I think I showed up late to the game as far as hearing about Wilbur Soot. I teach guitar lessons online so naturally I got a few requests from subscribers on my channel. Then I decided ok, I’ll do a lesson for his song “Your New Boyfriend“. I checked the song out and thought it was a hilarious take on the challenges of a young man trying to make any sense of the modern dating world. That lesson did well, check it out here. Due to the popularity of the lesson I followed it up with another hit from Wilbur called “I’m in Love with and E Girl“. Still the demand for Wilbur Soot lessons on my channel keep coming in. I just did a lesson for “Internet Ruined Me”. I’ll post the lesson below.
What I love about his songs is the transparency, complete honesty, and of course the humor. I would say that his songs are actually difficult to play for absolute beginners because they do involve some more advanced techniques. Barre chords, alternate tuning, unique non-traditional lines. He’s got a lot going on in these seemingly simple songs. As they say, it takes a lot of work to make it sound that simple.
Below is the guitar I used for this video.