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The opening riff and solo to “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry, is perhaps one of the most famous guitar intros in all of rock history.
This Johnny B. Goode guitar lesson series will teach you the entire intro, all the chords and main guitar solo to this song which was one of the first great rock guitar songs.
The opening riff definitely has it all. We have a bunch of fast double-stops, slides, alternate picked single note lines, palm muting, rapid bends and even a little sweep picking thrown in for good measure.
Now that might sound like a lot but don’t worry, this Johnny B Goode intro lesson is still great for any intermediate or above level player to learn. I suggest taking your time and learning the entire intro phrase by phrase like it is taught in the video lesson. That will allow your hands to memorize all of those notes that are flying by so fast.
In the second video lesson I will demonstrate how to play that classic rock chord progression made so famous by Chuck Berry. These chord forms do require a pretty large stretch so make sure your hands are nice and warmed up before practicing them. Also in this video lesson, I will show you the little fills he does in each chorus.
For the third and last video lesson I will demonstrate and note-for-note breakdown of Chuck Berry’s killer guitar solo. Just like the intro solo, he uses many different techniques and really raised the bar for rock guitarists at the time it was released.
I hope you guys have as much fun learning as I did teaching it!
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