 8th note triplet groove, and blues/rock soloing approaches.

Published: 01/13/2022 Upgrade
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Calling Dr. Love Kiss

In this set of lessons. Mike Olekshy will teach "Calling Dr. Love", by Kiss. Mike will give an overview of the lessons then get into the gear and tone before he breaks down the verse riffing. Next up is the chorus riffing for both guitar 1 and 2, then we'll learn the second verse riff. The solo is next, followed by the outro licks. We'll do a full performance and a single guitar performance before we end with a jam along.

Published: 04/14/2014 Upgrade
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Candle In The Wind Elton John

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that lays a steady strumming foundation for the tune. Guitar 2 is a light crunch electric guitar that adds some nice fills and simple chord strums to help build the arrangement.

Published: 01/02/2019 Upgrade
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Candy Iggy Pop

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Candy", by Iggy Pop. This song is unusual in that there's no outstanding theme riffs or motifs, just straight-ahead rhythm playing. Mike will introduce the song to you then discuss the gear and tones, then launch into the verse rhythm and progression. Next up is the pre-chorus rhythm, building into the arpeggiated chorus part. We'll break down the post chorus rhythm after that, then move on to the play along performance and the jam along.

Published: 06/06/2012 Upgrade
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Can't Get Enough Of You Baby Smash Mouth

Mike will show you the guitar in song that uses barre chords and open chords, staccato backbeat strumming, chord arpeggiation, and a cool bluesy lick.

Published: 09/05/2016 Upgrade
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Can't You Hear Me Knocking The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you both guitar layers. Guitar 1 is a gritty electric guitar tuned to open G. Guitar 2 is a clean rhythm guitar in the first part of the tune, then transforms into a killer lead guitar in the outro jam section. There's a bonus lesson on how to the play the main riffs in standard tuning.

Published: 11/05/2015 Upgrade
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Casey Jones The Grateful Dead

Mike will show you all the great interweaving parts to this classic tune from steady rhythm chords and riffs to the clean melodic lead.

Published: 06/04/2015 Upgrade
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Catch The Wind Donovan

Mike will show you all the elements of this folk classic. Great acoustic guitar work, a beautiful melody using single notes and harmonized diads, steady 'bass, strum, strum' rhythm guitar.

Published: 04/27/2015 Upgrade
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Chain Gang Sam Cooke

Mike will show you the 2 clean electric guitar in this song. Guitar 1 strums and arpeggiates the chord progression, while Guitar 2 digs into staccato stabs on the backbeat.

Published: 09/02/2021 Upgrade
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Change (In The House of Flies) Deftones

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you the song "Change (In The House Of Flies)", recorded by Deftones. Mike will discuss the gear and tone, then dive into the various dropped C riffs: the main verse, the chorus, a third riff that appears after the 2nd chorus, the bridge/breakdown, and the outro.

Published: 11/30/2011 Upgrade
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Chasm Flyleaf

In these ten videos, you'll join Mike Olekshy in learning "Chasm", by Flyleaf. Mike will give you an overview of the song then talk about the gear and tones; then he'll dive into the chorus section. Then we'll look at the interplay between two guitars in the verses; that leads into the pre-chorus and bridge sections and the relationship between the two guitars. Lastly you'll play along with Mike through the song, then jam along on your own to the backing track.

Published: 02/23/2012 Upgrade
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Cheap Sunglasses ZZ Top

In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Cheap Sunglasses", by ZZ Top. Mike will give a song overview and talk about gear and tones, then launch into the main riff followed by the chorus. Next up is the interlude and "dive bombs"; then we're off to solo rhythm part and the 1st two solos and the outro rhythm parts and outro solo. We'll end with a full performance, a single guitar performance, and a jam along.

Published: 04/29/2013 Upgrade
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Cherry Bomb The Runaways

Mike will show you this 70s rock classic featuring lots of power chords, rowdy leads and plenty of rock 'n' roll attitude.

Published: 04/30/2015 Upgrade
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Children Of The Revolution T Rex

Mike will show you the one electric guitar layer in this tune that uses a classic 60s massive fuzz tone to play loud and proud rhythms and riffs throughout.

Published: 06/02/2017 Upgrade
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Clocks Coldplay

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a slightly overdriven electric guitar that strums the chord progressions. Guitar 2 is an electric guitar that adds some textural parts to the arrangement. This song uses barre chords, dynamics, steady 8th note strumming, chord arpeggiation, triads, and some melodic guitar approaches.

Published: 03/10/2020 Upgrade
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Close To You Stevie Ray Vaughan

Mike will show you all the elements of this barn burner from the boogie based rhythm work, to the Texas shuffle groove to the killer bluesy lead work.

Published: 04/12/2016 Upgrade
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Closer To The Heart Rush

Mike will show you the 5 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that plays the iconic riff in the intro as well as strumming the first 2 verse progressions. Guitar 2 is also an acoustic guitar that adds some arpeggiations in the opening verses. Guitar 3 is a lite-crunch electric rhythm guitar that appears in the third verse to play through the rest of the tune. Guitars 4 and 5 are lead electric guitars that play a harmonized solo.

