Steppenwolf Songs

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Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf

In this set of lessons, Tom Finch will join you on a psychedelic journey and show you how to play "Magic Carpet Ride", as made famous by Steppenwolf. Tom will get into the gear and tone, then show you how to play the intro noises; then he'll break down the classic rhythm riff in the verses and choruses. Next up is the moody post-chorus section, which leads us into the jam section and the call-and-response leads. We'll end our magic carpet ride with a play-along.

Published: 09/02/2011 Upgrade
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Born to be Wild Steppenwolf

In these eight song lessons, Tom Finch will break down all the elements in the classic rocker "Born To Be Wild", as made famous by Steppenwolf. Tom will examine the gear and tone, then get into the instantly recognizable opening riff. Then we're on to the verse, chorus, and pre-chorus parts, and the rhythm behind the organ solo. Tom will then show you the psychedelic soloing; we'll end the trip with a full performance play-along and a jam along.

Published: 09/29/2011 Upgrade
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Rock Me Steppenwolf

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 features a light crunch sound and digs into some solid rhythm guitar parts. Guitar 2 is a little more overdriven and adds another layer of lead fills and complimentary rhythm parts. This song uses barre chords, seventh chords, steady strumming rhythms and some melodic rhythm and lead approaches.

Published: 01/14/2020 Upgrade