Play “About A Girl” by Nirvana – Video Guitar Lesson

It’s nearly 15 years since the death of guitarist/songwriter Kurt Cobain but the music of Nirvana still influences almost every ‘alternative’ rock group to this day. Great songwriting, great voice and a great riff writer. This video guitar lesson shows how to play Nirvana’s “About A Girl”, the MTV Unplugged “Live in New York” version.

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On the video I first run through the parts then show the parts half speed, breaking down the chords, strum patterns and the solo.

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11 Comments on “Play “About A Girl” by Nirvana – Video Guitar Lesson”

  • tlerlii wrote on 10 February, 2009, 14:57

    Thank you for posting this video I’m throwing out all my Nirvana cause I never realized how bad they sounded till I seen this video.

  • Storm wrote on 10 February, 2009, 15:23

    @tlerlii: Happy to help! 🙁

  • anon wrote on 5 March, 2009, 12:48

    great site, thanks a lot!

  • axoutatis wrote on 19 April, 2009, 4:27


  • ANDY wrote on 11 July, 2009, 11:19

    honestly the song sucks

  • Storm wrote on 15 July, 2009, 15:11

    @ANDY: What song would you prefer a lesson on?

  • Martin wrote on 19 December, 2009, 22:40

    Storm, thank for these vids and the whole site! I have been here for an hour and have already learned a lot!
    Not sure what the first poster was beefing about, sounds great to me.

  • ivan wrote on 14 April, 2010, 2:45

    thnx a lot

  • ivan wrote on 14 April, 2010, 2:58

    it would be great if you did any other of nirvana mtv unplugged songs 🙂

  • ivan wrote on 14 April, 2010, 3:35

    what about “oh me” ? it is a beautiful song.


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