Lesson Plan


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Rock and Roll All Nite is one of the most popular rock songs of all time, released on Kiss's 1975 album Dressed to Kill. This is a cool song because it uses a lot of inner string chord shapes to a great effect. Generally speaking, you play chords with the root note on the 5th or 6th string and the rest of the chord above it. In this case, the root is pretty much exclusively played on the 2nd or 3rd string which gives a larger interval between what the bass guitar and guitar is playing, creating a more dynamic harmony between the parts since the notes are farther apart. There's a lot of sliding used between these chord shapes as well that has a really cool sound once you get it down. You'll need to be able to switch between double and triple stops, and it's important that you can play barre chords comfortably as well, since there's a couple of trickier riffs that switch from a power chord to add the major 6 and back.