Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

How To: Play the Beatles' "Let it Be" on acoustic guitar

The Beatles revolutionized the music industry and brought us songs that can never be forgotten, that could never be overstated. With John Lennon at the front of the "Fab Four" they couldn't be stopped... wouldn't be stopped. But let's not forget it wouldn't be the "Fab Four" without George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. In your head you constantly hear the Beatles' tunes, so why not bring them outside, why not bring that joy to everyone around you? With this video tutorial, you'll...

How To: Play flamenco and classical guitar with basic chords and scales

Many parents think that starting with Classical Guitar is how you're supposed to learn Guitar, which isn't true, you can learn Guitar any way that you want! But, that doesn't mean that Classical and Flamenco guitar is not UBER awesome at the same time! If you've got a nylon string guitar and want to learn how to get some of those cool licks and chord progressions down that you hear in movies like Desperado, start here! In this video you will learn the basics of using finger picking, using you...

How To: Play "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie on the guitar

Want to learn how to play Fergie on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Fergie performs 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 "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie.

How To: Play "Decode" by Paramore on acoustic guitar

Ways Linn, brings you yet another in her series of acoustic guitar lessons. In this lesson she teaches you how to play "Decode" by Paramore. In this easy to follow video, she lists all the chords you will need to know and demonstrates their fingering and progression through the song. She also demonstrates the strumming pattern to help get you started. Whether you are just beginning to learn how to play the guitar, or are an experienced player, you will appreciate the tutorial offered in this ...

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: Use a melodic-percussive strumming style on guitar

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play guitar with a melodic/percussive strumming style reminiscent of old Neil Young. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one.

How To: Play "Money" by Pink Floyd on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Pink Floyd's "Money"? 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 Pink Floyd song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits 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 "Sultans of Swing." 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 "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play lead guit...

How To: Play Oasis "Wonderwall" on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play Oasis "Wonderwall" on acoustic guitar. The strumming pattern in the beginning of the song is what you really need to pay attention to. The chords you will need to learn are G, D, and A. This will cover the intro of the song, but you will have to play different chords to make the sound come through correctly. The song doesn't consist of playing that many chords, but you will have to move your fingers quickly to keep up with the beat of the song. Continue to ...

How To: Play "Best of You" by Foo Fighters on acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Best of You" by Foo Fighters on acoustic guitar. There are three chords you will be playing with most of the song. The first is a C sharp Minor, putting your ring finger on the fourth fret of the A string. Your index finger should be on the second fret of the D string and your pinkie finger on the fourth fret of the E string. This is a weird shape that you will have to get comfortable with. Once in this position, you will be able to better play this son...

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: Turn your guitar into a Tumbi

Learn how you can use your guitar as a tumbi to play Punjabi music with this tutorial. The tumbi is a traditional North Indian, high pitched, single string plucking instrument from the Punjab region. This instrument is associated with folk music of Punjab and presently very popular in Bhangra Music. Watch this how to video and you will be able to turn your guitar into a Tumbi.

How To: Play an E blues riff on the 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 an E blues riff on acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll soun...

How To: Play an acoustic guitar solo

If you are looking for some new licks to incorporate into your solos on the electric guitar, then this three part how to video is a great place to start. In this guitar lesson you will learn how to play an acoustic guitar solo. This riff outlines basic chord shapes. Watch this tutorial and soon you will be able to play this cool acoustic guitar solo.

How To: Play "Pinball Wizard" by the Who 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 "Pinball Wizard" by the Who. 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 "Pinball Wizard" by the Who on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress them by whipping out your guitar and strumming ...

How To: Play "Ignorance" by Paramore on acoustic guitar

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

How To: Play "Magic" by B.o.B and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer on acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of the B.o.B's "Magic"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords from multiple angles. 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 B.o.B. song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play an A sharp diminished (A#dim) chord on guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play an A#dim 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 A-sharp diminished chords on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Whatever It Takes" by Lifehouse on guitar

Want to learn how to play Lifehouse on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Whatever It Takes" by Lifehouse on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Lifehouse 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 "Whatever It Takes" by Lifehouse.

How To: Play "Octopus's Garden" by The Beatles on guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Octopus' Garden" by the Beatles on the acoustic guitar. This video reveals all the string movements and the order that the notes are need to be played, in order to execute the song. This video provides voice narration and a visual demonstration for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing the guitar and want to learn how play a new song.

How To: Play a B major chord on an acoustic guitar

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play a B major chord. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one. For more information, and to get started playing this chord yourself, watch this guide for guitarists.

How To: Play "Collide" by Howie Day on acoustic guitar

Want to play "Collide" by Howie Day? 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, take a look!

How To: Play "Wonderwall" by Oasis on acoustic guitar

Want to play "Wonderwall" by Oasis? 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 "Wonderwall" on your own guitar, take a look!

How To: Play "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga on the acoustic guitar

Want to play Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"? 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, take a look!

How To: Play "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on guitar

Do you like the "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd? Do you want to learn how to play it on the guitar? Well this video is a short 10 minute tutorial, designed to show viewers how to play this song on the guitar. The video only provides basic guidance, so the viewers should at least have basic guitar knowledge and skills in order to be able to play the song after viewing the video. However, the video is still recommended for guitar players out there as it offers basic tips on the song.

How To: Play "You and Me" by Lifehouse on acoustic guitar

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

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.

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