Guitar Finger Pick Style

How To : Play finger style guitar

In this series of expert videos, you will learn how to play the guitar using fingerstyle or fingerpicking techniques. Watch as our expert demonstrates picking patterns for you to try. Get tips on the basic open chord shapes and then challenge yourself with the moving chord sha ...more

How To : Finger pick on the acoustic guitar

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you a fun finger pick exercise from the verse of the Trip Fuse tune called "These Voices of Mine." Improve your guitar playing skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn how to finger pick on the acoustic ...more

How To : Choose & Buy a Guitar

Choose and buy a Guitar - A beginners guide to the Guitar. The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments there is, appealing to both the young and the not so young and spanning different musical genre's such as blues, pop, rock, classical and many more. So, Im gu ...more

How To : Fingerpick the acoustic guitar for folk songs

If you told people you played folks songs even a decade or so ago, you could be sure that they would think you sat around outside a trailer park, a piece of hay stuck between your teeth and your fingers picking a banjo. But times have drastically changed since then. In fact, ...more

How To : Play rhythm guitar like Albert Lee

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How To : Become A Better Guitar Player

How to be a better guitarist Have you ever just wanted to pick up that old guitar that is just laying around? Or found yourself bursting with creative ideas but don't know how to express them with a guitar? I want to show you my way on becoming the best guitarist you can be, ...more

How To : Hold your guitar pick in two different ways

Before learning how to play a guitar your going to want to know how to hold your guitar pick. First there is the one finger hold, this looks like you're making a fist. You don't want to make a hard fist but a loose one, not a of strain should be put on the hand. Move your thum ...more

How To : Properly hold a guitar pick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly hold a guitar pick. Begin by placing the pick on the index finger. The bend the index finger to the thumb. Let the thumb hold the pick. It should be in a form of an X as you hold the pick between the index and thumb. The co ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Gary Moore

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How To : Play electric guitar blues like Stevie Ray Vaughn

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Jimi Hendrix

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Buddy Guy

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Peter Green

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Make guitar pick earrings out of credit cards

We've all heard of and seen guitar pick earrings. They're really rock'n'roll and show you've got an indie, alternative edge to your style. But sometimes we need to use those guitar picks for, well, guitar picking, so is there any other way to get the same look without sacrific ...more

How To : Position finger and thumb

Learn how to position fingers and thumb while playing the acoustic guitar. Follow along with Peter Vogl as he covers left hand finger placement, left thumb placement, and holding the pick. Click on the QuickTime icon above to watch a video of this lesson.

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

How To : Play various harmonics on the guitar

Various guitar players have made harmonics, and pinch harmonics, a popular guitar technique that has inspired a generation. Guitar players like Zakk Wylde, Andy McKee, Eddie Van Halen, and other amazing players have all contributed their own style of incorporating them into th ...more

How To : Write your own song for Valentine's Day

Aaron Gallagher from Free and Easy Guitar discusses how to write a romantic song for your special sweetheart. He encourages you to use his melody and chorus and add your own special lyrics to personalize your song. He shows you variations on guitar chords and how to either fin ...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

How To : Perform finger gymnastics on acoustic guitar

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to perform finger gymnastics. "Finger Gymnastics" is a term used for warm-ups, stretching, and any type of practice on the guitar. Finger gymnastics are a great way to strengthen the fingers and get your fre ...more

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 gu ...more

How To : Fingerpick on the ukulele

The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. The ukelele is a version of a small guitar that originated in Hawaii. In this tutorial you will learn how to finger pick o ...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

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 : Strum chords on an acoustic guitar

In this episode of Acoustic Guitar for Beginners, Rich Maloof shows you how to strum on an acoustic guitar. Strumming is important to a lot of songs and gives you a cool, carefree playing style. This tutorial gets straight into the mechanics of chords and strums so that you ca ...more

How To : Play "Blessed Assurance" on the lap guitar

If you want to learn how to play 'Blessed Assurance' on the lap guitar you should first print out the tab to Blessed Assurance so you can follow along. On the first note you want to roll on the first three strings of the 6th fret and then you want to roll on the first string o ...more

How To : Play 12-bar Blues style guitar

Justin is giving guitar lessons in the 12 Bar Blue Styles *In the lesson Justin is going to teaching 12 bar blue styles with a chunker chunker rhythm. Chunker chunker is just a word taught by Justin's teacher for the strumming action. *He is going to go very slow and then pi ...more

How To : Use Elliott Smith-style Milonga flamenco picking

Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video tutorial demonstrates a small chord progression highlighting the Milonga style of picking. It was a strong influence on the development of Elliott Smith's fingerpicking style and a lot of ...more

How To : Play Metallica "Nothing Else Matters" on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the so ...more

How To : Fingerpick on an acoustic guitar

Charles Sedlak shows you how to use your fingers for picking strings on your acoustic guitar. A great change when you're without a pick! Do you really need a guitar pick anyways? It's a choice, with or without, but most like without.

How To : Play "Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine on guitar

This video explains how to play the song "Such Great Heights" by Iron & Wine on guitar. This song requires a capo on the sixth fret of the guitar and knowledge of the basic chord set shown. The key is F# major and the beginning chord is C Major with the song composed using fin ...more

How To : Learn notes strum on the acoustic guitar

Learn how to do a note-strum with Charles Sedlak, picking a note and then strumming. This style is popular in country music and allows for a versatile twang. Soon, you'll be strumming those strings in front of a large crowd, or just a little one, or maybe just your mother. Goo ...more

How To : Play "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling

Ways Linn introduces another in her series of acoustic guitar lessons, teaching users how to play "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling. Before you get started you will need a capo to play this song. Ways Linn starts out by teaching you the chords you need to know to play the ...more

How To : Use chicken pickin' on the guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play Johnny Cash-style country rhythm guitar

Even if you're a metal head or a shredder, you can't deny how cool it is when a good ol' country picker gets up there and rips it up! Johnny Cash was one of the few modern Country singers who brought electrified country into the mainstream for his time. If you're looking to ad ...more

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