Monday, August 02, 2010

The Doors "Break on Through to the Other Side" chords and lyrics

I'm not sure if "Break on through to the other side" has featured in a recent movie, in a TV ad, or if there is just a resurgence of The Doors music, but, not having heard this song in years, it has literally been all over Irish radio stations in the past few months.

My first reaction was to go to my Doors songs guitar chords page, and have a go at playing the song again. Then realized I had never worked out the song, or at least never added it to this page, which I first uploaded in 1999.

Second thought was that maybe it was one of those songs which didn't translate too well to just playing chords on an acoustic guitar, but I decided to have a go anyway!

While I can't claim the transcription I came up with is going to make you sound like the late, great Jim Morrison, it does offer a very simplified chords and lyrics version of "Break on Through" which guitarists of most levels should be able to have fun with.

Obviously if you have a friend who can shred some of those doom-laden Doors licks along with your playing, so much the better, but - give it a go anyway! The good news is that you only need to know two chords - D major (D) and E minor (Em). You will really need to listen to the original to get the strumming patterns, but I've indicated the chord changes as best I can.

I've added my transcription to the other Doors songs on the page ( People are Strange, Riders on the Storm, Hello I love you and Light My Fire, you can find them all at the link below:

Guitar chords and lyrics to "Break on Through to the Other Side" and other songs by The Doors

Play along with the video above, or on Youtube at The Doors "Break on Through to the Other Side" on YouTube

Go to CDUniverse to browse The Doors albums and other works: The Doors music at CD Universe

If you're looking to improve your guitar playing, check out my list of cool and useful guitarist resources on my Online Guitarist Resources page

Enjoy your music!

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