Don’t Speak Guitar Lesson – No Doubt

Subscribe for new songs every week!

Check out my theory and technique channel!

Take Lessons With Me!

Follow GuitarLessons365 on Twitter!

Please help support my lessons on Patreon.

In this Don’t Speak guitar lesson video, I will show you all of the guitar parts for this smash hit by No Doubt. Including the acoustic guitar solo!

No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont definitely knows his way around the fretboard. In “Don’t Speak” he uses techniques including fingerpicking, palm muting, ska style strumming patterns, alternate picking and even some sweep picking.

“Don’t Speak” is a great all-around song to learn for the intermediate level guitarist due to the variety of techniques Tom Dumont employs.

I will star the lesson with that very recognizable fingerpickied chord progression. I will also demonstrate ways that you can still hold your pick while doing the fingerpicking so you can quickly jump into the strummed sections of the song.

I will take you through each section of the song in the order that it appears and show you all the chords and techniques used.

At the end of the lesson I will grab an acoustic guitar and show you how to play the guitar solo.

Tom Dumont’s guitar solo fits this pop song extremely well while still showcasing some pretty high level guitar chops. You will find some sweep picked arpeggios, alternate picking sequences and more.

I will break the solo down into phrases that should be pretty easy for you to comprehend, so hopefully you will have it under your finger quickly. It is very fun to play once you do. 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy learning this fun song from No Doubt! #dontspeakguitarlesson #nodoubt #guitarcovers


  1. Thanks so much for this video! Been looking for a good tutorial on this song for a very long time!

  2. Perfect

  3. @GuitarLessons365Song
    what's guitar effects do you use in this video ?

  4. Amazing lesson! Cheers but slow down slightly on the solos in the future, kept on getting lost and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

  5. Thank you so much. I appreciate the way you teach your lessons. They are easy to follow and much better than that other guy who's face always pops when I type "how to play ___ on guitar".

  6. Reinhard Tampatty

    i much learn in here.. thanks carl

  7. Excellent lesson, good explanation! Thanks a lot!

  8. Tom Goldsmith guitar

    Very tasteful

  9. Omg! Thank you so much brother. Great how to video. Only like the second legit one I've found.

  10. I watched this video just for the solo and it helped I just thought I sounded better on electric rather than acoustic

  11. I can't figure out how to memorize that beginning progression, because there is no pattern.. I don't think? I know I'm just going to have to play it a million times to get it, but it just sucks. Also, I can not hold that pick and use my fingers the way you do it, but I am really good at hybrid picking. You should suggest hybrid picking to your views, as well. But thanks for the tutorial, you are a really good teacher and guitarist.

  12. can someone explain the strumming pattern of the chorus? Like when to emphasize the strum or skip

  13. great lesson to a beautiful song, sung by a beautiful girl.

  14. Oliisawesome right now

    Thanks for a great tutorial on one of my favourite songs!

  15. Sweep picking in a Pop song…who whould've thunk it v('.')v !?!

  16. thank you sosososo much for this video, it's really useful ♥

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *