Love In An Elevator Guitar Lesson – Aerosmith – Famous Guitar Riffs

In this famous guitar riffs lesson we will a quick look at the opening guitar riff for "Love In An Elevator" by Aerosmith.

This riff is actually quite fun to play and also provides a nice little alternate picking workout.

In this Love In An Elevator guitar lesson we are gonna tackle this bluesy and rockin little riff note-for-note.

Guitarist Joe Perry used the E blues scale for the most part to create this catchy and fast moving opening guitar riff.

Pay special attention to the little shift in the middle of the riff. Fingering the riff in that way will help you avoid some awkward left hand moves and also prepare you for playing the second half of the riff.

I pretty much use straight alternate picking throughout while playing the riff. Because of that, this Love In An Elevator guitar lesson can be a great picking workout.

"Love In An Elevator" was the lead singe for Aerosmith's Pump album, and the song became and instant classic making it one of Aerosmith's most successful singles.

Let's see if you have what it takes to play it!


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Love In An Elevator Guitar Lesson


  1. Mark Daniel on May 9, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Hey, No Fair! If Holy Wars get 1000 likes will you teach the whole song?

    • Carl Brown on May 10, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Yeah definitely, there should be an annotation that says that on the “Holy Wars” video as well.

      I don’t actually handle any of the YouTube stuff myself, but they did say they were gonna put that on every famous riff and famous solo video.

      That way, if it does get 1000 likes I know that enough people would actually be interested in learning the whole thing. 😉


  2. Kevin Kenemore on November 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    How about a mama kin lesson

  3. zackary pullin on June 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I would enjoy learning the rest of this song.

  4. John Romanchuk on July 31, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Gotta do the whole song Carl! Please.

  5. LAWSON on September 27, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Whole song please?!

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