This song, the Cream version, was the first song I ever transcribed on my own. At fourteen, I began taking lessons with a guitar teacher that a friend had told me about. He was a really great teacher and he introduced me to so much great music. One day, he played me Born Under A Bad Sign and asked me to go home and try to figure out the guitar intro. As a result, I fell in love with the song and the band. The guitar work is classic Eric Clapton with a serious nod to Albert ki
The Cure was one of my favorite bands back in the mid to late 80's. I had all their early albums and saw them play live several times. In 1987, I actually waited all night with some friends outside the old Forum in Montreal to buy tickets for one of their shows. I even got to meet Robert Smith once. In the early 90’s, I developed other musical interests and stopped listening to The Cure altogether. As a result, I completely missed this song. I only discovered it recently when
So, how do you go about learning a song? What is the best way? What are the dos and don’ts? Here is my method: 1. Listen to the song! While this might sound obvious, it is crucial to playing the song correctly. Listen to the structure of the song. How does it begin? How does it end? If you are a guitar player, do the sounds change (i.e. clean in the verse, distortion in the chorus)? Listen very carefully to your parts. Try to isolate them and listen to them over and over. Sta
This is my first video lesson. In it, you will find all of the material that I cover with my beginner students in their very first lesson. I really hope that you find it enlightening and entertaining. If you or someone that you know have always wanted to learn how to play guitar, this is the perfect time to start...