How To: Play "American Woman" by the Guess Who on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of the Guess Who's "American Woman"? 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 Guess Who song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias on acoustic guitar

Aaron from Free and Easy Guitar shows how to play Enrique Iglesias' "Hero" on the acoustic guitar. The song requires a four-finger G chord with the string picking order 6, 3, 1, 2, 3, and 2. This is repeated four times for the introduction. The chorus is strummed using any chord of your choice. If the G or E minor chord is used, you can pick all six strings. With the C chord, any of the bottom five strings can be strummed and with the D chord, any of the bottom four strings can be strummed. T...

How To: Make a sound hole for a guitar

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to make a sound hole for a guitar. Follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this guitar tutorial video and make a sound hole for you guitar. A lot of experimentation has been done lately putting the sound holes in different places on the sound board and also in different shapes. The different shapes are sometimes just for visual effect but in addition, sometimes sound holes need to be made in different shapes or put i...

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: 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: 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...

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 "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 "Supersonic" 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 "Supersonic" by Oasis. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to play the song. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, and the strum pattern he uses to play it. The chords you will learn in this lesson are the F# minor 11, A sus 2, B 7, E, C# 7, D, and A.

How To: Play classic Beatles' "Blackbird" on acoustic guitar

The Beatles revolutionized the music industry and brought us songs that can never be forgotten, that could never be overstated. With John Lennon at the front of the "Fab Four" they couldn't be stopped... wouldn't be stopped. But let's not forget it wouldn't be the "Fab Four" without George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. In your head you constantly hear the Beatles' tunes, so why not bring them outside, why not bring that joy to everyone around you? With this video tutorial, you'll...

How To: Play "Little Lion Man" by Mumford and Sons on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of the Mumford and Sons' "Little Lion Man"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its 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 "Little Lion Man" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Don't Look Back Into the Sun" by The Libertines

In this video, viewers learn how to play the song "Don't Look Back into the Sun" by the Libertines on the acoustic guitar. Viewers learn which order to play the notes, in order to play the song. The video has step-by-step instructions and a slow pace that allows viewers to easily follow along. It also has a visual demonstration to give viewers an example of how the piece should sound. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing guitar and want to learn how to play a new song.

How To: Build guitar chords

This is instructional guitar video that shows you how to build chords on your guitar fretboard using music theory. Check out this simple guide to chord theory on the guitar, using the D major scale as a basis for creating chords from notes of the scale. No guitar playing in this video - just theory! Covers major, minor, 7th, 9th, minor 7th, minor 6th, diminished and augmented chord construction. Learn how to build guitar chords and improve your guitar playing skills with this music tutorial v...

How To: Play Oasis "Wonderwall" on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play Oasis "Wonderwall" on acoustic guitar. The strumming pattern in the beginning of the song is what you really need to pay attention to. The chords you will need to learn are G, D, and A. This will cover the intro of the song, but you will have to play different chords to make the sound come through correctly. The song doesn't consist of playing that many chords, but you will have to move your fingers quickly to keep up with the beat of the song. Continue to ...

How To: Make a guitar pick from credit or gift cards

Reuse an expired credit or empty gift card to make a guitar pick instead of buying a brand new pick. You will need a pick, nail file (or sandpaper), card, and sharp scissors. Each card will probably yield about four or five picks. With a pen or Sharpie, outline your pick onto the card, centering it around whatever design or logo you want on the pick. Then, cut out this shape with your scissors. With the file, go back and file down the edges so that they are smooth, making sure that all sides ...

How To: Build your own guitar maintenance stand

This video explains how to build your own guitar maintenance jack. This helps when you change a lot of strings and do other maintenance work. It starts with an old roller stand and uses the bracket to apply just a piece of wood. It is adjustable, which makes it very handy to adjust the height of your guitar. On top of the block of wood, attach a vice with corked pads and a layer of glued leather to get a grip on the guitar. This allows you to put your guitar at any angle by bracing either the...

How To: Play "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes on guitar

scottious brings you this acoustic guitar video lesson, which teaches you how to play the song "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes. Before you get started, you will need a capo to play the song the way he demonstrates it. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to play the song, and demonstrates how to finger them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, and the strum pattern he uses to play it. The host is left handed, so if you're a lefty guitari...

How To: Play "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat 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 "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the chord structure for "Bubbly." Watch this how to video and you will be able to play "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat.

How To: Play "African Queen" by 2face Idibia

Want to learn how to play 2face Idibia on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "African Queen" by 2face Idibia on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how 2face Idibia plays 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 "African Queen" by 2face Idibia.

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 "Stairway to Heaven" on acoustic guitar

Playing your favorite songs by Led Zeppelin on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin 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 "Stairway to Heaven." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepp...

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 John Lee Hooker-style blues 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 John Lee Hooker-style Delta blues 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 playing like John...

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