How to Play Name by Goo Goo Dolls (Guitar Lesson)

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DJ Phillips demonstrates and breaks down the parts to the song "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls.

Taught by DJ Phillips in Songs with DJ Phillips seriesLength: 63:15Difficulty: 2.0 of 5

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yonks68yonks68 replied

my moms ex is the bass player of this bad!!

Jtriepke08Jtriepke08 replied

What pic size should I be using

HoochHooch replied

Great job, DJ! Thanks, Hooch

shiroshiro replied

The tablature is wrong. It shows the intro as hitting the G and A strings during the arpeggio notes, but in the vid he says specifically "make sure to hit these notes" and he hits the G and D strings.

shiroshiro replied

Is strumming really that hard for people? Here's a trick. Count out 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and for each bar, instead of just 1,2,3,4. Now, on every #, that is a down strum, and on every "and", it's an upstrum. Then, just keep your hand moving this way, regardless of whether you actually hit the strings on every single movement. just make sure to "miss" the strings (also called a ghost strum) whenever you don't hear a strum in the original tune. If you learn songs this way, eventually strumming patterns will be second nature. Almost every strumming pattern can be figured out using the way I described. Remember, move your hand as if you are strumming, even if you aren't. This will make it so that you will always hit "down" on the numbered beats, and "up" on the "and" beats.

debduttondebdutton replied

STRUMMING!!! STRUMMING!! Why don't you tell us the strumming??? What good is 16 17 16 17 if u don't say how many strums? If you don't say up strokes or down? You can get plenty of free lessons on u tube that don't give the strumming patterns, I joined jamplay to get the songs accurate!

jjdewingjjdewing replied

Have you been able to figure out much of the strumming? I've been having trouble with parts of the song too. Especially part of the main lick at 9:09 on the video. I get the finger part just can't make it come out right while strumming.

djedsterdjedster replied

As a compromise, I tuned my B string down a step to another A instead of tuning it up 2 and a half step. This reduces the risk of string snapping or the need to add a second E string. Of course, it does change the voicings a bit and doesn't really enable the single notes move in the chorus, but I still find it close enough for Rock and roll :-p

djedsterdjedster replied

Little clarification on my earlier post (I have been getting some questions). By tuning the string down to A, you can play everything with the exact same fingering :-) That's because no finger is used on that string except in the Chorus. And, if you absolutely want to integrate the 4th and 5th fret motion from the Chorus, you can just play these on the 1st string (which is tuned to E) instead.

jayzonkjayzonk replied

I see. I haven't broken a string yet, but I keep telling myself to pick up some extra ones every time I play! My guitar is permanently tuned as per the authentic song until I can sing properly to it. Really enjoy this. Thanks so much D.J., and I'll be looking for another one of your songs to progress to after this. If you want to recommend one for me, please do.

jayzonkjayzonk replied

Hi, I've been working on this song for a couple of months now after the kids are in bed. Just wanted to say thanks D.J. for putting this all together. I've really appreciated it, and your style of teaching really works well for me.

lady spectralady spectra replied

This is such a beautiful song. I think it sounds better with the crazy tuning but not really practical unless you have two guitars.

toolman907toolman907 replied

hi just wondering if you could explain why my A string makes a loud buzzing noise that increases in noice when i plug it into my amp. it is a acoustic guitar

wuzzardwuzzard replied

the ball end of the string is probably vibrating against the inside of the bridge. You can prevent this by pushing the ball piece in to the hole with the bridge pin rather than putting the string in before the pin.

videorovvideorov replied

Great job and sure hope you do more GooGooDolls songs. Maybe Iris and more.

mitkomitko replied

Great song and great lesson! Did you do the vocals?

kirklanderkirklander replied

I thought the vocals were great, also. It sounds like Chris Liepe to me but I'm also curious if it's Chris or DJ. Nicely done whoever you are ;-)

Manzo 99Manzo 99 replied

is chris

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About DJ Phillips View Full Biography Like many guitar players who began playing around the same time, DJ began plunking out Nirvana and Soundgarden tunes when he first picked up the guitar in the mid-nineties. While these grunge-y roots certainly have their merit, it wasn't until DJ's eldest sister took him to a Led Zeppelin laser light show that the full potential of the guitar began to come into focus.

With Jimmy Page's Les Paul pyrotechnics as his inspiration, DJ began fervently practicing for hours on end in the suburban jungle of Southwestern Ohio. This newfound passion (combined with his complete lack of athletic prowess and physical coordination thus completely ruling out all sports) led him to form rock bands in junior high and high school. He grew to love the performance aspect of music and soon decided on it as a career path.

College led him to Nashville, Tennessee where he began to pursue a degree in Commercial Music at Belmont University. He also started another band and got his first professional theater gig the following summer. Since that summer, DJ has spent nearly every waking hour finding ways to play music and avoiding a real contribution to society in any other way.

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