I may be late to the game on this lesson but I always get a kick out of Wilbur Soot songs, so here it is. I think almost every Wilbur Soot song has an alternate tuning. Which is totally cool and gives the song a unique sound, but it makes it tougher on beginners to be detuning their instrument. So here below I have made a lesson for Jubilee Line in Standard Tuning for all you Wilbur fans out there. Let me know how it goes! Also visit my lessons page if you want to take virtual lessons from me. Like my guitar? View my gear list here.
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.
The first time I saw the video for this tune I knew I had to make a guitar lesson for it. I hadn’t heard about Wilbur Soot until early January 2021. Apparently this is his 6th single release, and wow this guy makes videos that go viral. The song is hilarious and he’s no slouch as a guitarist and songwriter. He knows how to give the people what they want.
Below is my guitar lesson for the song. At the time of writing this I have about 30k views and a solid 1.1k likes 🙂 and 4 dislikes :(. I’d say those are solid numbers, for a guitar lesson anyway, so you know you are getting a quality lesson here! Enjoy!