Come As You Are Guitar Tutorial (Riff, Chords & Strumming) Nirvana

Come As You Are Guitar Tutorial

Welcome to my Come As You Are Guitar Tutorial by Nirvana. This is one of those tunes that never really wanes in popularity (because it’s SOOO GOOOD!). Maybe it’s because I was also born/raised on the west coast, but there’s some kind of dreary beauty associated with songs like this – really makes me feel a lot better on those gray Vancouver days!

Come As You Are Chords:

come as you are chords

Come As You Are Strumming Pattern:

come as you are strumming pattern

Come As You Are TAB no longer available due to copyright issues, but I have something even better!

► FULL PLAY-THROUGH (entire song, start to finish) available on my Patreon page:

FULL PLAY-THROUGH (entire song, start to finish) available on my Patreon page.

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Come As You Are Guitar Tutorial TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 0:00 – INTRO
  • 1:20 – MAIN RIFF
  • 4:57 – MEMORIIIIIIIAAAAA
  • 8:05 – CHORDS, STRUMMING & PLAYALONG FOR THAT
  • 9:05 – THE LAST PART
  • 11:10 – THE SOLO
  • 14:51 – FAREWELL!

This “Come As You Are” Guitar Tutorial is packed! We start off by talking about tuning. This song is actually in “D-Standard” tuning, and I explain how to re-tune your guitar, BUT to keep things simple, we’re going to stay in “E-Standard” tuning (the regular one) so no worries there!

First up is the riff, we go through it a few notes at a time, making sure you’re using the right fingers so you can play it easily and get the right feel. Then we go over the “memoria” part, and then the “well I swear that I don’t have a gun” bit. Finally, we go over the solo, which is one of the easier guitar solos you’ll come across (aside from that “pedal” bend at the end).

All-in-all, this is a very intricate song that can be REALLY simple if you break it down like we show you in the video. I hope you enjoy learning it and hopefully the neighbours don’t complain too much 😀

‘Til next time!

James