“In Bloom”“Lithium”“Come As You Are”“All Apologies”“Smells Like Teen Spirit”
There aren’t many bands that leave a truly lasting impact on an entire generation of musicians. Nirvana is undoubtedly one of those bands. In honor of the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s passing, Nate Savage is here to share his top 5 Nirvana guitar riffs with you.
The riffs you’ll learn in this guitar lesson are from “In Bloom”, “Lithium”, “Come As You Are”, “All Apologies”, and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. As you go through this video, be sure you download the PDF sheet music so you can follow along. To make sure you get the most out of this lesson, it’s usually best to only pick one or two riffs to learn at a time. That way, you won’t get overwhelmed by learning too many new things at once.
If you enjoyed this lesson, you should explore some more Nirvana songs. Kurt Cobain wrote some of the greatest grunge rock songs of all time, so adding a few of those tunes to your repertoire is a great way to honor his memory.
Nirvana were one of the biggest bands of the 90's, and single-handedly carved out a genre that we know today as grunge! The guitars were messy and raw, but the musicianship was still great and the songwriting incredibly creative. Kurt Cobain did more for music in the 90's than any other songwriter.
Smells Like Teen Spirit
The most iconic song of the 90's is now here on YGA! We simply need a few powerchord shapes, a distorted guitar tone and we're already half way there! Thomas walks you through the main riff and the solo from the song.
Come As You Are
In this guitar lesson Franco will be walking you through Come As You Are, by Nirvana. We'll take you through the classic riff, as well as all the chords and rhythm you need to perfect this song.
This track is a brilliantly quirky grunge song that has plenty of rhythm changes and a wide range of power chord and open chord changes. It's great fun to learn, and once you have the structure together, you'll love playing along to the track!
About A Girl
Franco takes you through all the chords and rhythms you need to learn and master this classic Nirvana track. The song is a great track for beginners as it is relatively simple and easy to repeat through the entire song.
If you are looking for a song to really practice and master your power chord playing, this is the one for you! It's such a great tune and the chords jump all over the neck, so it's the perfect practice tool.
Polly - Nirvana
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