How To: Use a digital tuner to tune your guitar

Guitars will need to be tuned continuously to ensure that it is tuned for the correct scale and notes so your music makes sounds the way you intend. If you haven’t been playing forever, you will probably need the assistance of an electric tuner to find the note. This video will show you how to tune your guitar using a tuner.

How To: Play "Street Spirit" by Radiohead on guitar

James, also known as Tbone Wilson, shows you how to play Street Spirit by Radiohead. With an acoustic guitar you begin the intro on A minor, then pick 5, 3, 1, 3, 2, half finger up. On your picking hand you need to hold your pinkie down to contact the hardboard deck of your guitar's face, this makes it easier. Repeat the sequence four times for the intro. Move to the E minor repeating the number sequence twice, then the E minor 7 (repeat sequence twice), first finger is on the second string, ...

How To: Play the Dire Straits song "Romeo & Juliet" on guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the Dire Straits song "Romeo & Juliet" using open G tuning(D-G-D-G-B-D) with a capo on the 3rd fret. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorporating them into your own songs. With this lesson and a bit of practice you will be able to play "Romeo & Juliet" by Dire Straits on the...

How To: Play chords on the guitar in a Delta blues style

Popularized by artists like Son House and Skip James, Delta blues is not only one of the oldest forms of blues music, it is among the most stylistically distinct and technically rewarding to play. In this video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn the very basics of Delta-style blues. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get started using Delta Blues-style strumming...

How To: Play "Save it for Later" by English Beat on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the English Beat song "Save It for Later" with open-D tuning (D-A-D-A-A-D). Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorporating them into your own songs. With this lesson and a bit of practice you will be able to play "Save it for Later" by English Beat on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can ...

How To: Play the chords to "Jingle Bells" on the guitar

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the song "Jingle Bells" on the guitar. You will need a guitar, acoustic or electric, and basic knowledge of chords in order to do this. The song consists of the chords C major, F major, G major, and back to the C. This makes the intro of the song. The next consists of C, F, C, D, and G. Repeat this for the chorus of the song. With these two chord progressions in mind, you will now be able to play the song "Jingle Bells" on the guitar. This vide...

How To: Play "Decode" by Paramore on acoustic guitar

Ways Linn, brings you yet another in her series of acoustic guitar lessons. In this lesson she teaches you how to play "Decode" by Paramore. In this easy to follow video, she lists all the chords you will need to know and demonstrates their fingering and progression through the song. She also demonstrates the strumming pattern to help get you started. Whether you are just beginning to learn how to play the guitar, or are an experienced player, you will appreciate the tutorial offered in this ...

How To: Play Elliott Smith's "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video guitar lesson presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Elliott's "Somebody That I Used to Know." While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away. For more information, and to get started playing Elliott Smith's "Somebody That I Used to Know" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play a C/B slash chord on an acoustic or electric guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a C/B (or "C over B") chord on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started playing this C chord on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Money" by Pink Floyd on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Pink Floyd's "Money"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords in tab notation. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing this Pink Floyd song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on acoustic guitar

Want to play Taylor Swift's "Love Story" on acoustic guitar? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing this Taylor Swift song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Morning Glory" by Oasis on acoustic guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Morning Glory" by Oasis. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to play the song, and demonstrates how to finger each of them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, and the strum pattern he uses to play it. With the help of this video, even a beginner can learn to play this song in no time.

How To: Play David Bowie "Man Who Sold the World" on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie, based on the Nirvana version. To begin, you will need to tune your guitar down 1/2 step. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the song, teaching you the chords and explaining the strum pattern and picking of the guitar riffs.

How To: Play "Romulus" by Sufjan Stevens on acoustic guitar

Want to play like, or along with, Sufjan? This video guitar lesson presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Sufjan Steven's "Romulus." While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away. For more information, and to get started playing Sufjan Stevens' "Romulus" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Neon" by John Mayer on acoustic guitar

Learning to play your favorite songs will, down the road, help you to make the sort of music you want to make. In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn to play John Mayer's "Neon" on acoustic guitar. While this video assumes some knowledge on the part of its audience, beginning guitarists will find much to take away. Get started playing John Mayer's "Neon" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Memory Lane" by Elliott Smith on acoustic guitar

Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video guitar lesson presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Elliott's "Memory Lane." While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away. For more information, and to get started playing Elliott Smith's "Memory Lane" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out" on guitar

Popularized by artists like Son House and Skip James, Delta blues is not only one of the oldest forms of blues music, it is among the most stylistically distinct and technically rewarding to play. In this video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn how to play a Delta Blues-inflected version of "Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out" on guitar. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the ...

How To: Play the E phrygian scale

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to play the E phrygian scale on an open E string. All of the natural notes on the E string gives us the E phrygian scale. This lesson is a great way to learn your fretboard. Improve your guitar skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn to play the E phrygian scale.

How To: Play "Paradise City" by Guns n Roses on guitar

Playing popular songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Paradise City" by Guns N Roses on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Paradise City." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Paradise City" by Guns n Roses.

How To: Play "Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch on acoustic guitar

Want to learn how to play Alexi Murdoch on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Alexi Murdoch play it. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play along to "Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch.

How To: Play Bossa Nova guitar in E Major

In this series of video music lessons you'll learn how to play Bossa Nova classical guitar. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the essential scales and chord progressions you'll need to know to play Bossa Nova songs, taking you through a piece measure by measure, and offering tips on the distinctive plucking technique used by Bossa Nova guitarists.

How To: Play a Delta Blues style progression on a resonator guitar

If you're looking to get into slide guitar, the place to start is in the Delta, the deep south, with artists like Son House, Robert Johnson, and Bukka White. You can find their music on the Library of Congress' website as it is all open to the public now. In this video you will learn how to play some basic Delta Blues with some finger picking techniques, slide techniques, a standard I IV V progression, and more.

How To: Play "Five Years" by David Bowie on guitar

If you are a fan of David Bowie and want to learn how to play his "Five Years" on the acoustic guitar, follow this video tutorial by TboneWilson1978. Tbone goes over what chords to strum for each section of the song and the proper timing. First-time players who are unable to read notes simply have to watch where he places his fingers on the fret board to figure out how and when to play each chord. Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to play "Five Years" by David Bowie.

How To: Travis pick using G, C, and D chords on guitar

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn how to play a G-C-D Travis picking progression on acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the...

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