How to Play Here's To The Night by Eve 6 (Guitar Lesson)


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Chris Liepe

Here's To The Night

Chris Liepe breaks down "Here's To The Night" by Eve 6. Here, Chris uses the acoustic guitar to replace the orchestral sequencing featured in the original recording of the song.

Taught by Chris Liepe in Songs with Chris Liepe seriesLength: 57:06Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
"Here's To The Night" is an excellent song to practice if you wish to develop fundamental musicianship skills and your ability to play with other musicians. The song is quite effective as either an acoustic guitar duet or a solo guitar and vocal performance.

Most sections of the song feature basic guitar language, making it an ideal choice for beginners who want to try their skills at playing songs. It is in the key of G and uses basic, open position chords. The original version of the song includes an orchestra and does not have any acoustic guitars to speak of. So, I thought I would do my own rendition. Instead of arranging the song around an orchestra, I arranged the song with two acoustic guitar parts. One guitar plays in open position using standard, basic chords in the key of G. The second guitar is capo'd at the 5th fret and is played with chord forms native to the key of D major. During certain parts of the song, the two guitars harmonize with each other. At other moments, they play slightly different strum patterns so as to compliment each other rhythmically. Each part has been fully tabbed out in the supplemental content section. I recommend you learn both parts. Then, perform the song with a friend.

In terms of tone, I used a variety of different delay effects on the electric guitars. The song opens with a unique, pitch-altered reverse delay. The main lead guitars are played with a distinct dotted 8th note delay pattern. As you will see when you examine the tab, none of these lines are hard to play, but when combined with the other parts and played with the right emotion, they add a great deal to the song. Really, any old delay pedal will work, but it is handy if you have one that you can set note divisions and at least a tap tempo. A volume pedal added before your amp will help with some of the delay swells, but the volume knob on your guitar will work fine as well.

As usual, I have included a full backing track with tons of variations for your practicing and listening pleasure. With this package of tracks, you'll be able to practice with just the bass and drums, no electrics, no guitars (so you can add whatever you want along side the drums bass and vocals) and a number of others. As you're going through the material, pay careful attention to how the parts blend together. Since the song is comprised of a combination of rather simple lines, the textures and implied chord harmonies are quite interesting from an arranging perspective.

If you're able to learn this song and perform it with some sense of accuracy and style, you are ready to try your hand writing your own music. You don't have to be a seasoned musician or know a ton of chords to write effective songs. This song is a perfect example of simplicity and a great sense of melody. Take these chords, the idea of dual (differently capo'd guitars) and simple layers with a few effects and see what you can create for yourself.

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dylanyzewyndylanyzewyn replied on October 31st, 2010

wow awesome song!!!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on October 30th, 2010

In Scene 7, I demonstrate the delay sound used in the intro. In the video, I used a standard quarter note delay, but in my recording as well as the original Eve 6 song, it is a REVERSE quarter note delay. Both work for the desired effect, but the reverse is cooler!

judewaddlejudewaddle replied on October 30th, 2010

kwl

roy944roy944 replied on October 29th, 2010

Awesome lesson Chris!

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Lesson 7

Here's To The Night

Chris Liepe breaks down "Here's To The Night" by Eve 6. Here, Chris uses the acoustic guitar to replace the orchestral sequencing featured in the original recording of the song.

Length: 57:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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About Chris Liepe View Full Biography Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.

Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.

Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.

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