In The Flesh? Guitar Lesson – Pink Floyd

In this In The Flesh? guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this classic Pink Floyd song that opens their incredible double album The Wall.

There are basically two different sections to learn on the guitar. The first section opens the song and contains a single note riff, some simple double-stops, and a quick little bluesy solo.

This section slowly builds in intensity at the end to finally reach the main riff of the song.

This main riff will be the second section of the song that I will cover in the video lesson.

This riff contains a harmonized lead guitar part containing many long and sustained bends. Keeping these bends in tune can be tricky and you really have to focus your ear on hearing what you are playing to keep the notes in tune when you are performing the bends.

After I show you the riff, I will then show you how to play the harmonized guitar part that is quite low in the mix on the original recording. If you have another guitar player to play with, then you should obviously play both parts. However, if you are the only guitarist, I suggest playing just the lower harmony line that I teach first. It is heard much louder on the original recording.

Have fun with this Pink Floyd classic!

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In The Flesh? Guitar Lesson - Pink Floyd


  1. Simon Page on October 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Hi Carl, you have certainly helped me with my technique and my love for all Dave Gilmour riffs. Any chance of posting a lesson for the solo on “the Thin Ice”?
    many thanks

  2. Kyle Rowars on July 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Hey Carl,
    I was wondering what kinda of pick ups you have on this guitar? I was also wondering what kind of pedal and other effects you may be using? This tone is incredible, 10/10 would recommend

    • Carl Brown on July 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Hey Kyle! The pickups are all Dimarzio’s. Starting from the bridge (Fast Track 2, Fast Track 1 and Chopper)

      I used a Line 6 POD HD500X to get the tone for this lesson but have recently upgraded to the Line 6 Helix LT.

      Thanks for watching!

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