In this Is This Love guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this legendary ballad by Whitesnake it its entirety.
The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.
Is This Love is co-written by guitarist John Sykes, and he performed all of the guitar parts on the original recording.
There is quite a lot going on in this song guitar-wise. Many of the rhythm guitar parts are layered and there is a lot of harmony guitar work all of over the place as well.
In the transcription that I will teach in this lesson, I will try to organize everything to be played by just a couple of guitar players. So we won't be covering every harmony line, just the top harmony line and stuff like that.
John Sykes' main guitar solo is simply amazing. It incorporates highly melodic phrases, interesting arpeggio shapes and a couple of fast licks that make it a favorite of 80's hard rock fans. I will take you through the entire solo note-for-note. 🙂
Have fun learning this classic ballad from Whitesnake!
If these free lessons help you, please donate to keep new ones coming daily. Thanks!! 🙂