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: Use a melodic-percussive strumming style on guitar

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play guitar with a melodic/percussive strumming style reminiscent of old Neil Young. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one.

How To: Play Eric Clapton's "Before You Accuse Me" 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 Eric Clapton's "Before You Accuse Me" me. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to l...

How To: Use Delta-blues style picking in open G

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 use Delta Blues-style in open G. 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 picking...

How To: Play Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" on acoustic guitar

Learn how to play Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" on acoustic guitar with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the song including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular early Rod Stewart song on your own acoustic guitar, watch this tutorial.

How To: Play "38 Years Old" by Tragically Hip 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 acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play "38 Years Old" by Tragically Hip. 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 "38 Years Old" by Tragically Hip on the acoustic guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play l...

How To: Play John Lee Hooker style blues riff on the guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson from Siggi Mertens teaches you how to play a ohn Lee Hooker style blues riff. There are similar blues riffs to this John Lee Hooker riff. "Boom, Boom" or "Suzie Q" by Creedence Clearwater Revival or Tommy Emmanuel´s "Stevie´s Blues" are great examples of this blues style riff. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorporating them into y...

How To: Build a classical acoustic guitar from scratch

If you've always wanted to build your own Classical Acoustic guitar, this video series can get you started! You will watch he starts with some simple blocks of wood and an idea and crafts a great classical guitar! He will also show you his mistakes along the way and his own fixes, so that way if you make the same mistake, you will have an answer right there!

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 "People Are Crazy" by Billy Currington on guitar

To play "People are Crazy," you begin with what is called the intro. For this song, the intro includes playing the same group of notes or strings two times; this is called "repeat" on the sheet music. All of the these notes will be played on the B-string except for one. The exception is played on the G-string and this is just played open. Start on the 10 thread (fifth string capo) holding it with your ring finger, count to the fifth string and play it twice, pause, then play 5, 3, 1, and then...

How To: Play a Delta blues-style slide riff 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-style slide riff on the guitar. 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 B...

How To: Play "Check Yes Juliet" by We the Kings on guitar

In this video guitar lesson, from FreeandEasyGuitar.com, host Aaron teaches you to play the song "Check Yes Juliet" by We the Kings. In this lesson you will learn how to tune your guitar to "Drop D", so that you will be in tune to play this song. He begins the lesson, by breaking down the intro and explaining the picking pattern you need to follow to get it right. For the rest of the song he goes through the chord progression, and strum pattern, breaking it down so even a beginning guitarist ...

How To: Play "Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd) on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. 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. This tutorial focuses mostly on just the beginning of the song, and does not cover the entire song.

How To: Play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar. This song will be done in the open position. Start out with the intro, which will have the chords: F, A minor, G, D minor, D, E minor, and C. This song does not have any split measures, so every chord should get one to two measures as you play. Play this slowly, then when you have it repeat this four times and change up on the fifth time. Once you are finished, you can breeze through the song and simply learn the ch...

How To: Play the Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl" on guitar

If you want to pay the Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl" song on guitar you should first the chords for the verse are D to a B minor, to a G and then to A. That is for the first half of the verse. The second half of the verse starts with a D chord, then goes to D7, then to a G then a G minor (barre on the 3rd fret). Now, when you play this, you should just repeat both phrases again. For the bridge, start with a G chord, to A, to D and B minor. You should also repeat this portion for the bridge then g...

How To: Play "Country Boy Can Survive" on the acoustic guitar

Want to learn how to play Hank Williams Jr. on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Country Boys Can Survive" by Hank Williams Jr. on the acoustic guitar. This song is played in dropped D tuning. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Hank Williams Jr. 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 the guitar ...

How To: Change classical guitar strings

Time to change your classical guitar strings? This video will describe exactly how to do just that. The plain end of your string will be tied to the bridge. The other end is will go around the tuning pegs. You will want to do the thickest strings first. Thread through the bridge whole left to right and loop off. With the enlarged visual demonstrations and illustrated examples you will be able to follow along and correctly change the strings to your guitar with out any trouble. Now if only lea...

How To: Use chord substitutions in the key of E major

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 use chord substitutions in the key of E major on guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, t...

How To: Play "Breed" by Nirvana on the acoustic guitar

Want to know how to play an unplugged version of Nirvana's "Breed" by on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, rock guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing Kurt Cobain's "Breed" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from yourguitarsage. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates them for users who may be still learning. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, teaching you the intro, verse, bridge and chorus parts of the song. The C, E minor, and variations of the E minor chord are taught in ...

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 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple on guitar

How classic is "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, right? It's one of the greatest classics of all time! And now, you can learn how to play this hit on your acoustic guitar by yourself. Impress anyone who's listening with this rockin' tune. This tutorial will show you exactly how to play "Smoke on the Water" with your guitar, from finger placement to the proper chords.

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...

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