Goo Goo Dolls’s popular tune, “Iris” has topped the radio charts around the world and was even nominated for the “Record of the Year”. With a very catchy melody and romantic lyrics, Iris is one of my favorite love songs.
In this lesson, you can also learn how to play this song on your guitar and even have fun performing it to your friends.
1 – Use of unconventional guitar tunings. You want to tune up to the following before starting the lesson. A word of caution; your guitar may not like the super weird tuning and may require intonation fixes.
B D D D D D
1 2 3 4 5 6
2 – How this song ultimately turns out is very much dependent on the individual feel of the guitar player. Bear in mind that this is a love song with a sad connotation to it. You might want to strum the guitar gently and focus on the dynamics. And when you get to the chorus, throw in the emotions for the climax.
If you are interested in learning the unplugged version of Iris, check out the following video made by Marty. He will teach you a simplistic way of strumming with the use of an acoustic guitar. Enjoy~
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