Kansas – Carry On My Wayward Son Video Guitar Lessons

In this video guitar lesson series you will learn how to play the classic Kansas arena rock masterpiece "Carry On My Wayward Son" note-for-note. This song has so many classic guitar riffs, but also an instrumental section AND 4 guitar solos. All in all it is not a very difficult song to play and I think it would make a great challenge to virtually anyone who would like to play it. Good luck!! 😀

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"Carry On My Wayward Son" - Main Riffs & Intro Solo

"Carry On My Wayward Son" - Verse & Chorus

"Carry On My Wayward Son" - Instrumental Section & Solo

"Carry On My Wayward Son" - Bridge

"Carry On My Wayward Son" - Outro Solos


  1. michael whitley on January 1, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for doing this song its a great song.

  2. Christopher Gonzalez on December 17, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Great lesson as always Carl! This is my favorite site on the web. I was wondering if you could teach us “how far is heaven” by Los Lonely Boys. It’s a great song with a bunch of cool riffs in it! Thanks Carl

  3. Jerry Jinks on February 13, 2016 at 10:06 am

    OK, glad to see this one as a new member

  4. Bill degroot on December 13, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Great song like when you break down songs into there parts like that

  5. Tommy Rad on August 4, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Awesome!! So fun, Carl. Thanks again,

  6. amurray on November 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Hey Carl, Thanks for the great Kansas lesson. Wondering if you might do a lesson sometime on my favorite guitar player Martin Barre from Jethro Tull. Not many lessons available on the web. The obvious would be something like Aqualung, but a getter example of his style and tone might be Doctor to My Disease from Catfish Rising.

  7. Rob on April 1, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    Fantastic job, appreciate your teaching!

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