Wild Side Guitar Lesson – Motley Crue

In this Wild Side guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of this great Motley Crue classic note-for-note.

The tuning is D Standard tuning, meaning that every string is tuned down a whole-step. Those notes will be, starting from the 6th string, D G C F A D.

The opening riff is instantly recognizable by any 80's rock fan and is pretty tricky to play at full speed. The key here is to treat those fast 16th downstrokes as just quick speed bursts while relaxing the picking hand when doing the slide and the hammer-ons.

The verse is very easy to play and the bridge probably won't give you much trouble either.

So make sure you practice that main riff/chorus and you should be good to go!

Have fun!


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Wild Side Guitar Lesson - Motley Crue


  1. rich sele on February 7, 2020 at 8:17 am

    This is an amazing site. I’ll check out the basic stuff for a little while and may move to the premium. Thanks for all of this work and dedication.

  2. Tony Wilson on February 10, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Hey Carl,

    Thanks for doing this video. It is a pretty easy song to play but some real crappy tutorials out there to play it.

    As usual you show all the parts in detail which really helps to get the groove down.

    Motley Crue is always fun to play without focusing too much on technique.

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