In this No Surprises guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this much loved song off of Radiohead's OK Computer album.
The first half of the lesson will cover Ed O'Brien's electric guitar parts. The tuning is standard tuning, but he has his guitar capoed at the 15th fret. This allows him to do all of those really cool melodic ideas without much difficulty. I will tackle each section in the order that it appears in the song.
The second half of the lesson will cover Thom Yorke's acoustic guitar parts.
He is also tuned to standard, but his capo is placed an octave lower at the 3rd fret.
Thom uses some really cool chord voicings that he either fingerpicks or strums with his fingers (no pick).
When all of these guitar parts are put together, it sounds really cool. It was a lot of work to get all these parts transcribed, but hopefully it will help some of you guys learn how you can create an almost orchestral like atmosphere with the right combination of notes. And learn to play a cool song as well!
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