Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

How To: Play "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin on the guitar

Get into the holiday spirit by playing Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" on your guitar! Learn how with this video tab from Mahalo, which presents a detailed breakdown of the song's component chords and strumming patterns. While this guitar lesson is suited to those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, beginners should be able to follow along also given a little sticktoitiveness. Watch to get started playing this popular Xmas song on your own electric or acoustic guitar.

How To: Play "Wanted Dead or Alive" & "Peace Train" on guitar

In this song tutorial, you'll learn how to play the introductions to two popular songs, "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Jon Bon Jovi and "Peace Train" by Yusuf Islam (né Cat Stevens). While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate and advanced guitarists, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this lesson to get started playing "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "Peace Train" on your guitar!

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 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 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 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 "Whiskey Lullaby" on the guitar

Want to learn how to play "Whiskey Lullaby" on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play the intro to "Whiskey Lullaby" by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss play 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 "Whiskey Lull...

How To: Play "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple on guitar

How classic is "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, right? It's one of the greatest classics of all time! And now, you can learn how to play this hit on your acoustic guitar by yourself. Impress anyone who's listening with this rockin' tune. This tutorial will show you exactly how to play "Smoke on the Water" with your guitar, from finger placement to the proper chords.

How To: Play "Country Boy Can Survive" on the acoustic guitar

Want to learn how to play Hank Williams Jr. on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Country Boys Can Survive" by Hank Williams Jr. on the acoustic guitar. This song is played in dropped D tuning. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Hank Williams Jr. play 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 ...

How To: Play "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix on acoustic guitar

This acoustic guitar video lesson is brought to you by Aaron from Free and Easy Guitar, it will teach you how to play "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the strumming and chords used in the song, calling out the chords and explaining the strum pattern he uses to play the song, going into detail on how to finger the chords he uses. This tutorial does not cover the intro, or solo from the song, and is not the entire song.

How To: Play "Supersonic" 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 "Supersonic" by Oasis. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to play the song. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, and the strum pattern he uses to play it. The chords you will learn in this lesson are the F# minor 11, A sus 2, B 7, E, C# 7, D, and A.

How To: Play "Faraway" by Nickelback on acoustic guitar

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

How To: Play Oasis "Wonderwall" on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play Oasis "Wonderwall" on acoustic guitar. The strumming pattern in the beginning of the song is what you really need to pay attention to. The chords you will need to learn are G, D, and A. This will cover the intro of the song, but you will have to play different chords to make the sound come through correctly. The song doesn't consist of playing that many chords, but you will have to move your fingers quickly to keep up with the beat of the song. Continue to ...

How To: Play Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" on guitar

Want to learn how to play Poison on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Poison 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 guitar along to "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison.

How To: Play "Tonight I Wanna Cry" by Keith Urban on guitar

Want to learn how to play Keith Urban on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Tonight I Wanna Cry" by Keith Urban on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Keith Urban play 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 "Tonight I Wanna Cry" by Keith Urban.

How To: Play "Modern Girl" by Sleater Kinney on guitar

Want to learn how to play guitar like Sleater Kinney? In this how to video you can learn how to play "Modern Girl" by Sleater Kinney 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 "Modern Girl" by Sleater Kinney on the guitar.

How To: Play Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive" on guitar

Want to learn how to play Bon Jovi on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Bon Jovi 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 "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi.

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 "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: 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 the "Hotel California" solo by the Eagles

Check out this two part how to video and learn the solo to Hotel California by the Eagles. Hotel California is one of the most popular classic rock songs. This lesson is designed for the beginner to intermediate guitar player. With this tutorial you can impress your friends by playing the solo to Hotel California by the Eagles.

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