Hot Acoustic Guitar How-Tos

How To: Play "American Woman" by the Guess Who on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of the Guess Who's "American Woman"? 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 Guess Who song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

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: Play "Sweet Child o' Mine" by Guns N' Roses on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine"? 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 GNR song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

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 "Stairway to Heaven" on acoustic guitar

Playing your favorite songs by Led Zeppelin on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Stairway to Heaven." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepp...

How To: Play the song "The Trapeze Swinger" by Iron & Wine

This acoustic guitar tutorial explains how to play the song "The Trapeze Swinger" by Iron and Wine on the acoustic guitar. There is Capo on the second fret. This is a great instructional video that teaches you an easy method and the more advanced way for acoustic guitar enthusiasts. Practice your guitar skills by learning each chord to the song with this step by step video.

How To: Play "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream on the acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love"? 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 Cream song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

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 "Five Years" by David Bowie on guitar

If you are a fan of David Bowie and want to learn how to play his "Five Years" on the acoustic guitar, follow this video tutorial by TboneWilson1978. Tbone goes over what chords to strum for each section of the song and the proper timing. First-time players who are unable to read notes simply have to watch where he places his fingers on the fret board to figure out how and when to play each chord. Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to play "Five Years" by David Bowie.

How To: Play "Heroes" by David Bowie on acoustic guitar

This video is a an acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Heroes" by David Bowie from TboneWilson1978. It's a really helpful video if you want to learn how to play this song because he clearly spells out all the chord progressions. First he goes over the exact chords that are in the song, and then he takes you through the entire song, singing it as well. He even pauses in the middle after the first verse to tell you about how loud you should be playing. This is a great lesson for beginners an...

How To: Play "Old Man" by Neil Young on acoustic guitar

Learn how to play Neil Young's "Old Man" with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the pop-folk ballad including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular Neil Young tune on your own acoustic guitar, watch this tutorial.

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 "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum on guitar

In this video from gally042, Aaron Gallagher of Free and Easy Guitar shows us how to play "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum. He begins by teaching the intro which is an F then A minor for 16 beats. Then into the chorus he tells us the chords go C then A minor, then back to C, and back to A minor. Next is F, F. Then he plays the second verse and also tells us it is all down strums. Then the instrumental comes and here are the chords for that: A minor, G, C, A minor, F, G. Then the bridge is on...

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 "Like a Hurricane" by Neil Young on the 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 Neil Young song "Like a Hurricane." 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 "Like a Hurricane" by Neil Young on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play lead guitar i...

How To: Play a funk 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 a funk riff on the acoustic guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll sound and...

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 "Happy Birthday to You" on an acoustic guitar

This video shows you how to play Happy Birthday on acoustic guitar.For starters, you need to get familiar with 3/4 rhythm, or 3 strums per chord. You should practice it with basic chords.To play Happy Birthday, you need to use an easy succession of 3 basic chords: G, C and D. The song goes like this (remember to strum each chord 3 times, if it appears to times you have to strum it twice):G D D G G C D GWhen you play this song some people might have a difficulty getting in tune with it, so you...

How To: Play "Band on the Run" by Wings / Paul McCartney

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from yourguitarsage. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Band on the Run" by Wings & Paul McCartney. He begins by playing the song for more advanced players to watch and learn from. Then follows up by showing you which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates them for users who may be still learning. He then moves on to the progression of the chords through the song, teaching you the intro, verse, bri...

How To: Play classic Beatles' "Blackbird" 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 "Teardrops on my Guitar"by Taylor Swift on guitar

Want to learn how to play Taylor Swift on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Taylor Swift 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 "Teardrops on my Guitar" by Taylor Swift.

How To: Play "Romeo and Juliet" 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 intro to "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits using standard guitar tuning. 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 the intro to "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits on the guitar....

How To: Play "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin 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 the riff from "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin. 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 "Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can impress them by whippin...

How To: Play "Space Oddity" by David Bowie on the guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Space Oddity" by David Bowie. For the chorus, you will play an F minor 7, then an E minor. For the verse, you will play a C 2, then E minor, A minor, and A minor 7. Continue to play through the song using different chords and strings to get the different sounds in the song to sound correct. Once you get through the entire song, play through from beginning to end without stopping. After you have this down, you can add in the lyrics to get them to sound righ...

How To: Play "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

Want to play "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green 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 "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!