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Rock Around the Clock – Guitar tutorial

Learn how to play the guitar for one of the most famous Rock & Roll songs of all time.

25 Responses to Rock Around the Clock – Guitar tutorial
  1. lemmy351
    February 23, 2011 | 9:26 am

    Was it Franny Beecher that played that solo on the? original record?

  2. RicTester
    February 23, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    The guy who played the solo on the original version of Rock around the clock was session guitarist Danny Cedrone. Bill had used him on some of his earlier Essez recordings – especially ROCK THE JOINT, where the solo was actually first done (look it up on Youtube: Rck the joint-Bill Haley. Danny Cedrone only lived for a few? months after the Decca session. He fell down a flight of stairs and died after fracturing his skull.

  3. ontheprowlx56
    March 3, 2011 | 2:15 am

    please tell? me what the chord pattern is cause your not showing how to do it….

  4. RicTester
    March 3, 2011 | 2:37 am

    Chord? progression is straight 12 bar blues in key of A
    A/A/A/A/D9/D9/A/A/E9/D9/A/A

  5. sakutasu
    March 12, 2011 | 2:37 am

    thank you so much you are awesome? man!

  6. Michael Caliri
    March 12, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    GREAT?

  7. Greygum1
    March 28, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    Your a legend, thanks heaps mate?

  8. RicTester
    March 28, 2011 | 11:46 pm

    Thanks for the? good rap. Hail hail rock and roll !!

  9. mickroffonno
    June 20, 2011 | 6:44 am

    Hi RT, thanks? for the lesson, got to quickly learn some RnR for a coming gig, also I have a 1964 Epiphone Riviera cool guitar, yours is a Casino??
    All the best, and thanks again………
    Frank

  10. Aubagnais01
    July 9, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    Bravo et merci pour? ce petit cours très bien explique et sympa

  11. 1skullduggery
    January 6, 2012 | 10:34 am

    brit kids were the best at soaking up all that early american rock n’ roll and blues. harrison, richard, page, clapton, lee…..the list goes on and on. they would? skip art school class and go lock themselves in the bedroom until they came out armed with all the licks.

  12. RicTester
    January 6, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    Don’t forget the Aussie kids too. Col Joye, Johnny O’Keefe, Lonnie? Lee

  13. 1skullduggery
    January 12, 2012 | 10:24 am

    thanks, i had no idea; i will seek these artists out. you have nice vocals? as well as chops…

  14. TrailersInGerman
    January 18, 2012 | 5:58 am

    you look like horst köhler /wiki/Horst_K%C3%B6hler?

  15. DieterLo1
    February 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Great hoy you did play? the guitar! Greetings from Germany! Dieterr

  16. RicTester
    February 25, 2012 | 6:19 pm

    Thank you? for the kind comment. Have a drink of that fine German Bier for me

  17. Feet4hands
    March 1, 2012 | 8:19 am

    Great vid’ many thanks?

  18. Coach Dave
    June 30, 2012 | 11:23 pm

    what A chords are you using?…I couldn’t find the fingerings for what your? playing except the D9?

  19. Jason Matte
    July 13, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Thank you so much for this video. My work band is just getting back together to start preparing for our Christmas Party and this is the first song I thought to do. It’s? a 50s theme. Great breakdown. Appreciate your efforts 🙂

  20. RicTester
    July 13, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Thanks Jason. I hope to get a few more of? these tutes up soon but somehow never find the time. Cheers.

  21. ChildrenoftheGorn
    July 31, 2012 | 8:28 am

    How do? you play the A chord?

  22. CretinMike27
    August 18, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    The 1st A chord is your “F chord” moved up to the 5th fret. Same as the typical barre chord but he is only barring the 1st two strings. A lot of guys play it like this if you don’t need the low tones or if you wrap your thumb around the neck to get the root tone? on the 6th.

    The 2nd A chord is the “D chord” moved up to the 9th fret then adding your 3rd finger on the 4th string 11th fret (a low 3rd).

    I hope that helps.

  23. CretinMike27
    August 18, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    Thanks? for breaking that solo down. Always loved the sound of it.

  24. martomcat
    August 22, 2012 | 12:34 am

    Best, clearist tute on site … how it should? be done … empathy … Thanks.

  25. theb00shmyst3r
    October 11, 2012 | 10:49 am

    thanks man like your guitar? by the way

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