Shine Guitar Lesson – Collective Soul

In this Shine guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this massive hit from Collective Soul note-for-note.

The tuning for the main guitar part is Drop C# tuning. That is, starting from the 6th string, C# G# C# F# A# D#. There is a second rhythm guitar part, played by singer Ed Roland that is in Eb standard tuning, Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb. Or if your tuner reads the chromatic notes as sharps instead of flats, the tuning notes will be D# G# C# F# A# D#.

if you are playing "Shine" in just a one guitar band, you can get away with sounding pretty close to the original recording with just the main guitar part played in Drop C#.

We will start with that instantly recognizable opening guitar riff and go through each section of the song from there.

I will also be covering Ross Childress' killer guitar solo note-for-note. This is a challenging solo with everything from blues based double-stop licks to shreddy legato phrases. Fun stuff to play!

I hope you guys enjoy this trip back to the nineties! Carl...

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Shine Guitar Lesson - Collective Soul


  1. John Steward on May 3, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Great song – thank you for the instruction. Can’t wait to get it down and into my repertoire of songs.

    Trying to do this the right way here as I messed up by emailing you directly a while back and my apologies once again. Would love to have you put together an instructional video of the Vertical Horizon Live Stages Album song Falling Down. I also understand it is only one of thousands of great songs that you could choose from.

    I have learned so many great guitar songs from you over the years and greatly appreciative of your work. Thank you Carl for such great guitar instruction to everyone from beginner to advanced!

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