Hi guys! In this guitar lesson we're checking out how to play the classic song 'That'll be the day' by Buddy Holly.
See both Beginner and Intermediate level tutorials for this great song further down this page!
On this page, you'll find an easy beginner acoustic version without a capo, and further down - an electric guitar 'as the record' version including the riff, intro and solo!
That'll Be The Day - intermediate tutorial inc. LEAD parts
Here's how to play the song more accurate to how Buddy Holly played it. See a video further down this page of Buddy playing this song with a capo 5th fret, but also the 2nd guitarist playing the song without a capo (like the tutorial above!)
That'll Be The Day - beginner acoustic tutorial
The first video above was originally from Andy's 10 day acoustic guitar series, a shorter, streamlined version of his beginner course.
That'll Be The Day - LIVE
That'll Be The Day - original recording