How To: Play "Keep Holding On" by Avril Lavigne on guitar

Want to play Avril Lavigne's "Keep Holding On"? 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 "Keep Holding On" on your own guitar, take a look!

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: Do hammer-ons on the guitar to increase articulation

If all guitarists did was play chords with a single strum or individually pick notes, the music industry - and guitar music - would be dead as we know it. Some of our favorite songs, both past and present, are so memorable because they vary the articulation of notes on the guitar. This means that rather than boringly stick with the same strumming pattern they include cool sounding tricks like pull-offs and hammer-ons.

How To: Play "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond on guitar

Want to know how to play "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond 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 song on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

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 "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles on guitar

TboneWilson shows how to play The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" song on the acoustic guitar. Before beginning to play the song, you will need to tune your guitar down one semi-tone to D sharp. This video tutorial shows us how the combination of a D sharp, C, G, E minor, A minor, C, and D chords can be used to play the verses of the Yellow Submarine song by The Beatles. The chorus requires the following chords in this order: G, D, E, G, G, D, D, and G. Follow this tutorial from TboneWilson to le...

How To: Play "Hanging By a Moment" by Lifehouse on guitar

In this video acoustic guitar lesson, brought to you by http://www.Free and Easy Guitar host Aaron will teach you how to play "Hanging By a Moment" by Lifehouse. To begin, you will have to tune your guitar down a half step in Drop D, which he demonstrates for you. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the picking of the intro, then moves on to the strumming and chords used in the song. He breaks down each part of the song, calling out the chords and explaining the strum pattern he uses...

How To: Figure out guitar tab

This video demonstrates how to properly read guitar tablature. The numbers in the tablature represent the fret number and the line the numbers are on represent the strings. For example, if there is a number 4 on the 3rd line from the top, that represents the note on the fourth fret on the G string (in standard tuning). Tablature is read as if the guitar is laying on your lap, with the low E string closer to you and the high E string facing away. Tablature is a simple effective way to read gui...

How To: Play "Steady Rolling Man" on acoustic 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 "Steady Rolling Man" on acoustic guitar. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all...

How To: Play the song "Say Goodbye" by Dave Matthews Band

This acoustic guitar tutorial explains how to play the song "Say Goodbye" by Dave Matthews Band on the acoustic guitar. There are two ways to play it, the easy way and the way Dave plays the song. This is a great instructional video for hardcore DMB fans and acoustic guitar enthusiasts. Practice your guitar skills by learning each chord to the song with this step by step video.

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 "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty

If you want to play "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty on acoustic guitar you should first pay the chords, F, C, Am and G. These same four chords will be played over and over again to complete the song. The strumming pattern is as follows: When playing F strum down up. When playing C strum up up down. When playing Am strum Down up and finally when playing G strum up up down. You'll want to repeat this through the song. First, you should start out slow then increase in speed with practice. For the...

How To: Play "Starman" by David Bowie on acoustic guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Starman" by David Bowie. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to play the song, and demonstrates how to finger them on the fretboard. 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 like a pro.

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: Play sus or sustained chords

This video lesson will teach you about sustained chords (sus chords) and what I like to call chord ornaments. Let’s start with the chords we are going to be messing around with - D, C, A, and G. Sus chords add the 4th or 2nd scale degree to any chord that you are playing. Play sus or sustained chords.

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 Velvet Underground's "I'll Be Your Mirror" on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play Velvet Underground: I'll Be Your Mirror on guitar. The only chords you will need to play are: D, G, A, and Em. The guitar should be drop tuned one whole step before you begin to play. Get used to playing the chords first, then start to play them together to make the verses of the song. Play the different sections at first, with the lyrics, then start to add all the sections together to create the entire song. When finished, you will have this Velvet Undergr...

How To: Play a jazzy chord vamp in G on the guitar

See how to play a fun, fast-paced R&B chord vamp in the key of G. 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 chord vamp on your own guitar, watch this tutorial.

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 The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever" on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles. Before you get started, you will need a capo to play this song. 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.

How To: Play Ludovico Einaudi's "I Giorni" 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 Ludovico Einaudi's "I Giorni" 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 "I Giorni" by Ludovico Einaudi on your acoustic guitar with this three-part video tutorial.

How To: Play John Mayer's "My Stupid Mouth" 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 "My Stupid Mouth" 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 "My Stupid Mouth" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

How To: Use Elliott Smith-style Milonga flamenco picking

Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video tutorial demonstrates a small chord progression highlighting the Milonga style of picking. It was a strong influence on the development of Elliott Smith's fingerpicking style and a lot of modern rhythmic guitar styles. 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 using a Milonga flamenco picking...

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

Want to play guitar like Sufjan Stevens? In this guitar tutorial you will learn how to play "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens. "Chicago" uses the capo on the 9th fret in standard guitar tuning. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior guitar knowledge. With this how to video you will be able to sing and play "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens on the guitar.

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