Published: 06/10/2021 Upgrade
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Cold Cold Cold Cage The Elephant

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays clean arpeggiated riffs and fuzzed out leads. Guitar 2 is a clean guitar that strums chord progression and adds a few textures throughout. This song has double stops and triads, arpeggiation, open and barre chords, dynamics, and aggressive lead guitar approaches.

Published: 12/23/2019 Upgrade
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Come A Little Closer Cage The Elephant

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays clean arpeggiations and crunchy riffs. Guitar 2 is a crunch guitar that strums chord progressions and riffs throughout.

Published: 06/03/2019 Upgrade
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Come Out And Play The Offspring

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays all the rhythm riffs with a high gain tone. Guitar 2 plays an extra high gain riff in the intro, and a tasty melodic hook with a clean tone throughout.

Published: 05/28/2018 Upgrade
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Come Wake Me Up Rascal Flatts

Mike will show you all the parts to this modern country ballad from the quiet piano intro adapted for acoustic guitar, to the acoustic guitar layer that provides the foundation of the tune, to the electric guitar that adds some crunch and higher dynamic to the arrangement.

Published: 04/30/2015 Upgrade
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Comin' To Your City Big & Rich

This song features an electric guitar playing rhythm throughout the tune, while an acoustic guitar adds a simple part in the funky bridge section. This song uses drop D power chords, steady strum approaches, palm muting, funky riffing, and octaves.

Published: 04/28/2022 Upgrade
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Cool Jerk The Capitols

Mike will show you the guitar part in this song that's all about the groove, supporting the singer, and getting people on the dance floor! He'll show you the triads, single note riffs, the backbeat and how the guitar is used in a support role in the arrangement.

Published: 12/12/2016 Upgrade
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Corpus Christi Carol Jeff Buckley

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that mimics the carol bells that the song title is based upon. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that adds some harp-like arpeggios later in the song.

Published: 05/21/2018 Upgrade
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Cry Godley & Creme

Mike will show you the 2 clean electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 drives the arrangement by strumming the chord progressions. Guitar 2 is a heavily effected guitar that adds single note riffs and licks throughout. This song uses a boogie strum rhythm approach, single note riffs and licks, and dynamics.

Published: 12/02/2021 Upgrade
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Cry Cry Cry Johnny Cash

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that gives the tune its bounce. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar with a capo on the 1st fret that strums to establish the groove.

Published: 05/09/2016 Upgrade
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Dead Flowers The Rolling Stones

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds some country influenced licks and fills all through the song. This song uses open chords, a steady strummed approach, and some textbook country influenced licks.

Published: 06/16/2022 Upgrade
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Desperately Wanting Better Than Ezra

In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you "Desperately Wanting", by Better Than Ezra. Mike will tune you into the tones, then move on to the intro and verse riff. Then Mike will dive into the aggressive chorus part, followed by the bridge in two parts. We'll finish off with the outro of the tune, then a play along performance and a jam along with the guitars muted.

Published: 02/23/2012 Upgrade
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Digital Bath Deftones

In this set of eight guitar lessons, Mike Olekshy will examine the vibey alt metal tune "Digital Bath", by Deftones. First off is the tones and tuning (in dropped-C). Mike will break down the main riff and second riff for you that occur in the verses and choruses, after which he breaks down the pre-chorus riff and chorus variation. The finale is a full performance play-through, and then a jam along with the guitars removed.

Published: 12/27/2011 Upgrade
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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap AC/DC

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a crunch guitar that plays rhythm guitar throughout the song. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that digs into some scorching licks in the solo section.

Published: 07/18/2019 Upgrade
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Don't Believe A Word Thin Lizzy

In this series of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you "Don't Believe A Word", as made famous by Thin Lizzy. After a synopsis and cluing you into the gear and tones, Mike will dive into the intro and outro lines and the harmony. Then well look at the chords, the riff, and riff harmony in the verse. Then we'll look at the cool chorus riff, go to the solo, and the verse lead and variation. We'll finish with a play along performance and a jam along.

Published: 06/13/2012 Upgrade
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Don't Do Me Like That Tom Petty

In these lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Don't Do me Like That", by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Mike will introduce the song and look at gear and tones, then break down the rhythms for the verse and chorus. Next are the verse and chorus licks and fills, followed by the bridge rhythm and lick. The 3rd verse fills and the outro licks follow, then the outro rhythm before we do a play along, a 1 guitar version, and a jam along.

Published: 02/14/2013 Upgrade
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Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders

In this eleven lesson tutorial, Mike Olekshy will be showing you how to play "Don't Get Me Wrong", as made famous by The Pretenders. This is an unusual song, in that it doesn't have a chorus. Mike will show you the acoustic and electric guitar part for the verses and bridge, and the great melodic solo. He'll also talk about gear and tone, and show you the variations in the rhythm and progression. To bring it to a close, he'll show you the extra guitar in the outro, then play it all in a full performance.

Published: 04/17/2011 Upgrade
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Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) Cinderella

This song tutorial will give you all the parts to "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)", as made famous by Cinderella. Mike Olekshy will guide you through the gear and tone, the acoustic guitar parts, the electric power "crunch" elements, the chorus arpeggio's, the solo, and then play through the entire song.

