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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 : Read Guitar Tab

Guitar Essentials My friends and I would secretly scribble tab in the darkly lit practice rooms in our university even though we were educated musicians. So, being able to read tablature, or tab, is essential for beginning guitarists. Tab is a curious way to write down music ...more

How To : Slur 3 notes per string with C major scale

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you slur three notes per string with the C major scale. Scale patterns are a fun way to practice scales and important for improving technique and expanding your improvising vocabulary. Improve your guitar skills by ...more

How To : Understand basic guitar theory

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Make your guitar sound sorta like a lightsaber

Marty Schwartz demonstrates a guitar trick--how to make your electric guitar sound like a light saber from Star Wars. First, he turns his volume knob all the way down. Then, he plucks the string, keeping the front side of the guitar facing away from the camera. Then, after he ...more

How To : Build a G major scale on an open G string

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play a G major scale and build on an open G string. Building a G major scale on the open G string is a good exercise to play to help improve your guitar skills. This short lesson is great for advanced beginners wh ...more

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 : Figure out guitar tab

This video demonstrates how to properly read guitar tablature. The numbers in the tablature represent the fret number and the line the numbers are on represent the strings. For example, if there is a number 4 on the 3rd line from the top, that represents the note on the fourth ...more

How To : Tune your acoustic guitar using a U.S. phone

If you have a natural ear for music and have perfect pitch, then tuning any sort of instrument, including the guitar, is probably not a problem for you. But for the rest of us, a piano or a pitch finder is necessary to make sure our guitars are in tune. But what if you're tra ...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 : Tune a ukulele by ear

WataAtaCrackah teaches you how to tune a ukelele by ear without an electric tuner. Just like a guitar, you start by getting the first string tuned and gradually work on the others. The first step is to get the right pitch of the G string, which is quite a high note. What the G ...more

How To : Play power chords and basic riffs on the guitar

Check out this instructional guitar video and learn how to play power chords in E and A and basic riffs on the electric guitar. Follow along with this video and practice the sixth string riff, fifth and sixth string riff, third fourth fifth and sixth string riff. Watch this vi ...more

How To : Dive into playing the blues

Most beginners ask how to break away from basic chords and get new ideas. Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you various ways into playing the blues. The first tutorial video uses a mix of simple chord animations and video footage in an attempt to show how si ...more

How To : Play practical jokes using your guitar

In this video, we learn how to play practical jokes using your guitar. The first trick is called the jack in the box. First, take your pick and put it in between your strings and slide it down. Then, put your hand over it and play the jack in the box song. The next trick is to ...more

How To : Play the E phrygian scale

Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to play the E phrygian scale on an open E string. All of the natural notes on the E string gives us the E phrygian scale. This lesson is a great way to learn your fretboard. Improve your guitar skills by wat ...more

How To : Understand guitar tabs

Essortment teaches you how to understand guitar tabs. There are six lines that represent a string: E, A, D, G, B and E. Numbers are written on the strings representing fret tabs that tell you where to fret on each string. Also learn how to read a cord which is all the numbers ...more

How To : Play "Whatever" by Oasis in guitar

In this video tutorial viewers learn how to play the song "Whatever" by Oasis on the acoustic guitar. The video reveals all the string movements and the order the notes are needed to be played. This video provides voice narration and a visual demonstration for viewers to easil ...more

How To : Do vibrato on an electric guitar

In this electric guitar video lesson, we work on basic vibrato. Vibrato is essentially bending a string up and down to create drift in the tonal quality of the sound. Vibrato is a necessary component of every electric guitar player's toolbox.

How To : Play classical harmonics

This classical approach to harmonics is very useful. It is used in many other contemporary acoustic styles and sometimes on electric guitar, though not as often. Watch and learn from Justin how to play classical harmonics.

How To : Play the "Star Spangled Banner" on electric guitar

In this video we are about to see how to play the "Star Spangled Banner" on electric guitar. This is a basic lesson to all the beginners in guitar. It starts with the E string. It travels from tabs 10-7-3 to start off with the anthem and returns back. Now to the next string be ...more

How To : Play a basic version of "Silent Night" on a guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night" on the acoustic guitar. This video provides all the string movements and order that the notes are played in in order to execute the song. This video contains voice narration and a visu ...more

How To : Play "Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis on guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis on the acoustic guitar. This video reveals all the string movements and the order that the notes are needed to be played, in order to execute the song. The video is at a slow pace an ...more

How To : Play "Octopus's Garden" by The Beatles on guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Octopus' Garden" by the Beatles on the acoustic guitar. This video reveals all the string movements and the order that the notes are need to be played, in order to execute the song. This video provides voice narration ...more

How To : Play "But I Do Love You" by Leann Rimes on guitar

In this video, viewers learn how to play the song "But I Do Love You" by Leann Rimes on the acoustic guitar. This video reveals the string movements and the order in which the notes must be played to execute the song. The video provides step-by-step narration and a visual demo ...more

