How to Play Nick Jonas' ACM Awards Guitar Solo

It seems everyone has heard (and seen) Nick Jonas' Tele solo from his performance of Kelsea Ballerini's "Peter Pan" on Sunday night's 2016 ACM Awards broadcast.

But is the internet being too hard on Jonas?

Well, yes. Come on, people. It could happen to any of us at any time.

However, our job is to help you play things on guitar. Ergo, check out this new video by guitarist Dane Kinser, who breaks down Jonas' guitar solo and shows you how to reproduce it perfectly.

"We're going to focus on the more technically challenging second half of the solo," Kinser says. "Here it is from the halfway point. I just love it when a solo can tell a story or has some over-arching theme."

And so on.

Anyway, once again, Nick—it happens to everyone!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.