Top Gun Anthem Guitar Lesson – Steve Stevens/Harold Faltermeyer

In this Top Gun Anthem guitar lesson video. I will show you how to play all of the guitar parts for this awesome instrumental track from the original Top Gun movie track note-for-note.

The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.

The Top Gun Anthem was originally played by guitarist Steve Stevens (who plays with Billy Idol among others) and is heard throughout a lot of the huge 80's movie hit Top Gun. It was written by Harold Faltermeyer.

For the main melody sections, there is nothing too technically intense here to worry about, just some really nice guitar melodies that will make you feel like you are soaring through the clouds. Hehe

This Top Gun Anthem guitar lesson will show you how to play the entire melody through both keys that it is played in. The entire instrumental is pretty much just these two sections repeated (with a few fills thrown in there) until a killer guitar solo towards the end.

I will also take you through Steve Stevens' solo note-for-note. The difficulty level is ramped up quite a bit for the solo. The are some death defying licks thrown in there, but once you get it under your fingers, it is a lot of fun to play.

Have fun learning this 80's instrumental classic! Carl..

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Top Gun Anthem Guitar Lesson


  1. John on September 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Great lesson, great solo!
    btw, what is a bar-dip? I played to solo without it and would like to know how to do it

    • Carl Brown on September 25, 2014 at 11:49 am

      A bar dip is when you take the tremolo bar and depress it down towards the guitar body. I will make the pitch of whatever you are playing go down rapidly. 🙂

  2. Marty on November 1, 2014 at 5:08 am

    are you using a particular pedal or is it just the type of guitar

    • Carl Brown on November 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      I am currently using a Fractal Audio Axe-FX II for all my lesson videos. 🙂

  3. Gavin Wood on November 19, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Would you be able to make a video to teach the rest of the song like the tapping run and other parts, please?

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