This tune is Aerosmith at their very best, with an awesome riff, a great upbeat groove and amazing rock vocals from Steve Tyler. Ollie takes you through the entire song, and breaks down each section individually. Have fun!

Scales: E Blues Riff

For the main riff we are essentially using the E blues scale shape in position 1. Position 1 allows us to use the open strings, which creates a really thick sound, and a pretty easy to play riff! Here is the scale:

The Verse & Chorus Groove: Powerchord fun!

For the verse we are basically just playing around the C5 and F5 powerchords, with some cool bluesy additions. It's such a cool part, and Ollie walks you through it in detail. Here are the basic chord shapes:

The scales: C Blues fun!

This solo is a great example of how to combine your major and minor pentatonic shapes over bluesy or rock based riffs. Joe Perry is using the C minor pentatonic shape 1 (and blues scale) with the C major pentatonic shape 2. That's how he can create two distinct sounds over the same chord groove. The scales are shown below:

All done?


You've now completed Song Jukebox: Aerosmith and taken a huge step forwards in your guitar playing journey.

Feel free to bask in glory for a while, or go ahead and try another course if you're hungry for more.