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How to Play Hey You by BTO (Guitar Lesson)


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Brad Henecke

Hey You

Brad Henecke covers the classic rocker "Hey You" by BTO.

Taught by Brad Henecke in Songs with Brad Henecke seriesLength: 10:12Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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edholtedholt replied on June 3rd, 2012

Hey Brad was wondering if you play ACDC... would like to learn how to play Sink the pink

danfreakodanfreako replied on March 3rd, 2011

Brad, when you play the D C# B E in the verse, where are your fingers on the fret board. I9 have the rest down just cannot seam to getting that one small portion. Great song, easy to get the song down...

danfreakodanfreako replied on March 5th, 2011

Does Brad still work for Jamplay?

mhburtonmhburton replied on March 4th, 2011

Excellent choice!! So many great songs don't get the attention they should. Thanks!

sbryantsbryant replied on January 30th, 2009

Good job Brad! What I love about JamPlay is it transcends time! This song reminds so much of the baseball locker room in high school. One of the guys always had BTO cranking before practices and games. Man I am either feeling very old or very young!!!!

SylviaSylvia replied on May 10th, 2008

Hi B. Nice voice. I loved this song first time around.... always a fave. Thanks for choosing it.

Brad.HeneckeBrad.Henecke replied on May 11th, 2008

thanks Sylvia ! you rock !

SylviaSylvia replied on May 10th, 2008

SylviaSylvia replied on May 10th, 2008

lol oops! lets try that again! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiWeHtEAm1E

rblgeniusrblgenius replied on February 25th, 2008

This video is not loading for me??

kevinacekevinace replied on February 25th, 2008

This is now fixed. We're in the process of upgrading servers - I apologize for the inconvenience.

potownrobpotownrob replied on February 12th, 2008

Now THAT's what I call Rock & Roll! That was utterly off the hook and you make it look so easy. That chorus sound is nice and powerful yet relaxing. Or is it the barre chords that make the sound? Too bad it'll take light years for me to get those barre chords down; I have a hard enough time with the open chords and the power chords in this song... Does anyone know offhand if these chords are the same as the ones in "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" as well? Both are great songs. I think I've heard this "Hey You" before without knowing the name; I was expecting Floyd's version when I saw this =)

kevintkevint replied on February 10th, 2008

Good one Brad, BTO has some great stuff.

nessanessa replied on February 4th, 2008

I like this one. It's a nice, catchy tune!

mattbrownmattbrown replied on February 4th, 2008

A full tab of this song should be up in a few days.

tedted3tedted3 replied on February 3rd, 2008

Great lesson Brad! In the intro I think the first two bars are 1 a2 3 a4e+a but I can't quite get the rhythm of the C#minor part. Is there any way you could explain it in the 1e+a format.

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Hey You

Brad Henecke covers the classic rocker "Hey You" by BTO.

Length: 10:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

About Brad Henecke View Full Biography Brad Henecke was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on May 5th of 1963. He has been a fan of music for as long as he & his family can remember. You could always find him running around the farm wailing on his cardboard guitar, pretending to be a member of the rock band KISS. Additional inspiration came during his first concert when he got the chance to see Boston & Sammy Hagar in the early 1970's.

This opened up a whole new world of rock and roll music for him; his parents noticed his growing interest in music and enrolled him into guitar lessons when he was 13.

From there he jumped into two years of lessons at a local music store in Cedar Rapids. After discovering Eddie Van Halen, Brad knew that the guitar would always be a part of his life. He took his love throughout the city as he played as a pit musician & jammed at parties for friends.

This made him thirsty for more. He enrolled classes at Kirkwood Community College & also took lessons from the one & only Craig-Erickson (www.craig-erickson.com).

His love for music landed him a gig opening for Molly Hatchet in Cedar Rapids with a band called "Slap & Tickle". He has also played in the Greeley Stampede show for quite a few years with "True North".

Brad is currently playing in Greeley, Colorado with a rock band titled "Ragged Doll". They play a wide variety of music with an emphasis on classic rock from the 60's to present, with Brad playing electric guitar in the five piece lineup.

He currently jams on his all-time favorite guitar: a Paul Reed Smith Custom 24. Beyond guitar, he plays also plays drums & bass guitar. He has also been known to thrash a banjo from time to time. He is still actively playing & passing his 31 years of playing experience on to others (you!).

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