Published: 04/17/2011 Upgrade
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Don't Stop Fleetwood Mac

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Don't Stop", by Fleetwood Mac. Mike will open by introducing the song and looking at gear and tones, then you'll learn the fills for the verses and choruses. The guitar solo is up next, then we're on to the piano rhythm parts in the intro, verses, and choruses that are adapted to guitar. We'll do a play along and single guitar performance, then conclude with a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

Published: 07/22/2013 Upgrade
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Don't Take The Money Bleachers

Mike will show you the single clean electric guitar in this song that dig into a single note riff as well as chord strums and arpeggiations.

Published: 09/16/2021 Upgrade
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Down 311

Mike will show you the one crunch electric guitar in this song that digs into some killer syncopated riffs. In the following lessons, we’ll talk about power chords, syncopation, dynamics, and muted strums. We are in the key of A, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 87 BPM.

Published: 07/22/2021 Upgrade
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Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mike will show you all the guitar parts to this classic tune. He'll cover single note riffs, harmonized diads, barre chords, and a specific strumming pattern.

Published: 01/14/2016 Upgrade
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Dream Police Cheap Trick

Mike will show you the guitar parts in this song, which include rock strumming approaches, catchy single note riffs, dynamics, and chord arpeggiation.

Published: 09/01/2016 Upgrade
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Duck And Run 3 Doors Down

In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you "Duck And Run", by 3 Doors Down. After discussing the gear and tones, Mike will show you the cool acoustic guitar intro. That will lead us into the riffs for the verses, choruses, and the re-intro and outro. We'll then look at the bridge of the tune, and the guitar solo; then comes the full performance and a jam along to the backing track!

Published: 12/14/2011 Upgrade
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Dust My Broom ZZ Top

Mike will show you all the parts to both guitars tuned to an open D tuning. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar with a distorted, grinding tone, laying down some boogie diad riffing through the 12 bar progression. Guitar 2 is the lead slide guitar featuring a cleaner tone that stands out in the mix.

Published: 04/13/2015 Upgrade
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Empire Queensryche

In this set of lessons we'll be teaching you the epic rocker "Empire", as made famous by Queensryche. This is a powerful, dynamic, and dramatic tune that features huge power riffs and an explosive guitar solo! We'll examine the tone and gear, the main guitar hook in the song, all the different harmony guitars that occur throughout, the use of double stops and pedal tones, the explosive guitar solo, and much more...and as always, culminating with a play along to a custom backing track!

Published: 01/11/2011 Upgrade
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Everybody Wants To Rule The World Tears For Fears

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is the main clean guitar that plays arpeggios, single note lines & chord stabs throughout. Guitar 2 is an overdriven guitar that blasts some arena sized power chords and a killer outro solo.

Published: 03/31/2016 Upgrade
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Everybody's Fool Evanescence

There is 1 acoustic and 1 electric guitar in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that plays a fast arpeggiated riff using a different tuning. Guitar 2 is a high gain crunch electric guitar using dropped D tuning to dig into some massive riffs. This song uses arpeggiation, dropped D power chords, octaves, and palm muting.

Published: 06/23/2022 Upgrade
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Every Day I Have The Blues B.B. King

Mike will show you killer blues licks in BB's distinctive style, a swinging blues feel, and playing in call and response in the 12 bar blues form.

Published: 04/08/2016 Upgrade
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Everything To Everyone Everclear

In this tutorial Mike Olekshy will teach you the alt rock hit "Everything To Everyone", by Everclear. Mike's going to take you through the gear and tones, then into the main riff. Then he'll lookk at the different guitars and the variations, along with the slide guitar part. Mike will also get into the breakdown, and a tremolo element; after that he'll finish it all off with a full performance play along.

Published: 01/04/2012 Upgrade
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Everywhere Fleetwood Mac

Mike will show you two guitar players featuring great layering interplay using double stops and triads, palm muting, single note bubble lines, and syncopation.

Published: 01/25/2016 Upgrade
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Eye In The Sky Alan Parsons Project

Mike will show you the 3 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that holds down the foundation with steady muted strums. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that adds some melodic interest throughout. Guitar 3 is an acoustic guitar that adds some cool arpeggio layers and strumming.

Published: 05/30/2019 Upgrade
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Fake It Seether

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar that uses a light crunch sound as well as a heavy high-gain sound, while Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that adds some great melodic motifs to add to the arrangement. This song uses dropped C tuning, dropped tuning chords, swinging strum approaches, palm muting, octaves, and dynamics.

Published: 05/15/2020 Upgrade
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False Pretense The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

In this song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you "False Pretense", by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Mike will go over the tones and tuning, then jump into the power chord riffing and octaves. Next we'll break down the verse and the bridge guitars. Mike will then look at the extra noises in the song, and the last double chorus; we'll end with a play along and a jam along.

