American Pie – Don McLean (Songs Guitar Lesson ST-519) How to play

In this videoguitar lesson you will learn the classic Don McLean song American Pie. All the chords and common variations are shown as well as the strumming patterns. Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a fantastic forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all really free, no bull. No try out lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of fantastic lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of Have fun .
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. SolidYetiOG says:

    Excellent leasson mate n now your singing was excellent thanks mate.! BTW LOVE THIS SONG

  2. TheCeejReturns says:

    I’ve been searching the internet long and hard to find out what chord changes are at the end of the chorus to no aim. Thanks to your video, I have found that it’s not really a chord change per se, but a manipulation of the D chord. That alone is enough to earn my like. Now, if I can just perfect that riff…

  3. lizardojmp says:

    indigenous tribes in Indonesia LOL

  4. canadiansfive says:

    thank you very much from Canada, very helpful.

  5. canadiansfive says:

    thank youvery much from Canada, very helpful.

  6. ItalianStallion393 says:

    Diggin the headband

  7. ItalianStallion393 says:

    Diggin the headband

  8. santcano says:

    Like it!!!!! you’re such a excellent teacher :)

  9. santcano says:

    Like it!!!!! you’re such a excellent teacher :)

  10. ViolencePerfected says:

    god bless mr justin

  11. BeardyBoy97 says:

    Is that a Maton?

  12. 3bronald3b says:

    you are so excellent at what you do you make it so amusing, welldone

  13. Cosmicbroom says:

    1.45 sounds like “W życiu piękne są tylko chwile” :) A very lovely lesson! Thanks a lot!

  14. Trulladia says:

    Justin, thank you so much for your lessons! A lot of fun for me.
    Greating from Germany

  15. M4g1cm4n96 says:

    3:48 sounded really cool when he did them all together

  16. propeller000 says:

    fantastic teaching , simple to follow. thank you

  17. lforsdyke says:

    im too busy laughing at the lyrics to learn this it’s awesome

  18. RoumdoomChampion1995 says:

    even tho i knew i wouldnt remember more than the first few parts at a time, i kept watching cuz replacing words with chords was sweet fricken hilarious imo

  19. Fireandglory says:

    this is a genious lesson incredible

  20. OldFoggieJr says:

    just finding Justin because of looking up American Pie lesson, this was fantastic!!! can’t wait to get started ….Knowing the chords is fantastic, now just to get the strum patterns!!! thanks so much

  21. Songbird1028 says:

    Oh, my gosh! This guy is not only informative, he’s hilarious! I learned and laughed at the same time. Doesn’t get much better than that!! Thanks, ancient/childish chap, hehe!

  22. bellhops says:

    Justin, are you in the laundry? And is that a pair of dirty jocks tied around your head?
    Nice lesson as always though.

  23. macdaddy461 says:

    your an awesome teacher justin, thanks for everything you do for us, wish i could buy every dvd lesson you had.

  24. xyran13 says:

    11 people can’t stand the fact that an Australian nailed American Pie…..

  25. qf744fan says:


    ummm…. sweet sure he’s Australian, but I get your point :)

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