– In this lesson we’re
learning Feel the Pain from alt rock pioneers Dinosaur Jr. You’re gonna see our capo
put across the third fret as we learn chords like B minor, E, Esus4, C sharp minor, A, and F sharp minor. So those are some bar
chords along with the arpeggio picking, bends, and tempo changes as far as techniques are concerned. We’ll take on the chorus riff, guitar interlude, and the verse. So get all tuned up and we’ll get started. As we learn the chorus riff, remember that steadiness is key here. We’re really high up on the neck and we’re playing it with arpeggio picking in twelfth position. Let’s show you what the shape looks like for this first position. We have the first finger on the 12th fret of your G string, your 3rd string. Followed by the 3rd finger on the 14th fret of your 4th string. Now the first thing we do is actually hit the open 5th string like this. And it’s all down picks
the way he plays it. I like to occasionally do this, and up pick at the end. But to keep it true with the recording and the master behind the guitar, we’re gonna do all down
picks for this section. We’re gonna follow it like this: 5th string, 4th string, 3rd string. It’s that simple. You’re gonna play that 5 times,
in that order, like this: 3..4..5..and then a wrap up with that open 5th string to tie things up. One more time, 1, 2, 3, 4: 1..2..3..4..5.. and wrap it up one more time. From there you take your middle finger, and put it on the 13th fret. You can still hold the
shape that you had before, but place it on the 13th
fret of your 6th string and drive that 16 times. The easiest way to count it, is like this: 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 2 & 2 & 3 & 4 & So for two bars, we’re
hitting that 13th fret single note like that. In context it sounds like this: 1..2..3..4..5.. 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 2 & 2 & 3 & 4 & Let’s try slowing that down and playing it together again 1, 2, 3, 4: Driving that little note. Repeat that again, here it comes. 1..2..3..4..5.. 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 2 & 2 & 3 & 4 & That’s your chorus riff. Take you time on those transitions, but know that you can keep
this shape in one place. Look at this shape from another angle. You’ve got it right here. 5-4-3, 5-4-3, 5-4-3, 5-4-3, 5-4-3, 5 And as you keep this shape,
you’re 2nd finger comes across the strings right here to the
13th fret of your 6th string and just drives it, all down picks, completing your chorus riff. For the guitar interlude
we have to turn up the intensity and speed just a little bit. We’re still playing riffs
in the 12th position and we’re still doing down picks as well. Let’s look at it. We’re gonna be adding some
really cool big bends, but we’re gonna start with his little riff that sounds like this: So what we’re doing with our strum hand includes partial strums. The first time we’re playing the 5th and 4th string together. The 5th string is open, so
we’re just pedaling that open, but the 1st finger of
your fret hand is playing the 12th fret and bouncing back and forth between this position on the
12th fret of the 4th string, and this position using the
3rd finger of your fret hand, on the 14th fret. Listen to that again. If you’re comfortable with that, we’re gonna drop one string
each using both hands and now pedaling the open 4th string, fretting the 3rd string’s
12th fret and 14th fret. It sounds like this: And that the end of that, we’re even gonna have the 3rd finger float over here to the 15th
fret of your 4th string, really momentarily, and
then go back to this. Listen to that again,
so it’s all two strings until he go here, it’s a
single note at that point. And then back to it, so just that one time single note fretted and then
back to that pedal 4th string and fretted 3rd string 12th fret. Listen to that again. Single note back. So by the time we go back
to the 5th string open with the 1st finger
fretting the 4th string, it’s almost the exact same, but now you’re gonna go to this next
spot and you’re gonna cut it short so we can make room for those bends I was telling you about. Okay, that’s all we’re
doing, as opposed to: It’s shorter, we’re
going: 12, 12-14-14-12, and then back over here. I want you to take your 1st finger to the 12th fret of your 1st string, and your 3rd finger to the
15th fret of your 2nd string. The goal here, is to keep
your 1st finger anchored down, but your 3rd finger is bending so far, that it’s actually achieving
that 1st string’s pitch. Like this: Listen to that again. If you’ve never tried
this technique before, it can be a little bit tricky to keep your 1st finger planted
but that’s totally normal. Take your time with this. So when we put it all together we those little partial strum riffs: Switch…single note…back Now cut this riff off to
make room for the bends. Again… Single note…back Cut this riff off for the bends. Cool, if you’re feeling good about this, let’s look at it from one more angle. Here it comes, 1, 2,
