Forty-Six & 2 Guitar Lesson – Tool

In this Forty-Six & 2 guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play every note guitarist Adam Jones of Tool plays in this hard rock classic from their 1997 album AEnima.

You will need to tune your guitar to dropped "D" tuning in order to follow along with the original recording and this lesson video. Those notes will be, starting from the 6th string, D A D G B E.

Although not a very difficult song to play on the guitar from a technique standpoint, "Forty-Six & 2" contains numerous rhythmic challenges.

The first thing you will want to do is get the sound of the original recording in your ear to the point you can pretty much hum every guitar part. That level of familiarity with the song will help immensely when trying to put everything together.

After that, you can begin going through the video lesson. This video lesson is extremely detailed. I will go through the song in the exact order that every guitar riff occurs. I will also tell you the exact minute and second mark that every new riff I am teaching appears at on the original recording.

Hopefully this level of detail will help unveil the mysteries of Adam Jones' killer guitar riffs found throughout "Forty-Six & 2". This one is a real crowd pleaser, so I hope you enjoy the learning process and then jamming it out for the masses! Good Luck!


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Forty-Six & 2 Guitar Lesson - Tool


  1. BJ heney on January 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Love this Carl!!! I’ve been waiting for some Tool. I haven’t logged in for a bit, (busy with school) but glad to be back to the guitar while I’m on winter break. Can’t wait to learn this song. Thanks.

  2. Gerard David on March 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Song Request(s):

    Hi Carl, great job on this song, I really enjoyed it. Just wondering if you had plans for any more Tool song lessons? I would love to personally see “The Patient” or “Lateralus” and possibly “Eulogy”. Either of these really they are all favorite’s of mine.

    Thanks for the ongoing lessons and genuine passion you have for music, it truly shows!

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