Live Wire Guitar Lesson – Motley Crue

In this Live Wire guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this early Motley Crue classic note-for-note.

As usual for Motley Crue, Mick Mars tunes his guitar to D Standard. That means every string is tuned down one whole-step. Those notes are, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.

The riffs are pretty challenging in this one due to the constant rapid downstrokes used throughout. You will need a nice and relaxed down picking technique if you want to make it to the end of the song. 🙂

I will go through each riff in the order that each appears in the song.

Good luck and have fun!


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Live Wire Guitar Lesson - Motley Crue


  1. rich sele on March 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    This is such a great lesson Carl. I’ll be practicing this one for the rest of the week for sure!

    • Jason T Cunningham on January 8, 2021 at 10:13 pm

      Love it!!!! More Crue please!!!!! Primal scream!!! Come and dance!! Knock em dead kid!

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