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It's My Life
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It's My Life
Adam Stark teaches you how to play the mid 60’s classic, “It’s My Life” by The Animals. 
 
This song was written specifically for the British rock band, The Animals, in 1965. The band’s producer at the time was Mickie Most, and he was looking for material for the group's next recording sessions. Most reached out to Roger Atkins and Carl D'Errico, who came up with this song.
 
“It’s My Life” would go on to peak at #2 in Canada, #5 in Norway, # 7 in the UK, and #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This song represented a new wave of music in ‘65, along side bands such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. It gave Rock music a new cutting edge sound and some progressive lyrical content that challenged the social norms of its time. 
 
This song is a good example of a well-written guitar hook. It demonstrates a different style of playing by deviating from the typical chord strumming, and instead adds a consistent layer of melody throughout the track.

Adam plays an Epiphone 1966 Worn Wilshire Tremotone in the lesson.



Adam Stark
    Adam Stark is a blues/rock based guitar player born and raised in Nashville, TN. His love for rock 'n roll of the 60's and 70's has shaped his style towards that of Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. His experience in the music industry has included years of touring for country, rock, and Christian acts, studio sessions, and running his own music lessons business. He is currently the lead guitar player and songwriter for the Nashville-based rock band, The Kicks.

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"IT'S MY LIFE"
By The Animals
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Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Genres:
Rock
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