Difficulty: Level IIILevel IIILevel III
Length: 8:01
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With our guitar tutorial on Fly Away, you will learn these guitar skills:
  • Barre chords
  • Ghost strum
  • Power chords
  • Strumming patterns

Fly Away is a very popular song that you'll love playing since it is another one of those rare gems where you'll be able to play along with the original track very quickly.

The tutorial covers everything you'll need to be able to play along with the actual recording, including the Fly Away chords, strumming pattern, as well as a neat baseline you can play on your 6 string guitar.

You'll be playing like Lenny himself 🙂 So plug in your amp, and let's get to it!

The Fly Away guitar lesson starts off by teaching you the 5 basic chords you'll need to master to be able to play this song. Now be prepared to play lots of barre chords with this one, but if you're not that comfortable with barre chords yet, you'll also learn to play the song using power chords. Use the power chord version if you're not that proficient with barre chords, but aim to play it using the full barre chords with time, so practice them every day.

Once you learn the chords to Fly Away, you'll learn the strumming pattern you'll be using all throughout the song. Feel free to experiment with the strumming pattern while playing the song though, that's what Lenny does as well, and it's just good practice to fool around and come up with strumming patterns of your own.

If you are familiar with the song, you'll also notice that there is a baseline that is played with a wah pedal. You won't need a pedal, since I'll just teach you the notes to play, and you'll see that it sounds good this way as well 🙂

And of course, make sure you download the tabs to Fly Away and try playing along with the backing track as well.

Fly Away song details

Fly Away was released on Lenny Kravitz's 1998 album, "5". It is one of his most successful songs to date, reaching the top of the charts in several countries, as well as earning Lenny a Grammy Award in 1999 for best male rock performance.

Fly Away awards and Chart Rankings

  • U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks: #1
  • U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks: #1
  • Canadian RPM Singles Chart: #3
  • UK Singles Chart: #1

If you want to refine the skills you learned in Fly Away, check out these lessons on songs by clicking these links:
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