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There’s no question that Prince created groundbreaking music fusing multiple genres -- funk being the most notable. But what is it about his sound and guitar playing that makes him stand out from the rest?

In this lesson, Ayla Tesler-Mabe goes over the guitar essentials for three of Prince’s popular songs: Kiss, 1999, and I Wanna Be Your Lover.

Each song has a distinct and funky sound, so she breaks them down to the chords, lead guitar parts, strumming and picking techniques, and the suggested guitar effects(if you want to go all out). There’s also a performance of the three songs from Ayla and her band Ludic, so you can really get a feel for the tunes.

Make sure to click the button under the video to get a PDF of the chords and have fun playing guitar just like Prince!

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