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How To : Play Blake Shelton's "Home" on acoustic guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you country rock guitarists how to play a Blake Shelton song. Not just any Blake Shelton song, but one of his greatest: "Home." And just so you know, here are ...more

How To : Play Keith Urban's "Stupid Boy" on acoustic guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you country rock guitarists how to play a Keith Urban song. Not just any Keith Urban song, but one of his greatest: "Stupid Boy." And just so you know, here ar ...more

How To : Play Luke Bryan's "Country Man" on acoustic guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you country rock guitarists how to play a Luke Bryan song. Not just any Luke Bryan song, but one of his greatest: "Country Man." And just so you know, here are ...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 : 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 : 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 Hair by Lady Gaga on acoustic guitar

Want to really impress some people with your acoustic guitar? Learn how to play Hair by Lady Gaga. This video will show you the full guitar part for the song. Pick up your axe and follow along to Lady Gaga's Hair. Play Hair by Lady Gaga on acoustic guitar. Click through to wat ...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 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 : 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 : Play "Linger" by the Cranberries on the guitar

Learn how to play "Linger" by The Cranberries on the guitar. Chords: Intro: D, dsus (pick G, B, e) Verse/Chorus: D, Dsus, A, Asus2, C, C7, G For the end: D, Dsus (pick e, B, G strings) Strumming pattern: D D UUD DDU Link of my cover: http://youtube.com/watch?v=n01IQ7XmO-4

How To : Play a pinch harmonic on the guitar

A pinch harmonic is an overtone. This video is a demonstration of how to play a pinch harmonic on the electric guitar with a right hand technique. Distortion, attack, vibrato, pick selection and more are discussed in relation to this topic.

How To : Play "Mama I'm Coming Home" on the acoustic guitar

This lesson uses droning notes and a little extra pick work to make simple fret work sound impressive. "Droning notes" are notes that keep constant in the background while other notes are played. We'll use the open E and open B strings as our droning notes, and learn to play " ...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 : Play super fast runs on an electric guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play super fast runs on an electric guitar. You will be playing the notes at the very tip of the pick, going up and down as fast as you can. First, do the notes E, B, G, D, A, and E while on the third, sixth, ninth, fifteenth, eighteenth, and ...more

How To : Use a pedal board

Watch as expert guitar player Adam Anderson teaches how to build a pedal board. Learn the uses and functions of a pedal board, what materials are needed to make a pedal board, how to pick a pedal board case, how to set up power for a pedal board, how to order the guitar pedals ...more

How To : Replace, install or remove a guitar's pickguard

Replacing your pickguard can be a cost effective way of customizing your electric guitar. This video tutorial presents a step-by-step guide to the pickguard replacement process. For more information, as well as to get started replacing, installing or simply removing your own p ...more

How To : Play chord and melody tapping on the guitar

If you are looking for some new licks to incorporate into your solos on the electric guitar, then this how to video is a great place to start. In this guitar lesson you will learn how to play the tapping technique when playing chords and single line melodies. Some guitarists u ...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 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 : 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 country rhythm guitar patterns

In this video, we learn how to play country rhythm guitar patterns. The sound will have a little bit of a bass pickup when you play it to get a country sound. First, hold down an open G chord and on beat one pick the first string. Continue to move the pick down the strings and ...more

How To : Make a strap lock for guitar

In this guitar tutorial, learn this great tip on how to make your own strap lock system for musical instruments. No modifications are required to the original buttons or button holes. They can be easily removed and replaced if necessary. They are sometimes called "lock-picks." ...more

How To : Coil a guitar cable

This is a video demonstrating how to properly coil a guitar cable. First some incorrect ways of folding the cable are shown. One should not wrap the cable around the forearm, pick it up in a ball, or wrap it like a lasso around the hand. The correct way is demonstrated by taki ...more

How To : Play "Time of Your Life" by Green Day on guitar

In this instructional acoustic guitar video, learn the popular I IV V chord progression and an easy strum pattern for the verse of Green Day's song "Time of Your Life." Try it with a pick and with your fingers--this is an easy chord progression and fun arpeggiated pattern. Wit ...more

How To : Hold an acoustic guitar correctly

True Fire TV and Guitar Lessons for Beginners demonstrate how to correctly hold an electric guitar. Good posture and hand positions will affect the sounds that you are making. Cross your legs to prop up your guitar which gives you more flexibility and freedom. Prop out the nec ...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 Super Mario Brothers on guitar

This series starts by introducing you to the song itself and its parts. Then it will branch off explain each note, step by step and show you how to play every facet of the song. The bridge is a bit tricky but our expert will breeze you through it like a hot knife through butte ...more

How To : Change guitar strings

In this video series, our expert Mike Lais will teach you how to change the strings on your guitar. He will teach you how to pick the right kind of string for the kind of guitar playing you want to do. He will also teach you how to loosen the strings, remove them from the guit ...more

How To : Turn an Ordinary 9-Volt Battery into a Secret Safe

Sometimes the best way to hide things is in plain sight. Whether you're trying to sneak some medication past security at a concert with a zero-tolerance policy, or you're just worried that maybe Omar comin', YouTuber MrGear has a clever way to put your mind at ease. In the vi ...more

How To : Master guitar picking and strum patterns

Check out this instructional guitar video and master guitar picking and strum patterns. Learn a few basic techniques as the instructor silently guides you along the learning process of guitar picking. This video is great for electric guitar enthusiasts. Watch this video to imp ...more

How To : Play a country picking lick on the electric guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

How To : Exercise picking musically on the guitar

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 : Play the chicken picking technique on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

How To : Play a sweep picking lick in E major on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...more

How To : Use alternate picking on 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 an ...more

How To : Use legato picking patterns on the guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play legato riffs on a standard electric 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 mor ...more

How To : Play tremolo picking on the guitar

Tremolo is the rapid repetition of one note in music or a rapid alternation between two or more notes. This music tutorial teaches you how to play a tremolo strumming on the guitar.

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