How To : Play "Working Class Hero" by John Lennon on guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Working Class" by John Lennon on acoustic guitar. This video shows all the string movements and the order that the notes are needed to be played, in order to play the song. This video goes at a slow pace and has a vis ...more

How To : Learn "Imagine" by John Lennon on acoustic guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Imagine" by John Lennon on the acoustic guitar. The video reveals the string movements and the order that the notes are needed to be played, in order to execute the song. The video provides step-by-step narration and ...more

How To : Play "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC on electric guitar

This is a great instructional video on how to play thunderstruck by AC/DC on electric guitar. Thunderstruck is played mainly on B string. It is the second string as you may be aware of. First you should start with 12th fret and hit that note. Then move to 10th fret and 9th fre ...more

How To : Play "Use Somebody" on acoustic guitar

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the song "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon on acoustic guitar. The video shows all the requires string movements and the order that the noted are needed to be played, in order to play the song. The video is also at a slow pace fo ...more

How To : Play "From the Morning" by Nick Drake on guitar

Want to learn how to play guitar like Nick Drake? In this how to video you can learn how to play "From the Morning" by Nick Drake on the guitar. The tuning for "From the Morning" is BEBEBE starting at the sixth string. This lesson is geared towards intermediate to advanced gui ...more

How To : Play the tapping technique on the acoustic guitar

In this video we are going to build upon hammer on and pull off skills. We are going to introduce tapping, which can be used to further enhance your soloing. I'll go over some basic tapping tips to get you started, and walk you through a classical riff. Then I'll introduce our ...more

How To : Play "In Bloom" by Nirvana on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "In Bloom" by Nirvana on electric guitar. The first riff will be played on the top string using E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play these together on different frets with power chords to get the best sound for the song. The second riff will include t ...more

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 : Play power chords on the electric guitar

Learn how to play Power Chords in this two part guitar lesson. This how to video Power Chords with a 6th string root note. You will learn about muting the strings and about root notes too. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing power chords in no time. Part 1 of 2 - How t ...more

How To : Play "Happy Birthday" on the guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Happy Birthday" on the guitar. You will start out with the G on the E string on the D and the B string. Repeat the D note and then start with the E on the B string. After this, play the B and G strings, then the D major. Now, play the A not ...more

How To : Tune an eight string ukulele

In this video, a man with an 8 string ukulele teaches you how to tune such a musical instrument, which is similar to tuning 4 strings of a guitar. He starts be reminding you that the 12th fret of the ukulele must be exactly at the middle between the bridge and the nut. If not, ...more

How To : Use two capos on the guitar

Brad Davis explains why he sometimes uses two capos on a guitar. The effect is similar to that of using a drop tuning on the B string. The technique and effect are discussed in detail. He then performs an original tune (demonstrating the use of two capos), "Love You Don't Know".

How To : Restring your guitar for beginners

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to restring their guitar. If the guitar is out of tune or has grit and grime, it needs to be re-stringed. The strings will feel and sound better. The strings should be changed every few months. To tighten a string, turn the peg counter ...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 the minor pentatonic scale on your guitar

Justin teaches us how to play the minor pentatonic scale in this tutorial. This is a useful scale that you will use as long as you play the guitar. Start with your first finger in the fifth fret of the thickest string. Play A, then reach up with your fourth finger in the eight ...more

How To : Play "High and Dry" by Radiohead on guitar

TboneWilson1978 shows how to play "High and Dry" by Radiohead on guitar. The intro of the song plays on the 11th fret on the fifth string and then on the 13th fret on the third string. Mute your fourth string and the second. Slide down to nine fret then back up to the second. ...more

How To : Play "Sparks" by Coldplay on guitar

In this guitar lesson learn how to play the song "Sparks" by groundbreaking recording artist, Coldplay. By tuning the 1st string to a D, and applying the capo on the 6th you'll be on your way to sounding like Chris Martin and the rest of gang in no time! Learn how to play "Spa ...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 : Play C major scale in 1st position

Getting to know your scales are important to understanding music theory, learning your fretboard, improving your technique and training your ear. Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows how to play C major scale in first position. Playing a scale on one s ...more

How To : Play "Numb" by Linkin Park on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Numb" by Linkin Park on acoustic guitar. Start out with putting your middle finger on the second fret of the A string and play an E minor. Now, move your ring finger to the third fret of the A string and your pointer finger on the E string. ...more

How To : Play "...September Ends" by Green Day on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "...September Ends" by Green Day on guitar. Start off by placing your ring finger on the fifth fret of the D string, using the very tip of the finger. Place the first finger on the third fret of the B string. When you have these placed, you ...more

How To : Turn your guitar into a Tumbi

Learn how you can use your guitar as a tumbi to play Punjabi music with this tutorial. The tumbi is a traditional North Indian, high pitched, single string plucking instrument from the Punjab region. This instrument is associated with folk music of Punjab and presently very po ...more

How To : Play classical music 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, ukulele master, Gordon Mark shows ...more

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