The Pretenders Songs

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Message of Love The Pretenders

In this song tutorial we're going to break down every note that is played on "Message Of Love", as made famous by The Pretenders. There's a lot of interesting harmony and great guitar playing on this song! We'll be focusing on all the elements that give this song it's unique sound: the tone, the main guitar riff, the song form and rhythmic accents, the melodic riff "solo", the outro chorus, and a full performance at the end.

Published: 12/18/2010 Upgrade
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Middle of the Road The Pretenders

This song tutorial is all about the raw, in-your-face rock classic "Middle of the Road" as made famous by The Pretenders. Mike Olekshy takes you through the song: the gear and tone, the main opening riff, the single note verse riff, the fiery solo (in three parts), the two parts in the breakdown, and then a full performance with vocals.

Published: 01/18/2011 Upgrade
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Don't Get Me Wrong The Pretenders

In this eleven lesson tutorial, Mike Olekshy will be showing you how to play "Don't Get Me Wrong", as made famous by The Pretenders. This is an unusual song, in that it doesn't have a chorus. Mike will show you the acoustic and electric guitar part for the verses and bridge, and the great melodic solo. He'll also talk about gear and tone, and show you the variations in the rhythm and progression. To bring it to a close, he'll show you the extra guitar in the outro, then play it all in a full performance.

Published: 04/17/2011 Upgrade