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 Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run the Game" on guitar

This six-part guitar lesson series blow-by-blow account of how to get a nice sound when playing (the Bert Jansch veresion of) Jackson C Frank's folk classic, "Blues Run the Game." While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away. To get started playing Frank's "Blues Run the Game" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look! Play Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run the Game" on guitar - Part 1 of 6.

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: 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 "Whiskey Lullaby" on the guitar

Want to learn how to play "Whiskey Lullaby" on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play the intro to "Whiskey Lullaby" by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss 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 "Whiskey Lull...

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 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 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: Play a simplified version of "Hallelujah" on guitar

To play a simplified version of 'Hallelujah' on guitar you first should put a capo on the fifth fret. This song only has three parts. The intro is E minor played two times and a G chord played. You will pick the strings of these chords six times in a progressive order from 1 down to the 4th and up to one again. The first part is switching between these two chords. Then you play a C chord, a B, G and then A minor. And this will be the second part of the song. Next, you play G, C, A minor and C...

How To: Play "Romeo and Juliet" 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 intro to "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits using standard guitar tuning. 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 the intro to "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits on the guitar....

How To: Play "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger"? 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 Survivor song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play the song "The Trapeze Swinger" by Iron & Wine

This acoustic guitar tutorial explains how to play the song "The Trapeze Swinger" by Iron and Wine on the acoustic guitar. There is Capo on the second fret. This is a great instructional video that teaches you an easy method and the more advanced way for acoustic guitar enthusiasts. Practice your guitar skills by learning each chord to the song with this step by step video.

How To: Play "No Surprises" by Radiohead on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson from TboneWilson1978, you will learn how to play the song "No Surprises" by Radiohead. To begin this lesson, you will need a capo to play this song. He starts you out by showing which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates how to finger each of them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song in the verse and the chorus.

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...

How To: Play "Blackbird" by the Beatles on the guitar

Want to learn how to play one of the most popular Beatles songs, "Blackbird," on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Blackbird" by the Beatles on the acoustic guitar. This version is a accurate note by note guide to "Blackbird." 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 "Blackbird" by the Beatles.

How To: Write your own song for Valentine's Day

Aaron Gallagher from Free and Easy Guitar discusses how to write a romantic song for your special sweetheart. He encourages you to use his melody and chorus and add your own special lyrics to personalize your song. He shows you variations on guitar chords and how to either finger pick the song or strum it. A little creativity on your part and Arron's songwriting skills will have you singing your own song in less than ten minutes. Your special someone will feel even more special after your uni...

How To: Play "Pinball Wizard" by the Who 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 "Pinball Wizard" by the Who. 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 "Pinball Wizard" by the Who on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress them by whipping out your guitar and strumming ...

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 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 an easy version of "Hey There Delilah" on guitar

Want to play "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White Ts on your 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 "Hey There Delilah" on your own guitar, take a look!

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