Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

How To: Play "O Holy Night" on guitar

Spread some warm holiday cheer at parties and gatherings this Christmas season by playing this timeless classic on your acoustic guitar. Learn to play "O Holy Night" by following along with this informative and instructional video from Mahalo/Radius guitarist Thomas Gilbert.

How To: Play "Key to the Highway" on 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 the how to play blues standard "Key to the Highway." 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 "Key to th...

How To: Play "Hotel California" by the Eagles on guitar

Want to play "Hotel California" by the Eagles? 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 "Hotel California" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play Owl Eyes "Fireflies" on acoustic guitar

In this video acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Fireflies" by Owl City. To begin you will need a capo to play the song. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the strumming of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the song, teaching you the chords and explaining the strum pattern of the song, going into detail and demonstrating how to finger the chords he uses.

How To: Play "Little Lion Man" by Mumford and Sons on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of the Mumford and Sons' "Little Lion Man"? 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 "Little Lion Man" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd) on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the song, teaching you the chords and explaining the strum pattern and picking of the guitar riffs. This tutorial focuses mostly on just the beginning of the song, and does not cover the entire song.

How To: Play "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol on acoustic guitar

If you want to learn how to play Snow Patrol on the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol on the acoustic guitar. "Chasing Cars" uses the chords A, E, and D. 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 to "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol.

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 "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer on guitar

Want to play "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer? 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 "Kiss Me" on your own guitar, take a look!

How To: Play Beatles "I Should Have Known Better" on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "I Should Have Known Better" by The Beatles. He begins by showing you 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. With the help of this video you will be playing this song in no time at all.

How To: Play "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell on the guitar

Want to learn how to play the guitar like Joni Mitchell? With this two part tutorial you can learn how to play "Both Sides Now" from the album Clouds by Joni Mitchell on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. This song is played in Open G tuning. The host covers the fingerpicking technique for "Both Sides Now." Watch this two part how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Both Sides Now" by Jon...

How To: Learn notes strum on the acoustic guitar

Learn how to do a note-strum with Charles Sedlak, picking a note and then strumming. This style is popular in country music and allows for a versatile twang. Soon, you'll be strumming those strings in front of a large crowd, or just a little one, or maybe just your mother. Good luck.

How To: Play "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream on the acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love"? 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 Cream song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Make a three string guitar out of a cigar box

This video will show viewers how to simply make a 3 string guitar using an empty cigar box, a piece of oak, some string, and a few eyebolts. You start with a 1 by 2 piece of oak which is about 3 feet long. First, you should begin by making some markings along one side of the oak, first at 1/2 an inch and then at 1/4 inch spacing after that. Drawing 3 symmetrical lines where the strings should go, drill holes at the intersections of the lines you have drawn. The holes should be made using a 1/...

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 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 Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" 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 Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" 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 an unplugged version of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

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 "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 G blues shuffle 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 a G blues shuffle on acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll so...

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 "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 "The Truth" by Jason Aldean on guitar

This video helps the viewers learn some basic guitar notes. Jason Aldean is a great musician who plays guitar remarkably well. In this video, he tries to teach us how to use a guitar and play some notes that are basic. The truth is the genre he is playing in this video. The viewer of this video will definitely get a good knowledge about cores and notes of this song. The notus have been taught very clearly that could help us play this of our own

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