How to Play Let it Go - Frozen by Demi Lovato (Guitar Lesson)

Lesson
Get Started
What are you waiting for? Get your membership now!
Chris Liepe

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 written for guitar.

Taught by Chris Liepe in Songs with Chris Liepe seriesLength: 47:07Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


Video Subtitles / Captions


Comments

Member Comments about this Lesson

Discussions with our instructors are just one of the many benefits of becoming a member of JamPlay.


EyalWidderEyalWidder replied

Love this lesson, and my daughter is dancing to my guitar :) thanks Chris , amazing job!

Southern CashSouthern Cash replied

Nice job, i fully understand legato now.

spiderluccispiderlucci replied

Not a big fan of this song but will learn it for my daughter

laurel10laurel10 replied

I will never get to play like chris

jgvfbcjgvfbc replied

Wow! I don't think ill ever be able to play it like you Chris but I can definitely play it. This song made me feel way better at playing than ever. Thanks

rdennyrdenny replied

Awesome - I'd love to see more songs like this

CheziChezi replied

great lesson. can you explain the amp settings?

bsvillelabsvillela replied

Chris, another great lesson! Trying to translate melodies that aren't initially meant to be played in the guitar is a GREAT insight! Fantastic!

bonoedgeU2bonoedgeU2 replied

Hi chris what a fantastic lesson ! my seven year old daughter thinks I'm the coolest dad in the school ! i go with that ! thanks again big respect

psettaerpsettaer replied

A Quick browse and I can't see if it has been asked, any chance we can get the backing track without the metronome sounds in the section with no drums? I think that we can all count to 4 :)

chrisusacalifchrisusacalif replied

Chris. In the first bar of guitar intro, is there meant to be a tie between the 4th sixteenth note and the eight note? Thanks

dave_tkd666dave_tkd666 replied

On the down side i've had this fozen song in my head for days and it won't go away:( On the plus side however, I'm new to the site and I've been looking for a great melodic lead to get stuck into and this is a great piece for just that. I reckon a great lesson for relative beginners looking to apply their techniques. Chris, thanks for this great lesson and tab. My niece is gonna love it when I play it for her this xmas

brianmdavisbrianmdavis replied

YOU KILLED IT! I JUST DECIDED TO START YOUR SERIES OF LESSONS! iF I PLAY !Where can I get the backing track for this???? it sounded great!! thank you!!

Manzo 99Manzo 99 replied

sweet chris, you gotta do more like this!

SodaPopSodaPop replied

i been using a pick for the whole thing....just me

Ch3vyDriv3rCh3vyDriv3r replied

Hi Chris, I'm new to the site, but not guitar. I'm having trouble getting the bridge part down, do you have any advice? Also, great rendition of the song. Another question, I've never been able to improv like you do in this song, you say to be creative and add your own flavor but I don't really know how. Any lesson from you that handles that? Thanks again.

scottguitar5scottguitar5 replied

I like this song:D

wizard1325wizard1325 replied

I cant get pass the first part your making note sounds that i cant see in the video like on the first measure

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

The guitar does not play anything during the intro. It enters on the verse. Maybe I'm mis understanding your observation. Can you elaborate?

kooshkoosh replied

Chris, this is amazing. I have 25 years of playing, but have been stuck in blues rock. What lesson set/style gets the chops to this level?

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

Glad you enjoyed the lesson! There are two avenues I would recommend pursuing: First, you'll get a good handle on a lot of concepts and techniques I used in the playing demonstrated here by taking my phase 2 series on Rock guitar. Here's a link to the intro lesson:

http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/phase-2/lesson/1946-rock-essentials-introduction

The second thing I would do is regularly figure out melodies that were not originally meant for guitar. Learn some horn lines, study different vocalists, play string parts. There is NOTHING better for your phrasing and musical expression. Check out this song lesson where I came up with a guitar solo by listening to horn and sax parts:

http://members.jamplay.com/guitar/phase-3/lesson/3141-hip-to-be-square

For me it has always been a blend of being 'in shape' technique and theory-wise AND constantly filling my head and fingers with new musical experiences. I hope this helps!

