Lay It Down Guitar Lesson – Ratt

In this Lay It Down guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this great 80's hard rock classic in it's entirety.

The tuning is Drop D tuning. That is, starting from the 6th string, D A D G B E.

The opening riff is one of my favorite hard rock riffs of all-time. The riff is played during all of the chorus sections and contains some pretty significant stretches, forcing you to play with proper fret-hand positioning in order to play it.

Guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini play some very cool riffs throughout the song, at times splitting them up into dual guitar roles that compliment each other very well.

I will take you through each riff of the song, demonstrating both guitarists riffs in the order that each appears on the original recording.

I will also show you how to play Warren DeMartini's guitar solo note-for-note. This solo is very musical with just the perfect amount of flash thrown in there.

Have fun learning this classic! Carl...

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Lay It Down Guitar Lesson - Ratt


  1. Sean N Stevenson on January 31, 2022 at 3:56 am

    I am in utter awe and love for your work on this particular selection….ty ty ty ty seriously, TY!!!!

  2. Keith Comeaux on April 30, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you for your help with this song, I was struggling until I sa
    w your video., Thanks Tons

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