Dream Theater Song Lesson Playlist

Dream Theater, the progressive metal band that has captivated audiences worldwide since 1985, stands as an unparalleled force in the world of music. With their complex compositions, technical virtuosity, and thought-provoking lyrics, Dream Theater has left an indelible mark on the genre and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in music. Furthermore, the band is the proud project of globally-praised guitarist, John Petrucci. Over their three-decade-long tenure, the Dream Theater has been nominated for 3 GRAMMY Awards, one of which they won for Best Metal Performance. Nearly all of their studio and live albums have also ended up in Billboard’s Hot 200 charts.

In this blog, we’re going to cover the Dream Theater guitar lessons we offer at JamPlay! Grab your guitar and let’s get rockin’!

“Endless Sacrifice” – Dream Theater Song Lesson – JamPlay

If you somehow don’t know what “progressive” rock music sounds like, now you do. “Endless Sacrifice” from Dream Theater’s 2003 album, Train of Thought is an 11-minute-long rollercoaster of a track. Undoubtedly the brain child of John Petrucci, you’ll be anything but bored learning this song on guitar.

Follow along with Allen Van Wert as he shows you how to play the song in its entirety. Find the full lesson with tab on JamPlay!

“Pull Me Under” – Song Lesson – JamPlay

Pull Me Under” was released in 1992 as the first single from Dream Theater’s album, Images and Words. This is arguably the band’s most well-known track, and even peaked at No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. The album version currently has almost 58 million streams on Spotify alone.

You can learn all the guitar parts to “Pull Me Under” with this lesson from Allen Van Wert. Get the breakdown of all of the parts with the full lesson on JamPlay.

“The Silent Man” – Dream Theater Song Lesson – JamPlay

This one might seem like a curveball – you know, since we introduced Dream Theater as a progressive metal band. “The Silent Man” is a somber, all-acoustic ballad. It features light singing with vocal harmonies, minimal percussion, and simple strumming.

Follow along with Nick Greathouse as he shows you how to play all of the guitar parts for “The Silent Man.” Get the full lesson with tab on JamPlay!


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