Zombie Guitar Lesson – The Cranberries

In this quick and easy guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all the chords and lead guitar parts to the smash hit "Zombie" by The Cranberries.

The entire song revolves around a very simple 4 chord progression. This makes "Zombie" an excellent choice for the beginning guitarist or just about any guitarist interested in learning a great song.

However, I will be going past those four chords and also showing you how to play all the guitar fills and the double-stop filled guitar solo that occurs towards the end of the song.

All of these lead guitar parts are pretty easy to play as well. They are meant to be that way. They simply compliment the underlying chord progression with some nice melodies.

All-in-all this Zombie guitar lesson will get you playing this great song quickly and easily. Enjoy!


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Zombie Guitar Lesson - The Cranberries


  1. Edoardo Celauro on November 20, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Hallo Carl, ia m a new member of your site.
    I like very much your video on Zombie, but i would like to ask if you can explain also these other parts of the song
    – the guitar distortion of the refrain, what pedals use with a stratocaster like guitar?
    – the guitar pedals for the clean parts, delay or reverb or chorus?
    Thank you

  2. Danny Britton on November 16, 2017 at 12:16 am

    G’day Carl. Love all your lessons mate, really helping me along my way. I am having a little trouble with my lead tone for this song. I have managed to nail the clean tone as well as the chord progression but I can’t get the tone to sound right for the distorted chorus. I dont have any pedals yet, just a 2 channel Amp with my Les Paul. It just sounds too noisy but if I turn the gain down it is very dull. Hope you can steer me in the right direction. Cheers mate

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