Steely Dan Songs

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Do It Again Steely Dan

In this song tutorial, we'll take a look at the classic 70s tune, "Do It Again" by Steely Dan. This song was a huge radio hit! We'll talk about the gear and tone, and learn the verse and chorus comping pattern plus some tasty octave and jazz lines for the intro. Then we'll tackle the electric sitar solo - which is no small feat - but don't worry, the electric sitar is tuned just like a standard guitar, so you don't need a specialty instrument to play it. We'll learn a few more lines and improvise for the fade out. At the end we'll put it all together and play along with the backing track!

Published: 11/29/2010 Upgrade
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Reelin' in the Years Steely Dan

In this song tutorial, Tom Finch will detail all the elements in "Reelin' In The Years", as made famous by Steely Dan. We'll talk about gear and getting the right tones, we'll learn three (yes, three) guitar solos, a slew of tasty guitar fills, the rhythm guitar parts, as well as the melodic hook and harmony line. After all that, we'll wrap it up and rock with the backing track, featuring Tom's vocals.

Published: 10/12/2010 Upgrade
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Rikki Don't Lose That Number Steely Dan

There are 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that plays the iconic opening double stop riff as well as some chord arpeggiations and strums throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar on the edge of breakup that adds some great rhythm and fills in the choruses as well as a killer guitar solo.

Published: 10/07/2016 Upgrade
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Deacon Blues Steely Dan

Dave will show you both guitar parts in this advanced laid-back classic rock tune. There's an electric that plays upper chord voicings, R&B licks throughout and an acoustic that plays jazz flavored chords using some beautiful modulation twists and turns.

Published: 10/20/2016 Upgrade
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Pretzel Logic Steely Dan

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this tune. Guitar 1 plays the rhythms with a clean tone. Guitar 2 is the lead guitar that digs into some great licks throughout.

Published: 05/14/2018 Upgrade
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Peg Steely Dan

Mike will show you the 3 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that comps rich chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds 16th note bubble lines to the verse groove. Guitar 3 is a crunch electric guitar that digs into some refined lead approaches.

Published: 11/18/2019 Upgrade
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Josie Steely Dan

Dave will show you how to play the two clean electric guitar parts in this song. There is a clean rhythm guitar part playing a part that combines rock, funk and jazz elements. There's also a clean tone guitar solo.

Published: 04/21/2020 Upgrade