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In this guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all the chords for Alice In Chains’ massive hit “Rooster”.
Released in 1992 off of their Dirt album, the unique sound of “Rooster” shot this incredible song to the top of the rock charts.
In this Rooster guitar lesson I will not only take you through all of the chords, but also the riffs and Jerry Cantrell’s guitar solo note-for-note.
Guitarist Jerry Cantrell is one of those few guitar players that have a knack for creating highly original yet musical guitar parts. Probably the most musically striking things in “Rooster” would be the strange chord voicings used during the verse and pre-chorus section.
Those chords are very easy to play if you are comfortable with basic bar chords, however, the sound they create can be pretty dissonant. But you will find that Jerry Cantrell and the rest of the guys in Alice In Chains make it work very well.
The dynamic contrasts found in “Rooster” do a great job of keeping things interesting throughout the entire song. Even the chorus riff is highly original and effective.
Jerry Cantrell’s laid back solo contains an octave shape throughout, played off of the 6th string. You will also hear a wah pedal in the octave guitar solo as well. I won’t be using a wah in the video lesson though, I will just be showing you the notes.
Hope you guys enjoying learning one of the greatest hits from the 90’s!