Here's how to play the song 'Lonely Boy' by The Black Keys on guitar!
This video is party of the Andy Guitar Band Program where after following the tutorial below you can jam along to a full live band with Andy in the video below!
This program aims to help those who struggle to jam along to full songs and to also help those who have the ambition to play in a band one day. I hope it helps!
Let's get started!
The original intro riff uses a Whammy Pedal. I show how to play this riff both with AND without a whammy pedal. The multi-effects pedal Andy uses in the video is a Boss Multi-Effects unit.
The intro lead guitar uses the E minor pentatonic scale, a very common scale for Blues/ Rock songs in the key of E, which is the key of this song!
Learn this scale PLUS song/ riff examples in my FREE Lead Guitar songs series here
Verse and chorus
There are only 3 chords in the entire song! The verse and chorus both use the chords E major, G major and A major (the G and A use barre chord shapes), but the rhythm is different for each.
Andy Guitar Band - Live cover of Lonely Boy
Here's the live cover alone so you can jam along to the live band without having to search through the tutorial video. Use this video to practicing jamming along to full songs - enjoy jamming along!
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