Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 Guitar Lesson – Full Song

In this free video guitar lesson you will learn how to play 1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins. Billy Corgan played some really nice guitar parts in 1979, incorporating melody with open string root notes creating a hypnotic and flowing guitar sound.

1979 is a good song to play by everyone except a total beginner. The guitar parts can stand on their own even without the vocals. This is one of Smashing Pumpkins biggest hits and for good reason!!

There are in total 3 guitar parts to 1979 and you will find them all explained thoroughly in this video.

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Smashing Pumpkins - 1979 Guitar Lesson - Full Song


  1. Julio Cerezo on February 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm


  2. Maverik on March 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm


    always loved this song, always wanted to play it 😀 your a great teacher.

  3. Andres Vega on July 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Great lesson man, thanks so much.

  4. Luke Moats on March 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    really like the 90’s grunge can you some more pearl jam

  5. ERIC ADELMAN on June 28, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Hey Carl how about

    Any of these from the smashing pumpkins
    – everlasting
    – zero
    – disarm
    – drown
    – today

    All r pretty sweet

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