Don’t You (Forget About Me) Guitar Lesson – Simple Minds

In this Don't You (Forget About Me) guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this smash hit from Simple Minds in its entirety.

The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.

The guitar parts are pretty simple for this one, so it shouldn't be very difficult for a lower intermediate level player to tackle.

I will cover each section of the song in the order that each of them appears on the original recording. When I used to play this in a top 40 cover band, I would try to recreate the synth chord voicings on the guitar, to make it more closely sound like the track, since it is such a synth driven tune.

However, for this lesson, I have decided to stick with the same chord voicings that Charlie Burchill plays on the original recording. That opening guitar riff is sick!

Have fun learning this great song from Simple Minds! Carl...

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Don't You (Forget About Me) Guitar Lesson - Simple Minds


  1. Rich Sele on July 8, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Very cool lesson, Carl! This brings me back to the 80s. Great song and great lesson.

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