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Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana Guitar Lesson

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In this Dirty Diana guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of this Michael Jackson classic note-for-note.

The tuning will be Eb tuning, starting from the 6th string Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

I will take you through the two riffs (verse, chorus) that make up the rhythm work for Dirty Diana, followed by the two solos recorded by Steve Stevens.

The rhythm guitar tracks were recorded in the studio by Paul Jackson Jr. and David Williams. The clean guitar verse riff is tuned to Eb, so for that reason I have decided to show you how to play the entire song in Eb tuning.

That clean guitar riff can be very tricky rhythmically. I think it makes a great rhythm guitar exercise.

The chorus riff is much easier to play and has a great feel to it as well.

The two solos by Steve Stevens have some very challenging and unorthodox guitar licks in them, especially the main guitar solo.

I will break each of these solos down phrase-by-phrase so that hopefully you will be able to piece them together quickly.



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Dirty Diana Guitar Lesson - Michael Jackson

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