Runnin’ Down A Dream Guitar Lesson – Tom Petty

In this Runnin' Down A Dream guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this great song from Tom Petty note-for-note.

I mentioned at the beginning of the video, that it was by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but this song is actually off of Tom Petty's first solo album. His solo stuff vs Heartbreakers stuff always confuses me. 🙂

The tuning is standard tuning. E A D G B E

Guitarist Mike Campbell co-wrote "Runnin' Down A Dream" with Tom Petty and the result is a song with a great guitar riff and a killer guitar solo.

I will take you through the main riff and all the chord progressions first. After that, I will break down Mike Campbell's amazing guitar solo phrase-by-phrase.

It is a solo that uses many unorthodox techniques and is quite challenging to play, but well worth the effort.

Have fun with this one! Carl...

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Runnin' Down A Dream Guitar Lesson - Tom Petty


  1. George T Wruck on June 22, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Hey Carl,
    I’ve been watching and learning for a few years now. This is my first comment because I know you are a busy guy. lol God bless you and your family!

    Thank you!!!

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