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The Stroke
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The Stroke
Brandon Trapp, from Musikworks Studios, demonstrates a fun tune from Billy Squier, called "The Stroke." This song is off his second studio album, originally planned to be produced by Brian May of Queen. Due to scheduling conflicts, it was produced by Reinhold Mack upon a recommendation from May. Mack had previously produced one of Queen’s albums called The Game.

"The Stroke" was Billy's most enduring hit. It reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the rock charts. It's also been featured in several feature films.

Brandon plays a Gibson Custom Les Paul R7 Goldtop in this lesson.



Brandon Trapp
    In the 7th grade Brandon got his first real guitar. After learning a few chords he found a 50's and 60's songbook lying around the house. Currently Brandon is a working musician and a guitar teacher at MusikWorks Studios in Nashville, TN and is a regular contributor to Gibson.com.

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"THE STROKE"
© 1981 - Billy Squier

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission

Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Rock
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