“Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls Guitar Lesson
Learn how to play “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls with this free guitar lesson. Iris was originally written for the soundtrack of the movie “Dizzy Up the Girl – The Goo Goo Dolls” in 1998 but was later released on the album “Dizzy Up the Girl. This song is definitely one of the Goo Goo Dolls most popular songs. You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia.
There are several different ways you can play this song. I have included three in the post below. One method is the original way that the Goo Goo Dolls played it, which is definitely the most time consuming as it requires that you tune your guitar to a rather strange tuning. Another lesson teaches you how to play this song as covered by Ronan Keating. The last lesson, which is my favorite and probably the easiest of the three versions, is played in standard tuning and is taught by one of my favorite guitar instructors online, Marty Schwartz..
Iris By The Goo Goo Dolls Lesson 1
This lesson is based on the original song as performed by the Goo Goo Dolls. This is a great video lesson that breaks this song down into small digestible sections for beginners. As mentioned earlier, this version requires that you tune your guitar to a strange tuning: B D D D D D. This simply means that the low E string will be tuned to a “B”, and the rest of the strings will be tuned to “D”. Now, you have to be careful while tuning your guitar to this tuning because if you do it wrong, it is possible to snap your strings. Proceed with caution.
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“Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls – Guitar Lesson 2
This lesson is based on the version covered by Ronan Keating. For this song, you will need to use a guitar capo on the first fret. The chord shapes needed for this song are: A Minor, Am7, F Major, C Major, D Minor and G Major.
A big thanks to James for making this version of Iris available. You can learn more about him and view more of his video lessons by visiting his YouTube Page Here.
“Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls – Guitar Lesson 3
This version of the song is fairly easy to play and uses only basic beginner chords that you should have no trouble playing. The chords you will need to know are: G Major, A7sus4, C Add9, E Minor 7, and D Sus4.
As Performed By The Goo Goo Dolls