Holiday Guitar Lesson – Green Day

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In this Holiday guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of this Green Day hit note-for-note.

For most of “Holiday”, you will be playing power chords across the fretboard. However, during the intro, they use diads that employ notes on the A and B strings. These diads are simply the root and third of the chord that they are implying. The most difficult part of playing these chords is the muting required around and between those strings. I will demonstrate how to do the muting in detail.

But for the most part, you will be playing power chords and at times they can move around the fretboard at a pretty fast pace.

I will also tackle the guitar solo note-for-note. The solo is melodic and singable and is relatively easy to play.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this great Green Day track! #holidayguitarlesson #greenday #guitarcovers



  1. my left hand hurt tons from doing this hahah.

  2. Great lesson, Carl!

  3. This follows the story on the album. Jesus of Suburbia has just left town and he's living his life on the streets ("Hear the sound of the falling rain…"). He's speaking out loud and acting in vain, but it seems like he's talking himself into believing that running away was the right thing to do, explaining his reasons of discontent to himself. He still feels alone, and shunned from society, but it seems he feels a little more self-confidence and happiness out on the road. It's Jesus of Suburbia yelling out and expressing his own dead beliefs onto the world. Like screaming into mid air.

  4. Yo Carl, great Green Day Tutorial videos. Hope to watch more Green Day songs on this channel. Here are a few suggestions:
    •Revolution Radio
    •When I Come Around
    •Boulevard of Broken Dreams
    •Welcome To Paradise

  5. •Boulevard of Broken Dreams
    •¡Viva La Gloria!


  7. that huge slide

  8. Can I get a-nother AMEN?

  9. Couldn’t have explained it better myself

  10. Summers end foo fighters

  11. it helps to use your thumb to mute that 6th string

  12. what the fuk, this should be the tone lesson cause your tone is almost (or it is) the same as the studio original guitar track :v

  13. Bridge, pre-solo part 9:38

  14. Can you please do "MAD DADDY by The Cramps?

  15. Don’t tread on me

  16. PenguinOntheRoad :D

    Thanks for the lesson. I was bummed earlier this year because there weren't many good tutorials for this song uploaded.

  17. this is impossible

  18. You’re getting better and better every time you make one of these videos, good job and keep up the great work!

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