Classic Track: Oasis – Live Forever
Learn the guitar parts from one of Noel Gallagher’s greatest songwriting moments
In 1994, fresh-faced retro rock ’n’ rollers Oasis unleashed Definitely maybe, the (then) fastest-selling British debut album of all time. No UK band since the Sex Pistols had inspired so many kids to pick up the guitar and form a band.
Live Forever was the first Oasis single to break the UK Top 10, and Noel agrees that the song was a turning point. “It was the tune, as I remember, that changed everything,” he said with pride on Lock The Box. “It set off a chain reaction [and] everything followed on from that.” To play the tune you’ll need to be confident with strumming, chunky double stops, arpeggios and Noel’s go-to shapes for soloing and the major and minor pentatonic scales. Read on to find out all you need to know.