Chevelle Song Lesson Playlist

As we’ve mentioned in recent articles, if you were playing rock and post-grunge music in the 1990s, chances are you felt pretty much at home (see our blog about Candlebox)! Another big player to come out of this era of rock was the 3-man-band, Chevelle. Most consistently comprised of the two brothers, Pete and Sam Loeffler, Chevelle made a name for themselves in 2002 with their release of their second studio album, Wonder What’s Next. Not only did the album peak at No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot 200 and go double Platinum, more than one of its singles broke the top five on the mainstream rock charts.

Here at JamPlay, our amazing educators figure out and teach you how to play all of the guitar parts for your favorite songs. Let’s take a look at some note-for-note Chevelle guitar lessons!

“Face To The Floor” – Chevelle Song Lesson – JamPlay

Chevelle’s certified Gold single, “Face To The Floor” comes from their 2011 album, Hats off to The Bull. Supposedly, the Loeffler brothers wrote this song about Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme victims. The track saw a ton of commercial success, peaking at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock charts.

Before you start learning this song, you’ll need to drop tune your guitar. “Face To The Floor” is played in drop C, which is like a drop D tuning, except all strings are dropped a whole step to accommodate the low C string. Get the tab, notation, and breakdown from Allen Van Wert’s full lesson on JamPlay!

“The Red” – Song Lesson – JamPlay

Since its release as the lead single from Chevelle’s Wonder What’s Next album, “The Red” has consistently been the band’s most popular track. The song was ultimately partially responsible for their rise to fame; it peaked at No. 56 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and is certified double Platinum in the U.S.

You’ll also need to tune your guitar to follow along with this lesson, but a little differently this time. “The Red” is tuned to C#, but the strings’ relationships are the same as standard tuning. In other words, you’ll need to drop ALL of your strings by a minor third. You can follow along with Allen Van Wert’s breakdown in his full lesson on JamPlay.

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