Song Analyses

These analyses do not present complete transcriptions of the songs. There are many websites; www.songsterr.com, magazines; Guitar World, Guitar Techniques, and publications: www.halleonard.com, which offer full, accurate transcriptions of a variety of works. The analyses presented here are instead intended to illustrate concepts and techniques which have been used, either consciously or subconsciously by the composer/s to create the finished works. As a quick reference guide, a list of the concepts and techniques used in each work will be included at the end of each analysis.

Birds of Fire – The Mahavishnu Orchestra

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Dee – Randy Rhoads 

Oye Como Va – Santana

Scarified – Racer X

Under the Bridge – The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Yesterday – The Beatles