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Lesson notes

25 Or 6 To 4 is a song from Chicago’s second album which was released in 1970. Writer Robert Lamm describes it as a song about writer’s block, and about trying to write a song in the middle of the night when the time is 25 or 26 minutes to 4 a.m.

This lesson is designed for guitar players of all levels – beginners may just want to learn the iconic intro riff and rhythm parts, while more advanced players can use the included backing track to work on their lead playing as well. The first 8 bars of the original guitar solo by Terry Kath are presented, and room is also left for players to work on their own improvising ideas.

Teaching segments of the lesson are done on acoustic guitar, while performance sections are done on electric with effects pedals. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, acoustic or electric guitar player, this lesson will help you understand and enjoy the classic guitar parts of 25 Or 6 To 4.