Nirvana – Lake Of Fire Guitar Lesson (Acoustic)

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In this Lake of Fire guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this acoustic cover song by Nirvana from their Unplugged album.

“Lake of Fire” was originally a song by the Meat Puppets, and two members of the band joined Nirvana onstage for the performance of this song. In fact, all of the guitar parts are played by Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets. Kurt Cobain didn’t play guitar on this track.

You will need to tune your guitar down 1/2 step in order to follow along with the original recording and this video lesson. Those notes will be, starting from the 6th string, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

There only only two different rhythm guitar parts to learn. Both of these rhythm guitar parts require you to be able to play bar chords well. There are also a few fills thrown in there from time to time which I will also cover.

The end of the song contains an acoustic guitar solo played by Curt Kirkwood. I will show you how to play this solo phrase-by-phrase. Most of the solo is based around a simple G minor blues scale form.

There are some nice and musical licks to learn in this solo so hopefully you will find some that you would like to throw into your own bag of tricks.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this popular acoustic track from Nirvana!

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  1. Hey Carl, man can you do three days by jane's addiction with the solo?

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  3. Hey Carl, could you please do And Justice for all by Metallica or Cemetery Gates by Pantera?

  4. can you do a tutorial of Magic by COLDPLAY?

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  6. TheMrAssassinchillz

    can you plz do a cover of beautiful dangerous by slash.

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  8. Could you do fiddlers green by the tragically hip, cheers from Canada

  9. can you learn night time is the right time by crr

  10. Please make a lesson on how to play the intro of Dystopia by Megadeth

  11. Anne by John frusciante please!!!

  12. Please do more Black Sabbath. Children of the grave, dirty women, and heaven & hell would be awesome

  13. Could you please do a tutorial for these past six years by deaf Havana.

  14. matteo migliorisi

    Can you do a lesson for Blood Brothers by Iron Maiden,please?

  15. …And justice for all by metallica, would love to see a lesson on that, thanks for this one too

  16. Can you play Avenged Sevenfold – Gunslinger ?

  17. can you do third eye by tool?

  18. could you do a tutorial by metallica hardwired their new song

  19. Hey Carl, could you possibly do a tutorial on how to play Dead as Yesterday from Zakk Wyldes first solo album, "the book of shadows"?

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