Published: 08/15/2012 Upgrade
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Fast As You Dwight Yoakam

Mike will show you all 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is an electric guitar that plays some great riffs throughout the tune. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that plays a combination of open chords and power chords with steady strumming. Guitar 3 is a lead guitar that digs into some killer country licks.

Published: 07/09/2015 Upgrade
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Far From Over Rev Theory

In this song tutorial we'll learn the hit song "Far From Over" by the New York based band Rev Theory. This is a killer tune in dropped C tuning that incorporates huge power riffing, cool dynamic parts and effects, and a simple but effective melodic guitar solo. We'll explore the layers of production used and analyze the riffs, rhythms, and melodic ideas, all of which are common elements of modern hard rock.

Published: 12/05/2010 Upgrade
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Fat Bottomed Girls Queen

In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you "Fat Bottomed Girls", as made famous by Queen. Mike will talk about how to get close to the Brian May tone, then take you into the main riff and verse. Next is a guitar break, the chorus, and another break. Mike will then break down the leads in verse 3, and then look at the outro and outro leads. Last up is the play along performance and the jam along with the backing track.

Published: 04/25/2012 Upgrade
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Fell In Love With A Girl The White Stripes

Mike will show you the one crunch electric guitar layer in this song that digs into some high energy strumming. The arrangement consists of only 2 sections that are repeated throughout.

Published: 09/04/2019 Upgrade
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Fighting My Way Back Thin Lizzy

In these classic rock lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you the Thin Lizzy song "Fighting My Way Back". We'll start out by giving an overview of the lessons and a look at gear and tone; then we'll start rockin' out with the intro riff. Next are the two verse parts followed by the chorus, then the killer solo. We'll break down the bridge and the wah part after that, then move to the full and single guitar performances and the jam along to conclude.

Published: 06/19/2013 Upgrade
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Fix You Coldplay

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is an electric guitar that adds a pulsing 16th note riff to the second half of the arrangement. This song uses open chords and barre chords, steady strum approaches, and dynamics.

Published: 12/30/2020 Upgrade
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Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash

In these seven guitar lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Folsom Prison Blues," by Johnny Cash. Mike will provide an overview of the song, and talk about the gear and different tones. The acoustic boom-chick part will be next, followed by the electric boom-chick part. Mike will then dish out that sweet solo for us. Next comes the play-along performance, and then we'll end with a jam along where you take over.

Published: 08/29/2012 Upgrade
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Fool For The City Foghat

Mike will show you all 4 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is the main crunch electric guitar that handles the rhythm riffs throughout the tune. Guitar 2 is the lead electric guitar that adds some killer licks and solos. Guitar 3 is also a lead guitar that appears in the reintro to add some tasty sounding harmonization to a killer lick. Finally, Guitar 4 is an acoustic guitar that appears in the interlude section to temporarily inject a country flavor to the arrangement.

Published: 02/16/2016 Upgrade
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Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival

Mike will show you both guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a crunch electric guitar tuned one whole step down from standard tuning, playing both rhythm and lead guitar. Guitar 2 is also a crunch electric that plays only rhythm, and is tuned to standard tuning.

Published: 01/14/2016 Upgrade
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Forty Hour Week Alabama

Mike will show you this 80s country classic that features an acoustic and electric blend of textbook country guitar playing. He'll cover steady acoustic strumming, chord arpeggiation, climbing chord progressions, dynamics, and some rhythm guitar approaches for country music.

Published: 07/06/2015 Upgrade
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Fox On The Run The Sweet

Mike will show you the 3 crunch electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays the rhythm riffs throughout, while Guitars 2 and 3 play a harmonized solo. This song uses power chords, strummed 8th note rhythms, and harmonized leads.

Published: 01/21/2020 Upgrade
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From The Beginning Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that drives the tune. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that plays a melodic lead and some simple strums in the outro.

Published: 04/09/2018 Upgrade
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Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett

There are 2 clean electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 digs into some R&B style licks and riffs throughout the tune, while Guitar 2 holds down the groove with a low E chord strum. This song uses double stops, hammer-ons, palm muting, and some funky R&B strumming.

Published: 08/25/2022 Upgrade
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Get Up John Emmylous Harris

In this set of bluegrass song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "Get Up John", by Emmylou Harris. After setting up the song and talking about gear and tone, Mike will cover the main strumming rhythm and chorus rhythm on acoustic. Next up is are the mandolin fills adapted to electric: first the intro leads, then the two re-intro leads, then the outro leads. We'll do full and single guitar performances, and end with a jam along.

Published: 06/19/2013 Upgrade
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Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you the hard rockin' song "Gimme All Your Lovin'", by ZZ Top. Mike will give you an overview of the song and discuss the gear and tones; then break down the main riff and the intro lead. Then it's on to the third guitar in the verse and chorus, and the chorus leads. We'll examine the main solo and the supporting rhythm, plus the role of the third guitar. We'll finish up the main lessons with a look at the last chorus lick, the outro solo, and the fade. As always we'll do a play along performance, and then you take over and play with the backing track.

Published: 10/05/2012 Upgrade
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Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you all the rocking parts of this Stones classic. Both guitar layers: the rhythm guitar that combines plucking and picking to give the tune its distinctive sound and the lead guitar that adds another layer of drama with some bluesy-rock based licks.

