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Classical Gas by Mason Williams Guitar Lesson and TABS)

Mason Williams






This is the full guitar lesson for Classical Gas by Mason Williams.

Classical Gas was released in 1968 and is a 3 minute action-packed instrumental that holds nothing back – you barely have a second to breathe when playing it!

This one is pretty tricky to play up to speed but when slowed down it’s not so bad. Having said that, you really want to be at an intermediate level before having a go at it.

OK, let’s pick up our guitars and start learning Classical Gas!

Learn To Play Classical Gas

Classical Gas (Performance)

As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Classical Gas, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.


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Classical Gas Guitar Lesson Part One

In this first lesson we learn how to play the intro to Classical Gas, as well as the verse and the chorus. The intro is relatively straightforward but things get a little more involved once you get to the verse.

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Classical Gas Guitar Lesson Part Two

In this lesson we learn how to play the rest of the song. Watch out in the bridge as it’s very easy to slip out of time.  I’d recommend pulling out your metronome and practising slowly with it to really make sure your timing is rock-solid.

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