Candlebox Song Lesson Playlist

The 1990s were a magical time for hard rock and grunge. Some of the biggest, grittiest rock jams were born out of this era thanks to a number of key players. The rock band, Candlebox was one such contributor. With sun-roasted vocal timbres from frontman, Kevin Martin, and dreamy lead parts from guitarist, Peter Klett, the band was destined for the main stage. In fact, within just two years of releasing their 1993 debut album, Candlebox was winning awards and sharing the stage with huge acts like Aerosmith, Rush, and Metallica. Some of their first singles became radio staples and even found their way into Billboard’s Hot 100.

If you’re a Candlebox fan, and are eager to learn some songs, you’re in the right place! Grab your guitar and let’s learn some rock hits.

“Far Behind” – Candlebox Song Lesson – JamPlay

A tribute to the late Seattle-based, Malfunkshun singer, Andrew Wood, “Far Behind” sing about the sorrow of losing a friend. Despite its sad connotations, the song itself was an immediate hit upon its release in 1993. “Far Behind” peaked at No. 18 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and spent over six months on the charts. It remains the band’s most popular track to date, and currently boasts over 120 million streams on Spotify alone.

In this lesson from D.J. Phillips, you’ll get a feel for the guitar arrangement for “Far Behind” in its entirety. For the breakdown, tab, and notation, check out the full song lesson on JamPlay!

“You” – Song Lesson – JamPlay

Another well-known hit of Candlebox’s, “You” is a song about frontman, Kevin Martin’s newfound abstinence from hard drugs. This track was also featured on the band’s self-titled debut album, and peaked at No. 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song features a recognizable clean guitar riff, overdriven rhythm guitar, and a screaming guitar solo that’s bound to give you a good workout!

In this lesson from Chris Liepe, you’ll learn how to play all of the guitar parts for “You” note-for-note. For the breakdown, tab, & notation, check out Chris’ full song lesson on JamPlay!

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