Times Like These Guitar Lesson – Foo Fighters

In this Times Like These guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this Foo Fighters' hit in it's entirety.

The tuning is standard tuning.

Dave Grohl opens "Times Like These" with a really interesting chord voicing that is probably not something you have played before. Pat Smear also adds some double-stops to this chord riff when it happens later in the song.

We also have a signature guitar lick that is repeated throughout the track. This lick is pretty easy to play, but there are some slight variations thrown in there throughout the song so pay close attention to that.

The chords for the verse and chorus are mostly basic open position chords with a little bit of melody embellishment.

And as will a lot of Foo Fighters' music, there will be some additional guitar layers thrown in there including an octave melody over the chorus.

All-in-all this is a fun track to play and hopefully you will be able to get it under fingers quickly.

Thanks! Carl...

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Times Like These Guitar Lesson - Foo Fighters


  1. Jason Lee on February 25, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Hey Carl how would you count this song for the intro. It’s in 7/4 isn’t it?

  2. Timothy Taylor on August 15, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Hello Carl. A fellow guitarist and I have recently started playing out and have gotten a lot of requests for some Breaking Benjamin songs. There are a lot of videos of Ben and Aaron out there doing stripped down acoustic performances but not much helpful acoustic tutorial resources are available. I was hoping you could poll this question to your members/users and see the if it might be something deserving of Guitar365’s time? Between the low and odd tunings, the aggressive strum patterns matched with big sounding chords, we would be happy see any lessons you may do (preferably acoustic arrangements.) Lastly, a big thanks for the wealth of guitar information that is available on this site.

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