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

This is a great question! I'll let Chris answer this one though.

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

Fantastic job Chris!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

The backing track is now available :) I wanna see a youtube video of someone playing this!!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

thanks for all the comments guys! just to preclude what might come up (I don't remember if I covered this in the lesson or not) My signal chain is as follows:

My strat > 11R > Gray Comp - [email protected] 8 o'clock, level @12 o'clock >Green JRC OD - overdrive @ 9 o'clock, level @ 2 o'clock. > AMP: '98SL100 Crunch. ODs all the way up, EQ flat, Presence Off > Dynamic Delay sync @ quarter note, stereo width 74%, mix 27%, no mod. > Stereo Reverb: wood room, .7 decay, 6.4 tone, mix 1.9 > CAB: 4x12 green 25w with DYN 409 off axis, with a touch of speaker breakup.

maybe this translates well in to your own rigs. Any questions... let me know!!

Jammin JohnJammin John replied

wow, Wow, WOw, WOW, WOOW! WOOOW!!! I can't stop watching it!

foxboyfoxboy replied

Admit it - you had a jam session with Steve Stevens, and this is where you surfaced afterwards ;)

GuitarOrbGuitarOrb replied

Great use of the different nuance and dynamics in lead to make it expressive and vocal like. I like it!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

thanks!

jesperlindejesperlinde replied

great could you do the same with Seal kiss from a rose.. :)

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied

thats a good idea... looking in to licensing :)

jaredleejaredlee replied

great lesson

rwa1rwa1 replied

holy crap! love this song and you nailed it my friend!

Songs with Chris Liepe

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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.



Carol Of The BellsLesson 1

Carol Of The Bells

Ladies and gentlemen of JamPlay, we are proud to introduce a new instructor by the name of Chris Liepe. Chris has masterfully crafted a wicked rendition of "Carol Of The Bells" for this lesson. Here he...

Length: 25:00 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Where Did You Sleep Last NightLesson 2

Where Did You Sleep Last Night

Chris brings his ingenuity to this lesson on the American folk song called "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" Also known as "Black Girl" or "In The Pines," this song provides a great opportunity to add...

Length: 26:06 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
Heartbreak HotelLesson 3

Heartbreak Hotel

Chris Liepe teaches both the original version of "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis as well as his own improvised version.

Length: 65:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Love SomeoneLesson 4

Love Someone

Chris Liepe brings forward this monster lesson on his original song entitled "Love Someone."

Length: 73:18 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Inside OutLesson 5

Inside Out

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
At Least We're DreamingLesson 6

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...

Length: 54:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Here's To The NightLesson 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
Little Drummer BoyLesson 8

Little Drummer Boy

Imagine the music stylings of Switchfoot, Queen, and Audioslave all wrapped up into a timeless holiday favorite.

Length: 68:28 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
You've Got Another Thing Comin'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
Breaking The LawLesson 10

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
I Hate Everything About YouLesson 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
Long Way DownLesson 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
Living After MidnightLesson 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
How You Remind MeLesson 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
1,2,3,4Lesson 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
Hip To Be SquareLesson 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
YouLesson 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
Let it Go - FrozenLesson 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
America the BeautifulLesson 19

America the Beautiful

What happens when you combine a beautiful, classic melody with modern guitar tone and technique? You get Chris Liepe's version of America the Beautiful! Join Chris as he shares his unique, delay driven...

Length: 28:55 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris Liepe

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.

Lesson Information

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Guitar

Our acoustic guitar lessons are taught by qualified instructors with various backgrounds with the instrument.


Dave Yauk Dave Yauk

Learn a simple mini song that illustrates just how intertwined scales and chords really are. Dave uses a G chord paired...

Free LessonSeries Details
Eve Goldberg Eve Goldberg

Eve talks about the boom-chuck strum pattern. This strum pattern will completely change the sound of your playing.

Free LessonSeries Details
Rich Nibbe Rich Nibbe

Rich Nibbe takes a look at how you can apply the pentatonic scale in the style of John Mayer into your playing.

