In this Red Barchetta guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this classic song from Rush note-for-note.
The tuning is standard tuning E A D G B E.
There is simply an incredible number of awesome riffs in this one.
From Alex Lifeson's atmospheric intro using natural harmonics, to the rather complex arpeggiated guitar parts and heavy rock riffs, there is an encyclopedia of guitar styles in Red Barchetta.
Pay close attention to the arpeggio sections during the verse as I will demonstrate probably a slightly different way to play it than what you will typically see. It is hard to hear, but the way Alex Lifeson plays that section is slightly different than what I usually see people play.
Alex's solo includes fast alternate picked lines and lots of cool melodic phrasing as well.
Have fun with this masterpiece from Rush. I did this lesson as a personal tribute to Neil Peart who lost his life a few days ago. LONG LIVE THE PROFESSOR!