The Man Who Sold the World was originally released by David Bowie back in the early 1970s. Nirvana (one of my favorite bands) did a cover of the song in their MTV Unplugged concert. This arrangement is based on that version of the song.
Smells Like Teen Spirit is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. I remember being blown away the first time I heard the song. I was lucky to be able to see them in concert. I saw them in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the fall of 1993.
This was a tough arrangement to make. How do you make a solo guitar arrangement of this piece? I decided to transpose the key to E minor from the original key of F minor. The melodic line is so beautiful with the ostinato bass–it creates a bunch of suspensions.
I hope you enjoy this guitar lesson. I have tons of videos like this at my guitar school found on my website. You can find lessons for beginners through the advanced guitar player.
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. Nirvana is one of my favorite bands and I was lucky enough to see them many years ago. Here is my solo guitar arrangement. Sheet music/tab can be found at my website. It’s also available at my guitar school.
I’m a huge Nirvana fan and I was lucky enough to see them in concert back in the 1990s. I recently made a solo guitar arrangement of Smells Like Teen Spirit. You can see the full teaching video at my guitar school found at my website.