Light My Fire – The Doors Preview Guitar Lesson
Light My Fire is possibly The Door’s most recognizable song, first released on their 1967 debut self titled album. This song is very groove oriented in the sense that it only alternates between two chords, relying on the space between the notes to give it a heavy shuffle. You’ll have to be able to play solidly in the pocket and be able to keep track of the downbeat the whole time to play this one solidly. It starts out with smaller arpeggio shapes that create a blend of sound between the guitars and the organ player that are great practice for playing with musicality. As far as the solo goes, there’s a lot of single string licks and repetitive ideas that rely on emotive playing, and then some great slurred triplet lines to get your fingers moving.
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