Tom Petty Songs

Tom Petty
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American Girl Tom Petty

In this song tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach you "American Girl", by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Mike will introduce this classic and discuss the gear and tones, then show you how the 2 guitars play the intro section. After that, we're on to the verse and the chorus guitar parts. We'll look at the bridge next, then the outro licks. You'll play along with Mike in a full performance, then there's a 1 guitar performance, and lastly the jam along.

Published: 02/14/2013 Upgrade
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Breakdown Tom Petty

In this series of lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Breakdown", by Tom Petty. Mike will introduce the song, then talk about gear and tone. He'll launch into the intro and main lick, followed by the chorus parts. Next is the solo which restates the main lick, then we have a bonus lesson that shows you the keyboard parts. You'll then do a full performance, then a single guitar performance; then conclude with the jam along.

Published: 05/02/2013 Upgrade
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Don't Do Me Like That Tom Petty

In these lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Don't Do me Like That", by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Mike will introduce the song and look at gear and tones, then break down the rhythms for the verse and chorus. Next are the verse and chorus licks and fills, followed by the bridge rhythm and lick. The 3rd verse fills and the outro licks follow, then the outro rhythm before we do a play along, a 1 guitar version, and a jam along.

Published: 02/14/2013 Upgrade