Round And Round Guitar Lesson – Ratt

In this video guitar lesson series, I am going to show you note-for-note how to play "Round And Round" by Ratt.

"Round And Round" is one of the most popular songs of the eighties, propelled by catchy melodies and awesome guitar riffs and solos.

In these Round And Round guitar lessons, I will first break down all the riffs and chords, followed by a tutorial on the killer guitar solos.

You will need to tune your guitar down one-half step in order to follow along with these lessons and play along with the original recording. Starting from the 6th string that will be Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb.

A lot of these guitar riffs are rather advanced, requiring some very large stretches and an accurate picking technique. I would put them at an upper intermediate level. For certain parts of the riffs where there are two separate guitars playing different parts, I will try to combine them so they can be played by just one guitarist wherever possible.

In the second video lesson I will cover the solos note-for-note. These solos are definitely for the more advanced players out there. There is some really cool harmony guitar work going on here so it will be a great study on how to create your own harmony guitar lines. Obviously, you will need another guitarist to play with you in order to pull off the harmony guitar parts. If you don't have another guitar play to play with, just pick the harmony line that you like the sound of the best. They will both sound great by themselves.

Guitarist Warren Demartini does the bulk of the heavy lifting during these solos and he is truly one of the greatest guitar players of the hard rock eighties era. His style incorporates lots of slippery slides and legato patterns creating very fluid and exciting solos.

Hope you guys enjoy this one!


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Round And Round Guitar Lesson - Chords/Rhythms

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  1. Ian Jones on February 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Carl. I was just wondering how it works with song requests that a student wants teaching. Is it based on what the majority of your students want? I noticed a lot of Metallica lessons, so I was wondering if that may have been the case? I was just wondering if there was any point in asking for some Dokken lessons? If the songs you decide to teach are more based on what the majority want that’s completely cool and a lot more fair I guess. But it was worth asking either way I guess.

    • Carl Brown on February 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Yeah it is mostly based on what the majority of people want to see.

      Metallica is the biggest guitar driven band of the past couple of decades so I get a lot of requests for them. They are also the most popular videos I release on YouTube.

      I don’t mind doing less popular stuff as long as it doesn’t take me too much time. The one thing I try to avoid is spending a lot of time transcribing something that will get very little attention from my audience. So it is always a balancing act.

      Love George Lynch though and may still do some Dokken! 🙂

  2. Ian Jones on February 27, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Hi Carl thanks for letting me know, I will sure keep my eyes out for some Dokken just in case lol. Also I hope my tone didn’t come across as complaining when I mentioned the Metallica thing, I think your Metallica lessons are awesome and the most accurate out there 🙂

  3. Tony Wilson on January 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Hi Carl,

    I love Dokken as well but can we get some other lessons with Ratt or the Crue.

    I also don’t see any lessons with Tesla. They have some pretty awesome songs.

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