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'80s Rock: Guitar Play-Along

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  • Cult of Personality by Living Colour - Lesson 1:31

    Cult of Personality by Living Colour - Lesson

    In this first video, we learn about the song "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour and watch the instructor show us the main parts of the song.

  • Cult of Personality by Living Colour - Play-Along with Guitar 4:46

    Cult of Personality by Living Colour - Play-Along with Guitar

    Next, the instructor plays the song with guitar backing tracks and we see it performed.

  • Cult of Personality by Living Colour - Play-Along without Guitar 4:47

    Cult of Personality by Living Colour - Play-Along without Guitar

    Here we can play along with the backing tracks while the guitar is removed.

  • Every Breath You Take by The Police - Lesson 1:22

    Every Breath You Take by The Police - Lesson

    In this video, we go over how to play "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.

  • Every Breath You Take by The Police - Play-Along with Guitar 3:35

    Every Breath You Take by The Police - Play-Along with Guitar

    The song is played with backing tracks.

  • Every Breath You Take by The Police - Play-Along without Guitar 3:35

    Every Breath You Take by The Police - Play-Along without Guitar

    We can play with the backing tracks as the guitar has been removed.

  • Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White - Lesson 2:24

    Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White - Lesson

    In this video, we see how to play "Once Bitten Twice Shy" by Great White.

  • Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White - Play-Along with Guitar 5:15

    Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White - Play-Along with Guitar

    The song is played so we can hear how the guitar sounds.

  • Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White - Play-Along without Guitar 5:15

    Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White - Play-Along without Guitar

    The song without the guitar so we can play along.

  • Photograph by Def Leppard - Lesson 3:20

    Photograph by Def Leppard - Lesson

    Here we are shown the song "Photograph" by Def Leppard.

  • Photograph by Def Leppard - Play-Along with Guitar 4:08

    Photograph by Def Leppard - Play-Along with Guitar

    Now we can hear the song played on guitar.

  • Photograph by Def Leppard - Play-Along without Guitar 4:08

    Photograph by Def Leppard - Play-Along without Guitar

    In this tutorial, we can play along to the song without the guitar mixed in.

  • Smokin' in the Boys Room Motley Crue - Lesson 4:40

    Smokin' in the Boys Room Motley Crue - Lesson

    In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Smokin' in the Boys Room" Motley Crue.

  • Smokin' in the Boys Room Motley Crue - Play-Along with Guitar 3:31

    Smokin' in the Boys Room Motley Crue - Play-Along with Guitar

    Next we can follow along with the song as the instructor plays the guitar part.

  • Smokin' in the Boys Room Motley Crue - Play-Along without Guitar 3:31

    Smokin' in the Boys Room Motley Crue - Play-Along without Guitar

    Now we can play the guitar ourselves with the backing tracks.

  • Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats - Lesson 2:32

    Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats - Lesson

    The instructor teaches us the song "Stray Cat Strut" by Stray Cats.

  • Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats - Play-Along with Guitar 3:23

    Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats - Play-Along with Guitar

    Here we can listen to the song with the instructor playing the guitar.

  • Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats - Play-Along without Guitar 3:23

    Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats - Play-Along without Guitar

    The guitar part is removed in this video so we can play along.

  • Talk Dirty to Me by Poison - Lesson 3:14

    Talk Dirty to Me by Poison - Lesson

    Next we are shown the parts for "Talk Dirty to Me" by Poison.

  • Talk Dirty to Me by Poison - Play-Along with Guitar 3:50

    Talk Dirty to Me by Poison - Play-Along with Guitar

    Here we can listen to the backing tracks with the guitar part being played.

  • Talk Dirty to Me by Poison - Play-Along without Guitar 3:49

    Talk Dirty to Me by Poison - Play-Along without Guitar

    The guitar part is taken out in this video so we can play along.

  • What I Like About You by The Romantics - Lesson 1:32

    What I Like About You by The Romantics - Lesson

    We learn the main parts of "What I Like About You" by The Romantics in this video.

  • What I Like About You by The Romantics - Play-Along with Guitar 3:02

    What I Like About You by The Romantics - Play-Along with Guitar

    Next we hear the song played with the instructor playing the guitar.

  • What I Like About You by The Romantics - Play-Along without Guitar 3:01

    What I Like About You by The Romantics - Play-Along without Guitar

    In this final video, we can play along to the song with the guitar part removed.

Product Overview


In this Hal Leonard video tutorial, The Guitar Play-Along video series lets you hear and see how to play chart topping hits from some of the top bands of the time. Just watch, listen and learn!

Each song starts with a lesson from a professional guitar teacher, then the teacher performs the complete song along with professionally recorded backing tracks that include on-screen guitar tab.

Lastly, there's a 3rd video for each song with tab, that gives a play through without the instructor's guitar, so you can play the part yourself with the professional backing track!

The 8 songs featured in this video tutorial series are some of the '80s most memorable including: Cult of Personality - Living Colour, Every Breath You Take - The Police, Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White, Photograph - Def Leppard, Smokin' in the Boys Room - Mötley Crüe, Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats, Talk Dirty to Me - Poison, and What I like About You - The Romantics.

The '80s were an amazing time for Rock music. Travel back now and see why, and learn to play these hit songs quickly and easily!


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'80s Rock: Guitar Play-Along is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great 80s tunes Easy to follow lessons with cool backing tracks
Date published: 2020-02-09
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