I Want You by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

Let’s Play! by Have Guitar

Got the steam up! Here’s another guitar and bass lesson for you who like classic hard rock – I Want You by KISS, from the album Rock and Roll Over. As I say in the video, this song is for me when Paul Stanley was at his peak of songwriting – it’s a simple riff based song but put together in a very appealing package. Personally I must I admire the ability to make so much out of so little – that’s bordeline genius in this context.

So I have split up this lesson as I usually do, into smaller parts… for the first time I’ll toss in parts of my recording of the song as a reference before the actual lessons. Hopefully it’ll make it easier and especially if you are not that familiar with the song (but you should listen to the original first!).

Below you’ll find an index to the video if you wanna skip to a specific part. Thanks for watching Have Guitar, if you like it feel free to support me with a subscription to the channel. Free for you but gives me the support I need… A very Big Thank You goes out to all of you who already do so!

01:17 – Intro of the song
02:27 – “Hard part” starts – Chorus, Verse & Bridge
07:09 – Leads (example)
07:40 – Rhythm guitars during the leads
10:18 – Paul Stanley lead guitar
12:04 – Ace Frehley lead guitar
13:49 – Bass lesson
16:29 – My version of I Want You, full version
19:27 – Conclusion…

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro
Kemper Profiling Amp

Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – Plexed for Kemper

KISS Rock and Roll Over @ Wikipedia

I want you (studio version @ YouTube)

I want you (live @ YouTube)

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Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Sony XLR-K2M, Rode NT-2a, edited in Reaper DAW and Davinci Resolve.
Guitar signal line (unless other noted) is Kemper – SPDIF – Focusrite Saffire 6i6 2nd gen – USB -Computer/Reaper.

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