Cheap Trick Song Lesson Playlist

When it comes to artists, including performers, mainstream success is almost always a hopeful goal. But sometimes, a musical artist’s fanbase goes deeper than people just being familiar with one or two albums of music. Cheap Trick is one band that has proved to garner a cult following; their fans tend to have an undying dedication to the group! The loyalty is well-deserved, too. Cheap Trick is not only a workhorse of a band (having played over 5,000 times during their ongoing career), they have also sold over 20 million records worldwide. The band formed in 1973, but didn’t achieve mainstream success in the US until 1979. The wait, however, was worth it. Cheap Trick was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

And they wouldn’t have gotten there without some killer original tunes! In this blog, we’ll be highlighting some of the Cheap Trick hits you can learn on guitar using JamPlay’s in-depth song lessons. Let’s dive right in!

“So Good To See You” by Cheap Trick – Song Lesson – JamPlay

So Good to See You” appeared as the last track on side two of Cheap Trick’s 1977 studio album, In Color. The album itself was initially not something the band prided themselves on, as they believed it sounded too “pop” to represent them. However, the acclaim it received proved that this was a great career-advancing body of work.

This song’s guitar parts are mostly just comprised of one, relatively easy guitar part. For the breakdown, check out educator, DJ Phillips’ full song lesson on JamPlay!

“On Top Of The World” by Cheap Trick – Song Lesson – JamPlay

On Top of The World” is the second track from Cheap Trick’s third studio album, Heaven Tonight, which peaked at No. 48 on the US Billboard 200. This album was the first in history to be recorded with a 12-string bass guitar, which was custom made for Tom Petersson by Hamer Guitars.

The song’s composition consists of a couple electric guitar parts, one of which holds down the groove for most of the song. This one is great to practice if you’re trying to get a hang of single-line rhythm guitar parts. For the breakdown, watch DJ Phillips’ full lesson on JamPlay!

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