There aren’t many bands that leave a truly lasting impact on an entire generation of musicians. Nirvana is undoubtedly one of those bands. In honor of the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s passing, Nate Savage is here to share his top 5 Nirvana guitar riffs with you.

The riffs you’ll learn in this guitar lesson are from “In Bloom”, “Lithium”, “Come As You Are”, “All Apologies”, and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. As you go through this video, be sure you download the PDF sheet music so you can follow along. To make sure you get the most out of this lesson, it’s usually best to only pick one or two riffs to learn at a time. That way, you won’t get overwhelmed by learning too many new things at once.

If you enjoyed this lesson, you should explore some more Nirvana songs. Kurt Cobain wrote some of the greatest grunge rock songs of all time, so adding a few of those tunes to your repertoire is a great way to honor his memory.