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Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) – Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson and TAB









This is the full fingerstyle guitar lesson for Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Smells Like Teen Spirit was recorded and released in 1991 and the song appears on Nirvana’s classic album Nevermind. To this day it remains an incredibly important song that helped popularise grunge across the globe.

This arrangement is great fun to play and I’d say it’s best suited to the intermediate and above player.

Alright, let’s pick up our guitars and learn how to play Smells Like Teen Spirit!

Learn To Play Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit Performance

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


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Smells Like Teen Spirit Guitar Lesson (Part One)

In this lesson we learn how to play the intro and the verse. The intro is nice and straightforward but things get a little trickier in the verse.

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Smells Like Teen Spirit Guitar Lesson (Part 2)

Hopefully you were OK with the first lesson, now let’s learn how to play the rest of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

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