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How To : Build an SRV Stratocaster guitar

Learn in great detail how to build your own SRV Stratocaster using recycled guitar parts. Instruction includes how to select the best parts for your new guitar. Part 1 of 10 - How to Build an SRV Stratocaster guitar. Part 2 of 10 - How to Build an SRV Stratocaster guitar. Pa ...more

How To : Build a one-string electric bass guitar

MAKE and Kipkay brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. In this video tutorial episode of Weekend Projects with Kipkay, you'll learn how to build a one- ...more

How To : Build a guitar case for an oddly-shaped guitar

If your guitar is shaped oddly, chances are you won't find a case that fits right. Watch Perry Novak to learn how to build a case to fit your guitar correctly. Part 1 of 2 - How to Build a guitar case for an oddly-shaped guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Build a guitar case for an ...more

How To : Build a smashable guitar prop

You're not really going to smash that guitar are you? It's a piece of art. Parker put together this tutorial to show how to build a prop guitar you can smash and let out all that rock and roll angst. You will need a glue gun, chess pawns, cardboard, duct tape, a gift box, glue ...more

How To : Build your own circuit boards for guitar effects

This video tutorial will tell you how to make your own circuit boards for guitar effects. There are hundreds of great gadgets out there and a lot of the good ones don't come in a ready-to-build kit, so this video teaches you how to make your own circuit board. This method uses ...more

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 fi ...more

How To : Build an electric solid body guitar

Watch to learn how to build your own electric solid body guitar with any shape body you want. The guitar shown has a body in the shape of a sports team logo. Part 1 of 3 - How to Build an electric solid body guitar. Part 2 of 3 - How to Build an electric solid body guitar. P ...more

How To : Build guitar chords

This is instructional guitar video that shows you how to build chords on your guitar fretboard using music theory. Check out this simple guide to chord theory on the guitar, using the D major scale as a basis for creating chords from notes of the scale. No guitar playing in th ...more

How To : Build your own guitar maintenance stand

This video explains how to build your own guitar maintenance jack. This helps when you change a lot of strings and do other maintenance work. It starts with an old roller stand and uses the bracket to apply just a piece of wood. It is adjustable, which makes it very handy to a ...more

How To : Build a Mini Lego Guitar

this for all you users. first grab a lego 3 by 1 angle and put together then put a grill in the middle and 1ariel tiny at the left corner then a stud next to it on the right corner then put a 1 by 2 with lines to connect a 1 by1 click on to the middle of the connecty thing th ...more

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 ...more

How To : Create and build chords on the guitar

For beginners, you may learn a few basic chords here and there, but somewhere in your mind you must think about why do these chords sound like this, why is this an A chord and this a G chord? Well, wonder no more! In this video you will learn how the construction of a chord wo ...more

How To : Put custom songs in Guitar Hero 3

Watch this video to learn how to add custom songs to your Guitar Hero 3 play list. Rock out to an infinite number of new songs with this cool Guitar Hero mod. Note: this only works for the computer version of GH3 Here are some of the web sites you will need: 1: Chart to Mid ...more

How To : Turn a guitar into a ukulele (with a capo)

This is a short video describing where to place a capo on a standard tuned guitar to make it playable in the same positions and notes as a ukulele. Basically, you place a capo on the 5th fret and only play the bottom four strings. It's difficult to avoid the top two strings, ...more

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 wil ...more

How To : Unlock all cheats on Guitar Hero: Metallica

This is a video of all known cheats in the game, Guitar Hero: Metallica for the Xbox 360. This cheat from Mahalo Gaming allows you to get all instruments and characters for Guitar Hero: Metallica. This is the brand new GH game starring the legendary rock band Metallica. Enjoy! ...more

How To : Play "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, you'll learn to play Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" on the acoustic guitar. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate and advanced players, any guitarist will be well served by the close-up shots it presents of the player's left and right hands.

