Johnny Marr has been playing classic Smiths riff requests on Instagram for fans

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One of the great things that has come out of this unfortunate time of lockdown has been watching guitar heroes (opens in new tab) step up and reach out to fans stuck in their homes. Brian May has been busy doing it (opens in new tab) and now Johnny Marr recently asked people to leave their questions and requests for him via Instagram. 

Some of the many responses were for Smiths songs and he's been responding in kind. You can check Marr and his signature Fender Jaguars (opens in new tab) obliging below, and if there's anything you've ever wanted to ask Marr or find out how he plays a guitar part – now's your chance! 

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So far we've had three Smiths song riffs from Marr you can watch below and we're looking forward to hearing what other requests he responds to in the coming weeks. 

Nowhere Fast 

“Teach us any Smiths song” - @jd_0601 Johnny Marr (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by @johnnymarrgram on Apr 3, 2020 at 5:47am PDT

Girl Afraid

By popular demand. #johnnyfuckinmarr #cooloutbigstyle Johnny Marr (opens in new tab)

A photo posted by @johnnymarrgram on Apr 8, 2020 at 8:09am PDT

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.