Favorites from the 90's

These are some of the best 90s songs and the artists included here are from award-winning artists like Eric Clapton, Metallica, Blink-182, and more. The 90s were full of great music, but these years also saw the beginnings of some of our most celebrated acts today. Take a listen and learn a thing or two from these great tracks!

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Song 2 Blur

"Song 2" was made famous in the 1990's by Blur, and was their biggest hit in the US. Henrik Linde will teach you about the use of the fuzz tone, the simple chord progression that goes throughout the tune and really functions as a riff, the rhythm and strumming elements, the changed drop D tuning in the chorus, the harmony octaves, and as always the full performance play-through to finish it off!

Published: 12/19/2010 Upgrade
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Come As You Are (2011) Nirvana

In this song tutorial, Douglas Showalter will teach you the ins and outs of the classic grunge song "Come As You Are", as made famous by Nirvana. You'll learn the great, instantly recognizable main riff; the pre-chorus and chorus; the melody-based guitar solo; and the outro of the song. Then as always, we'll play it all through to a backing track.

Published: 08/31/2011 Upgrade
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Drive Incubus

Drive was a hit in the 90s- an alt-rock blend of acoustic guitar and hip-hop rhythms. We'll look at the structure of the song, show you how the song was written and performed on acoustic guitar. Drive incorporates jazz chords, a hip-hop rhythm, and a hypnotic slide guitar solo that is saturated by effects!

Published: 08/25/2009 Upgrade
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Change the World Eric Clapton

In this set of lessons, Douglas Showalter will teach you "Change the World", performed by Eric Clapton. After an introduction and a look at the gear and tones, we're off to the acoustic motif; then the choruses. Then we'll learn the solo of the song, the outro, then the ambient electric parts. We'll do a full performance play along, a single guitar performance, then end with a jam along.

Published: 02/06/2013 Upgrade
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Pull Me Under Dream Theater

In these 20 lessons, Michael Elsner will dig up all the details for the prog rock song "Pull Me Under", recorded and performed by Dream Theater. Michael will talk about the chords you need to know, the three verse variations, the various pre-chorus and chorus elements, the progression under the keyboard solo, the guitar solo, the extra parts in the song, the song outro, then some final thoughts. Then it's time to play it through!

Published: 11/14/2011 Upgrade
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All You Wanted Michelle Branch

In these eleven lessons, Douglas Showalter will teach you the parts to "All You Wanted", by Michelle Branch. Douglas will be using a capo at the first fret, and will start with the electric clean picking parts and lead licks in the three verses and the overdriven parts in the chorus section. Then we'll break down the bridge, a lead melody, and the ending of the song. Then it's time to play along with Douglas through the song, and finally take center stage and play it yourself with the "band".

Published: 08/15/2012 Upgrade
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Comedown Bush

Dave will show you this classic 90's alternative rock song featuring two electric guitars with loads of grungy distortion, a slow-tempo groove, and layered dynamics.

Published: 12/22/2017 Upgrade
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One Week Barenaked Ladies

In this tutorial, Mike Olekshy will teach you "One Week", by Barenaked Ladies. After a song introduction and a look at gear and tones, Mike will lay out the acoustic parts for the chorus, verse and pre-chorus. The electric verse and chorus come next, then we'll examine the interlude parts. There'll be a single guitar verse lesson, then the full and single guitar performances. We conclude with a jam along.

Published: 06/05/2013 Upgrade
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What's My Age Again? Blink-182

In these lessons we'll be learning the power-pop punk song "What's My Age Again?" as made famous by Blink-182. Douglas Showalter will take you through the main arpeggiated guitar riff in the verse, the second verse, the elements of the choruses and how they change up, the instrumental bridge section, the outro variation and ending, plus a full play along to get you putting it all together and performing the song.

Published: 12/11/2010 Upgrade
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Crush 'Em Megadeth

In this series, we'll walk through the basic elements of this Megadeth tune: the verse hooks, pre-chorus, chorus, power chords, and solo, and then put it together in a playalong. Oh yes, and we'll crush the solo, too. Get ready.

Published: 02/16/2010 Upgrade
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Whiskey In The Jar Metallica

In this tutorial, Eric Barnett will teach you "Whiskey in the Jar", as made famous by Metallica. Eric will introduce the tune and go over gear and tone, then dig into the verse and chorus rhythms before he gets into the 1st chorus, then the bridge. The 2nd and 3rd choruses are next followed by a 3rd guitar part, then we're into the solo rhythm and solo. We'll look at the harmony guitars, the breakdown, and the outro before we do full and 1 guitar play alongs, then we'll do a jam along.

Published: 06/26/2014 Upgrade