Show Me the Way by Peter Frampton | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on how to play the classic "Show Me the Way” by Peter Frampton from the album “Frampton Comes Alive” released in 1976 and one of the bestselling live albums of all time.
This song goes together with “Baby I Love Your Way.” They’re quite similar chord structures with both of them starting with the major chord, going to the major 7th and then the 6 chord.
The feels are quite different though. I’ve known how to play the “regular” part for a long time but never knew that Bob Mayo was playing a twelve string tuned to open G.
This part sounds really great because it allows you to drone the D note on the high E string which gives it a more ringing, chimey sort of sound.
The 2 guitar parts together sound awesome! If you’re playing this one solo, I would definitely play the open G version.
If you listen closely to the original track, you can hear at least three guitar parts, the twelve string, the electric rhythm and the talk box solo stuff.
Since there were only two guitar players live it’s pretty safe to say that they dubbed some additional guitar parts onto the song later in the studio.
I over dubbed a Nashville tuned guitar doubling the twelve string open G part to kind of fake the twelve string sound.
I hope you enjoy the lesson and have fun playing this classic tune. Cheers
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