Ten Ton Hammer Guitar Lesson – Machine Head

In this Ten Ton Hammer guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this awesome song from Machine Head note-for-note.

The tuning is mostly Drop B except for one string. The G string, which would usually be tuned down to E in the regular drop B tuning, is instead just tuned down to F. This creates a tritone interval between the low B string and the F string. The harmonic that dominates the verse and bridge uses that tritone harmonic extensively.

The full tuning is, starting from the 6th string, B F# B F G# C#.

I will cover each section of the song in the order that each appears on the original recording. There are some absolutely killer riffs to learn in this one. From the pounding dissonance of the intro to the monster groove of the main riff, it will all be covered here.

I hope you enjoy this one! Carl...

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Ten Ton Hammer Guitar Lesson - Machine Head


  1. Tyler on March 8, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    Could you do a lesson on LA Woman by the doors? Having a hard time finding a good one online. Thanks!

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