Don’t Fear The Reaper

This an Introductory Tutorial on how to play Don’t Fear the Reaper by: Blue Oyster Cult.

I hope it was helpful,


I Started out in 1976 trying out to sing in bands but no bands were interested in me. In 1977 I started playing guitar. The individual that was teaching me (who for now will remain anonymous) told me that I would NEVER learn how to play guitar because I had no sense of rhythm. I joined my first band in 1978 called "Dead Center" in Jacksonville, Florida. I played an Aspen guitar, black; a Les Paul copy and in 1981. I gave that guitar to the teacher who said I'd never learn to play. I wrote my first song in 1979 or '80. Over the years I have been in many bands but my passion has been songwriting. I have written well over 100 songs and though the early ones were kind of rough around the edges, I think that most of them could be dusted off and given a new facelift. Today I am still working on my songs. Currently I can play guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, harmonica, and Native American flute. The flutes that I play are ones that I made myself. My guitars are the Epiphone G-400 faded, an Ibanez RG370 DX, an Epiphone G 1275 double neck guitar. My acoustic guitars are an Alvarez 12 string and an old Kay guitar. My drum set is a Peace drum set. I do my recording on a Zoom HD16.
DigiTech RP-300 Part V
Zoom HD16 Part 7
Building Speed
  • Melia
    September 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm


  • Luigi Fulk
    July 23, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Have been looking at this site for some time now…Keep up the good work . Got to know things that i did not before. Cheers!

  • March 30, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Nice job!

    • Mark
      March 30, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Thank you Jackie. Music moves me and I hope I am helping others.
      take care,

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