Motley Crue – Live Wire Guitar Lesson

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In this Live Wire guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this early Motley Crue classic note-for-note.

As usual for Motley Crue, Mick Mars tunes his guitar to D Standard. That means every string is tuned down one whole-step. Those notes are, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.

The riffs are pretty challenging in this one due to the constant rapid downstrokes used throughout. You will need a nice and relaxed down picking technique if you want to make it to the end of the song. 🙂

I will go through each riff in the order that each appears in the song.

Good luck and have fun! #livewireguitarlesson #motleycrue #thedirt #guitarcovers

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  1. Please make video for Wonderwall by oasis. Thanks. God bless

  2. Smoke the sky

  3. Thank you for this Carl! Think you could do a lesson on ‘Geek U.S.A.’ by the Pumpkins next? That would be awesome, love your videos as always.

  4. Rylan Cunningham

    You should teach the Van Halen you really got me cover

  5. faii Lomakin-rogers

    Hey i have an odd request, do you think you could do Metallicas version of ecstasy of gold ?

  6. Take me to the top-solo

  7. Ughhhh that riff is a Monster

  8. Do moonlight sonata 3rd movement

  9. Can you please do another def leppard song

  10. Motley Crue is amazing…BUT here is an off one
    Rainbow in the Dark

  11. Take me to the top next !!

  12. Hi Carl, I don't if you'll be seeing this comment but you should check out jungle by Tash Sultana. It's a pretty cool song and there is no accurate tutorial for it. Would be nice if could teach us how to play it

  13. Could you do Geek USA or Soma by The Smashing Pumpkins?

  14. You should do the whole shout at the devil album!

  15. Please do Hammerfall – Hearts on fire <3

  16. Phantom of the opera by Iron Maiden please Carl! You are so amazing with these lessons!

  17. Hell yeah reppin NC Carl

  18. Very nice work, A minor criticism: you are not counting the opening riff in line with the drums. The first diad of G/C starts on the AND of 4. The muted line that follows is counted 2&3&4…

  19. Szarul jaccod ecseeem;-))))
    Ha huje vagya gitarozashol a fasznak erolteted baszki????;-))

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