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 "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" on the guitar

Want to play the "Rudolph" Christmas carol on your guitar? Learn how with this video tab from Mahalo, which presents a detailed breakdown of the song's component chords and strumming pattern. 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 the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Xmas song on your own electric or acoustic guitar.

How To: Play the chords to "Jingle Bells" on the guitar

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the song "Jingle Bells" on the guitar. You will need a guitar, acoustic or electric, and basic knowledge of chords in order to do this. The song consists of the chords C major, F major, G major, and back to the C. This makes the intro of the song. The next consists of C, F, C, D, and G. Repeat this for the chorus of the song. With these two chord progressions in mind, you will now be able to play the song "Jingle Bells" on the guitar. This vide...

How To: Play "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" by the Smiths. This is not a note-for-note accurate demo, but most of the basic chords are there. 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 "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" by the Smit...

How To: Play "Let it Be" by The Beatles on guitar (beginners)

This video will teach you how to play one of the Beatles absolute classics "Let it Be" on the guitar. Did you know that you only need to have four chords to play this song? That is one of the first secrets Marty Schwartz shares in this video. This breaks it down into very easy pieces even for absolute beginners. Marty begins to play "Let it Be" and goes through the song chord by chord, part by part. He uses repetition to help everyone learn even those just starting out who might be unfamiliar...

How To: Use two capos on the guitar

Brad Davis explains why he sometimes uses two capos on a guitar. The effect is similar to that of using a drop tuning on the B string. The technique and effect are discussed in detail. He then performs an original tune (demonstrating the use of two capos), "Love You Don't Know".

How To: Play "Merry Christmas Everyone" by Slade on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Merry Christmas Everyone" by Slade. Before you begin, you will need a capo to perform this song the way he demonstrates it. 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.

How To: Play chords on the guitar in a Delta blues style

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 very basics of Delta-style blues. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get started using Delta Blues-style strumming...

How To: Play a Delta Blues style progression on a resonator guitar

If you're looking to get into slide guitar, the place to start is in the Delta, the deep south, with artists like Son House, Robert Johnson, and Bukka White. You can find their music on the Library of Congress' website as it is all open to the public now. In this video you will learn how to play some basic Delta Blues with some finger picking techniques, slide techniques, a standard I IV V progression, and more.

How To: Play John Lee Hooker-style blues 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 John Lee Hooker-style Delta blues 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 like John...

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 spanish flamenco style guitar

Want to play lead flamenco guitar? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson from Siggi Mertens teaches you how to play the a bit of "Tourist Flamenco" and how to pretend being a guitar maestro. 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 "Tourist Flamenco" on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impre...

How To: Play "Mississippi Blues" by Willie Brown

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. This blues guitar lesson shows you how to play "Mississippi Blues" by Willie Brown. Check out this blues guitar how to video and you will be on your way to playing "Mississippi Blues" by Willie Brown. The next time you are with your friends you can impress them by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes.

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 "Pale Blue Eyes" by Velvet Underground on guitar

This is an acoustic guitar video lesson from GuitarAtoZ. In this lesson the host will teach you how to play the song "Pale Blue Eyes" by Velvet Underground. Before you begin you will have to tune your guitar down one whole step, so that you will be in tune with him to play the song. In this lesson he demonstrates the G, C, E minor, A minor, and D chords as you follow along with him as he plays the song. Watch this video to perfect your guitar rendition of Velvet Underground.

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 "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon on the guitar

Want to play "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon? 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 "Use Somebody" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" on guitar

Want to play Alvin & the Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" on your guitar? Learn how with this video tab from Mahalo, which presents a detailed breakdown of the song's component chords and strumming pattern. 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 the "The Chipmunk Song" Xmas song on your own electric or acoustic ...

How To: Use Delta-blues style picking in open G

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 use Delta Blues-style in open G. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get started using Delta blues-style picking...

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 "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.

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