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Nick Jonas Guitar Solo: Tutorial on How to Play for Strings

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Apr 07, 2016 06:35 PM EDT
Nick Jonas Nick Jonas failed a guitar solo at the ACM Awards last Sunday. During Kelsea Ballerini's "Peter Pan," the popstar entered a solo during the song only to have a "brain fart" when performing it. (Photo : Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By now it's circulated the Internet enough -- Nick Jonas flubbed a guitar solo at the ACM awards on Sunday night in a performance of Kelsea Ballerini's "Peter Pan."

It's easy to bomb a solo, many have done it and many will continue to do it. Unfortunately, for Mr. Jonas, the mishap was broadcast live on national television, and perhaps more unfortunate is that he's a Jonas Brother.

Again, messing up the moment is nothing to be ashamed of, but for Nick, who is under the microscope constantly, it's now become a popular topic and some have even taken to transcribing the mess.

That's right, there are guitar tutorials and beyond to highlight just how funny the few notes Mr. Jonas played sound as a teacher's lesson plan. From Guitar World to beyond, you can pretty much learn the exact notation -- pick scrapes and all -- from any website on Google.

But, lucky for Classicalites, Mr. Mark Allen has actually transposed the solo (below) to written format. Meaning now, anyone who wants to teach it to an orchestra and the like can do so, marking new renditions of Ballerini's tune along with the glorious solo by a Jonas Brother.

(Photo : Mark Allen)

For Dane Kinser, he commented in his tutorial: "We're going to focus on the more technically challenging second half of the solo. Here it is from the halfway point. I just love it when a solo can tell a story or has some over-arching theme."

Facetious? Sure. Instructional? Probably not, but that doesn't stop the viewer from having a good laugh at the sardonic approach made by Kinser in the tutorial.

From the ACM gala to the Grammys, flubs come and go, and even soloists in orchestras have hit the sour note from time to time. However, those soloists weren't a Jonas, and they didn't stake their career on national TV for it either.

Check out the mess up below and check out Kinser's tutorial beneath that.

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TagsNick Jonas, ACM Awards, Guitar Solo Fail

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