how to play “The Breakup Song” on guitar by Greg Kihn | electric guitar lesson tutorial

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An electric guitar lesson on how to play “The Breakup Song” by Greg Kihn from his 1981 album, “RocKihnRoll.”



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  1. I've been wanting to learn this for a million years

  2. Man, I had to sell my "72 Custom Shop Black Beauty Fretless Wonder to get my eyes fixed.
    I was fucking almost blind.
    Now I have 20/20 and I can see that burgundy Les Paul, and I'm thinking, man, that's about as pretty a Les Paul I've ever seen.
    Tell the truth…
    Do you like snuggle up with it under the covers?

  3. Nice, it's like Chris Rea , Mark Knopfler & Brian May joined you! I always sensed chorus in the intro.There is a great 10 1/2 minute live version of Roadrunner / Jumping Jack Flash on YT that has some great guitar work for any Kihn fans.

  4. You are absolutely correct, who does the Thin Lizzy harmonies? No one, and that is sad since it sounds epic live

  5. Fantastic! Nicely done.

  6. Top notch, as usual. Thanks! And I already know this song, but I still watch to see how close I got 🙂

  7. I watched an interview with Greg where he was playing this tune on an acoustic. He said this song paid for his house and put his kids through college. That's not happening for musicians anymore, where one song can completely change a songwriters life. The record companies really screw musicians over by demanding their publishing for too many years. Unless a band has a major hit album or has enough heat to support a major tour – they all end up broke. It's better these days for bands to self-publish online, and build a following. It might take them longer to be financially successful, but they will have a loyal fan base that will sustain them over a 15-20 career. Plus, most record companies won't support this kind of music anymore, its become about the next "pop" sensation, and not about songwriting and musicianship. The only people who still care about great songwriting are old geezers like me who came of age in the 70's and 80's when it seemed like there was a great song being played every other week from all different kinds of genres.

  8. Another great lesson. thanks for that, love this song… any chance of ever doing " I just died in your arms. " by Cutting Crew ?

  9. fantastic soloing tone for pentatonic and vibrato songs.

  10. Another great lesson, and – you read my mind by adding this one. Thx!

  11. Another great guitar video you have posted.

  12. I was wondering where you’ve been glad you’re back that is awesome

  13. Andy, I really like what you've done with this song! I think we're around the same age and I've never attempted to play a lead like this. It'll be a challenge but I'm looking forward to it. I've already learned many songs here, from you. I'm hoping to lay down some of the tracks and play along. Thanks again! Doug in Ohio USA

  14. I wonder what Satrani did to this solo when he was their touring guiatrist with them in the 80s

  15. A blast from the past and one of my all time favourite songs. Great choice headless man.

  16. Great playing Andy.

  17. Timothy Charles Ellis

    Greg used to be a DJ at 98.5 KFOX here in San Jose for years after his popularity peaked.

  18. Thst would have been a bigger hit if played like that.

  19. Awesome!!! Lesson and Song, thank you!

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