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This video guitar lesson teaches how to play Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana on the electric guitar. This is an immortal song. I'm sure they'll still be rockin' out to this years from now.
Certainly one of the most influential songs of all time, Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit features a brief easy guitar solo that is great for beginner guitar players. The solo mimics the verse and fits in and flows well with the song. I feel the solo features some slides that improve the flow of the actual solo, however, some may debate that as I have seen many transcriptions that do not have the slides.
One of the most iconic power chord riffs of all time has got to be smells like teen spirit. In this lesson, we are going to get pretty deep into power chords. Near the end of the lesson, I get into a few of the different types.
Put together to serve the emotion of this powerful piece I would encourage you to look at the instrumental performance first before beginning the video lessons. If you would like to ask a question or make a request for future content — leave a comment on our website or social media — or you can email via: Learn highpointmusic. If you would like to work with me one on one you can do so by booking a 8 week tailored video program where I asses your challenges and provide a tailored video program to get you to where you would like to be in the shortest possible time.
I believe that there is an urban legend that this song was nearly left off the Nevermind album because some band members thought that it sounded too simple Can you imagine? In the following video there are some techniques that will be explained for the beginner player who this lesson is targeted at. I whole heartedly recommend that guitar players that need to develop these techniques take there time and follow the steps outlined in the video — making accuracy and smoothness the goals of what they are trying to achieve ahead of speed at this stage.
We use necessary cookies to enable core functionality, video cookies to embed videos, audio cookies to embed music players, analytical cookies to improve our website, and marketing cookies to improve the relevancy of advertising campaigns you receive. If you need more help with power chords in general, check out this free lesson! TAB for the riff here.
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