Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

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 "That's Entertainment" by The Jam on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "That's Entertainment" by The Jam on guitar. Start with a B flat for the intro, then go down to a G minor, followed by a C minor, and A flat. An easier way to play this is with a capo on the third fret. With this, replace the chords with a G, E minor 7, A7, and F major 7. As you play this, you will feel the melody that will be the same through the rest of the song. The sounds will go up and sown as you play, just add in the words and feel the song to get th...

How To: Play "Hotel California" by the Eagles on guitar

Want to play "Hotel California" by the Eagles? 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 "Hotel California" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Hold an acoustic guitar with correct playing posture

In this tutorial, we learn how to hold an acoustic guitar for the right posture while playing. The guitar should fall naturally onto your lap and your right hand should fall across the top. You may want to hold the guitar while hunched over, but you need to sit up with the arm bent so the circulation to your arm doesn't get cut off. You want the arms and body to flow and be natural so you don't tense up and you play beautiful music. The more you play the guitar, the more comfortable you will ...

How To: Play "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond on guitar

Want to know how to play "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this song on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

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 "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 "Street Spirit" by Radiohead on guitar

James, also known as Tbone Wilson, shows you how to play Street Spirit by Radiohead. With an acoustic guitar you begin the intro on A minor, then pick 5, 3, 1, 3, 2, half finger up. On your picking hand you need to hold your pinkie down to contact the hardboard deck of your guitar's face, this makes it easier. Repeat the sequence four times for the intro. Move to the E minor repeating the number sequence twice, then the E minor 7 (repeat sequence twice), first finger is on the second string, ...

How To: Play "Magic Bus" by the Who on the acoustic 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 acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play the "Magic Bus" 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 "Magic Bus" by the Who on the acoustic guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play lead guitar in a ...

How To: Play "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger"? 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 Survivor song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

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 "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar. This song will be done in the open position. Start out with the intro, which will have the chords: F, A minor, G, D minor, D, E minor, and C. This song does not have any split measures, so every chord should get one to two measures as you play. Play this slowly, then when you have it repeat this four times and change up on the fifth time. Once you are finished, you can breeze through the song and simply learn the ch...

How To: Play "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus on guitar

Want to play "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus? 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 "Party in the USA" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Make a three string guitar out of a cigar box

This video will show viewers how to simply make a 3 string guitar using an empty cigar box, a piece of oak, some string, and a few eyebolts. You start with a 1 by 2 piece of oak which is about 3 feet long. First, you should begin by making some markings along one side of the oak, first at 1/2 an inch and then at 1/4 inch spacing after that. Drawing 3 symmetrical lines where the strings should go, drill holes at the intersections of the lines you have drawn. The holes should be made using a 1/...

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 Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven on acoustic guitar

Led Zeppelin's famous song "Stairway to Heaven" is totally worth learning. Whatever the social function there's bound to be a group of folks who get down on jamming with those familiar chords. This video tutorial demonstrates how to play "Stairway to Heaven" on an acoustic guitar in a clear and simple manner, so grab your six-string and head striaght up those stairs to acoustic heaven.

How To: Play "Dumb" by Nirvana on acoustic guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Dumb" by Nirvana. He begins by showing you which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates how to finger them. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song in the verse and the chorus. Learn how to play this tune in just a few short minutes.

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 "Lucky Man" by The Verve on guitar

This is just another great song, if you're looking for something new for your acoustic guitar. Tune your guitar in standard tuning, which is EAGBDe. Other tunings might not be right for this song. You should start by learning the chords G, D, Em, Asus4 and lastly Em. Try to memorize then as good as possible, and practice them a lost, until you've mastered them. Watch the video to learn the full song, the strumming pattern, and of course, the lyrics.

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 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 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 "Sitting Waiting Wishing" on guitar

If you want to play guitar like Jack Johnson then this how to video is the place to start. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Sitting Waiting Wishing" by Jack Johnson on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. The host covers the basic chord structure as well as the strumming pattern for "Sitting Waiting Wishing." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Sitting Waiting Wi...

How To: Play "Some Say" by Sum 41

If you want to learn how to play Sum 41 on the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Some Say" by Sum 41 on the acoustic guitar. The chords for "Some Say" are Bm, D, Em, G, and A. 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 guitar to "Some Say" by Sum 41.

How To: Play "The First Cut Is The Deepest" on the guitar

Want to learn how to play Sheryl Crow on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by Sheryl Crow on the acoustic guitar. The chords in "The First Cut Is The Deepest" are G, D, C, D or D(Dsus4),A, and G. This lesson is geared towards beginner to intermediate guitarists but it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play along to "The First Cut Is The Deepest" by Sheryl Crow.

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...