How to Play Inside Out by Eve 6 (Guitar Lesson)

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Chris Liepe

Inside Out

Chris Liepe teaches the EVE 6 song "Inside Out." Here, Chris demonstrates every aspect of the song. He also explains how to perform a stripped down solo guitar and vocal performance of the song.

Taught by Chris Liepe in Songs with Chris Liepe seriesLength: 93:59Difficulty: 3.5 of 5
Welcome to this interactive and multifaceted song lesson! Two different approaches are taken with this lesson.

First, every last detail with respect to the guitar parts is taken, and the song is peeled back layer by layer. This is done to not only teach you the parts, but to help show you how modern bands develop individual parts to support the whole of the arrangement. I teach every part on video and have provided isolated audio recordings along with the tablature to help you hear how the parts have been played within the context of the song. Pay careful attention to how the audio supplemental relates to the tablature as there is an audio example for everything that has been notated.

Together with the video lesson, you can learn, practice and apply each part as you desire to a unique variation of the backing track. I have prepared different versions depending on what you wish to practice. For example, if you want to practice the main rhythms, I provided a version that only has drums, bass and vocals. If you wish to just sing along with the tune, I have provided an instruments only version.

Here is a full list of the tracks provided:

1. Full track
2. Instrumental
3. Drums and bass only
4. Drums only
5. All guitars (no bass, drums, or vocals)
6. Isolated vocals
7. Intro guitar
8. Isolated base rhythm guitars - follow along with provided tab
9. Added rhythm on chorus guitars - follow along with tab
10. Rhythm scratches in chorus - follow along with tab
11. 5ths bride rhythm - follow along with tab
12. Palm muted bridge rhythm - follow along with tab
13. Tremolo lead on choruses and bridge - follow along with tab
14. Extra dirty end rhythm
15. Vocal harmonies - isolated to make them easier to learn
16. Bridge vocal textures - "ooos"
17. Vocal harmonies at the end of the song - also isolated
18. Click track at 87.75 bpm
19. Full track without any guitars>br/>
The second approach to teaching the song is a stripped down one. After going through the rest of the lesson and learning the parts, its time to pick up the guitar and practice the song as if you were performing it with just you and your voice (or maybe someone is singing along with your playing). The goal here is to capture the energy of the song without playing each part exactly as it appears on the recording. There are simply too many parts on the recording to play all at once. I perform each section of the song separately and explain what I am doing to "make it my own." I also provide vocal tips regarding proper breath support.

Enjoy the lesson and feel free to ask questions!

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Member Comments about this Lesson

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edenfosteredenfoster replied on March 17th, 2013

sooooooooooo awsome!!!!!

mfly2mfly2 replied on December 15th, 2010

excellent breakdown and lesson Thanks Chris!

tammy7689tammy7689 replied on October 18th, 2010

i think its a great song...very catchy.....chris did an amazing job....and i love hearing chris sing....i think he has a great voice

jboothjbooth replied on September 20th, 2010

Two more Eve 6 song lessons coming up in October, stay tuned!

judewaddlejudewaddle replied on October 16th, 2010


alshyalshy replied on October 7th, 2010

great lesson chris, well explained and demonstrated new song to me on my side of the atlantic, you can get a really powerful groove going there thanks

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on October 8th, 2010

you are welcome!

f3l18ipsk8ermf3l18ipsk8erm replied on September 23rd, 2010

Since the video "Purple Haze" by Jimi is still up does that mean Jamplay is legally allowed to teach Jimi Hendrix songs? Because if so, please make some more of those!

jboothjbooth replied on September 23rd, 2010

Not all songs are owned by the same people, so that one yes, other ones no. Unfortunately even with the same band it's not that easy. I wish I could describe to you guys how frustrating the whole licensing situation is :(

biff22biff22 replied on September 22nd, 2010

Don't want to be a negative nancy and to each his own, etc, but calling this an "American classic" does a disservice to true American classics. Sorry, but it's been bothering me since I saw the lesson first posted.

f3l18ipsk8ermf3l18ipsk8erm replied on September 23rd, 2010

I agree. This is a great lesson and a great song but not even near a classic. It's especially not a very impressive song on guitar, either.

fretmantisfretmantis replied on September 22nd, 2010

Biff, again as Jeff said this is completly subjective, making the statement that this is a disservice to "True American Classics" upsets me. This song in the late 90's hit number 1 on the charts for some time.For someone like me would classify it a classic. And when herd on the radio still to this day, is easily recognizable to the majority of alternative/pop music. Just because its not Hendrix, Zepplin, AC/DC, Ect, that most throw straight to the top of the white horse, doesn't mean a song like this cant be dubbed a Classic as well! Because of the many different aspects that are presented in this song, and lesson, how about we focus on the true quality of the lesson itself and thank JamPlay for presenting "IMO" the best quality lesson on the site.

biff22biff22 replied on September 22nd, 2010

Weeeeeell, calling it an "American classic" upsets ME. LOL. I wasn't really thinking of standards like the ones you mentioned. I was actually thinking of songs from that period (late 90's - Soundgarden, Tool, PJ, etc) that actually established the genre rather than ride it's coattails. But, ss jbooth said, it's subjective (kinda sorta) and we can agree to disagree. I am going to voice my opinion as a paying member so perhaps I might be heard and the site content modified to suit my wants... if enough members agree with me. A number one hit does not an American classic make. The Marcarena was a number one hit as well .

nessanessa replied on September 22nd, 2010

Didn't you hear? We've got the Macarena is coming out next! All joking aside: It's all about licensing. Eve 6 and their label were nice enough to let us use their material on the site, whereas bands such as Metallica will not under any circumstances. "Inside Out" is a catchy, instantly recognizable, guitar-driven song - that is why we chose it. Hopefully the disagreement about news item wording can be put aside and we can enjoy the lesson for what it is. =)

biff22biff22 replied on September 22nd, 2010

Good points Nessa. The licensing issue (should have but) didn't occur to me. I'd still rather learn the Macarena, though.... lol.

biff22biff22 replied on September 23rd, 2010

I will say this... (should've added earlier) that the lesson is incredibly well done. Production value and clarity are awesome.

jboothjbooth replied on September 22nd, 2010

Well, the term is completely subjective so we are all free to disagree with each other on this one :)

jboothjbooth replied on September 21st, 2010

Nobody likes this song? :(

kevinacekevinace replied on September 20th, 2010

You are the man Liepe. I REALLY enjoy your performances of these songs man...great work.

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on September 21st, 2010


kevinacekevinace replied on September 20th, 2010

And great work to the editor too! Fantastic production value here!

nessanessa replied on September 20th, 2010

Amazing lesson! Great job, Chris!

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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 instructors.

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