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Here's Your First Guitar Lesson, from David Brent


As promised last week, Ricky Gervais's iconic manager is taking his inspirational teachings from edgy motivational speaking to music lessons with a new series, Learn Guitar with David Brent. Here's your first lesson, in which Brent sort of teaches a few chords, then debuts the full version of his new, "very personal" song, "Life on the Road." As this is a David Brent lesson, also expect to learn a little something about self-delusion and subtle tragedy. Bonus!

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