Johnny Marr

I’ve created a lot of content for fellow Johnny Marr enthusiasts.

First up are the lessons. These contain a play through of the song followed by a detailed breakdown of the guitar parts.

Then there are the videos with animated tab, the majority for the 1983-85 era of The Smiths. This represents two hours worth of performances, give or take, of possibly the most accurately transcribed and played Marr-related content you can find. I’ve also published some straight up cover videos where I play the guitar track with no backing. Some of these are clips for a whole album – such as the eponymous debut and Meat Is Murder.

I’m also working on a mini-project to capture & transcribe the Johnny Marr guitar parts from an entire gig from 1985 and you can find out more on my Marr Live ’85 page.

I don’t like to waste notes, not even one. I like to put the right note in the right place, and my influences have always been those kinds of players. Keith Richards comes to mind, and I really like Nils Lofgren’s soloing, because he’s so melodic. I love John Lennon’s rhythm playing, and George Harrison was an incredible guitarist.

Johnny Marr

Videos (full lessons)

The Smiths – Nowhere Fast
The Smiths – This Night Has Opened My Eyes
The Smiths – Money Changes Everything
The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing

Videos with animated tab

The Smiths – Barbarism Begins At Home
The Smiths – Well I Wonder
The Smiths – Stretch Out And Wait
The Smiths – Nowhere Fast
The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing
The Smiths – Girl Afraid
The Smiths – Reel Around The Fountain
The The – The Beat(en) Generation
The Smiths – Wonderful Woman
The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m…
The Smiths – Pretty Girls Make Graves
Johnny Marr – The Messenger
The Smiths – Still Ill
The Smiths – You’ve Got Everything Now
The Smiths – What She Said
The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual
The Smiths – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
The Smiths – There Is A Light…
The Smiths – You’ve Got Everything Now
The Smiths – Back To The Old House
The Smiths – Accept Yourself
The Smiths – I Don’t Owe You Anything
The Smiths – Handsome Devil

Videos (covers, no tab)

The Smiths – Meat Is Murder
The Smiths – The Smiths (Album)
J Marr – Greetings To The New Brunette
The Smiths – Meat Is Murder (Album)

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