How to play "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day - Guitar Lesson | Anirudh Baruah | Skillshare

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How to play "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day - Guitar Lesson

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5 Lessons ()
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Verse and Prechorus

    • 3. Chorus

    • 4. Verse 2

    • 5. Solo

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About This Class

In this class I will teach you how to play "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day. This is a very beautiful song and is easy to play.

Happy learning

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My name is Anirudh Baruah and it brings me great content to be connected with you in Skillshare.

I am a semi-professional musician. I have been teaching for quite a while now and I think it is beautiful when career and passion come together. 

I am here to share with you all that I have learnt, and get to know you, make new friends and learn all the amazing things from you. 

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