British Invasion Songs

The British Invasion was a musical revolution of the 1960s of pop and rock groups from the UK that were in turn influenced by early US blues musicians. The excitement of the early tunes by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who and others lead the way. Get ready to play the tunes that launched the guitar driven rock and roll era!

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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 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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Little Red Rooster (Made Easy) The Rolling Stones

Caren will show you how to strum an easy guitar part along with this classic blues tune. She will show you the three chords required to play along with the tune. This is required material for just about any blues jam, and in this tutorial we'll learn an easy acoustic guitar part to strum along with the band!

Published: 03/14/2018 Upgrade
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Drive My Car The Beatles

In this tutorial, Henrik Linde will teach "Drive My Car", as made famous by The Beatles. Henrik will introduce the song, then discuss the gear and tone; after that we'll learn the intro lick. We'll learn the verse and chorus rhythm parts, then the chorus piano part. We'll break down the guitar solo and solo rhythm, then head to the outro rhythm and solo. Full and single guitar performances are up next, and we'll end with a jam along.

Published: 11/12/2013 Upgrade
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Day Tripper The Beatles

In this set of lessons, Henrik Linde will teach "Day Tripper", as made famous by The Beatles. After a song introduction and the gear and tones, Henrik will launch into the classic main riff. The verse rhythms come next, followed by the guitars in the chorus. We'll break down the parts in the bridge, including the solo lead, then learn the outro before doing full and single guitar performances. You'll take over in the jam along to conclude.

Published: 11/14/2013 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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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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Paint It Black The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you all the guitar parts to this rock classic: the single note melodies and riffs, open chords, acoustic strumming patterns, and even adapt the iconic sitar lines for guitar.

Published: 06/15/2015 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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Street Fighting Man The Rolling Stones

Mike will show you a composite of all the guitar parts from the original combined into one distinct guitar part using a basic chord progression that can be played all the way through. The acoustic guitar is tuned to Open D Tuning (like the original recording), but he'll also include a bonus lesson that will teach you how to play the song in standard tuning.

Published: 11/05/2015 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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The House of the Rising Sun 2015 The Animals

Learn how to play House of the Rising Sun chords and how to pick the arpeggio with Mike as he will guide you through the song, including all of its dynamic variations. Learn along with the House of the Rising Sun lyrics, tabs, and tie it all together with the backing track as well!

Published: 08/13/2015 Upgrade
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Bring It On Home to Me The Animals

Douglas will show you how to play the piano intro on guitar, the guitar parts from the record while employing some barre chord shapes, and the 12 string guitar solo. He'll also show you an easy chord version!

Published: 10/29/2015 Upgrade
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We Gotta Get Out Of This Place The Animals

This tutorial is all about "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", as made famous by The Animals in 1965. Henrik Linde will take you through the guitar tone, the types of chords used, the verse chords and rhythm, the chorus chords and tag, and then he'll play it all through for you in a final performance. For the finale, you'll play it yourself over the backing track.

Published: 08/16/2011 Upgrade
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It's My Life Eric Burdon & The Animals

In this set of 9 guitar lessons, Henrik Linde will break down all the details to the song "It's My Life", as made famous by Eric Burdon & The Animals. Henrik will talk about getting the tone and vibe first, then start digging into the licks and chords in the intro, verse, and pre-chorus. Next you'll learn the chorus chords, and the overdubbed chromatic line. Finally you'll play through the song with Henrik, then on your own in the Jam Along.

Published: 02/15/2012 Upgrade