1979 • Smashing Pumpkins guitar lesson (standard tuning)

1979 • Smashing Pumpkins guitar lesson (standard tuning)

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Here’s a guitar lesson showing you how to play an acoustic version of 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins (played in standard tuning). In this tutorial, I’ll break down the two main riffs used in great details, tabs included, before showing additional advice for utilizing a variety chord voicings & strumming patterns. Put it all together, and you’ll know what you need to pull this song off in a few different ways.

Timestamps of what I teach:

– 0:00 Lesson overview
– 2:05 Intro & Verse Riff
– • Starting with the bass notes (2:05)
– • Adding octaves & muted strings (6:24)
– • Adding open strings & the bend (8:44)
– 15:38 Chorus Riff
– 20:58 Bridge
– 22:12 Misc. Chord Voicings
– 24:13 Misc. Strumming Tips

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  1. Lovely tutorial once again! Could you please teach us The Ballad of Curtis Loew? I’ve been waiting for a good tutorial to surface

  2. Hi David, are you a software developer? Any tips for someone who wants to dip their toes into software development but isn’t sure if they’re suited to it?

  3. My favorite song

  4. Holly shit, this is so good!

  5. Fantastic video! Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

  6. Fantastic video! Keep it up! Would you like to be YouTube friends? :]

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