June 5, 2013 in Tips & Lessons

Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter

Mike McCreadyBy combining a Hendrix-style blues riff, a powerful solo, and passionate lyrics, Yellow Ledbetter is the kind of song that inspires people to pick up a guitar.

Despite never appearing on a studio album, the song became a favorite of Pearl Jam fans as the band has used it for years to close out concerts. While this is clearly not a song for beginners, many intermediate players don’t realize that this classic is well within their abilities.

About The Song

Yellow Ledbetter was actually one of the first songs Pearl Jam ever recorded as a group. Guitarist Mike McCready said that they had just begun recording their first album and the song came about from a jam session. Singer … Continue Reading