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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I Want You by KISS (Guitar & Bass Lesson)

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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!

Index:
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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Guitar signal line (unless other noted) is Kemper – SPDIF – Focusrite Saffire 6i6 2nd gen – USB -Computer/Reaper.

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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