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 "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: 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 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 "What It's Like" by Everlast on acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "What It's Like" by Everlast on acoustic guitar. First, take the D minor chord with the middle finger chord on the second finger. Play this and pick the D, G, and B. Make sure the pinkie is on the third fret of the high E for the first hit of the string. This will lead you through the intro of the song. Once you start the first verse, you will be using the same chords throughout the entire song. Start to sing in the lyrics with the song, then when you re...

How To: Play "Let My Love Open the Door" by Pete Townshend

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Let My Love Open the Door" by Pete Townshend. The intro will start out with G, D, C, repeated until you start D, G, D. After this, you will start to add in the words to the song with G, D, C for the different words in the first sentence. These are the main chords in the song, making it pretty easy for a beginner to learn how to do. Practice learning how to do these few chords, then you will be able fit the lyrics in and get the right strum pattern in th...

How To: Play "Key to the Highway" 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 the how to play blues standard "Key to the Highway." 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 "Key to th...

How To: Play "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream"? 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 "Teenage Dream" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play Nickelback "If Today Was Your Last Day" on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play Nickelback "If Today Was Your Last Day" on guitar. This is a faster strumming song that has a lot of B minor chords played in it. The other chords you will play for it are a D and an A. The D and A will be played in two measures, then the rest will be played with a B minor. The song goes up and down, then goes back to the quick strumming pattern as before. You may need to get used to how quick this song goes, but it can be done easily after you get the hang...

How To: Play "Dead Man" by Neil Young on acoustic guitar

Learn how to play Neil Young's "Dead Man" with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the song including chords and strumming patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular Neil Young tune on your own acoustic guitar, watch this tutorial.

How To: Play "O Holy Night" on guitar

Spread some warm holiday cheer at parties and gatherings this Christmas season by playing this timeless classic on your acoustic guitar. Learn to play "O Holy Night" by following along with this informative and instructional video from Mahalo/Radius guitarist Thomas Gilbert.

How To: Play the minor pentatonic scale on your guitar

Justin teaches us how to play the minor pentatonic scale in this tutorial. This is a useful scale that you will use as long as you play the guitar. Start with your first finger in the fifth fret of the thickest string. Play A, then reach up with your fourth finger in the eight fret. All fingers should be in ascending order with the different frets. Move onto the next string, playing first finger and third finger. Go onto the next string with the fingers changing in between the frets as you go...

How To: Play the Am, G, and C chords on the acoustic guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the professional. This guitar lesson from Siggi Mertens teaches you how to play the Am, G, and C chords on the acoustic guitar. 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 Am, G, and C chords on the acoustic guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress the...

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 "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC 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 AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" 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 AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

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 "The Truth" by Jason Aldean on guitar

This video helps the viewers learn some basic guitar notes. Jason Aldean is a great musician who plays guitar remarkably well. In this video, he tries to teach us how to use a guitar and play some notes that are basic. The truth is the genre he is playing in this video. The viewer of this video will definitely get a good knowledge about cores and notes of this song. The notus have been taught very clearly that could help us play this of our own

How To: Play a funk riff on the 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 a funk riff on the acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll sound and...

How To: Play "Freight Train" by Tommy Emmanuel

Learning to play your favorite songs on your guitar is not only a wonderful way of passing the time–and impressing those whom you'd like to impress–, it can do wonders for your technique. In this song tutorial from Siggi Mertens, you'll learn how to play Tommy Emmanuel's version of "Freight Train." While this video tutorial is geared towards intermediate guitarists, guitar players of any skill level should be able to play along, given sufficient commitment. Take a look to get started playing ...

How To: Play "You and I Both" by Jason Mraz on acoustic guitar

Want to learn how to play Jason Mraz on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "You and I Both" by Jason Mraz on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Jason Mraz 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 "You and I Both" by Jason Mraz.

How To: Play "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing"on acoustic guitar

Playing your favorite songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" by Jack Johnson on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the strumming pattern as well as the chord structure for "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" by ...

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