Nirvana Songs

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About A Girl 2011 Nirvana

In this set of six lessons, Henrik Linde will teach you "About A Girl", as made famous by Nirvana. This is an early hit from 1989, and is an easy, simple song. Henrik will show you the A section chords and strumming, the B section key change, and the repeating solo. We'll bring it to a close with a full performance play along, and then you'll take over and jam along with the backing track on your own.

Published: 11/17/2011 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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Lithium 2011 Nirvana

This six lesson song tutorial will teach you "Lithium", as made famous by Nirvana. Henrik Linde will explain the tones, then talk about and demonstrate the central chord progression for the intro, verse, and chorus. Then we'll look at the bridge and outro sections, and cap it off with a full performance play along and a jam along.

Published: 08/24/2011 Upgrade
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Come As You Are (2011) Nirvana

In this song tutorial, Douglas Showalter will teach you the ins and outs of the classic grunge song "Come As You Are", as made famous by Nirvana. You'll learn the great, instantly recognizable main riff; the pre-chorus and chorus; the melody-based guitar solo; and the outro of the song. Then as always, we'll play it all through to a backing track.

Published: 08/31/2011 Upgrade
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All Apologies 2011 Nirvana

In this song tutorial, Henrik Linde will give you the lowdown on "All Apologies", as made famous by Nirvana in 1993. You'll first learn about the gear and tone, and then we'll examine the great main riff of the song. Henrik will then teach you the chorus elements, the bridge, and then the acoustic guitar parts in the mix. Then the fun part, you'll play through the whole track along with Henrik, then play on your own over the backing track.

Published: 11/17/2011 Upgrade
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Heart Shaped Box 2011 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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Polly 2011 Nirvana

In this short, easy song tutorial, Mike Olekshy is going to guide you through the acoustic grunge song "Polly", as made famous by Nirvana. Mike will first talk about the grungy acoustic tone. Next up is the break-down of the verse section with just four easy power chords, and the chorus section with just four easy power chords too. Then we'll do a full song performance so you can play along.

Published: 11/17/2011 Upgrade
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Rape Me 2011 Nirvana

In this set of song lessons, Henrik Linde will take you through the grunge tune "Rape Me", as made famous by Nirvana. Henrik will tune you in to the tone and gear first, then dish out the details of the intro and verses, the choruses, and the bridge. There's no solo in this one, so we'll tuck it all in with the full performance play along, then you'll jam along with the "band" on your own.

Published: 11/17/2011 Upgrade
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Dumb 2011 Nirvana

In this song tutorial, Henrik Linde will teach you "Dumb", as made famous by Nirvana. Henrik will get into the tones and tuning first, then delve right into the verses - there's no intro to this tune. Henrik then breaks down the chorus and bridge structures. Lastly he'll teach you the outro, do a play along performance, then it's your turn in the jam along.

Published: 12/27/2011 Upgrade