3, a little faster now: One more time… Completing the riff for
your guitar interlude. Now that we’re in the verse,
we are only strumming, and the following chords are B minor, E, Esus4 which just means you’re
adding that pinky there. You have your C sharp minor,
which is the same shape as your B minor just two frets higher. Your A, which you can play with
one finger or three fingers. And your F sharp minor bar chord. Let’s look at that from another angle. We have the B minor, followed by your E, if you add the pinky to the 2nd fret of your 3rd string that’s an Esus4. Think of the B minor as you make your way up to the C sharp minor, same
shape as two frets higher. And your A, with one
finger, or three fingers. Finally you wrap up on your
F sharp minor bar chord. Now J Mascis plays this
part with so much feel that it’s almost unnecessary
to regiment it right now, but I’ll give you a good
syncopated strum pattern that will help guide you. It sounds something like this: Down-down-down, up-up,
up-down-up-down-up-down-up. Almost once per chord,
depending on where we are in the progression. Beginning with the B
minor, we can try that out, a little bit slower. Down-down-down, up-up,
up-down-up-down-up-down-up Before we then transition
to E, which in the middle of the bar adds the
pinky for that Esus4 effect. Down-down-down, up-up,
up-down-up-down-up-down-up Notice how I added the
pinky on the up-strum. I’ll play that again. Down-down-down, up-up,
up-down-up-down-up-down-up Let’s put those first two bars together, B minor to E with that
quick change to Eus4. 1, 2, 3, 4: Down-down-down, up-up,
up-down-up-down-up-down-up E……pinky Now what I like to do is when I slide from here to the next chord,
since it’s a C sharp minor, you’re gonna take this
position you already have from this Esus4 and
bring it up from here, to here and that builds the C sharp minor. Okay, that again. Skip up the four frets higher, and build the C sharp minor from there. You can also just think of it in terms of B minor, but two frets higher. So we’re now on the C sharp minor. Let’s play that strum pattern against it. Following that we have a quick change from the A…to the F sharp
minor on the up-strum. Let’s take stock of those
first couple chords. B minor, E to Esus4, C sharp minor, and the A to F sharp minor. For the next part, we
start with the E chord and then to the C sharp
minor, one bar each. Let’s go back to E. And to wrap up, we see
that relationship again of quick changes between the
A, and the F sharp minor, completing this progression. Let’s try that together again. We’ll do B minor, E, Esus4, C sharp minor, A, F sharp minor, and
then for the back half we have a bar of E, a
bar of C sharp minor, a bar of E again, and then we wrap up with that A to F sharp minor again. 1, 2, 3, 4, B minor Down-down-down, up-up,
up-down-up-down-up-down-up E, add the pinky right here, slide up the C sharp minor, and then quick change from the A, to the F sharp minor. Bring it to E for a bar. Bring it to C sharp minor. Back to E: Down-down-down, up-up, up-down- and here comes the quick change to the A, to the F sharp minor, completing your verse progression. Let’s trying putting everything together. Prepare for a tempo
shift when we get to that crazy guitar interlude. It’ll all start with that chorus riff, then into that interlude, then we’ll strum through the verse, and back to the interlude. Get ready and I’ll count us in. 1, 2, 3, 4… 3..4..5……. Riff……. 1&2&3&4& Back to that single note riff. Let’s try that two more times. 1&2&3&4& 1..2..3..4..5.. 1&2&3&4&…… One more time, we’re
gonna build up speed here, as we get into the guitar interlude. 1..2..3..4.. and here we go 2&3&4& Bend…bend… Here come those bends. Chords… to E major, add
the pinky for the Esus4. Slide up to the C sharp minor. Quick change from A to the F
sharp minor on the up-strum. Back to E now… to C sharp minor Down-down-down,
up-up, up-down-up- Back to E… Quick change from A to F sharp minor and then back to that
crazy guitar interlude. Bends… I hope you enjoyed learning Feel the Pain from Dinosaur Jr. Keep practicing and we’ll see you for more next time.

28 thoughts on “How To Play “Feel The Pain” by Dinosaur Jr. on Guitar | Fender Play™ | Fender”

  1. Звук просто рояльный стеклянный как надо.Fender актуален вснгда.

  2. Great tuition video. Sounds beautiful on my Tele offset using the p90 neck pickup. It's 5am. Can't wait for the sun to come up so I can turn that master knob up past 1. Lol.

  3. Wow! You sound just like J.

    If he went to Berkley Music School and was on Zoloft. Just kidding!

  4. Great lesson! I would also like to add a good tip especially for beginners. Use your middle finger to reinforce the bend on the 15th fret. It'll make it easier 🙂

  5. My next guitar will be a fender, the player series has really put them over the top for me. I just wish the payer jazzmaster had the proper pickups

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