Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

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 "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 an easy version of "Hey There Delilah" on guitar

Want to play "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White Ts on your 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 "Hey There Delilah" on your own guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Cast No Shadow" by Oasis on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Cast No Shadow" 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 A sus 4, E minor, G, D, and C chords.

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 "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 "Guitar Boogie" by Tommy Emmanuel

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 "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. Take a look to get started playing "Guita...

How To: Play "Good Riddance" by Green Day on acoustic guitar

Want to learn how to play Green Day on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Good Riddance" by Green Day on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Green Day 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 "Good Riddance" by Green Day.

How To: Play "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream"? 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 "Teenage Dream" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

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 "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 "Broken" by Seether on acoustic guitar properly

Want to learn how to play Seether on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Broken" by Seether on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Seether plays it. The tuning for "Broken" is standard tuning tuned down a half step. 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 "Broken" by Seether.

How To: Play Paramore's "Only Exception" on acoustic guitar

Learn how to play Paramore's "Only Exception" on acoustic guitar with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the song including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular Paramore song on your own acoustic guitar, watch this tutorial.

How To: Play "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney on guitar

Want to learn how to play Jesse McCartney on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Jesse McCartney 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 "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney.

How To: Play "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam on guitar. Start with a G chord, then Em, C, and D. Once you have these, put them together to start the introduction to the song. You will move up and down with the chords of the song to create a different sound on the notes. On the breaks, play a G chord, then wait for a few counts and start the intro chords over again. This will make the melody for the song. Add in the lyrics to the melody, then you will have learned this Pearl Ja...

How To: Play David Bowie "Man Who Sold the World" on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie, based on the Nirvana version. To begin, you will need to tune your guitar down 1/2 step. 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.

How To: Play "African Queen" by 2face Idibia

Want to learn how to play 2face Idibia on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "African Queen" by 2face Idibia on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how 2face Idibia 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 "African Queen" by 2face Idibia.

How To: Play "Rock and Roll" by Velvet Underground on guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Rock and Roll" by Velvet Underground on guitar. The chords to play this on the electric guitar would be bar chords D, C, and G. Play these together slowly at first so you understand the rhythm you are looking for. Once you have these down, you will have the basic sounds down for the entirety of the song. After this, play the first verse of the song, then play the second, chorus, and the rest of the verses. You will need to pay attention to where the pau...

How To: Play Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Otherside" on guitar

Yourguitarsage shows you how to play the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "The Otherside" on a guitar. Grab your acoustic guitar in order to get started. Some of the song will be played for those who understand the chords. The chords needed for play are A minor, F, C, G, and E minor. The song is in the count of four. Every chorus in the song follows the chords. The verse is A minor, E minor, G, and A minor for two measures. If you don't know how to play, you can download an e-book.

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