Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

How To: Play "Fire" by Kasabian on acoustic guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Fire" by Kasabian. Before you begin you will need to tune your 6th string down to an A to perform this song the way he demonstrates it, so your strings should be A, A, D, G, B, e. 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. You will learn how t...

How To: Play "Changes" by David Bowie 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 two part acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play the David Bowie song "Changes." Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorporating them into your own songs. With this two part how to video and a bit of practice you will be able to play "Changes" by David Bowie on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can p...

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

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 "Hesitation Blues" by Gary Davis on guitar

Check out this music tutorial video that shows you how to play "Hesitation Blues" by Gary Davis on acoustic guitar. Using a mixture of animated fret diagrams and live playing, this instructional video demonstrates how to play the Reverend Gary Davis's classic. This is aimed at the not-so-new player and the advanced beginner. Play "Hesitation Blues" and improve your guitar playing skills!

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: Build a classical acoustic guitar from scratch

If you've always wanted to build your own Classical Acoustic guitar, this video series can get you started! You will watch he starts with some simple blocks of wood and an idea and crafts a great classical guitar! He will also show you his mistakes along the way and his own fixes, so that way if you make the same mistake, you will have an answer right there!

How To: Play "Mother" from Pink Floyd's The Wall on acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Pink Floyd's "Mother"? 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 "Mother" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Breed" by Nirvana on the acoustic guitar

Want to know how to play an unplugged version of Nirvana's "Breed" by on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, rock guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing Kurt Cobain's "Breed" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Build a guitar, from start to finish

Have you ever been curious about how a guitar goes from a couple slabs of wood, to a beautiful hand crafted instrument? In this two-part video series, learn how these precious instruments are made from start to finish. In two parts, witness the adding of kerfing, inlaying the tail wedge, the installation of the binding, and construction of the back, the soundboard, the fretboard, and the bridge.

How To: Play "Angeles" by Elliott Smith on acoustic guitar

Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video guitar lesson presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Elliott's "Angeles." While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away. For more information, and to get started playing Elliott Smith's "Angeles" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run the Game" on guitar

This six-part guitar lesson series blow-by-blow account of how to get a nice sound when playing (the Bert Jansch veresion of) Jackson C Frank's folk classic, "Blues Run the Game." While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away. To get started playing Frank's "Blues Run the Game" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look! Play Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run the Game" on guitar - Part 1 of 6.

How To: Get started playing Brazilian-style guitar

Whether you're interested in playing bossa nova, tropicália, música popular brasileira-style guitar, the rudiments are the same and this two-part video tutorial will get you started. Both segments look look at the basics of Brazilian chord progressions. For more information, as well as to get started playing Brazilian-style guitar yourself, press play!

How To: Use chord substitutions in the key of G major

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 use chord substituions in they key of G major on acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you kno...

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 "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: 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 "From the Beginning" and "Don't Fear the Reaper"

In this acoustic guitar tutorial, you'll learn how to play the introductions to two popular songs, "From the Beginning" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer and "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult. 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 "From the Beginning" (from the beginning) and "Don't Fear the Reaper" on your guitar!

How To: Play "What It's Like" by Everlast on acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "What It's Like" by Everlast on acoustic guitar. First, take the D minor chord with the middle finger chord on the second finger. Play this and pick the D, G, and B. Make sure the pinkie is on the third fret of the high E for the first hit of the string. This will lead you through the intro of the song. Once you start the first verse, you will be using the same chords throughout the entire song. Start to sing in the lyrics with the song, then when you re...

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