How To : Start Playing Guitar (For Beginners)

Do you think playing guitar is that easy? It takes time and effort to learn the basic to extreme skills for playing a guitar! But you're lucky, simply because I will make everything easy for you by teaching you how to play guitar, my friend! Anatomy of a Guitar Let's start! ...more

How To : Play "One" by Metallica on acoustic guitar

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video to learn a few parts from Metallica's song called "One." This is one of Metallica's well known songs. Improve your guitar playing skills by learning how to play this Grammy Award winning song "One" on acoustic guitar with this ...more

How To : Set up a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar

In these do it yourself guitar tech videos, learn how to set up the famous Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. Our expert will walk you through some basic techniques, including how to make truss rod adjustments, how to set the string level, how to loosen or tighten the spring ...more

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 tun ...more

How To : Play Taylor Swift 'You Belong With Me' on guitar

Play Taylor Swift 'You Belong With Me' on guitar with this tutorial on playing this famous pop star's hit song. This is a thorough tutorial including tabs and chords that gets you playing this pop song on an acoustic guitar pretty quickly.

How To : Set up a Fender Telecaster electric guitar

In these do it yourself guitar tech videos, learn how to set up a Fender Telecaster electric guitar. Our expert will walk you through some basic techniques, including how to make truss rod adjustments, how to set the string level, and how to change the pickup height—all tips f ...more

How To : Play Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" on guitar

In this instructional acoustic guitar video, learn how to play the song "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's. This tutorial is great for advanced and beginners alike. Finger pick this fun song by the Plain White T's and improve your guitar playing skills. Practice playin ...more

News : Beautiful Custom Steampunk Guitar

I've seen some pretty ugly steampunked guitars in my day, but this isn't one of them. This one's about as beautiful as they get. French company Wild Customs made this Gibson LesPaul into a steampunk masterpiece. Check out some of these photos:

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 cho ...more

How To : Make an Electric Cigar Box Guitar for $25

A large number of the greatest musicians to ever shape the history of sound first learned to play on cheap, dirty, and often times even homemade instruments. There is a very unique atmosphere that comes about when creating music with something made by your own hands—out of wha ...more

How To : Play "Dear God" by Avenged Sevenfold on guitar

Learn how to play "Dear God" by Avenged Sevenfold, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Standard Tuning: Intro: F-C-Dm-Am-B-F-C x2 F C Dm Am A lonely road, crossed another cold state line B F C Miles away from those I love ...more

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 adapte ...more

How To : Play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on guitar

Learn how to play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Standard Tuning: Intro: C G Am F C We were both young when i first saw you F I close my eyes and the flashback starts Am F Im standing th ...more

How To : Set up a Gibson Les Paul guitar

In this series of videos you'll learn how to setup a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. Expert guitar repair technician The Ferret shows you how to get the most out of your classic instrument by making a few minor adjustments to various parts of the guitar. He'll demonstrate how ...more

How To : Play Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on acoustic guitar

Learning to play your favorite songs will, down the road, help you to make the sort of music you want to make. In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn to play Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on acoustic guitar. While this video assumes some knowledge on the part of its audie ...more

How To : Play "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz on acoustic guitar

Want to learn how to play Jason Mraz on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz on the acoustic guitar. The capo is on the 4th fret in standard tuning. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Jason Mraz ...more

How To : Play "Guitar Boogie" by Tommy Emmanuel

Learning to play your favorite songs on your guitar is not only a wonderful way of passing the time–and impressing those whom you'd like to impress–, it can do wonders for your technique. In this song tutorial from Siggi Mertens' series of beginning guitar lessons, you'll lear ...more

How To : Fix guitar fret buzz

Guitar fret buzz can be an annoying problem for any guitar player. Learn some tips for eliminating and fixing guitar fret buzz with expert tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 7 - How to Fix guitar fret buzz. Fix guitar fret buzz - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this ...more

How To : Play bossa nova guitar

This video lesson covers a basic bossa nova rhythm pattern for the guitar player interested in learning Brazilian music. The lesson is aimed to an intermediate guitar player. In other words, you should be confortable with basic chords, strumming and fingerstyle techniques. F ...more

How To : Make an origami guitar out of a dollar bill

This is a great bar trick you can use to amuse your friends with! Or, you can be the cool aunt or uncle at the family reunion. All you need is a dollar bill (larger denominations will obviously also work). Then just follow a few steps outlined in this video to fold the bill in ...more

How To : Put custom songs onto Guitar Hero 2

A tutorial on how to put custom songs on Guitar Hero 2 for the Playstation 2 (PS2). You'll need Guitar Hero Explorer, Winrar, CD DVD Generator, Gnie, and DVD Decrypter software to make it happen. Part 1 of 2 - How to Put custom songs onto Guitar Hero 2. Part 2 of 2 - How to P ...more

How To : Play chords on the guitar in a Delta blues style

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 the v ...more

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