🎸 Lola by The Kinks • Acoustic intro riff (w/ tabs)

Notes & tabs for this lesson: http://playsongnotes.com/songs/kinks-lola/

Lola, by The Kinks, is one of the many fantastic covers that lawyer-turned-guitarist Mike Masse covers on his excellent YouTube channel. After hearing his version so many times, I decided to work out what he is playing in the intro to the song. Here is the video of Mike’s version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWWU5x5RLbI

While this riff I came up with isn’t 100% what he plays, it’s still a super fun sequence to have fun with. So, I wanted to share! I hope you dig it.

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  1. I like your teaching way! Following you from Alicante in South Europe.

  2. Please do Part 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. you are amazing ily

  4. Brzdąkać każdy może..

  5. Hi David, I like this song already from my childhood, perfekt prepared – many greetings from Czech republic 🙂 Thanks a lot ..

  6. this song has been kicking my ass these past two days. However, I feel like I'm gonna get it. Can anybody recommend a good practice technique to get better at completing these tough chords?

  7. Nicely done, thanks for taking the time and effort

  8. Leela! Lee lee lee la leela!

  9. love it!! this is so much fun to play

  10. Yeah. I like it! Thanks.

  11. Mike masse based his intro riff/solo on the 1979 live in providence Rhode Island

  12. Thank you

  13. Hi David
    First I must say I love your style of teaching.!
    I'm 58 years old and I have been trying to learn how to play guitar for a long time but since I started watching your channel I have come a long way! Sincere thank you! For your hard work.!!!

  14. This will be the next song I learn

  15. Do a full song!

  16. Great lesson, I was looking for someone to teach the Masse intro…might you be willing to do the entire song? Thx either way!

  17. awesome lesson thanks David .. yes please more kinks songs

  18. Awesome. Thankyou so much for sharing. X

  19. Many thanks, love your talking!

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