Man In The Box Guitar Lesson – Alice in Chains

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In this Man In The Box guitar lesson video, I will show you note-for-note how to play this breakout hit from Alice In Chains’ debut full length album Facelift.

I will be teaching the lesson using the original recording’s tuning of Eb standard or (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb).

There are some really cool talk box inflected riffs throughout the song. If you don’t have a talk box you can come pretty close to the same sound by using a wah pedal, which is what I use during the lesson.

The opening riffs and melody are pretty easy to play, in fact, most of the song doesn’t require much more than an upper beginner level of playing ability.

However, the real star of the show here is Jerry Cantrell’s killer guitar solo. I think this solo is perhaps one of the best rock guitar solos recorded during the 90’s. It definitely is one of the most fun to play.

The solo has a lot of tricky licks throughout, so you will find it much more difficult to play than the rest of the song.

It starts with a very long trill then jumps up the fretboard into a long bend tortured bend. There is also a lot of fast little blues licks thrown in there.

One big key to playing the solo in “Man In The Box”, is getting the wah to complement the guitar lines. There are a couple of licks where this is very crucial and I will show you what to do with the wah pedal at those points.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this classic from the great Alice In Chains! #manintheboxguitarlesson #aliceinchains #guitarcovers

Carl…

20 comments

  1. Can't play this , the hair is standing up too hard down my spine !

  2. Thanks mate!

  3. Same walk and basic notes as "JAMIES CRYIN"

  4. both lesson and Man in the box song are awesome, thank you

  5. WAKE UP DEAD – MEGADETH

  6. Thank you best yet took me about 2 hours but got most of it

  7. I don’t think I’m as jealous with the technique as I am with the way you matched the sound setup so beautifully. Incredible!

  8. I thought iwas gonna sing and play this on the guitar I have doubts

  9. I saw the 18 minutes knew it was the solo

  10. awesome. thanks

  11. Misael Barreto de Queiroz

    Greate lesson. Perfect!

  12. Alice in Chains released "Man in the Box" in 1991. The riffs are blatantly ripped off of Coney Hatch's "Monkey Bars" (1982). Listen and try to tell me that I'm wrong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuXhbk5gXgM

  13. I actually just saw that you had a Patreon acct… I’ll definitely go donate….

  14. Can’t thank you enough for what you do. I have learned so many songs ( usually on the way to a gig) from your videos!!!! You’re a life saver!
    Great lessons. Great teacher!

  15. I loved your explanation, super cool and great buddy

  16. can you do some Days of the New Carl like weapon and the wound thanks a lot

  17. Could you do my song by Jerry Cantrell? Please

  18. “The notes are in the description. Hopefully you know where that is”
    Oh no where is the description

  19. You rock bro

  20. wow you are incredible dude

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