Published: 11/05/2015 Upgrade
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Girls And Boys In School Neon Trees

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you "Girls And Boys In School", by Neon Trees. After a synopsis of the song, Mike will discuss the gear and tones. Then we'll break down the 16th note single note strumming in the choruses, the single note melody that comes in in the second verse, and the arpeggiations in the bridge. We'll bring class to a close with a play along performance, then we'll mute the guitar and you'll take over as the main player in the jam along.

Published: 08/01/2012 Upgrade
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Glycerine Bush

Mike will show you the single electric guitar layer in this tune that uses a distorted tone to play through the arrangement with barre chords and suspended chords, powerful syncopated strumming, and dynamics.

Published: 05/18/2017 Upgrade
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Go All The Way Raspberries

There are 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a light crunch electric guitar that plays riffs and strums chord progressions throughout the tune. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds staccato stabs and chord arpeggiations to the arrangement.

Published: 11/18/2016 Upgrade
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Good Year For The Roses Elvis Costello

In this tutorial Mike Olekshy will teach "Good Year for the Roses", as made famous by Elvis Costello. After introducing the song, Mike will take a look at the verse chords and strumming. You'll learn the song's chorus chords and strumming next, then there's a bonus lesson if you want to learn the pedal steel licks on electric guitar. We'll do a play along performance, then you take over in the jam along.

Published: 12/11/2013 Upgrade
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Goodbye To You Scandal

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Goodbye To You", as made famous by Scandal. Mike will start with a song overview and a look at the gear and tones, then show you the verse part. Next up is the pre-chorus, then the chorus; then we'll look at all the elements of the lengthy bridge section. We'll cap things off with full and single guitar performances, then the jam along where you play the song by yourself.

Published: 04/03/2013 Upgrade
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Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds backbeat chord stabs and single note melodies to the tune. This song uses open and barre chords, a steady strum approach, backbeat chord stabs, slide guitar, single note riffing, and dynamics.

Published: 12/16/2021 Upgrade
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Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston

Mike will show you how to play along with this classic pop ballad with an acoustic guitar part that features: chromatic motion within chords to add dramatic ornamental voice motion, descending bass lines, extended harmony chords and cycle 5 motion.

Published: 10/24/2016 Upgrade
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Green Acres TV Theme Vic Mizzy

Mike will show you the 2 guitar parts to play through this song. Guitar 1 will play the iconic single note melodies, while Guitar 2 will play through the chord progression.

Published: 08/26/2021 Upgrade
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Guitars, Cadillacs Dwight Yoakam

In these lessons Mike Olekshy will teach "Guitars, Cadillacs", by Dwight Yoakam. After setting up the song and discussing gear and tone, Mike will break down the intro electric lick. Then it's time to learn the acoustic guitar part that occurs throughout the song; we'll follow that with the fill licks in the verse and chorus. Next up are the solos, then we'll do full and single guitar performances. To conclude, you'll take over in the jam along.

Published: 07/21/2014 Upgrade
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Hair Of The Dog Nazareth

Mike will show you the 3 overdriven electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 plays the rhythm guitar throughout, while Guitars 2&3 add some leads using a talk box effect. This song uses single note riffing and power chords.

Published: 11/11/2020 Upgrade
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Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart Randy Travis

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart", by by Randy Travis. Mike will introduce the tune and talk about using a capo, then you'll learn the verse chords and strumming. Next is the chorus, followed by the bridge; then you'll learn the outro. You'll learn the melodies in the intro and chorus before doing full and single guitar performances, and finally a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

Published: 03/27/2013 Upgrade
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Hard To Handle The Black Crowes

In this tutorial Mike Olekshy will teach you "Hard To Handle", by The Black Crowes. Mike will introduce the song, then talk about gear and tones. We'll learn the single note intro lick, then get into the two main groove guitar riffs; following that, we'll learn the two interlude parts. Then it's time to break down the main guitar solo and outro solo. We'll end with full and single guitar performances, then you'll take over in the jam along.

Published: 02/27/2013 Upgrade
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Harlem Shuffle The Rolling Stones

Mike will show the two electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays a solid and consistent R&B style rhythm with a clean tone. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar adding cool fills and melodies throughout. Since this is essentially just one big R&B dance groove, Guitar 1's parts have to be really locked in with the other instruments for this type of song, since the rhythm and groove is crucial!

Published: 08/29/2016 Upgrade
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Have You Ever Seen The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival

Have You Ever Seen the Rain chords are taught here by Mike Olekshy and all you need to learn is an acoustic guitar. Once you learn the simple chord progression and strumming pattern, play along with Have You Ever Seen the Rain lyrics right alongside with the chords.

Published: 01/14/2016 Upgrade
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Heartbreaker Pat Benatar

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Heartbreaker", by Pat Benatar. After introducing the song and a look at the gear and tones, Mike will teach you the intro riff. You'll then learn the verse and chorus parts, followed by the re-intro and the bridge. The breakdown hits are next; then the final chorus and outro before you take on the solo. We end with a full performance, a 1 guitar performance, and the jam along.

