Watch: The Smiths’ Johnny Marr creates guitar tutorial for ‘The Headmaster Ritual’

A step-by-step tutorial for The Smiths' iconic track

Johnny Marr took to YouTube to lead a guitar tutorial for The Smiths’ “The Headmaster Ritual,” the opening track off the band’s iconic 1985 album Meat Is Murder.

The video runs nearly eight minutes long as Marr goes step-by-step on his signature Fender Jaguar to teach viewers how to play the classic song.

“I wrote it in tune E, so I had no idea what I was doing when I wrote it but I quite liked that. It’s a handy device for cutting out the brain static that gets in the way of coming up with chord changes,” said Marr of the original creation of the track.

Watch the tutorial below.