Released on Oasis' second studio album "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?", "Don't Look Back In Anger" quickly became a massive hit for Oasis with it's highly infectious chorus and cool guitar work. Guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher put his a skill at creating poppy rock songs that spoke to an entire generation to full use with this one.
In this Don't Look Back In Anger guitar lesson video, I will show you all the chords for this now classic Oasis song along with the catchy guitar solo as played by Noel Gallagher.
I think "Don't Look Back In Anger" is a great song to learn for those players who have learned their basic open position chords and perhaps a bar chord as well, but may have trouble playing from one to the other in a chord progression.
The great thing about "Don't Look Back In Anger" is that is uses many of these chords in a manner that requires you to switch from one to the other at a pretty quick tempo. That makes for a great chord workout. This is made easier because the strumming pattern is very simple which will allow you to focus on the chords and not the strumming hand.
As I demonstrate in the video lesson, we have a few different chord progressions to learn here. The verse and chorus are very similar and the pre-chorus makes liberal use of bar chords in addition to an unorthodox way of playing a E7/G# chord. Don't worry about that chord's name, it is very easy to play. 🙂
After all these cool chord progressions I will then breakdown Noel Gallagher's awesome guitar solo note-for-note.
The entire solo is pretty much pentatonic based and consists of a lot of nice musical phrases. Solos like this one are generally easier to learn since you can basically hum the entire thing to yourself. Being able to internalize the music like that makes it much easier to memorize the solo. I go through the entire solo phrase-by-phrase. It would be a good idea for you to learn it like that and then put those phrases together as you learn each new part until you have the entire solo under your fingers.
On a technical level, I would put the solo at around a lower intermediate level.
Hope you guys enjoy learning one of the greatest songs of the 90's!
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