Smells Like Teen Spirit

from by Stuart Ryan

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Being a teenage guitar player in the early 1990’s it was impossible to ignore this track when it first came out – I can still remember the discussion that took place in the school playground on the Monday morning after the track had aired over the weekend. The technically minded players hated it, the traditional rock players dismissed it and the indie kids loved it. However we all felt about it, it was clear that this track was was going to change the scene. I wanted to get to the heart of this track to explore what is a very strong, dark but beautiful melody. TUNING – CGCFGC (DADGAD down a tone)


from The Way Home, released June 26, 2015



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Award winning fingerstyle guitarist, acoustic guitar columnist for Guitar Techniques and Guitarist Presents Acoustic magazines. Composes, tours and owns too many guitars! Please visit for free lessons, guitar books and more.

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