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 Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" 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 Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" 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 an unplugged version of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

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 Keith Urban's "But for the Grace of God"

In this song tutorial, you'll learn how to play the introduction to Keith Urban's "By the Grace of God," on the acoustic guitar. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate and advanced guitarists, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this lesson to get started playing "By the Grace of God" on your guitar!

How To: Play "Dumb" by Nirvana on acoustic guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Dumb" by Nirvana. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates how to finger them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song in the verse and the chorus. Learn how to play this tune in just a few short minutes.

How To: Play the E phrygian scale

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to play the E phrygian scale on an open E string. All of the natural notes on the E string gives us the E phrygian scale. This lesson is a great way to learn your fretboard. Improve your guitar skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn to play the E phrygian scale.

How To: Play "Long Cool Woman" and "Mellow Yellow"

In this song tutorial, you'll learn how to play the introductions to two popular songs, "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies and "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate and advanced guitarists, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this lesson to get started playing "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" and "Mellow Yellow" on your guitar!

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 the Beatles' "Michelle" 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 "Sad Song" by Oasis on guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Sad Song" by Oasis on the acoustic guitar. For this song, viewers are recommended to tune down a semitone. This video reveals all the string movements and the order that the notes are needed to be played, in order to execute the song. This video provides step-by-step narration and a visual demonstration for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing guitar and want to learn ...

How To: Play sus4 chords and "Pinball Wizard" by The Who

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that provides a lesson that explains what sus4 chords are and how to play the verse of the song "Pinball Wizard" by The Who because it's a great example of a sus4 chord. Improve your guitar skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn about sus4 chords. Practice playing the song "Pinball Wizard" by The Who and play guitar like a pro!

How To: Play "Sing" by Travis on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Sing" by Travis. Before you begin you will need a capo to perform this 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 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 Keith Urban "Only You Can Love Me This Way"

This video is from Aaron Gallagher from Free and Easy Guitar. He teaches us how to play Keith Urban's "Only You Can Love Me This Way." He tells us from the outset that Keith Urban plays it in dropped D so you play the G note on the 5th fret of the Low E instead of 3rd fret where you normally play it. He then teaches us how to play the song. And goes very slowly for us at times so we can really learn at a good pace. He goes into great detail for each part of the song: The intro, verse, chorus....

How To: Play "Hero" by Nickelback on acoustic guitar

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

How To: Play fill-ins and rundowns on the acoustic guitar

The objective of this lesson is to break up the same old up and down strumming pattern and sound better. Otherwise your playing can sound the same after a while even though your playing different tunes. By adding rundowns, fill-ins, and alternating bass notes, we can take ordinary strumming up to a more advanced level. Play fill-ins and rundowns on the acoustic guitar.

How To: Play "Goodbye To You" by Michelle Branch on guitar

If you want to learn how to play Michelle Branch on the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Goodbye To You" by Michelle Branch on the acoustic guitar. "Goodbye To You" uses the chords Cadd9,Dadd9,G, D/F#, Asus4, and Em7. 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 guitar to "Goodbye To You" by Michelle Branch.

How To: Practice G7 arpeggio along with a jam track

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to practice playing a 7th position G7 arpeggio along with a one chord jam track. To play, use the up and down as quarter, eighth, eighth note triplets and sixteenth notes at 106 bpm. Arpeggios should be a daily part of your practice routine. They help with technique, learning the fretboard and getting familiar with what notes belong to what chord. Most importantly they train your ear to hear chord tones. Improve your guitar...

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 a C/B slash chord on an acoustic or electric guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a C/B (or "C over B") chord on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). 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 C chord on your own guitar, watch this video 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 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 "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 a simple arrangement of "Song of Joy" on guitar

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' series of beginning guitar lessons, you'll learn how to play "Song of Joy." While this video tutorial is geared towards beginners, it assumes at least some prior knowledge of guitar playing and its jargon. Take a look to get started playing "Song of Joy"!

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 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 "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.

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