How To: Play the "Hotel California" solo by the Eagles

Check out this two part how to video and learn the solo to Hotel California by the Eagles. Hotel California is one of the most popular classic rock songs. This lesson is designed for the beginner to intermediate guitar player. With this tutorial you can impress your friends by playing the solo to Hotel California by the Eagles.

How To: Play beguine and tango rhythms on acoustic 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 beguine and tango rhythms on acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better y...

How To: Play the old spiritual song "Morning Has Broken" on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play the old spiritual "Morning has broken" on guitar. Start with D, then G, A, F#, B, G7, C, F, and C when you first begin the song. Then, play D on the different frets so you are getting different sounds each time you touch the strings. As you continue to play through the song, learn the different strings individually so you know how to play them properly. Play the song in sections before you group all of them together. When finished, you will have one complet...

How To: Play country rhythm guitar patterns

In this video, we learn how to play country rhythm guitar patterns. The sound will have a little bit of a bass pickup when you play it to get a country sound. First, hold down an open G chord and on beat one pick the first string. Continue to move the pick down the strings and move back up. As you go, you will move slowly and keep the same noise of the strings as you go around. This will take a little bit of practice, but is a great exercise to get the right country sound for the guitar pattern.

How To: Use the clawhammer guitar technique

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 "clawhammer" guitar technique to spice up rockabilly or bluegrass tunes in the key of A. 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 clawhammer on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress ...

How To: Play "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" on guitar

Want to know how to play "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this soul classic on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat on the acoustic guitar

Playing popular songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards beginner to intermediate guitarists but it does assume prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Bubbly." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat.

How To: Play "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz on acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite"? 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 "Dynamite" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "The Joker" by The Steve Miller Band on guitar

This acoustic guitar video lesson is brought to you by Aaron from Free and Easy Guitar, will teach you how to play "The Joker" by The Steve Miller Band. Before you begin, you will need a capo to play this song the way he demonstrates it. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the strumming and chords used in the song, detailing for you how to finger the chords he uses. In this video he demonstrates a few variations on how to pick out the intro part of the song.

How To: Play a simple guitar boogie in G

Check out this music tutorial video that demonstrates how to play a simple guitar boogie in G. This instructional video provides fret diagrams and live action to show how to play a simple boogie in G. This video is aimed at budding fingerstyle guitar players, but can be adapted to a pick. Advanced beginners are also encouraged to watch and learn. Play a simple guitar boogie in G and improve your guitar playing skills!

How To: Play "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits 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 "Sultans of Swing." 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 "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play lead guit...

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 "Setting Me Up" by Dire Straits on your 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 "Setting Me Up" by Dire Straits. This is a lesson in chicken pickin'. 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 "Setting Me Up" by Dire Straits on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress th...

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 "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche on guitar

Playing your favorite songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. This lesson covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Silent Lucidity." Watch this how to video and you will be able to play "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche.

How To: Play The Smiths "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

In this video, we learn how to play The Smiths "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out". The intro starts with D minor, then F major 7, then G. This is a very simple intro that you will play over twice, then move onto the first verse. This starts with A minor 7, then G, then A minor 7, G, F, C, and G. You will play this over four times after you play the intro to the song. To play the second verse, it's exactly the same as the first chorus, so continue to play this. Once you get into the chorus...

How To: Play "Happy Birthday to You" on an acoustic guitar

This video shows you how to play Happy Birthday on acoustic guitar.For starters, you need to get familiar with 3/4 rhythm, or 3 strums per chord. You should practice it with basic chords.To play Happy Birthday, you need to use an easy succession of 3 basic chords: G, C and D. The song goes like this (remember to strum each chord 3 times, if it appears to times you have to strum it twice):G D D G G C D GWhen you play this song some people might have a difficulty getting in tune with it, so you...

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 "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton on guitar

Ballinguy556 shows you how to play "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton. You need an acoustic guitar to begin. You will be learning the main riff. Take your thumb and play the open E string, hammer thumb on E string and then play the open the A string. Then play the A cord bar. Then pluck E, G, E strings. Move your D cord up a step and low E. Play a F cord together and the base next. Then play an open E the same. Then play a D in the same together, base pattern while lowering your index down a h...

How To: Play simple Delta blues-style riffs in the key of E

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 number of simple Delta blues-style riffs and runs, all in the key of E. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to lear...

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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