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.

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