In this Like a Stone guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of Tom Morello's guitar parts for this Audioslave hit note-for-note.
We will be using standard tuning just like on the original recording.
The main riff of the song, which is heard during the intro and the verse, is very simple to play and shouldn't give you much trouble to play even if you are a beginner guitarist.
However, once we make it to the chorus, you will need to be very good at playing bar chords across the fretboard since the entire chorus uses simple bar chords. The good thing is, you can concentrate fully on those chords since there in no real strumming pattern to play.
The real fun begins during the guitar solo. The main effect Tom Morello uses for this solo (in addition to delay and reverb) is a Digitech Whammy pedal. I have recreated that with my pedal board and will show you exactly how Tom Morello plays the solo. Most of the solo is played on the low E string using the G minor scale, with each note being moved up 2 octaves by the whammy pedal. I will also give you a couple options if you don't have this pedal.
After the solo, Tom Morello plays a nice chord progression on acoustic guitar that once again incorporates all bar chords. It uses a lot of the same chords as the chorus, however, there is some strumming going along as well.
I hope you guys enjoy learning this great song from Audioslave! RIP Chris Cornell!
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Like A Stone Guitar Lesson