Category: Guitar

  • Lesson #8: Bryan Adams – Tonight We Have The Stars

    I’ve been taking guitar lessons with Gary Gramolini in order to learn to play the guitar.  You can contact him at garyguitar.us. During one of these lessons, I learnt Tonight We Have the Stars, a rock song written by Bryan Adams, Gretchen Peters and Jim Vallance for Bryan Adams’ tenth studio album 11 (2008).   TAB: Tonight We Have The Stars Some of the other songs I have been learning […]

  • Lesson #7: Oasis – Some Might Say

    Photo: yayimages.com Some Might Say was written by Noel Gallagher and the first single on Oasis‘ second album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) and their first number 1 hit on the UK Singles Chart. This song features power chords.  A power chord is a 3-note chord that is neither major nor minor since it has no 3rd.  Link Wray is credited for inventing […]

  • Lesson #6: The Knack – My Sharona

    Photo: yayimages.com My Sharona is the debut single by The Knack. It reached Number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1979 and stayed there for 6 weeks. The riff in the intro and the verse is alternating between the 6th and 4th string (G) and then ending on the chords C and Eb. Repeat once. […]

  • Lesson #5: The Shadows – Apache

    Photo: yayimages.com The Shadows recorded Apache in June 1960. Intro 1 (Am) Play the open 5th string, 2nd fret on the 3rd string and then the 1st/3rd/4th/3rd fret on the 2nd string.Intro 2 (Dm) Play the open 4th string, 2nd fret on the 3rd string, 1st fret on the 2nd string, then 5th/3rd fret on […]

  • Lesson #4: Kåre and The Cavemen – Filadelfia

    Photo: yayimages.com Filadelfia was released on the Kåre and The Cavemen album Long Day’s Flight ’till Tomorrow (1999). The guitar techniques Hammer-ons and Pull-offs are used in the main riff in this song.  The terms hammer-on and pull-off were invented and popularized by Pete Seeger in his book How to Play the 5-String Banjo. Pull-offs: Bar the strings on the 7th fret with your […]

  • Lesson #3: Band of Horses – The Funeral

    Photo: yayimages.com The Funeral on Band of Horses’ debut album Everything All the Time was released in 2006 and was named the 67th-greatest song of the 2000s by Pitchfork in 2009. The song is divided into three parts: intro, verses and bridge. The 1st bar in the intro is in time signature 4/4 with a […]

  • Lesson #2: The Surfaris – Wipe Out

    Photo: yayimages.com The surf rock hit Wipe Out by The Surfaris is quite easy to master on the guitar. The song was written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson and recorded by The Surfaris in 1963. The melody starts on the 9th fret on the 5th string, then on the 7th, 8th and 9th fret on the 4th […]

  • Lesson #1: Weezer – Island in the Sun

    Photo: yayimages.com Island in the Sun by Weezer was the first song I learnt from my guitar teacher Gary Gramolini. It is a good song for beginners since the riff consists of only 4 different chords: Em, Am, D and G. There is a bridge that consists of D, G, D, G, C, Am, D […]