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 "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 "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin 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 riff from "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin. 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 "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress them by whippin...

How To: Use two capos on the guitar

Brad Davis explains why he sometimes uses two capos on a guitar. The effect is similar to that of using a drop tuning on the B string. The technique and effect are discussed in detail. He then performs an original tune (demonstrating the use of two capos), "Love You Don't Know".

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 "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 "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 "Pale Blue Eyes" by Velvet Underground on guitar

This is an acoustic guitar video lesson from GuitarAtoZ. In this lesson the host will teach you how to play the song "Pale Blue Eyes" by Velvet Underground. Before you begin you will have to tune your guitar down one whole step, so that you will be in tune with him to play the song. In this lesson he demonstrates the G, C, E minor, A minor, and D chords as you follow along with him as he plays the song. Watch this video to perfect your guitar rendition of Velvet Underground.

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 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 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 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 "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: Play a strum pattern in 6/8 on the acoustic guitar

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to play a strum pattern in 6/8 with E minor G in C chord used in the chorus of the Trip Fuse song "These Voices of Mine." Improve your guitar playing skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn how to play a strum pattern in 6/8. Practice this exercise by playing "These Voices of Mine" by the band Trip Fuse.

How To: Play "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum on guitar

In this video from gally042, Aaron Gallagher of Free and Easy Guitar shows us how to play "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum. He begins by teaching the intro which is an F then A minor for 16 beats. Then into the chorus he tells us the chords go C then A minor, then back to C, and back to A minor. Next is F, F. Then he plays the second verse and also tells us it is all down strums. Then the instrumental comes and here are the chords for that: A minor, G, C, A minor, F, G. Then the bridge is on...

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 "Hotel California" by the Eagles on guitar

Want to play "Hotel California" by the Eagles? 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 "Hotel California" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play Eric Clapton's "Malted Milk" 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-inflected version of Eric Clapton's "Malted Milk." While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get st...

How To: Play "Must Be Nice" by Lyfe Jennings on guitar

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

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 "Collide" by Howie Day on acoustic guitar

Want to play "Collide" by Howie Day? 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 this song on your own guitar, take a look!

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