Lola was written by Ray Davies and performed by The Kinks. This song was released in 1970 and reached number 2 in the UK charts and number 9 in the US Charts. Rolling Stone Magazine has this song on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” at number 422. Read more about this song over at Wikipedia.
Here is the strumming pattern (Where D = down strum and U = upward strum): D U D U U U D U D U
Now onto the chords you will need to know in order to play along with Marty in the video tutorial below. There are both easy beginner chords as well as more complicated barre chords. Click each chord for a separate lesson on how to play each one. These lessons will open up in a new window.
Watch the video lesson below to learn more about how to play this classic song on acoustic guitar. Enjoy!
Lola Video Guitar Lesson from YouTube
A big thanks to Marty Schwartz for sharing this awesome video lesson. Marty is an amazing guitar player and one of the best guitar instructors online. If you are serious about your guitar learning, you should definitely visit his Website here. I can’t recommend Marty’s Website enough.
As Performed by The Kinks