Published: 03/27/2013 Upgrade
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Heart Shaped Box Nirvana

In this song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach the grunge classic "Heart Shaped Box", as made famous by Nirvana. Mike will break down the hooky main riff for you, after talking about the tones. Then he'll teach the heavy distorted chorus part; after that he'll break down the melodic solo. He'll do a full song performance for you to play along with, then we have a video with the backing track only so you can jam with the track!

Published: 11/17/2011 Upgrade
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Hells Bells AC/DC

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a crunch guitar that plays rhythm guitar throughout the song. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that digs into some blistering licks throughout.

Published: 07/18/2019 Upgrade
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Helter Skelter The Beatles

This classic Beatles tune has raw, aggressive riffing and is considered an early precursor to the genre of heavy metal. It borrows elements of blues and rock and roll, puts everything on steroids, and is unleashed with fury.

Published: 04/14/2014 Upgrade
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Hemorrhage (In My Hands) Fuel

In this series of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you the song "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)", as made famous by Fuel. Mike will discuss the gear and tones used to replicate this tune, then examine the opening of the song and the verse, chorus, and bridge sections. Next up is the heavily effected guitar solo, and the solo over the outro. We'll end with a play-along performance over a custom backing track.

Published: 09/27/2011 Upgrade
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Here Comes The Sun The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun chords and tabs in this lesson will be taught with a capo on an acoustic guitar. Mike will show you how to play the strumming melodies and chords throughout the arrangement. There's straight ahead verse and chorus sections that features a specific picking pattern that make them uniquely identifiable. There's also a bridge that builds the dynamic with a contrasting time signature and arpeggiated feel. Learn all of this with Here Comes the Sun lyrics so you can sing and play at the same time.

Published: 03/16/2017 Upgrade
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He Turned The Water Into Wine Johnny Cash

Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this tune. This song uses open chords, cut time, a boom chick strumming approach, and dynamics.

Published: 06/03/2022 Upgrade
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Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan

Mike will show the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progression throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds some slide and lead licks. This song uses barre chords, seventh chords, boogie diad rhythms, slide guitar and dynamics.

Published: 05/07/2020 Upgrade
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Highway Song Blackfoot

There are 3 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean guitar that plays the arpeggiated riffs and rhythms. Guitars 2 and 3 are the lead guitars that dig into searing licks and harmonies. This song uses open chords and barre chords, chord arpeggiation, and some aggressive rock soloing approaches.

Published: 09/29/2022 Upgrade
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Highway To Hell AC/DC

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a crunch guitar that plays rhythm guitar throughout the song. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that digs into some scorching licks in the solo section.

Published: 03/14/2019 Upgrade
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His Hand in Mine Elvis Presley

In this tutorial Mike Olekshy will teach you the gospel song "His Hand in Mine", as recorded by Elvis Presley. Mike will start off by giving an overview of the lessons, then he'll break down the simple chords and strumming in the A section of the song. The B section chords and strumming come next, then we'll learn the outro/ending of the song. We'll do a play along performance, then top it all off with a "guitar karaoke" jam along.

Published: 06/05/2013 Upgrade
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Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones

Mike will show your both guitar layers. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar tuned to open G that gives the song its distinctive country flavored sound. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that adds some exciting solo blending major and minor pentatonic sounds, combining rock and country flavors into to the arrangement.

Published: 11/05/2015 Upgrade
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How Forever Feels Kenny Chesney

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "How Forever Feels", recorded and performed by Kenny Chesney. Mike will introduce the song and talk briefly about the acoustic tone, then break down the intro and outro parts. The verse chords and strumming come next, then the chorus. There's a bridge in the song that we'll learn before we do a play along performance, then you'll take over in the jam along.

Published: 10/16/2013 Upgrade
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How You Remind Me Nickelback

Mike Olekshy will show you all the guitar layers in this massive post-grunge radio smash. This song features 3 guitar layers. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that provides some low dynamic riffs under the verse sections. Guitar 2 is a thick crunch guitar that leans into some powerful riffing in the choruses. Guitar 3 is an effected clean guitar that provides some arpeggiations that outline the chords.

Published: 03/19/2015 Upgrade
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I Ain't Got You The Yardbirds

There are 2 lightly crunched electric guitar layers in this tune. Guitar 1 plays some double-stop laden riffs and a searing solo, while Guitar 2 is a rhythm guitar that holds it all down with some lower single note lines and power chords.

Published: 05/09/2017 Upgrade
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I Alone Live

Mike will show you the single guitar layer that alternates between clean and crunch while playing the rhythm throughout the arrangement. He'll show you the barre chords and open chords, syncopation, and dynamics that make this a fun song to learn and play.

Published: 04/13/2017 Upgrade
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I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow Soggy Bottom Boys

Mike will show you the acoustic guitar part tuned to dropped D with a capo on the third fret to get some awesome sounding delta blues licks that combine bass notes with upper register chords.

Published: 09/10/2015 Upgrade
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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you the two guitar parts that make up this classic early rock tune based on R&B and the blues. There is an electric guitar that plays one of the most iconic rock riffs of all time, as well as some cool R&B influenced rhythm guitar. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that plays a steady strumming groove throughout.

