In this Smokin' In The Boys Room guitar Lesson video, I will show you how to play this great cover song by Motley Crue note-for-note.
The tuning on the original recording and this lesson video is D Standard. D Standard means that every string is tuned down one whole-step. That will be, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.
The rhythm guitar parts for "Smokin' In The Boys Room" are quite simple. However, Mick Mars keeps things interesting by throwing lots of guitar fills into the mix, especially during the chorus sections. I will break each one of those chorus sections down individually so that you can learn all of those fills.
For the solo, Mick Mars ramps up the difficulty level quite a bit. On the studio recording, we have the two separate guitar parts, one with slide and one without, creating sort of a call and response element to the solo. Even though those parts were recorded separately in the studio, when Mick performed it live in the 80's, he would perform both. This is obviously more difficult to do.
Later on in Motley Crue's live career, Mick ditched the slide and just improvised those sections of the solo. However, I will be demonstrating the solo the way he played it in the 80's, which will require us to use a slide along with the normally played parts of the solo. The creates quite the challenge!
Have fun learning this great rock classic from Motley Crue! Carl...
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