Street Spirit (Fade Out) Guitar Lesson – Radiohead

Today I thought it would be fun to teach you guys one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands.

Street Spirit (Fade Out) by Radiohead has this dark and ominous vibe about it propelled by a haunting yet challenging arpeggiated picking pattern throughout.

The whole song is based around just three chords (Am, Em & C), but with the added melody lines and quick arpeggiated picking pattern it sounds much more complex than that.

The nice thing about this Street Spirit (Fade Out) guitar lesson is that the picking pattern that we will be learning stays the exact same throughout the entire song.

As soon as you get it down it is simply a process of repeating the pattern over and over again around those three chords I mentioned earlier.

I think this is one of those songs that sounds great even without the vocals. It really is a very beautiful guitar part when played on its own.

Be sure to pay attention to the picking indications for the picking pattern that I demonstrate at the beginning of the lesson.

Remember, the idea with this style of picking is to always be picking in the direction of the next string that you are going to be playing. This will make everything much easier to play in the long run than if you just decided to alternate pick the entire thing.

Hope you guys enjoy this beautiful yet challenging Radiohead lesson!


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Street Spirit (Fade Out) Guitar Lesson

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