Performance: Smells Like Teen Spirit

I enjoyed learning this solo a whole lot more than I thought I would. Not just because it’s fairly easy — I got the notes down in about an hour — but also because it has a such compelling feel to it that I enjoyed playing over and over. Getting it to performance-quality took about a week, or about 5 hours of practice, although I did spend a good portion of that learning the rest of the song.

I’m really glad to have this one done, though, so I can move on to the next one, which is a little more challenging. Take a listen and me know what you think.

3 thoughts on “Performance: Smells Like Teen Spirit”

  1. Thanks Andy. I tried to get all the little bends and vibrato as close to the original as possible. I even tried to match the short swell of feedback at the very beginning before the solo starts and the long sustain at the end (although I don’t let it run quite as long as Kurt does in the recording). You’d be surprised how many of the performances on YouTube miss that stuff, or simply get the notes wrong.

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