Looks That Kill Guitar Lesson – Motley Crue

In this Looks That Kill guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this Motley Crue classic note-for-note!

The tuning is D standard tuning. That means that every string is tuned down one whole-step. Those notes are, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.

I will demonstrate each riff in the order that each one appears on the original recording. Some of my favorite Motley Crue riffs are in this one as well!

I will also demsontrate how to play Mick Mars' solo.

Have fun with this one guys!


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Looks That Kill Guitar Lesson - Motley Crue


  1. keith scott on March 7, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Awesome lesson Carl! Always wondered about micks tone though. At the time I hadn’t heard any other guitar sound like his on that album.

  2. Pete Sablan on March 8, 2020 at 5:38 am

    Hey, Carl could you do Bad Horsie from Steve Vai?

    • Carl Brown on March 8, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Sounds like a fun one, except I am not sure I could get one of my floating trem system guitars into that tuning. 🙁

  3. rich sele on March 8, 2020 at 8:09 am

    This is an awesome lesson. The solo instruction really helps. Thanks for doing this one!

  4. rich sele on March 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Carl, if you’re thinking about any Crue songs in the future I’d really appreciate a lesson on Primal Scream. Especially the solo. Thanks!

  5. Gary Foster on March 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Hi Carl – Thank you for this lesson!! One of my all time favorite songs. I thought the coolest thing growing up was the music video when the pentagram hits Mick’s guitar leading up to the solo.

    Any chance you could do a lesson Satriani’s Ten Words?


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