I Was Made For Lovin’ You Guitar Lesson – KISS
In this I Was Made For Lovin' You guitar lesson video, I will demonstrate how to play all of this KISS classic note-for-note.
As I mention in the video lesson, the tuning is a little bit strange for this one. They are tuned a half-step down for the original recording, those notes starting from the 6th string are (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb). However, if you try to play along with the original recording you will notice that the actual pitch is about a 1/4 step sharp of that Eb tuning. This is common in rock music, especially from back in the analog days where everything was recorded to tape and different tape machines pulled at a slightly different rates, which alters the pitch.
In any case, for the video lesson, I will be tuned down a half-step.
There are lots of two guitar sections in "I Was Made For Lovin' You". I will demonstrate each part separately as they appear in the song.
The riffs themselves are pretty easy to play. I would say the most difficult rhythm guitar part would be the single note bass line riffs that are played using a consistent 16th note rhythm. Keeping that very consistent for an extended period of time can be a bit tiresome, so make sure you keep your picking hand, wrist and forearm as relaxed as possible.
Ace Frehley's short guitar solo break is by far the most difficult part of the song. It doesn't move around a lot, but does contain a bunch of quick licks that are thrown together in a very tight and precise picking style.
I will break the solo down phrase-by-phrase which will help you understand how to approach it during your practice. Enjoy!
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