Interstate Love Song

by Stone Temple Pilots • Lesson #476 • Mar 7, 2023

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Hey there, friends! In today’s lesson I’ll teach you how to play Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots (1994). I’ll be simplifying a handful of elements in this song, making it quite a bit more accessible to everyday acoustic guitar players. This includes an easier version of the main riff, more conventional voicings of the verse chords, and several alternatives for the E-sus strum heard after the main riff and each verse. This song has always been one of my favorites from the early 90s, and I’m quite excited to share this full lesson with you! I hope you enjoy.

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Here’s a few of my previous lessons that’ll help with some of the techniques used in this song. I’m including the “triangle” A-major voicing, which I find invaluable during the verse progression. Likewise, if you’re new to string bending check out my Beginner Blues Bends video. Lastly, the slap strum — you’ll need this if you want to get that scratchy sound during the verse sections.

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Rick Beato’s What Makes This Song Great video on this song:

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