How to Play At Least We're Dreaming by Eve 6 (Guitar Lesson)


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Chris Liepe

At Least We're Dreaming

Chris presents an explosive and extensive lesson on the EVE 6 song entitled "At Least We're Dreaming." Here Chris covers the main guitar parts as well as the additional overdubs. Also included is an acoustic demonstration and a quick singing tutorial. Have fun!

Taught by Chris Liepe in Songs with Chris Liepe seriesLength: 54:22Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Eve 6 – "At Least We're Dreaming" Lesson Notes

Like other Eve 6 songs, this one gets its energy from layering simple and catchy guitar parts in a tasteful and strategic way. As you work through the lesson and the supplemental content, pay careful attention to how guitar parts (even one note held out with the right effect) are placed to create interest over a single chord. Even though you can't play all the parts at once, you can learn a great deal from the arrangement techniques and further develop your rock lick and riff repertoire. There is enough simplicity to play the song all the way through while only missing a few guitar parts by yourself. Or, you could perform an effective arrangement with a friend.

About the Tab
There are two different tab sections included with this lesson. There is a "Main Guitar Parts" tab included. There is also an "Other Guitar Parts" tab. As you follow along with the "Main Guitar Parts" tab, you'll see "Figure" notes that refer to the "Other Guitar Parts" tab. Once you have learned the content from "Other Guitar Parts," it will be clear (by connecting the figure number to the lick or riff) where to play each part as you are following along with the "Main Guitar Parts" tab.

About the audio content:
The track you hear at the beginning of the lesson and in the "audio" section is a near replication of the band's arrangement of the song. I have included the full track as well as a number of variations to help you practice and learn parts with a "Virtual Eve 6" to back you up as a band. Included in the variations is a mix without guitars (I play along with this track repeatedly throughout the course of the video), a drum and bass version, an instrumental, a vocals only arrangement, drums only and more. Be creative with these tracks. Listening through to each variation will also give you a behind the scenes look at how a whole song is recorded and constructed. As you listen to where various sounds are placed in the mix and how guitar tones blend together, you'll start to develop your musical sense and will progress in your own writing and arranging.

A guitar, an amp, a simple flanger effect, as well as a phaser will be all you'll need to replicate the sounds you hear and see in the lesson. Though subtle, the effects used in this song add a lot of taste to the song and are a perfect example of how to use somewhat strange flange and phase effects.

Have fun with this one everyone! -Chris

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maxjubermaxjuber replied on June 26th, 2013

HELL YEAH chris, your cover fricking kills me! Watching in a starbucks and the old lady next to me got up and walked away -- with a smile on her face -- cheers buddy!

austing12austing12 replied on February 8th, 2013

Your cover ROCKS!

matt95matt95 replied on January 17th, 2011

wow chris, your lessons are ONE OF A KIND!!!

srmichaelsrmichael replied on October 15th, 2010

Hey Chris - don't know if you check this part of the site or not; but your pretty chill man.

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on October 20th, 2010

yes I do! I've enjoyed having you in my Q&A!

tammy7689tammy7689 replied on October 18th, 2010

another great job chris

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on October 20th, 2010

Thanks!

nevinevi replied on October 17th, 2010

man thats cool!

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on October 14th, 2010

very cool song! I can relate to the lyrics!

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At Least We're Dreaming

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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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