Here I Go Again Guitar Lesson – Whitesnake

In this video guitar lesson series, I will show you how to play "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake in it's entirety.

We are going to have two videos for this one. In the first lesson I will show you all the chords and guitar fills used throughout the entire song. I have also arranged the opening keyboard part for guitar in a pretty easy play fashion.

In fact, this opening keyboard part works very well on the guitar. You will have to play and lot of bar chords, but other than that, nothing is very challenging at all.

After that, the actual guitar parts come in with the full band. Most of the guitar lines are power chord based and there are some crafty little guitar fills thrown in there to keep everything interesting.

In the second video lesson I will show you note-for-note how to play the guitar solo. This solo contains a lot of very melodic guitar lines using everything from bends, slides and some muted arpeggio picking.

After this melodic sequence, the solo ends with a very climactic alternate picked guitar ascending guitar lick that will definitely be the most challenging part of the solo.

The real key to mastering this fast lick is to be able to find the pattern that is being repeated within it. I will demonstrate in the lesson how to identify this pattern, which is simply repeated 3 times, and practice it on it's own making learning and memorizing this lick much much easier.

Once you have the pattern down you will easily understand how to play this section. You will also learn how important it is to find the patterns that are usually being used within just about any fast licks you may comes across. Rarely is it just a random collection of notes.

So I hope you enjoy learning  this smash hit from the hard rock eighties!


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Here I Go Again Guitar Lesson - Chords

Here I Go Again Guitar Lesson - Solo


  1. norman ernst on September 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The last lick of the solo I’ve been repeating, incorporating speed bursts, for about a month now. Nowhere near speed. What am I doing wrong? There must be something I can do to get to a point of being able to play things to speed in a shorter period of time. I’m sure you could. Is it just years and years of practice that I have to accept I don’t have?

    • Carl Brown on September 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Norman, I really would need to see you try and make a few attempts at this bit in the solo at your fastest speed in order to diagnose what I think is holding you back.

      Could you possibly make a Premium Plus video submission demonstrating your max speed with this lick? Other than that, it is impossible for me to guess what you might be doing wrong.

  2. norman ernst on September 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I will send today. I’ll warm up good and repeat it for a while before recording. That should show my best ability on it.

  3. Alexander Beardsmore on September 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Great lesson! Check out John Sykes post-Whitesnake band called Blue Murder. Some kick ass guitar work and 80’s metal tunes in there!

  4. Bob Curtis on April 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Do you have tabs for this without down loading anything?

    • Carl Brown on April 16, 2019 at 8:22 am

      Sorry Bob, I can’t post TABS due to international copyright restrictions.

  5. Peter on January 20, 2022 at 2:03 am

    Hey Carl,

    you got a very nice lead sound in this.
    Can you also elaborate about the gear you have been using in the video?
    Much appreciated


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