Oasis Style

by Gabriel Leopardi

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  • Hi GMC!

    Welcome to my new Brit Pop lesson based on the style of Oasis!

    I composed this track exclusively for this lesson to illustrate their most used rhythms, chords and progressions as well as their way of arranging the songs.

    Let’s start with some info about them:

    “Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar) andTony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals). They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for outstanding contribution to music and one for the best album of the last 30 years as voted by the BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009, the band have sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.” - Wikipedia

    Music Style:

    Oasis has a strong influence by The Beatles in their songs and also in their image. However there are many other pop, rock and classic punk bands that have been a big influence by them like The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, The Smiths, The Stooges, etc. In this lesson I was inspired by some of their most popular songs like “Stand by me”, “Don’t Look Back In Anger”, “Wonder wall” and “Stop Crying Your Heart Out”.

    Tonality, Chord Progression & Scales:

    This tune is in C major and the progression can be found in the main video as well as the guitar pro files. Oasis used many open chords in their compositions and the tonalities most used by them are very inspired by old Beatles songs like “Let It Be” or “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”. Also the guitar rhythms and the use of piano is inspired by them.


    This is basically a rhythm guitar lesson so strumming is the main technique covered in this one. There are also some short licks that have some bending and picking but most of the lesson is just rhythm and made specially for beginners.


    I used my Pod HD 500 to record this lesson. My guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Studio.

    click HERE to download the patch.


    I used standard tuning.


    90 bpm

    Ok guys – let’s start!

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