Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

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 "Hanging By a Moment" by Lifehouse on guitar

In this video acoustic guitar lesson, brought to you by http://www.Free and Easy Guitar host Aaron will teach you how to play "Hanging By a Moment" by Lifehouse. To begin, you will have to tune your guitar down a half step in Drop D, which he demonstrates for you. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the picking of the intro, then moves on to the strumming and chords used in the song. He breaks down each part of the song, calling out the chords and explaining the strum pattern he uses...

How To: Play "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty on guitar

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you 4 chord progression using F, C, Am and G chords and a fun way to strum. Combine what you learn and play the Tom Petty song "Learning to Fly." With this lesson and a bit of practice, improve your guitar playing skills with the song "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty!

How To: Play "Handlebars" by Flobots on the violin

In this video our musician friend is trying to teach the viewers how to play "Handlebars" by Flo bots on the violin . This proves to be quite a special lesson because it consist in using your finger from your right hand to pinch the chords of the instrument . He is showing us the best technique to use and the correct notes to sing this difficult song . After following the instruction of this step by step video , you will have a whole new vision regarding this rare way of playing the violin . ...

How To: Play "Paper Tiger" 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 "Paper Tiger" by Spoon on the guitar. "Paper Tiger" uses the capo in the 5th fret in standard tuning and the chords are Am, Em, F, 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 "Paper Tiger" by Spoon on the guitar.

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 a Travis-style E blues progression 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 an E blues progression on acoustic guitar with a Merle Travis-style picking pattern. Remember, the more you practice and...

How To: Play "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty

If you want to play "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty on acoustic guitar you should first pay the chords, F, C, Am and G. These same four chords will be played over and over again to complete the song. The strumming pattern is as follows: When playing F strum down up. When playing C strum up up down. When playing Am strum Down up and finally when playing G strum up up down. You'll want to repeat this through the song. First, you should start out slow then increase in speed with practice. For the...

How To: Play "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche on guitar

Playing your favorite songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. This lesson covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Silent Lucidity." Watch this how to video and you will be able to play "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche.

How To: Play a C/B slash chord on an acoustic or electric guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a C/B (or "C over B") chord on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started playing this C chord on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Driftin' Blues" 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 a Delta blues-inflected version of Eric Clapton's "Driftin' Blues." While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get...

How To: Play "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar lesson that shows you an easy chord progression and great strum pattern using the song "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan. When working on the strumming, just listen and play along. Try not to watch the screen. Music is all about listening. But just like a metronome, you don't want to watch it. Just listen to it. With this lesson and a bit of practice, play "Knocking on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan and improve your guitar playing skills.

How To: Play "Tennessee Blues"

Although mainly demonstrational, this video shows you how to play "Tennessee Blues" on guitar. This video is intended for advanced players who learn easily by watching or listening. Read the useful tips posted below to aid your guitar learning:

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: 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 a simple arrangement of "Song of Joy" 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 "Song of Joy." While this video tutorial is geared towards beginners, it assumes at least some prior knowledge of guitar playing and its jargon. Take a look to get started playing "Song of Joy"!

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