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How To: Play a funk riff on the 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 a funk riff on the acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll sound and...

How To: Play "Wild Thing" by the Troggs on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of the Troggs' "Wild Thing"? 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 Troggs song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift on guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift on guitar. The four chords you will need for this song are: D, A, E minor, and G. You will play these chords in that order when you play the song, to match the verse in the beginning. You can vary this up if you have a guitar that doesn't have steps, but stick with these if you don't. Play these chords to hear what it sounds like, then add in the lyrics as you go to get a feel for the song. Once you reach the end, you...

How To: Play "Stranger Things Have Happened" by Foo Fighters

In this video, we learn how to play "Stranger Things Have Happened" by Foo Fighters. You can fingerpick this one or use a pick to get a different sound if you are comfortable with that. For the melody you will play the A string, B string, E string, with different frets to create different sounds. As you continue, you will learn how to play the strings of the chorus and the rest of the versus. Make sure you are sliding your finger to the correct strings and have the right frets so the sounds m...

How To: Play "Jezebel" by Iron & Wine on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Jezebel" by Iron & Wine on guitar. Start off in B minor with capo on the second fret. Use the A minor, then use the chords C, G, and F. After you learn these simple chords, start to put them together to learn the main riff of the song. Continue playing until you reach the chorus, which will sound close to the same as the verses do in the song. This is a quiet song, so keep it in A minor chord as you continue to play. When finished, play the chords separate...

How To: Play an unplugged version of "Clocks" by Coldplay

Want to play the Coldplay's "Clocks" on acoustic guitar? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its 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 "Clocks" on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Broken Strings" by James Morrison on guitar

Want to play "Broken Strings" by James Morrison on your acoustic 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 this song on your own guitar, take a look!

How To: Play The Smiths "Please Let Me Get What I Want"

This tutorial shows any acoustic guitar player who wants to learn how to play The Smiths' "Please Let Me Get What I Want". Without having to read any music notes, follow the finger movements and learn the frets to press on the guitar. For an added effect, a second guitar player can be added. The tutorial goes through how to play the entire song and at what tempo.

How To: Tune a guitar with the help of an online tuner

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tune a guitar with the help of an online tuner. You will need a guitar. Listen to the low e string note being played and tune your guitar's low e to that tuning. Listen to the a note being played and tune the a string accordingly. Listen to the d string open note being played and tune the d string. Listen to the g string open note being played and tune your g string accordingly. Listen to the b note being played and tune the b string accordingly. La...

How To: Play basic slide guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you rock or country rock guitarists how to play a a basic slide guitar. If you're not familiar with the slide, than you need to watch this instructional lesson, so you can improve upon your already acquired music skills.

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: Use Delta-blues style picking in open G

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 use Delta Blues-style in open G. 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 picking...

How To: Play "Empty Pocket Blues" by Clive Palmer on guitar

This guitar tutorial video demonstrates some useful chord fingering and fingerpicking patterns for Clive Palmer's song "Empty Pocket Blues", recorded on the Incredible String Band's first album in 1966. It finishes with a guitar and vocal performance of the song, which is played a little faster than the original recording. This video is great for advanced beginners. Play "Empty Pocket Blues" by Clive Palmer and improve your guitar playing skills.

How To: Play "Lithium" by Evanescence on guitar

Playing popular songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Lithium" by Evanescence 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 "Lithium." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Lithium" by Evanescence.

How To: Play "The First Cut Is The Deepest" on the guitar

Want to learn how to play Sheryl Crow on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by Sheryl Crow on the acoustic guitar. The chords in "The First Cut Is The Deepest" are G, D, C, D or D(Dsus4),A, and G. This lesson is geared towards beginner to intermediate guitarists but it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play along to "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by Sheryl Crow.

How To: Play "The Underdog" by Spoon on guitar

Want to learn how to play guitar like Brit Daniel from Spoon? In this how to video you can learn how to play "The Underdog" by Spoon on the guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate to advanced guitarists because it assumes some prior knowledge of guitar playing. With this how to video you will be able to sing and play "The Underdog" by Spoon on the guitar.

How To: Play "Have You Forgotten" by Mark Kozelek on guitar

Want to learn how to play guitar like Mark Kozelek from the Red House Painters? In this how to video you can learn how to play "Have You Forgetten" by Mark Kozelek from the Red House Painters on the guitar. "Have You Forgotten" uses the capo in the 3rd fret in standard tuning with the B string tuned up to a C. This lesson is geared towards intermediate to advanced guitarists because it assumes some prior knowledge of guitar playing. With this how to video you will be able to sing and play "Ha...

How To: Play "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell on the guitar

Want to learn how to play guitar like Joni Mitchell? In this how to video you can learn how to play "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell from the album Blue on the guitar. "A Case of You" is originally played on a dulcimer but you can play it on the guitar tuned a half step down from standard tuning. This lesson is geared towards intermediate to advanced guitarists because it assumes some prior knowledge of guitar playing. With this how to video you will be able to sing and play "A Case of You" 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 "Breathe" by Pink Floyd on acoustic 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 Pink Floyd song "Breathe" off of Dark Side Of The Moon. 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 "Breathe" by Pink Floyd on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can p...

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: Play "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly on the guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This two part guitar lesson teaches you how to play the solo from "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly on the guitar. 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 solo from "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can ...

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 "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 "Mother" from Pink Floyd's The Wall on acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Pink Floyd's "Mother"? 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 "Mother" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

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...