In this quick little Whip It guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of the guitar parts for this quirky hit by Devo note-for-note.
There are actually some great picking exercises to be found in these riffs. A lot of them require you to be a pretty precise alternate picker and have some good rhythm skills.
I will break all of those riffs down in the order they appear in the song.
Even if you aren't very good at alternate picking yet, I think learning the riffs found in this video lesson will be great for your technique.
As I mention in the video, a tight muted sound is required for a lot of the song. I will demonstrate how to palm mute the strings in order to accomplish that sound.
Having the strings palm muted also helps you control the strings easier when doing the alternate picking. 🙂
Have fun with this 80's classic!
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Whip It Guitar Lesson - Devo