Mr. Speed by KISS (Rhythm & Lead lesson for guitar)

Time for the guitar parts of Mr. Speed by KISS. A great song from one of their best albums, Rock and Roll Over, if you ask me! This lesson includes rhythm and lead guitars with tabulature included. I have included both play-through and a detailed lesson for both parts, see the index below!

I have included some links below; to my Bass lesson for Mr. Speed, the original Rock and Roll Over version and then the demo version of Mr. Speed. This one is a bit interesting as Bob Kulic claimed he played on it and I have no reason to doubt that – it’s certainly not Ace playing! But I do find it interesting as Bob always seems a bit condescending when talking about Ace… Sure, he was a technically more proficient guitarist than Ace, but on this occassion I must say Ace crushed the demo versions solo’s and fill-ins. Well, that is just my opinion.

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Video index:
00:53 – Rhythm guitar with tabs, play-through
04:01 – Detailed lesson for rhythm guitar with tabs
08:29 – Lead guitar with tabs, play-through
08:48 – Detailed lesson for lead guitar with tabs

Equipment used:
(In the video)
Gibson Explorer Tribute/B2 2019 (Dirty Fingers+)

(On the recording)
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic IV Pro (Gibson TB Plus)
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
MJT VFF Telecaster (Nocaster/Twisted Tele)
Kemper Profiling Amp

Have Guitar! Mr. Speed Bass lesson

KISS – Mr. Speed Rock and Roll Over version

KISS – Mr. Speed demo version

KISS Rock And Roll Over @ Wikipedia

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Mr Speed by KISS (Bass lesson with TABs)

What you’re watching is a bass lesson for Mr. Speed by KISS, provided with tabulature and detailed instructions. I decided to split up the bass and guitar lessons to different videos and this is the first where I do it… unless you count the lesson for Black Diamond, where it was kinda mixed up.

I have also included two different parts; one where I play along with my recording and one where I go through the song more slowly and detailed, both versions includes TABs. I think maybe I did a little error on the first verse in the detailed part but watch the TABs and you’ll get it right. Shit happends…

As for the recording, my good friend Micke Back was kind enough to drag his drum kit over here and record three classic KISS songs with me. It’s refreshing working with a real drummer rather than having to program drums… but I am not a pro when it comes to mix live drums, still I am kinda happy with the result here. The mix heard in the video is actually not the final mix but good enough I hope… I’m actually thinking of re-doing the bass parts as my bass would really do well with a change of strings!

And if anyone is curious about the thumbnail picture, that is my last bike – a Honda Blackbird. I just thought that pic goes well with the song’s title. Unfortunately I had to give up my biker days due to a shoulder injury that took several years to heal… I’d like to ride again but currently it seems I invest my spare money into guitars instead! 😉

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

KISS Rock And Roll Over @ Wikipedia

Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

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Black Diamond by KISS (Bass lesson & End solo lesson)

Black Diamond by KISS (Bass lesson & End solo lesson)

This is part two of my lesson for KISS Black Diamond, this time with the bass and the end lead part. For the first video check out the links below (rhythm guitar and the first lead). The Black Diamond backing track featured in this video is recorded by me (I might put that up as a separate video later on!).

I wanna point out I miss a very small part of the lead towards the end but if you follow the TAB’s on-screen you’ll figure it out – I play it as it should be in the backing track. Also don’t forget to check out KISS live on the Destroyer tour, link provided below…

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

Have Guitar Black Diamond first video lesson

Kemper profiles used:

Live Ready Sound Euphoria EL34 (Bogner Ecstasy 101B head)

Live Ready Sound Unchained (Metropoulos DVL-1 head)

KISS live in Jersey City, NJ 1976-07-10
(Links directly to Black Diamond)

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Black Diamond by KISS (Guitar lesson, lead & rhythm)

A diamond in the rough? Not really, I believe that Black Diamond is a very well known song … at least amongst KISS fans. It’s a classic hard rockin’ song from the band’s first self-titled album that was released in 1974.

So this lesson contain how to play the rhythm and lead guitar… that is the first lead, as the song has two. Due to lack of time I had to split this into two videos and the next one will of course be the bass and lead 2 lessons. Plus my version of the tune without vocals and leads for those who practise or just use it for fun.

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Video index:
01:58 – Intro of the song
02:49 – Rhythm guitar
10:40 – First lead

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Equipment used:
ESP Phoenix II (Seymour Duncan JB/’59)
Ibanez DTT700 (DiMarzio D Activator-X)
Kemper Profiling Amp

KISS live in Jersey City, NJ 1976-07-10

(Links directly to Black Diamond)

Kemper profiles used:

Live Ready Sound Euphoria EL34 (Bogner Ecstasy 101B head)

Live Ready Sound Unchained (Metropoulos DVL-1 head)

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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.

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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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Shock Me by KISS (Guitar Lesson)

Shock Me by KISS (Guitar Lesson)
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Here’s a lesson on how to play the song “Shock Me” from KISS’ album Love Gun, released 1977. It’s a great song, not very complicated but since when has that been a prerequisite for good song? 🙂 The song was inspired by an accident that happened on stage 1976, Ace got electrocuted and the rest is Kisstory as they say.

The tuning on the song is a half step down, so when you see me taking an A chord, it’s actually in G sharp and so on. The rhythm parts are like they play on the record whilst the solo is close to but not perfectly like on the album. Like I say in the video, it’s not like Ace always played it live exactly like on the album either. So, if you wanna do it exactly like on the album this could be a good start but you’ll need to polish some details to get it “perfect”.

All guitars recorded with a Kemper Profiling Amp, the profiles comes from Live Ready Sound’s Plexed for Kemper pack, see link further down.

Index –
01:22 – Rhythm part explained with me playing the song
02:56 – Rhythm lesson, Main Riff
03:44 – Rhythm lesson, Verse
04:11 – Rhythm lesson, Bridge
05:44 – Rhythm lesson, Chorus
04:05 – Rhythm lesson, Solo & outro
08:07 – Solo part explained with me playing the solo
10:23 – Solo lesson
15:41 – End words & Goodbye!

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

Practise the solo, a video with just that part

Live Ready Sound’s Plexed for Kemper

Chords graphic from

Shock Me on the Love Gun Album

Shock Me, live ’77

Kemper official website

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