Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House | rhythm & solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House.
Every once in a while a song like this comes along, a perfect song. It was written by Neil Finn who came from the New Zealand band Split Enz.
I've heard him say that he wrote the song very quickly, with the words and the music coming together at the same time.
That seems to be a recurring theme with most of the great songs. There were a lot of quality tunes written in the eighties, but I consider this to be one of the best. For me it represents that decade and whenever I hear it takes me back there…
As far as the guitar parts go, it’s mostly the rhythm part that you need to learn. Getting the strumming right on the intro riff might be tricky for some folks.
Once you get that down, the rest of the tune is just basic bar chords. The guitar solo is kinda cool. It sounds like one part, but when you really listen its two guitars.
It’s the production on the song that makes it so great IMHO. It was produced by a guy called Mitchell Froom. There are a lot of keyboard textures and little guitar parts coming in and out as well as the great harmony vocals.
In my demo, I made all the sounds with my Les Paul, trying to cop the keyboard parts with volume swells as well as tremolo effects.
I really enjoyed spending time with this song and I had a great time making the demo.
I actually love it more now than I did before I learned it! Beautiful music…
Anyways, I had a lot of fun making these videos so I hope you enjoy them and enjoy playing this awesome song. Cheers
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