Wind Of Change Guitar Lesson – Scorpions

In this Wind Of Change guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of this classic ballad by the Scorpions note-for-note.

This is not only a beautiful song, but it contains some great guitar work as well.

The tuning is standard tuning.

For a lot of the intro, there are synth pads that hold the harmony down, while guitarists Matthias Jabs playing some very dynamic blues based licks.

I will demsontrate those chords on the guitar along with Jabs' fills.

As the song progresses we have some simply chord progression with some arpeggio patterns as well.

We then get to one of the best solos you will ever hear. Rudolf Schenker plays this solos and I feel it is one of his best.

There are lot of harmonized guitar parts in this solo as well, but I will just focus on the main melody line just like Schenker does when he plays this solo live. So no harmony parts in this lesson.

I hope you guys enjoy this amazing song by the great Scorpions!


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Wind Of Change Guitar Lesson - Scorpions


  1. Tom Arne Brandsegg on October 15, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Hi Carl,
    I think I never said this to a guy before; I love you. Thank you so much for this one.
    I will try to figure out how to do the whistling with a slide on my guitar. Don’t know if it works.
    Could you do the harmonics parts of the solo if I pay you?
    Thanks again, you are my guitar hero ;-).

    Kind Regards
    Tom Brandsegg

    • Carl Brown on October 16, 2018 at 9:19 am

      Thanks for the kind comment Tom!

      Do you mean the guitar harmonies? I think I can do that. 🙂

      • Tom Arne Brandsegg on October 17, 2018 at 3:05 pm

        Thanks for your reply. Do you really think it is impossible to do the guitar harmonies in a live session? You see, we’re two guitarists in our band, and wanted to try it. But I get a little confused when you say it will not work. I also see Scorpions never do it live in their live. So I don’t know if it’s worth it. What do you think?

        • Carl Brown on October 19, 2018 at 9:19 am

          Well the rhythm guitar would drop out if you only have two guitarists to play the harmony and would sound worse than just one guitar playing the solo in my opinion.

          That is probably why the Scorpions don’t do it live as well.

  2. Tom Arne Brandsegg on October 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Hi again,
    May I suggest a new song? I cannot find that you have given a lesson on any of their songs.
    Could you do «Satellite» by The Hooters?
    It’s a great song. Check it out.

    Kind Regards
    Tom Arne Brandsegg

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