Parasite by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

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Time for another lesson in the noble art known as guitar playing! And if you guess it’s a classic KISS song – you’re absolutely right! This one has been requested and as a humble servant I hear and obey, this is Parasite from the album Hotter Than Hell! Lessons for rhythm guitar, lead guitar and bass included.

Parasite was written by Ace Frehley for the KISS-album Hotter Than Hell, recorded in August 1974 and released October 22 the same year. While written by Ace, it’s Gene Simmons doing the lead vocals. There are some small differencies between the studio and the live version, especially in the guitar solo – it’s the Alive! version I’ve used as a reference for this lesson.

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Index:
00:33 – Parasite short demo
01:05 – Rhythm guitar lesson
05:24 – Bass lesson
07:46 – Lead lesson
11:31 – End words

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Profile packs used in this video
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Lead guitar – Live Ready Sound – The Legend

Rhythm guitars –
Live Ready Sound – Fukes ODS

ReampZone – Fryette Sig:X

Bass – Live Ready Sound – Plexed for Kemper

Kemper Profling Amp

KISS – Parasite (studio version)

KISS – Parasite (Alive!)

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Nothin’ To Lose by KISS (Guitar and Bass Lesson)

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Here’s a lesson on how to play the song Nothin’ To Lose by KISS – it covers rhythm and lead guitar and bass! Nothin’ To Lose was written by Gene Simmons and released on the first album KISS, released 18th of Febuary 1974.

This song was the first single released by KISS (B-side was Love Theme from KISS), vocals performed by Gene Simmons and Peter Criss. Besides that it’s one of the few times a non-member of the band has has been listed as a playing musician, namely Bruce Foster on piano and additional guitar. Nothin To Lose was also later released as B-side to the single Kissin’ Time.

I’ve based this lesson on the Alive! version of Nothin To Lose, the difference is not major – mainly that last part of the solo. The drums comes from a midifile I found online, it mentions “Enzo” as the author so cudos to him. I stripped the midi file and used XLN Audio Addictive Drums II and also edited the midi drums here and there. All guitars and bass on the track is recorded by me.

This is the eight guitar lesson for classic KISS songs on Have Guitar!, so far I have covered: She, Deuce, Shock Me, 2000 Man, Room Service, I Want You and Calling Dr Love. If you like this series – subsscribe now for more songs! And feel free to gimme suggestions in the comments of this video!

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Video index:
00:23 – Snippet of my Nothin’ To Lose recording
01:27 – Rhythm guitar lesson
05:02 – My take of the Nothin’ To Lose solo
05:31 – Lead guitar lesson
06:20 – Bass lesson
08:47 – Ending (blah blah blah!)

Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’76
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
Kemper Profiling Amp

KISS – Nothin To Lose (studio version)

KISS – Nothin’ To Lose (Alive! version)

Rhythm guitars are recorded with profiles from Live Ready Sounds Kemper profile pack Plexed for Kemper

Lead Guitar are recorded with a profile from ReampZones Kemper profile pack Marshall JMP Super Lead (1976)

Bass guitar is recorded with a Kemper factory profile, Brass Diver BM.

XLN Audio Addictive Drums II

Kemper Profling Amp

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She by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

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Time for another guitar lesson and this time I’ve picked out She by KISS, from the album ‘Dressed To Kill’ released 19th of March 1975. So, as usual I will include lessons for rhythm guitar, bass and lead guitar – and this time I will try get the tab’s right too!

This song is a slow and heavy rock classic written by Gene Simmons and Stephen Coronel, actually while they still were in the band ‘Bullfrog Bheer’ – pre-KISS. The song was originally called “She walks by moonlight” after a line in the movie “Hondo” (see link below!). The song was also a part of Wicked Lester’s repertoire but the KISS version is longer and lacks some odd instruments like the congas from Wicked Lesters recording.

The recording you can hear in my video is originally from a project I started in 2009, where I recorded the full ‘Dress To Kill’ album. Why?! Because I had just picked up the guitar after a long break and I just needed something to motivate me playing… As I write I have a singer to do the vocals, so I guess that will be released as a cover video here.

Those drums are from a MIDI file I found online as I am too lazy to do the programming myself (I might have edited a bit in a couple of parts that was exceptionally bad) and the guitars are all me. I believe the rhythm part was recorded with a Line 6 POD XT, a little bit too heavy sounding perhaps but I decided they are good enough to keep. The lead parts was re-recorded just now as the old ones wasn’t up to par, it’s played through my Kemper with a profile from Live Ready Sound’s 79 Mini Bender profile pack.

The bass (on my track) is played by Björn ‘Burnie’ Öman, a fantastic bass player who’s sadly not with us anymore.

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Live Ready Sound – 79 Mini Bender

Hondo (film)

Kemper Profling Amp

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Calling Dr Love by KISS (Guitar & Bass lesson)

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And now it’s time for a new guitar lesson, and actually bass lesson as well! As it was requested in another video, this is my take of KISS Calling Dr. Love. In this video you’ll get the whole package; rhythm guitars, bass lines and the solo part of the that song! This song is not overly complicated but if you like it, it’s fun to play never the less!

Just wanna say that my version of Calling Dr. Love, that you can find at the end of this video is a very simple recording! For the drums I usually take a midi file and use those drums with a VST instrument. In this case the midi version I found was not very good – it even started with a small drum solo… The guitars are just recorded once, I have not doubled them or anything like that. Still it works as a “blueprint” to practising. There is a version out on Youtube with almost only bass and drums that you can use if you want to – see the link further down.

Other than that I do not think this song requires any more detailed presentation. You might not like KISS and that is fine by me. People have lots of prejudices regarding the show and the makeup to this very day, which is kinda weired as every artist nowadays seems to have larger stage shows than KISS had in the 70’s. It’s a good stompin’ and hard driving rock tune, that’s all there is to it.

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Index:
00:04 – Intro
01:15 – Guitar: Intro and Verses
04:11 – Guitar: Bridge and Chorus
08:08 – Guitar: Lead / Solo
14:36 – Bass parts
19:03 – Calling Dr. Love – my version

Equipment used:
Gibson Les Paul Standard 1976
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
XLN Audio Addictive Drums 2
Kemper Profiling Amp

Plexed for Kemper @ Live Ready Sound

Kemper Profling Amp

Calling Dr Love – drums and bass only

KISS Calling Dr. Love – Largo MD 1977

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And don’t forget – Fret Nut… Have Guitar! Recorded with a Sony FDR-AX100, Reaper DAW and edited in Davinci Resolve.