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Behind Blues Eyes (Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson)

The Who







130 BPM


E minor (with modulation)

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who was released in 1971 and was the second single from their fifth album ‘Who’s next’. The song was written by the guitarist of the band Pete Townsend and is one of their best known songs.

Although Townsend uses a pick for it, I’ve taught the song in the video lesson as fingerstyle, simply because this site is all about fingerpicking. It works well either way but the strumming parts will probably be easy with the help of a plectrum, especially if you really want to get it to sound just like the recording.

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The Lesson

OK let’s get into the lesson. As always, remember accuracy over speed so take your time with this one.

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