Published: 01/08/2015 Upgrade
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I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt

In these lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "I Love A Rainy Night", as made famous by Eddie Rabbitt. Mike will introduce the song and talk about gear and tones, then start in on the acoustic and electric parts for the verses. It's on to the pre-chorus parts next, then into the choruses; then it's time to learn the solo. You'll do full and single guitar performances before playing the song by yourself in the jam along.

Published: 10/23/2013 Upgrade
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I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles

Mike will show you the two gritty clean electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is the rhythm guitar that plays some steady riffs and chords throughout. Guitar 2 combines complimentary rhythm parts with lead fills and a raging guitar solo.

Published: 01/18/2018 Upgrade
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I Stand Alone Godsmack

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach you the heavy metal song "I Stand Alone", as made famous by Godsmack. Mike will talk about the gear and tone, then get into the single-note riff that is a centerpiece of the tune. Then we'll look at the verses and chorus, the bridge, the short but sweet solo. To finish off, we'll look at a riff variation, then put it all together in a final play along performance.

Published: 08/04/2011 Upgrade
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I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you the punk rock anthem "I Wanna Be Sedated", as made famous by The Ramones. Mike will take you through the tones, the song intro, the verse and chorus chords and progression, the one note guitar solo, then brings it all together in a final performance.

Published: 06/24/2011 Upgrade
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I Wanna Be With You Raspberries

Mike will show you the 2 jangly electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is the main guitar that strums the progressions throughout. Guitar 2 adds some lower register barre chords for thickness. This song uses barre chords and power chords, combining chord shapes and open strings, steady strumming rhythms and syncopation, and dynamics.

Published: 11/06/2020 Upgrade
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I Was Made For Lovin' You Kiss

This is a disco-era departure from classic Kiss, but there are still lots of great grooves, licks and riffs to be found here! There are two distinct electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 provides the foundation of the tune, focusing on the groove and playing riffs. Guitar 2 adds some lead fills to the mix. Both parts come together with some complimentary interaction.

Published: 10/13/2015 Upgrade
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I Want To Break Free Queen

In this song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach you "I Want To Break Free", as made famous by Queen. We'll start with an introduction to the song and talk about gear and tone, then plunge into the intro crunch and harmony elements. Next up is the acoustic guitar in the verse, followed by the bridge crunch, harmony, and acoustic parts. We'll look at the interlude acoustic part before we move on to the play along performance, then you'll take over for the jam along.

Published: 06/06/2012 Upgrade
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I Want You Kings of Leon

In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "I Want You", by Kings of Leon. Mike will start with a song overview and a look at the gear and tones, then get into the opening main riff/verse. You'll then learn the guitar 1 chorus, guitar 2 verse, and guitar 3 chorus parts. We'll follow with guitar 2's re-intro, then break down the guitar 4 solo and outro. We'll conclude with a play along performance, then a jam along.

Published: 03/27/2013 Upgrade
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I Will Follow Christ Clay Crosse

Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this tune. The acoustic strums the chord progressions throughout the song. We are also including a bonus lesson that teaches the arpeggiated riff that’s heard in the first verse. A capo is required to play this part. This song uses open and barre chords, a steady strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 07/28/2022 Upgrade
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If I Had $1000000 Barenaked Ladies

In this acoustic song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will be teaching you "If I Had $1000000", by Barenaked Ladies. Mike will be teaching a basic "campfire" version; first digging into using a capo, then showing the chords and strumming for the verse, intro, and chorus. Next will be some extra embellishments, then a version without the capo. Last but not least is the play-along performance and the jam along.

Published: 10/17/2012 Upgrade
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If I'd Been The One 38 Special

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "If I'd Been The One", by 38 Special. Mike will introduce the song and talk about gear and tone, then get into all of guitar #1's parts for the verse, pre-chorus, chorus, solo rhythm, and bridge. Then we'll learn the parts for guitar #2 and #3 for those same sections, followed by a full performance play along. We'll finish with a single guitar performance, and a jam along.

Published: 02/20/2013 Upgrade
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If She Knew What She Wants The Bangles

In this song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will break down all the parts in the song "If She Knew What She Wants" by The Bangles. Mike will tune you in to the tones and effects, then teach the lead and clean arpeggios in the intro. Then we'll examine the crunch and harmonized guitars in the chorus, and the clean verse. Next up is the bridge rhythm, the second re-intro, and the bridge lick. The solo is next up, and and third re-intro. Last is the third guitar through the last chorus, then we'll do a performance and a jam along!

Published: 06/27/2012 Upgrade
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I'll Take You There Staples Singers

Mike will show you the clean electric guitar playing a mix of rhythm and lead throughout. The tune opens with a funky horn like melody that's played with palm muting. Next, the groove kicks in and doesn't let up for the whole tune! It's all about funky R&B rhythm and lead guitar approaches.

