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


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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


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Southern CashSouthern Cash replied on February 8th, 2016

Nice job, i fully understand legato now.

spiderluccispiderlucci replied on January 21st, 2016

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

laurel10laurel10 replied on August 8th, 2015

I will never get to play like chris

jgvfbcjgvfbc replied on July 16th, 2015

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 on June 17th, 2015

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

CheziChezi replied on April 26th, 2015

great lesson. can you explain the amp settings?

bsvillelabsvillela replied on April 7th, 2015

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 on February 1st, 2015

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 on January 12th, 2015

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 on January 3rd, 2015

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 December 21st, 2014

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 on December 8th, 2014

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 on July 25th, 2014

sweet chris, you gotta do more like this!

SodaPopSodaPop replied on July 21st, 2014

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

Ch3vyDriv3rCh3vyDriv3r replied on July 21st, 2014

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 on July 20th, 2014

I like this song:D

wizard1325wizard1325 replied on July 15th, 2014

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 on July 19th, 2014

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 on July 13th, 2014

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 on July 14th, 2014

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 on July 14th, 2014

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

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on July 8th, 2014

Fantastic job Chris!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on July 8th, 2014

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

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on July 7th, 2014

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 on July 7th, 2014

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

foxboyfoxboy replied on July 7th, 2014

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

GuitarOrbGuitarOrb replied on July 6th, 2014

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

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on July 7th, 2014

thanks!

jesperlindejesperlinde replied on July 6th, 2014

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

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on July 9th, 2014

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

jaredleejaredlee replied on July 6th, 2014

great lesson

rwa1rwa1 replied on July 4th, 2014

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

Songs with Chris Liepe

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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.



Lesson 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...

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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
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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
Lesson 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
Lesson 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
Lesson 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
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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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
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You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Chris Liepe breaks down this classic Judas Priest song.

Length: 61:01 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 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
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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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