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How To: Play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana on guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana? 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 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Kurt Cobain on your own acoustic guitar, take a...

How To: Play "21 Guns" by Green Day on acoustic guitar

Want to play "21 Guns" by Green Day (or Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes" or, uh, ELO's "Telephone Line" for that matter)? 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 "21 Guns" on your own ...

How To: Play "Heroes" by David Bowie on acoustic guitar

This video is a an acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Heroes" by David Bowie from TboneWilson1978. It's a really helpful video if you want to learn how to play this song because he clearly spells out all the chord progressions. First he goes over the exact chords that are in the song, and then he takes you through the entire song, singing it as well. He even pauses in the middle after the first verse to tell you about how loud you should be playing. This is a great lesson for beginners an...

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 "Romeo and Juliet" 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 intro to "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits using standard guitar tuning. 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 the intro to "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits on the guitar....

How To: Play "Never Say Never" by The Fray on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Never Say Never" by The Fray on guitar. The verse for this song is: G, D, Em, Em, Cadd9, Cadd9, G, D/F#. Then, the chorus is: G, Bm, Em, Cadd9. The bridge is: Am, Em, D, Am, Em, D, Cadd9. Play these separately and master them before you start to put the entire song together. After you do this, start to add in the lyrics to each section so you can figure out where the words go while singing with the different chords. Once you have each section finished, sta...

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 The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever" on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Strawberry Fields Forever" 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.

How To: Play "Eight Days a Week" by The Beatles on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, TboneWilson1978, teaches you how to play the song "Eight Days a Week" by The Beatles. 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. As you follow along, with help from this video you will be jamming this song in no time at all.

How To: Play "Don't Look Back Into the Sun" by The Libertines

In this video, viewers learn how to play the song "Don't Look Back into the Sun" by the Libertines on the acoustic guitar. Viewers learn which order to play the notes, in order to play the song. The video has step-by-step instructions and a slow pace that allows viewers to easily follow along. It also has a visual demonstration to give viewers an example of how the piece should sound. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing guitar and want to learn how to play a new song.

How To: Play "Never Say Never" by The Fray on guitar

In this acoustic guitar lesson, brought to you by Ways Linn, she teaches you how to play the song "Never Say Never" by The Fray. You will need a capo to play this song, so be forewarned. Ways Linn, teaches you the chords you will need to know, as well as their fingering, and the strum pattern you will need to play this song. This video is easy to follow, and so will be great for any beginning guitarist looking for a new lesson, as well as well as for experienced players who are fans of this s...

How To: Finger pick on the acoustic guitar

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you a fun finger pick exercise from the verse of the Trip Fuse tune called "These Voices of Mine." Improve your guitar playing skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn how to finger pick on the acoustic guitar. Practice by playing the song "These Voices of Mine" by Trip Fuse.

How To: Play four open chords and an easy progression

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to play four open chords and an easy progression. This is a great chord progression for beginning guitar players. You will also learn correct finger placement. This lesson provides a great chord progression using G, Em, C and Am open chords. Improve your guitar skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn to play open chords in an easy progression.

How To: Play "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney on guitar

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

How To: Play "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie on the guitar

Want to learn how to play Fergie on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Fergie performs 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 "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie.

How To: Play "Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty on guitar

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

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: Use alternating bass patterns 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 alternating bass patterns in the key using open G, C, D, and Em chords on acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practi...

How To: Play Super Mario Brothers on guitar

This series starts by introducing you to the song itself and its parts. Then it will branch off explain each note, step by step and show you how to play every facet of the song. The bridge is a bit tricky but our expert will breeze you through it like a hot knife through butter. So pick up your axe and turn on your PC! It's time to jam!

How To: Play an easy version of "Hey There Delilah" on guitar

Want to play "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White Ts on your guitar? 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 "Hey There Delilah" on your own guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Rock and Roll" by Velvet Underground on guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Rock and Roll" by Velvet Underground on guitar. The chords to play this on the electric guitar would be bar chords D, C, and G. Play these together slowly at first so you understand the rhythm you are looking for. Once you have these down, you will have the basic sounds down for the entirety of the song. After this, play the first verse of the song, then play the second, chorus, and the rest of the verses. You will need to pay attention to where the pau...

How To: Hold an acoustic guitar with correct playing posture

In this tutorial, we learn how to hold an acoustic guitar for the right posture while playing. The guitar should fall naturally onto your lap and your right hand should fall across the top. You may want to hold the guitar while hunched over, but you need to sit up with the arm bent so the circulation to your arm doesn't get cut off. You want the arms and body to flow and be natural so you don't tense up and you play beautiful music. The more you play the guitar, the more comfortable you will ...

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 "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 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...