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How To: Play basic Blues on the acoustic guitar

The blues is where it all began. Before you learn how to play rock or jazz or metal, you should start with the blues. Learning the basic 12 bar form can help you feel out measures and develop your sense of direction in music, and learning how to play the shuffled rhythm will help to increase your proficiency with learning other rhythm patterns. In this fantastic video you will get a basic over view of the Blues on the acoustic guitar and a quick variation on the standard blues shuffle.

How To: Play "Half the World Away" by Oasis on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Half the World Away" by Oasis on acoustic guitar. Start with a C, then CF, then move your middle finger to the fourth string. After this, you will repeat this and your intro will be finished. Now, verse one will start with C again, then F, then C, CB, A minor, D7, then back to CF. This will finish up verse one, then start the chorus in A minor, then C, and B7. Continue going back to A minor, then CF, D7 suspended, and G. Once you have the chorus, you can c...

How To: Play "Rhythm of Love" by Plain White T's on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Plain White T's "Rhythm of Love"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords from three different angles. 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 PWT song on your own guitar, watch this video ...

How To: Play "No Surprises" by Radiohead on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson from TboneWilson1978, you will learn how to play the song "No Surprises" by Radiohead. To begin this lesson, you will need a capo to play this song. He starts you out by showing which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates how to finger each of them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song in the verse and the chorus.

How To: Play "38 Years Old" by Tragically Hip 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 acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play "38 Years Old" by Tragically Hip. 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 "38 Years Old" by Tragically Hip on the acoustic guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play l...

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 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 "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 "Driftin' Blues" on acoustic 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 "Driftin' Blues." While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get...

How To: Play classic Beatles' "Blackbird" 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 "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 "Octopus's Garden" by The Beatles on guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Octopus' Garden" by the Beatles on the acoustic guitar. This video reveals all the string movements and the order that the notes are need to be played, in order to execute the song. This video provides voice narration and a visual demonstration for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing the guitar and want to learn how play a new song.

How To: Play "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan on guitar

The video shows how to play “Sunshine Superman” on guitar. He goes through each note individually and puts them together gradually to create the tune on the guitar. He tells what note is being played. He also says what string is being hit. He plays the song for you so you can hear how it sounds when all the notes come together as a one. The video is clear and easy to understand. The instructor has numerous videos on several songs that you can learn to play on the guitar.

How To: Play "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" 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 "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" by the Smiths. This is not a note-for-note accurate demo, but most of the basic chords are there. 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 "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" by the Smit...

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: Make a sound hole for a guitar

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to make a sound hole for a guitar. Follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this guitar tutorial video and make a sound hole for you guitar. A lot of experimentation has been done lately putting the sound holes in different places on the sound board and also in different shapes. The different shapes are sometimes just for visual effect but in addition, sometimes sound holes need to be made in different shapes or put i...

How To: Play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on acoustic guitar

Playing your favorite songs by Nirvana on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nir...

How To: Play "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie 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 two part acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play the David Bowie song "Life on Mars?" Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorporating them into your own songs. With this how to video and a bit of practice you will be able to play "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can...

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 "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 "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of "The Climb" 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 this song from the Hannah Montanna movie on your own acoustic guitar, just take a l...

How To: Play "Girl" by The Beatles on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Girl" by The Beatles. Before you get started you will need a capo to play this song. 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.