Fell On Black Days Guitar Lesson – Soundgarden

In this Fell On Black days guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this Soundgarden hit in it's entirety.

We will be using standard tuning just like the original recording.

The main riff opens the song and it has a lot of very unique elements about it. Not only does it have a very consistent groove, but there is also some slight bending on one of the familiar power chord shapes. The riff ends with a very creative way to voice a C major 7th.

As the song progresses, you will find lots of guitar layering, especially during the pre-chorus section.

I will cover these parts whenever they occur so hopefully, if you have a second guitarist to play with, you will be able to piece everything together easily.

Kim Thayil's solo uses a lot of effects and contains a lot of his patented improvised chaos licks and melodies. Kim Thayil has one of the most difficult guitar styles to transcribe because of this, but I will still take you through the solo phrase-by-phrase so that you will be able to play it as close to the original as possible.

Have fun with this Soundgarden classic! RIP Chris Cornell!


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Fell On Black Days Guitar Lesson - Soundgarden


  1. Ricardo Segger on August 28, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Yeah! It’s a nice song, and now I can say, it’s dificult to play too.
    I need to practice a lot to play and sing this song, whith a minimal quality.
    But, here I go again…
    Thank you Carl, your lesson’s are the best, thank you so much.

  2. Lynn Baum on March 14, 2024 at 8:52 pm

    How about a free lesson on Chris Cornell’s song “Sunshower”?

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