Published: 09/20/2016 Upgrade
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I'm A King Bee The Stone Foxes

Mike will show you the single electric guitar layer in this song. You'll need a capo placed at the 1st fret to play along with this tutorial. The tune features a variation of a 12 bar blues played with plenty of dynamics and power.

Published: 05/09/2019 Upgrade
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I'm The Only One Melissa Etheridge

Mike will show you all 3 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that lays down a solid strummed foundation. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that plays rhythm strums and fills. Guitar 3 is the lead electric guitar.

Published: 07/25/2019 Upgrade
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In A Big Country Big Country

Mike will show you the 3 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar that alternates between crunchy overdriven power chords and cleaner barre chord strumming. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that plays melodic single note lines throughout the tune. Guitar 3 is a lead guitar that uses a harmonizer effect to mimic bagpipes.

Published: 01/15/2018 Upgrade
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In Bloom Nirvana

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you the song "In Bloom", as made famous by Nirvana. Mike will take you through the gear and tones, then dig into the playing lessons. He'll show you the intro riff, then the verse and chorus, the punked-out solo, then play it through in a performance.

Published: 09/10/2011 Upgrade
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In The Jailhouse Now Johnny Cash

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that gives the tune its bounce. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar with a capo on the 1st fret that strums to establish the groove.

Published: 04/28/2016 Upgrade
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In The End Linkin Park

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays harmonics that outline the chord progression, while Guitar 2 is a heavy crunch guitar that plays some dropped D style riffs in the arrangement.

Published: 11/14/2018 Upgrade
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In The Next Room Neon Trees

In this set of 13 lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "In the Next Room", by Neon Trees. Mike will take you through the gear and tones, then break down the intro and verse riff, followed by the chorus and pre-chorus parts. Then we'll examine the various parts in the bridge, and look at the details of the outro solo. As always we'll do a full performance play along at the end, and then a jam along to the backing track.

Published: 08/22/2012 Upgrade
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Interstate Love Song Stone Temple Pilots

In this set of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach "Interstate Love Song", by Stone Temple Pilots. Mike will give a synopsis of the lessons and discuss gear and tone, then present the intro parts on acoustic, electric, and slide before slamming into the signature main riff. The verse and chorus parts that comprise most of the song are next, then we'll do a play along performance, a single guitar performance, then a jam along where you take over.

Published: 09/26/2013 Upgrade
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Iris Goo Goo Dolls

Mike will show you the 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is the acoustic guitar tuned to a unique open tuning that strums and arpeggiates throughout. Guitar 2 is an electric guitar that adds some rhythm guitar support and a dramatic slide solo. We'll also adapt the intro mandolin line to the electric guitar. This song uses a unique open tuning, strumming and arpeggiation approaches, dynamics, and some melodic slide soloing techniques.

Published: 09/18/2020 Upgrade
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It Ain't Me Babe Bob Dylan

Mike will show you the strummed acoustic guitar part used throughout this song. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open chords, dynamics, and some steady strumming approaches.

Published: 04/27/2020 Upgrade
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It's All Over Now The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you 2 clean electric guitar layers. Guitar 1 uses an arpeggiated approach to ouline the chord progression, while Guitar 2 adds some R&B and rock influenced chord stabs and punches. Guitar 2 also plays an aggressive and energetic guitar solo.

Published: 11/05/2015 Upgrade
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It's The End Of The World As We Know It R.E.M.

Mike will show you the single electric guitar layer in this song that combines high energy strumming with some chord arpeggiation.

Published: 08/14/2019 Upgrade
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I've Been Everywhere Johnny Cash

In this set of lessons Mike Olekshy will teach you "I've Been Everywhere", as recorded by Johnny Cash. After introducing the song, Mike will lay out the free-time chords and strumming in the song's intro. Then we'll launch into the chorus of the tune at tempo, learning the chords and strumming rhythm. Next up is the verse, followed by the final chorus outro. We'll end with a play along performance, then you'll take over in the jam along.

Published: 06/05/2013 Upgrade
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Jane Says Jane's Addiction

Mike will show you the single acoustic guitar part in this song. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song that uses open chords, syncopation, relaxed strumming approaches and dynamics.

Published: 12/02/2019 Upgrade
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Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will take you through "Jessie's Girl", as performed by Rick Springfield. Mike will discuss the gear and tones, then dive right into the main riff/hook and second guitar part therein. Mike will then teach you the chorus riff, and the 2 parts in the bridge. Then we'll take a look at the solo, and the outro to the tune. We'll take it all out with a play-along performance.

Published: 11/30/2011 Upgrade
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Jesus Is Just Alright The Doobie Brothers

Mike will show you the 3 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a crunch guitar that plays rhythm guitar throughout the song. Guitar 2 is a textural guitar that appears in the bridge for some sliding melodies, and Guitar 3 is the lead guitar that digs into some great licks in the tune.

Published: 05/28/2019 Upgrade
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Jet Paul McCartney and Wings

Mike will show you the 3 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a slightly overdriven electric guitar that plays the riffs and rhythms throughout. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that adds some muted percussive strums and a simple lick in the bridge. Guitar 3 is an overdriven electric guitar that we’ll use to adapt the synth lead.

Published: 07/15/2021