How to Play Living After Midnight by Judas Priest (Guitar Lesson)


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Chris Liepe

Living After Midnight

Chris Liepe demonstrates this fantastic 80's rock song entitled "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest. This song has some great entry level information for anyone who is looking to step up his/her rock rhythm guitar playing.

Taught by Chris Liepe in Songs with Chris Liepe seriesLength: 34:54Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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Dmajor1991Dmajor1991 replied on September 2nd, 2017

great til now...gotta get a 22 fret guitar to finish....lol

midnightbosemidnightbose replied on June 11th, 2016

This is an awesome lesson! More Priest please!

Manzo 99Manzo 99 replied on June 21st, 2014

great lesson chris you should really try some daughtry stuff, sweet guitar and would test your vocals would love some more nickelback to

jamplaydanjamplaydan replied on September 10th, 2013

Excellent lesson. Very easy to follow the strumming and picking. The insights into the different scales was useful. Chris, you are a great teacher!

gibstratgibstrat replied on January 21st, 2013

great job chris, very cool how those other scales and modes can be put to use into the song. thanx

chrisg942chrisg942 replied on September 15th, 2012

are you palm muting the low e string or do you palm mute the whole e5 chord....palm muting is a new technique for me and I guess i don't have it down yet.

bad bobbad bob replied on August 23rd, 2013

chris how about some acdc like stif upper lip or more you are bad ass

dave420234dave420234 replied on August 3rd, 2012

great lesson.. helped me out alot on solo.

bigevybigevy replied on March 18th, 2012

I would have liked to have seen a tab/chord figure of the A to D phrasing in the bridge at like 0:50, just a suggestion!

jessman25jessman25 replied on March 10th, 2012

As always - thanks for the priest tunes!! Very fun to crank out on after a long day at work!

dbaylessdbayless replied on March 8th, 2012

Thanks for the Guitar Pro file. I really appreciate those.

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on March 9th, 2012

you're welcome!

boudinboudin replied on March 8th, 2012

After watching Brendan's In the Style of the Rolling Stones I can actually see a lot of Keith Richards' rhythm style in this song with the anticipation throughout and the classic Richards' slash chord two string hammer on in the bridge. Never expected to find any Keith Richards in a Judas Priest song.

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on March 9th, 2012

good observation!

maxjubermaxjuber replied on March 7th, 2012

YES!

ronin808ronin808 replied on March 7th, 2012

Thank You!!!! i soo needed a break from the routine. this hits the spot nice job!!

jj90jj90 replied on March 7th, 2012

Can't get enough Judas Priest! Great stuff, and with Chris explaining this I will nail this for sure! I'm still playing the Green Manalishi as taught by Dennis here on JP, love that solo! This is great stuff, thanks Chris and JP-staff!

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Chris Liepe is an amazingly versatile player and teacher. With a background that includes professional recording and mixing, piano playing and guitar Chris brings a unique perspective to his lessons.



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Love Someone

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Length: 73:18 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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Chris Liepe teaches the EVE 6 song "Inside Out." Here, Chris demonstrates every aspect of the song.

Length: 93:59 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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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...

Length: 54:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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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Length: 68:28 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Chris Liepe breaks down this classic Judas Priest song.

Length: 61:01 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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Breaking The Law

Chris Liepe teaches a classic Judas Priest song entitled "Breaking The Law." Chris introduces this very catchy song in a way that is perfect for beginners. If it's your favorite song and you already know...

Length: 39:17 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

I Hate Everything About You

Welcome to Chris Liepe's demonstration of "I Hate Everything About You" by Three Days Grace! This is a fantastic beginner song that introduces drop D tuning.

Length: 43:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Long Way Down

Chris Liepe takes an in depth look at the song "Long Way Down" by the Goo Goo Dolls. This song is a great example of how to write simple, powerful, guitar-driven songs like those that were very popular...

Length: 53:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Living After Midnight

Chris Liepe demonstrates this fantastic 80's rock song entitled "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest. This song has some great entry level information for anyone who is looking to step up his/her rock...

Length: 34:54 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

How You Remind Me

Chris Liepe teaches the classic Nickelback song "How You Remind Me" from their 2001 album entitled Silver Side Up.

Length: 35:58 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

1,2,3,4

Chris Liepe teaches this acoustic Plain White T's song simply titled "1,2,3,4". This is a simple song, however it offers a great opportunity to work with a second acoustic player to add layers and character...

Length: 37:03 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 16

Hip To Be Square

Welcome to Chris Liepe's rendition of the song "Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News! Chris utilizes this song to show how playing sax lines on guitar can result in a rockin' guitar solo. Enjoy!

Length: 51:50 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

You

The song "You" by the artist Candlebox was released in 1994 and presents some very catchy rhythm parts as well as a wicked guitar solo that will allow a beginner player to get a taste of some intermediate...

Length: 56:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 18

Let it Go - Frozen

Chris Liepe has created a very unique guitar rendition of the song "Let it Go" from the movie Frozen. This offers a great look into the world of adapting guitar like sounds into a song that was never originally...

Length: 47:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

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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