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series is expertly taught by Neil Hogan teaching you some of the best guitar songs of the 1990's.
1) Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me 1996
Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews is an example of a song that uses a droning chord with a slightly moving bass line to create an interesting accompaniment. The droning chord is just an E5 (power chord) and the bass notes change with a syncopated rhythm. As in many of Dave's songs, the chord fingering is a bit stretchy but the lesson focuses on counting carefully to get the bass notes in the right places. Level 5
2) Extreme - More Than Words 1990
More Than Words, by Extreme features an interesting but difficult technique for the right hand. It is a percussive style of playing that requires a constant rhythm similar to a strumming pattern. The song was written by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone and first appeared on the second Extreme album Pornografitti, in 1990.
3) Metallica - Nothing Else Matters 1992
Nothing Else Matters, like many Metallica songs includes a great intro as well as a simple chord progression as the basic accompaniment to the vocals and the lead parts. This 1-part lesson breaks down the classical guitar style arpeggio picking in the intro as well as the rhythm guitar parts to the verses and chorus.
4) Nirvana - Come As You Are 1992
Nirvana came onto the scene in the early 1990s and was a major part of the grunge movement that started in the Pacific Northwest, partially inspired by some of Neil Young's songs and styles. Kurt Cobain wrote and sang some very basic songs, most of which are interesting chord progressions along with some cool riffs. Come As You Are is a great example of this as it starts with a simple riff that is followed with a set of 2-finger barre chords. It is important to play the riff with the alternating picking technique, and the barre chords could even be reduced to power chords, making this song even a little easier to play.
5) Pearl Jam - Better Man 1994
Pearl Jam is band that came of age in the 1990s and their 1994 album Vitalogy included Better Man, a song Eddie Vedder wrote when he was still a teenager. This 1-part lesson features a simple picking pattern over a few chords that slide up the neck, as well as the standard major chords in the key of D- D, G and A.
6) Oasis - Wonderwall 1995
One of the biggest hits by Britpop band Oasis, Wonderwall is a simple strumming song featuring easy chord changes. This 1-part lesson gives you everything you need to strum along with the band, as long as you have a capo at the second fret. The lesson is done without the capo.
7) Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 1994
Hallelujah was written by Leonard Cohen in the early 1980s but really
came into the public's view with Jeff Buckley's 1994 recording done with
a gentle arpeggio accompaniment in the key of G but capoed up the neck.
It has been done by many other artists and this lesson looks at Kate
Voegele's version as well, done in the key of C. This 11-part lesson
includes a peek behind the scenes as Neil gives us a glimpse as to how
he goes about working on the Play Through segments of our video lessons.
8) Queensryche - Silent Lucidity 1990
Silent Lucidity uses a modified arpeggio accompaniment pattern, occasionally with measures in an odd time signature, over relatively simple chords that include some open strings. We take a look at the picking in the verses, strumming and a picking pattern in the chorus, the accompaniment to the solo, and even the solo itself.
9) Radiohead - Karma Police 1997
Karma Police by Radiohead, from their 3rd album OK Computer, is a nice, simple strumming tune, although this haunting melody might be a bit melancholy for a sing-along. An easy strumming pattern and a few barre chords are all it takes.
10) REM - Losing My Religion 1991
This lesson on Losing My Religion presents the basic rhythm and strumming, as well as some ways to incorporate a bit of the mandolin parts into the intro and bridge.