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 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: 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 "Apologize" by One Republic on guitar

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

How To: Play "White Man at Hammersmith Palais" 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 "White Man at Hammersmith Palais" by the Clash. 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 "White Man at Hammersmith Palais" by the Clash on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you ...

How To: Play "Broken" by Seether on acoustic guitar properly

Want to learn how to play Seether on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Broken" by Seether on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Seether plays it. The tuning for "Broken" is standard tuning tuned down a half step. 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 "Broken" by Seether.

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 "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 "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 "Slide Away" by Oasis on guitar

Love rock music and playing guitar? If so then this video is just for you. Follow simple step by step instructions to learn how to play the acoustic version of Slide Away by the famous band Oasis. The maker or host of the video explains what chords to use for the song, and all you must do is follow along. If you are having trouble understanding how to position your fingers, simply view the information tab at the right to view the finger positioning. If you are still having trouble, Google the...

How To: Play "Truth" by Seether on acoustic guitar

This how to video describes how to play "Truth" by Seether on the guitar. The video begins with the author just jumping into the song. You will have to tune your guitar a half step down in order to play the song. She then explains the chord progression, intro, bridge, and the rest of the song. This video is perfect for novice guitar players or anyone who is a major Seether fan. The video lasts about 9 and a half minutes.

How To: Play "Guitar Boogie" byTommy Emmanuel 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 his version of the main riff of the song "Guitar Boogie" by Tommy Emmanuel. While this video tutorial is geared towards beginners, it assumes at least some prior knowledge of guitar playing and its jargon. ...

How To: Play "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell on the guitar

Want to learn how to play the guitar like Joni Mitchell? With this two part tutorial you can learn how to play "Both Sides Now" from the album Clouds by Joni Mitchell on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. This song is played in Open G tuning. The host covers the fingerpicking technique for "Both Sides Now." Watch this two part how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Both Sides Now" by Jon...

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: Play simple Delta blues-style riffs in the key of E

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 number of simple Delta blues-style riffs and runs, all in the key of E. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to lear...

How To: Play "Guitar Boogie" 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' series of beginning guitar lessons, you'll learn how to play "Guitar Boogie" by Tommy Emmanuel. 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 "Guita...

How To: Play simple Blues Runs on 2 strings

Watch this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play simple Blues Runs in basic keys, all on two strings. This is just a simple collection of basic runs that beginners can incorporate into their playing - just gets away from basic chords a little. There's a short demo piece in E at the end of the video. This music tutorial is outlined as follows: fretboard diagrams, Blues runs in the key of E, Blues runs in the key of A, Blues runs in the key of D, Blues runs in the key of G, and ...

How To: Play "All Good Things" by Nelly Furtado on guitar

If you want to learn how to play Nelly Furtado on guitar then this how to video is the place to start. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "All Good Things" by Nelly Furtado on the acoustic guitar. "All Good Things" uses the chords Am, C, G, F, E. 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 "All Good Things" by Nelly Furtado.

How To: Play Matt Redman's "Blessed Be Your Name" on guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you Christian rock guitarists how to play a solo from a Matt Redman song. Not just any Matt Redman song, but one of his greatest: "Blessed Be Your Name." And just so you know, here are the lyrics to go along with this instructional guitar lesson:

How To: Play "Tracks Of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson 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 Smokey Robinson song "Tracks Of My Tears." 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 "Tracks Of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play...

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 "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 "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.

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, ...

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