Start playing some tunes with these online guitar lessons. While learning how to play chords and scales on the guitar is very important, you gotta learn how to play some songs.
“Long Distance Runaround” is a song off the 1971 “Fragile” album from Yes. Guitarist Steve Howe kicks off the song with a very cool harmonized guitar riff before the bass and drums kick in the 2nd time through.
In the video guitar lesson below I’m going to show you this classic rock riff. I will only be showing you the main melody and not the harmony part.
(Video Guitar Lesson)
“Long Distance Runaround” Guitar Tablature
Here’s the guitar tablature for “Long Distance Runaround” from Yes. As you are learning this be sure and break it down phrase by phrase.
This moves around the neck a lot, so you’re going to want to memorize it. You will probably find yourself getting lost if you have your eye stuck looking at the music too much.