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Magic Carpet Ride: Introduction

 

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Today we're going to learn to play "Magic Carpet Ride" as recorded by Steppenwolf in 1968. Written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve, this classic rock song is driven by super funky rhythm guitar and features a trippy two minute jam section characteristic of the era. In this tutorial we'll play with noise, sustain and feedback for the intro, we'll learn the verse/chorus rhythm pattern and the post chorus riffs, plus we'll get psychedelic with the three guitar jam section in the middle. At the end we'll put it all together and play with the backing track.