More Than A Feeling Guitar Lesson Pt.1 – Boston – All Acoustic Guitar Rhythm Parts

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“More Than A Feeling” was the lead single off of Boston’s debut album. It would become their biggest hit due to both it’s soaring vocals and signature guitar sound.

That guitar sound was the creation of guitarist Tom Scholz. One of the high points in “More Than A Feeling” is the hummable and instantly recognizable guitar solo.

In this More Than a Feeling guitar lesson we are gonna learn every note of this 70’s stadium rock masterpiece note-for-note!

The acoustic guitar intro is instantly recognizable and makes an extremely good string skipping exercise. From there we make it to the legendary main riff. That riff is simple and direct but extremely effective.

Eventually we will make our way to aforementioned guitar solo. First, just as I mention in the video lesson, there are obviously some harmonized guitar sections of this solo. That is also a Boston signature.

What I am teaching in this lesson is basically the main melody line of the harmony part. There is always one dominant line in the mix with the harmony part a little lower. So in this lesson I will teach the dominant part at all times which requires switching back and forth a bit between the lower harmony and high harmony.

I think playing it this way sounds great and only requires one guitarist to pull off. 🙂

Also, there are easier ways of fingering this solo than the way I teach it in the lesson. However, I chose instead to teach it the same way Tom Scholz plays it. I believe he did it this way for tonal reasons so we might as well do the same.

Ok that’s about it from me. There are 3 videos lessons below in all. The first teaches acoustic section and the second teaching the electric guitar sections. The third video contains a note-for-note lesson for that epic solo. 🙂


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  1. Could you please do Angels On the Moon by Thriving Ivory??? You are by far my most watched music teacher and I would love for you to teach the world wide web that amazing song!!

  2. Just an idea but instead of having a wide view of you in the top right can you out what chord and/or the tab you are playing??

  3. great lesson!! thanks a lot for uploading it

  4. That's a lovely, and very well recorded acoustic guitar you have there. I can't read the brand name on the headstock. Also, what microphone was used on this?

  5. Jeffrey T'challah Johnson

    Sounds Great ! Thank You Sir !!!!

  6. Thank you, your lessons are great keep up the good work!

  7. Thank you very much! such a great lesson! please keep up the good work!

  8. are you
    Number one

  9. KansasTheWaywardSon

    Thank you so much sir, its appreciated

  10. Music Man's Ladies Band

    Thank you again! Love your lessons!

  11. part 2!

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  13. Thanks for the lesson Carl ;)

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