Beginner Slide Guitar

How To : Get started playing slide guitar

A step-by-step video tutorial presented by Andrew Wasson shows the basics of playing the slide guitar for beginners. First, choose what kind of slide you want. Metal slides are known for their high-end treble sound, while glass slides are a little warmer sounding. Andrew goes ...more

How To : Play beginner guitar chords

Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chords. This handy video shows you the way a chord should be formed and how it should sound, perfect for those who are just starting out.

How To : Play Dobro slide guitar

Learn how to play Dobro slide guitar music in these free online guitar lessons. Get tips on strings and alternate guitar tunings in these free music videos. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play Dobro slide guitar. Play Dobro slide guitar - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Get started playing slide guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play basic slide guitar. 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 ge ...more

How To : Play basic slide guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you rock or country rock guitarists how to play a a basic slide guitar. If you're not familiar with the slide, than you need to watch this instructional lesson ...more

How To : Play "Lonesome Atlanta Blues" on slide guitar

Bottleneck slide guitar is based on an early one string folk instrument called the Diddley-Bow, and the traditional playing style of Hawaiian Guitar. The early Blues Masters of the 1920s and 30s, would place a bottleneck from a wine bottle, or a short piece of metal pipe on th ...more

How To : Play acoustic slide guitar

In this video Joseph Paul demonstrates how to play slide guitar. Slides come in either metal or glass, metal being preferable because it doesn’t break if you drop it. Slides are usually worn on the pinky finger but you can use any finger that is comfortable. Lay the slide f ...more

How To : Play basic slide guitar techniques

In this video clip series our expert, Rick Tobey, will introduce you to blues guitar by demonstrating commonly used scales, box patterns, shuffle patterns, chord progressions and other great tips for paying slide blues guitar. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play basic slide guitar tech ...more

How To : Play a slide dobro guitar

Playing dobro guitar involves using a slide made of steel or brass to sound notes on the fretboard, instead of the traditional method of pressing down with the fingers. In these online guitar lessons on video, learn techniques to play acoustic slide guitar music. Part 1 of 19 ...more

How To : Play dobro slide acoustic guitar

Play dobro slide acoustic guitar. Ed Dowling, author of Understanding Open Tunings has been playing guitar in open tunings for 39 years. He builds his own guitars and has released five albums of slide and bluegrass music. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play dobro slide acoustic guitar. ...more

How To : Play beginner acoustic guitar

In these guitar lessons on video, learn some acoustic guitar tips that will help push you over the hump and up to the next level, especially if you are a beginner guitarist. Part 1 of 11 - How to Play beginner acoustic guitar. Play beginner acoustic guitar - Part 2 of 11. Clic ...more

How To : Play a Delta blues-style slide riff 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 t ...more

How To : Play arpeggios on the guitar as a beginner

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to incorporate simple arpeggios into your guitar playing. 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 h ...more

How To : Play beginner chords on the electric guitar

Want to learn guitar? Some people feel helpless, or feel that it is too hard, but this is not the case. Utopian Thrash Metal Guitarist started out with one tablature book and a cheap electric guitar -- he self taught himself in almost no time. This music video tutorial will s ...more

How To : Play "Slide Away" by Oasis on guitar

Love rock music and playing guitar? If so then this video is just for you. Follow simple step by step instructions to learn how to play the acoustic version of Slide Away by the famous band Oasis. The maker or host of the video explains what chords to use for the song, and all ...more

How To : Hold a guitar pick with the NYC Guitar School

In this how to video, you will learn how to hold a guitar pick. This is useful if you want to successfully rock out. A pick is a triangular piece of plastic. First, lay the back of the pick into the crease of your index finger. Next, lay your thumb perpendicularly across the b ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Tune a guitar for guitar playing beginners

This video is seriously as basic as it gets. Take a gander to learn how to tune a guitar quickly and with ease. While you can use a piano or a guitar tuner to tune your guitar, this method, which involves only your guitar strings, is much faster and you can do it on the go. I ...more

How To : Use slides on your blues guitar

The slide is used a lot in Delta Blues or any kind of blues on the guitar. So if you're not sure what slide you should get or the different strings that are suited for guitar slides, this video will explain everything. So watch this guitar lesson to learn how to use slides on ...more

How To : Play the major scale on the guitar for beginners

There are zillions of fun and cool things you can do with guitars, including riffs, hammer down, and so on. But in order to unleash the rock star that we know is hidden deep within you, you have to start with the basics first. About half of all pop and rock songs are based on ...more

How To : Play "Save Tonight" by Eagle Eye Cherry on guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Save Tonight" by Eagle Eye Cherry. If you want to learn how t ...more

How To : Read and play chord lines on guitar

In this beginner guitar lesson, learn how to read chord lines - a very popular way to write out chords that is used in the guitar playing community. This method of writing chords is increasingly popular and makes chord reading easier to understand. Follow along with this tutor ...more

How To : Play "Time After Time" by Matchbox 20 on guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Time After Time" by Matchbox 20 or the original Cyndi Lauper ...more

How To : Play The Beatles' "Let It Be" on guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Let It Be" by The Beatles. If you want to learn how to play " ...more

How To : Play "Lullaby" by Shawn Mullins on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Lullaby" by Shawn Mullins. If you want to learn how to play " ...more

How To : Play "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" on guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" by The Beatles, which has ...more

How To : Play "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam or by Wayne Cochran. If you want to l ...more

How To : Play "Let It Be" by The Beatles on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Let It Be" by The Beatles. If you want to learn how to play " ...more

How To : Play "Open Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol on guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Open Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol. If you want to learn how to p ...more

How To : Play "Lola" by The Kinks on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Lola" by The Kinks. If you want to learn how to play "Lola" b ...more

How To : Play "Paint It Black" by Rolling Stones on guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Paint It Black" by Rolling Stones. If you want to learn how t ...more

How To : Play the bassline for "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave

"Soul Man" was one of the biggest hits of 1967, and still holds its ground in success. Sam & Dave's hit single, written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, will forever live on in the music world, and through you… if you play bass. This video is a beginner's lesson to bass guitar ...more

How To : Play "Someday Baby" by Sleepy John Estes on Guitar

Sleepy John Estes is known as one of the masters of Delta Blues, so when learning to play the blues, he's a good place to start with. In this video lesson, see how to play the song "Somday Baby" by Estes on your blues guitar in an Open G tuning with a slide. Estes was born in ...more

How To : Buy An Electric Guitar

Choosing the right axe for you There are many choices and factors when it comes to buying a new electric guitar. Price, style, quality and comfort are major players. Many new guitarists start off with a box set, one that includes a guitar, amp and cable. These are good for t ...more

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