Guns N' Roses 'Live And Let Die' lesson (TG214)

Pick up Total Guitar issue 214 (on sale 15 April to 12 May) for a backing track and a guide to nailing the guitar tones from the song.

Part One: Verse 1

Part Two: Chorus

Part Three: Main riff

Part Four: Bridge

Part Five: Interlude

Part Six: Solo

Composed by Paul James McCartney, Linda Louise McCartney
Tutor: James Uings
Audio: Phil Capone
Videographer: Martin Holmes

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Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.