Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

How To: Play "People Are Crazy" by Billy Currington on guitar

To play "People are Crazy," you begin with what is called the intro. For this song, the intro includes playing the same group of notes or strings two times; this is called "repeat" on the sheet music. All of the these notes will be played on the B-string except for one. The exception is played on the G-string and this is just played open. Start on the 10 thread (fifth string capo) holding it with your ring finger, count to the fifth string and play it twice, pause, then play 5, 3, 1, and then...

How To: Play Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine" on 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 Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child of Mine" 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 Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Morning Glory" by Oasis on acoustic guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Morning Glory" by Oasis. 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. With the help of this video, even a beginner can learn to play this song in no time.

How To: Play "Teardrops on my Guitar"by Taylor Swift on guitar

Want to learn how to play Taylor Swift on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Taylor Swift 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 "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift.

How To: Play "Ignorance" by Paramore on acoustic guitar

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

How To: Play "Perfect" by Simple Plan on the acoustic guitar

Want to play Simple Plan's "Perfect" on 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, watch this video tutorial.

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 "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 "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 "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: 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 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 Delta blues-style embellishments on guitar in 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 blues boogie riffs and embellishments 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...

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...

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 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 "Hesitation Blues" by Gary Davis on guitar

Check out this music tutorial video that shows you how to play "Hesitation Blues" by Gary Davis on acoustic guitar. Using a mixture of animated fret diagrams and live playing, this instructional video demonstrates how to play the Reverend Gary Davis's classic. This is aimed at the not-so-new player and the advanced beginner. Play "Hesitation Blues" and improve your guitar playing skills!

How To: Play "But I Do Love You" by Leann Rimes on guitar

In this video, viewers learn how to play the song "But I Do Love You" by Leann Rimes on the acoustic guitar. This video reveals the string movements and the order in which the notes must be played to execute the song. The video provides step-by-step narration and a visual demonstration for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in playing the guitar and want to learn how to play a new song.

How To: Play "Made of Stone" by The Stone Roses on guitar

In this acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978, you will learn how to play the song "Made of Stone" by The Stone Roses. 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 of the song, stopping at each to reinforce the chords and their progression.

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 an acoustic guitar solo

If you are looking for some new licks to incorporate into your solos on the electric guitar, then this three part how to video is a great place to start. In this guitar lesson you will learn how to play an acoustic guitar solo. This riff outlines basic chord shapes. Watch this tutorial and soon you will be able to play this cool acoustic guitar solo.

How To: Play Eric Clapton's "Hey Hey" 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 Eric Clapton's "Hey Hey" on acoustic 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 a Delt...

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: Use descending bass lines in C major 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 descending bass lines in the key of C major on acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you ...

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