Intermediate Electric Guitar Songs

Electric guitar songs with live band Backing Tracks

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Preview the Electric Songs from the Intermediate Course

When playing songs on the electric guitar, we must learn all our barre chords in order to build rhythm parts. We must also learn our pentatonic scales so we can add licks and play solos.

In the intermediate electric guitar course, we do just that – at the same time as we learn songs!

You’ll even practise your chords along to a real live band as you learn about each section of every song.

To find out more about each song, follow the links below.


Be My Baby

‘Be My Baby’ is an early ‘wall of sound production’ by Phil Spector and The Ronettes.

When playing this with a band live, we need to create a big sounding guitar part to compensate for the lack of an orchestra.

In the course, we practise each section over live band loops as we explore the guitar neck and create our own, unique guitar part. Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

Preview video lessons: Be My Baby


Can I Get A Witness

‘Can I Get A Witness’ is a fast blues format song in the key of Eb.

Over each chord in a blues, you quickly switch between three chords, creating an energetic riff.

In the course, we practise each riff over loops as we learn to play it in every area of the neck.

Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

Preview video lessons: Can I Get A Witness


Get Ready

‘Get Ready’ is a song that moves from a repetitive Minor Pentatonic verse riff to a simple four-chord chorus progression.

In the course, we’ll first play the chorus chords all over the neck before I show you how to construct your own chorus part.

When the solo comes along we take the original sax and string ideas and put them on the guitar.

Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

Preview video lessons: Get Ready


I Heard It Through The Grapevine

‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ is a Motown classic with a very clever chord progression.

All chords are as if from the key of Eb with just one chord being different, the Eb is a minor.

In the course, I’ll talk you through all sections one by one using video lessons, TAB, and live band loops.

Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

Preview video lessons: I Heard It Through The Grapevine


Money (That’s What I Want)

‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ is a song written by Motown Record Executive Berry Gordy. First performed by Barrett Strong, it has since been covered by many.

On the original, the main guitar riff stays as the rest of the band moves from F to Bb. This has not been maintained on most cover versions.

As you learn this in the course, I’ll show you several ways you could play this song, including how to improvise a solo.

Preview video lessons: Money (That’s What I Want)


Rescue Me

‘Rescue Me’ has a simple but very clever chord progression. Learn how to play it all over the neck and you’ll be able to improvise the rhythm part.

In the course, you’ll learn how to add pentatonic scales to build licks, slide into chords, add extra rhythms and move between chord shapes to add excitement to your part.

Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

Preview video lessons: Rescue Me


Soul Man

‘Soul Man’ is a song first recorded and performed by Sam & Dave. The band behind them was the legendary Booker T and The MG’s.

Steve Cropper was a member of this Stax house band. In the course, we study not only what Steve did on the record but also in various live performances and even keys.

Finally, you get the play the entire song with a live band.

Preview video lessons: Soul Man


You Can’t Hurry Love

‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ has a great chord progression using only chords from the key of Bb. By starting some of the chords earlier than expected, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’ gets its famous bouncy feel.

In the course, you’ll get step by step instructions on how to play each section of the song using members only video lessons, loops, and TAB.

Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

Preview video lessons: You Can’t Hurry Love