Free LessonSeries Details
Nick Amodeo Nick Amodeo

Nick explains how to play some of the most commonly used chords in the bluegrass genre.

Free LessonSeries Details
Trace Bundy Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.

Free LessonSeries Details
Danny Voris Danny Voris

Lesson 7 is all about arpeggios. Danny provides discussion and exercises designed to build your right hand skills.

Free LessonSeries Details
Mark Lincoln Mark Lincoln

Lesson 40 takes a deeper look at slash chords. Mark discusses why they're called slash chords, and how they are formed.

Free LessonSeries Details
Orville Johnson Orville Johnson

Orville Johnson introduces turnarounds and provides great ideas and techniques.

Free LessonSeries Details
Mary Flower Mary Flower

Mary talks about the key of F in this fantastic lesson.

Free LessonSeries Details
Kaki King Kaki King

In lesson 6, Kaki discusses how the left and right hands can work together or independently of each other to create different...

Free LessonSeries Details

Electric Guitar Lesson Samples

Electric Guitar

Our electric guitar lessons are taught by instructors with an incredible amount of teaching experience.


Dan Sugarman Dan Sugarman

Dan Sugarman gives us an introduction and preview to his series - Sugarman's Shredding Revolution.

Free LessonSeries Details
Matt Brown Matt Brown

Matt Brown shows off some ways to add some creativity and originality to your rock chord voicings.

Free LessonSeries Details
Braun Khan Braun Khan

In this lesson, Braun teaches the chord types that are commonly used in jazz harmony. Learn how to build the chords and their...

Free LessonSeries Details
DJ Phillips DJ Phillips

Learn a handful of new blues techniques while learning to play Stevie Ray Vaughn's "The House Is Rockin'".

Free LessonSeries Details
Paul Musso Paul Musso

JamPlay is proud to welcome senior professor and Coordinator of Guitar Studies at the University of Colorado at Denver,...

Free LessonSeries Details
David Davidson David Davidson

JamPlay interviews Revocation's Dave Davidson.

Free LessonSeries Details
Steve McKinley Steve McKinley

Steve McKinley talks about evaluating your bass and keeping it in top shape. He covers neck relief, adjusting the truss rod,...

Free LessonSeries Details
Sarah Longfield Sarah Longfield

Free LessonSeries Details
Glen Drover Glen Drover

Lesson 25 from Glen presents a detailed exercise that firmly builds up fret hand dexterity for both speed and accuracy.

Free LessonSeries Details
Ian Argys Ian Argys

Lesson 6 is all about the major mode. As with the other lessons you'll be taking a look at the individual notes on the strings...

Free LessonSeries Details




Join over 507027 guitarists who have learned how to play in weeks... not years!

Signup today to enjoy access to our entire database of video lessons, along with our exclusive set of learning tools and features.



Unlimited Lesson Viewing

A JamPlay membership gives you access to every lesson, from every teacher on our staff. Additionally, there is no restriction on how many times you watch a lesson. Watch as many times as you need.

Live Lessons

Exclusive only to JamPlay, we currently broadcast 8-10 hours of steaming lesson services directly to you! Enjoy the benefits of in-person instructors and the conveniences of our community.

Interactive Community

Create your own profile, manage your friends list, and contact users with your own JamPlay Mailbox. JamPlay also features live chat with teachers and members, and an active Forum.

Chord Library

Each chord in our library contains a full chart, related tablature, and a photograph of how the chord is played. A comprehensive learning resource for any guitarist.

Scale Library

Our software allows you to document your progress for any lesson, including notes and percent of the lesson completed. This gives you the ability to document what you need to work on, and where you left off.

Custom Chord Sheets

At JamPlay, not only can you reference our Chord Library, but you can also select any variety of chords you need to work on, and generate your own printable chord sheet.

Backing Tracks

Jam-along backing tracks give the guitarist a platform for improvising and soloing. Our backing tracks provide a wide variety of tracks from different genres of music, and serves as a great learning tool.

Interactive Games

We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Series
Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 92 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00
Get Started

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



Join thousands of others that LIKE JamPlay!
Signup