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How To Play Beat It On Guitar

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So you wanna know how to play Beat It on guitar? I don't blame you, it's one of the greatest Michael Jackson songs of all time.

Beat It was released in 1982 on Michael Jackson's solo album Thriller. It was awarded two Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards. It propelled Thriller into becoming the best-selling album of all time.

Did you know: Thriller sold more than 27 million copies in the US, and more than 100 million copies worldwide. It still holds the record for the best-selling album of all time.

Video Tutorial:

Here is a nice and very short instructional video that will show you how to play the intro riff to Michael Jackson's Beat it. This riff is probably one of the most known guitar riffs in history.

Here is the video:



Also, check out this video. Igor Presnyakov, a great Russian guitarist playing Beat It on an acoustic guitar. Great stuff:



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About Michael Jackson:

  • Birth name: Michael Joseph Jackson

  • Also known as: The King of Pop

  • Born: August 29, 1958

  • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, USA

  • Died: June 25, 2009 (aged 50)

  • Active as Musical Artist: from 1967

  • Albums: (as an adult artist): Invincible, Blood On The Dance Floor, HIStory, Dangerous, Bad, Thriller, Off The Wall

  • Website: www.michaeljackson.com

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