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 Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Otherside" on guitar

Yourguitarsage shows you how to play the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "The Otherside" on a guitar. Grab your acoustic guitar in order to get started. Some of the song will be played for those who understand the chords. The chords needed for play are A minor, F, C, G, and E minor. The song is in the count of four. Every chorus in the song follows the chords. The verse is A minor, E minor, G, and A minor for two measures. If you don't know how to play, you can download an e-book.

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 "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar lesson that shows you an easy chord progression and great strum pattern using the song "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan. When working on the strumming, just listen and play along. Try not to watch the screen. Music is all about listening. But just like a metronome, you don't want to watch it. Just listen to it. With this lesson and a bit of practice, play "Knocking on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan and improve your guitar playing skills.

How To: Play Green Day's "American Idiot" 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 Green Day's "American Idiot" 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 Green Day's "American Idiot" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" on the guitar

Want to play the "Rudolph" Christmas carol on your guitar? Learn how with this video tab from Mahalo, which presents a detailed breakdown of the song's component chords and strumming pattern. While this guitar lesson is suited to those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, beginners should be able to follow along also given a little sticktoitiveness. Watch to get started playing the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Xmas song on your own electric or acoustic guitar.

How To: Play classic 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: Get started playing Brazilian-style guitar

Whether you're interested in playing bossa nova, tropicália, música popular brasileira-style guitar, the rudiments are the same and this two-part video tutorial will get you started. Both segments look look at the basics of Brazilian chord progressions. For more information, as well as to get started playing Brazilian-style guitar yourself, press play!

How To: Play Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven on acoustic guitar

Led Zeppelin's famous song "Stairway to Heaven" is totally worth learning. Whatever the social function there's bound to be a group of folks who get down on jamming with those familiar chords. This video tutorial demonstrates how to play "Stairway to Heaven" on an acoustic guitar in a clear and simple manner, so grab your six-string and head striaght up those stairs to acoustic heaven.

How To: Play "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus on guitar

Want to play "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus? 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 "Party in the USA" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Good Riddance" by Green Day on acoustic guitar

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

How To: Play "Swing Life Away" by Rise Against on guitar

Want to learn how to play Rise Against on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Swing Life Away" by Rise Against on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Rise Against 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 the guitar along to "Swing Life Away" by Rise Against.

How To: Play "Leaving on a Jetplane" by John Denver on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Leaving on a Jet plane" by John Denver on guitar. This is a very easy song to sing and it's recognizable so that a group of people will be able to sing along with you. The chords you will need are a G, C, A minor, and D. These are the only chords you will need for the entire song. Start out by playing these chords for the intro twice in a row. After you have done this, play the chords throughout the rest of the verses. Make sure you pause and go down and u...

How To: Play "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, Scotties, teaches you how to play the song "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. He begins the lesson by breaking down the picking pattern for you so that you can follow along, using some useful tablature overlaid on the video for you. Once you have got this down, he moves on to teaching you the chords you need to know to play the song. You will need to have a capo to play this song the way he performs it.

How To: Use the clawhammer guitar technique

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 "clawhammer" guitar technique to spice up rockabilly or bluegrass tunes in the key of A. 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 clawhammer on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress ...

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 "Money" by Pink Floyd on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Pink Floyd's "Money"? 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 Pink Floyd song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

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 "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed on acoustic guitar

If you want to play 'Perfect Day' by Lou Reed on acoustic guitar you first need to play an E chord, then go to Am, and repeat this. Now move to a D and crawl up to a G, then play a C and go to F. Move to Dm and play E. When you play the E chord you should play it with your pinkie. After playing the E, you play the last two strings in order and then continue on with the chord progression. If you continue on with this chord progression you will play the song. Listen to the song to get the strum...

How To: Play "What I Got" by Sublime on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Sublime's "What I Got"? 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 "What I Got" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Numb" by Linkin Park on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Numb" by Linkin Park on acoustic guitar. Start out with putting your middle finger on the second fret of the A string and play an E minor. Now, move your ring finger to the third fret of the A string and your pointer finger on the E string. Now, play a G with your middle finger on the first fret and your ring finger on the third fret. Learn how to get your finger movements correct while doing this, then start to play the intro and the rest of your song. As...

How To: Play "Badfish" by Sublime on acoustic guitar

Want to play "Badfish" by Sublime? 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 "Badfish" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play a Delta blues-style slide riff 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 how to play a Delta blues-style slide riff on the 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 using Delta B...

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.

How To: Play "Never Too Late" by 3 Days Grace

Learning to play the guitar can be a stressful, tedious process, especially when trying to master today's song by ear. This easy to follow video tutorial takes even the most novice guitarist through 3 Days Grace hit song "Never Too Late." She'll play the song in full, and then break it down in easy to follow steps, posting both guitar terminology for the experienced musician, or shows you where to place your fingers on the neck of the instrument for more novice guitar players. No matter if yo...

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