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It's Been a While
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It's Been a While
In this lesson, Trent Swartzentruber teaches you how to play “It’s Been A While” by Staind. This song debuted off their 2001 album, Break the Cycle, and reached #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It also spent an incredible 20 weeks at position #1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.
 
Staind was originally formed in 1994. They have recorded seven studio albums that have produced 5 hit singles and over 15 million in record sales worldwide.
 
This song takes the perspective of the lead Singer, Aaron Lewis, looking back at his life and describing some of the past hurts, regrets, and failures that he’s experienced. 

Trent plays a Gibson Acoustic Hummingbird and Gibson Custom Les Paul R7 Goldtop in the lesson.



Trent Swartzentruber
    Trent Swartzentruber is a Nashville based guitar player hailing originally from Phoenix, AZ. He toured with Christian artist Jeff Deyo for five years, and then became the instructor for Guitar Apprentice, a visual game-like learning interface teaching hit songs. Trent is also an experienced bass player, learning that instrument as a young lad years before he ever picked up a guitar. Currently, Trent is working as a studio musician, serves at a local church, and is generally being awesome wherever he goes.

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"IT'S BEEN A WHILE"
By Staind
Copyright 2001 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) Greenfund (ASCAP) I.M. Nobody Music (ASCAP) Pimp Yug (ASCAP) and My Blue Car Music Company (ASCAP) All rights administered by WB Music Corp.
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission

Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Rock
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