Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea Unplugged Guitar Lesson

In this Pennyroyal Tea Unplugged guitar lesson, I will demonstrate how to play the acoustic version of this great Nirvana song. This version is from their MTV unplugged performance.

The tuning is Eb tuning. Starting from the 6th string (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb).

You will basically have just a couple of simple chord progressions to learn for this one. There are also some slight variations thrown in there by Kurt Cobain which I will cover as well.

The opening chord progression, which is also the verse, is quite unique in that it uses both an A minor and A major chord.

The chorus chord progression uses some simple barre chords and a more straightforward rhythm. If you can play barre chords, you probably won't have much trouble at all.

I hope you enjoy this one!


If these free lessons help you, please donate to keep new ones coming daily. Thanks!! 🙂

Donate to GuitarLessons365
Other Amount:

Nirvana - Pennyroyal Tea Unplugged Guitar Lesson


  1. George Kerr on April 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Thank you so much for a cool open tuned acoustic lesson by someone new to me.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.