How to Improvise on Acoustic Guitar

How To : Play solos on the acoustic guitar

This two part series teaches how to improvise playing solos. First we'll review the basic 12 notes of the scale, which we need to know in order to begin working with keys and lead guitar scale patterns. I'll explain how the 12 notes of the scale relate to the guitar fretboard. ...more

How To : Change strings on an acoustic guitar

In this two part video you'll learn how to change a G string on an acoustic guitar. Of course, besides learning how to change the string, Justin explains how to know WHEN to change them. Part 1 of 2 - How to Change strings on an acoustic guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Change st ...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 : 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 "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 "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 "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 "Tik Tok" by Kesha on an acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha on your acoustic guitar? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge o ...more

How To : Properly tune your acoustic guitar

Grab an acoustic guitar and warm up as Charles Sedlak shows you how to properly tune your instrument. You'll be able to tune your guitar like a pro with these specific instructions.

How To : Play Owl Eyes "Fireflies" on acoustic guitar

In this video acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Fireflies" by Owl City. To begin you will need a capo to play the song. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the strumming of the chords used in th ...more

How To : Play the F major chord on an acoustic guitar

Master the F major chord on your acoustic guitar, with help from Charles Sedlak. If you can master this, the rest is downhill - you pretty much have it made. Watch out though, you have to cover two strings with one finger!

How To : Accent with your acoustic guitar

Charles Sedlak shows you how to style your acoustic guitar playing with the help of accents. Accenting is easy and keeps your music from sounding like a machine. Just nice and soft, don't overwork those strings.

How To : Use a pick on your acoustic guitar

Learn how to properly hold and use the pick while playing acoustic guitar, with a little help from Charles Sedlak. Simple and easy, but one of the most important things (bet you didn't know that).

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 "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 : Play "Breakeven" by The Script on acoustic guitar

This video demonstrates how to play the popular song "Breakeven" by the Irish rock band The Script on acoustic guitar. It goes into great detail on what notes to play and the picking required, and also offers tips for beginners to play an easier version of the song that still ...more

How To : Play "Memories" by Weezer on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of Weezer's "Memories"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players ...more

How To : Play "Decode" by Paramore on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of Paramore's "Decode"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players o ...more

How To : Play "Shadows" by Coldplay on acoustic guitar

Ever want to perform an unplugged version "Shadows" by Coldplay? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, playe ...more

How To : Play "Fix You" by Coldplay on acoustic guitar

Want to play "Fix You" by Cold Play? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should ...more

How To : Play different rhythms on the acoustic guitar

Without alterations in rhythm, your guitar strumming would consist of bland picking and chord strumming. That's why it's important to know how to play different rhythms and alternate between them for interest. If you wish to make your acoustic guitar playing sound professiona ...more

How To : Play the Beatles' "Let it Be" on acoustic guitar

The Beatles revolutionized the music industry and brought us songs that can never be forgotten, that could never be overstated. With John Lennon at the front of the "Fab Four" they couldn't be stopped... wouldn't be stopped. But let's not forget it wouldn't be the "Fab Four" w ...more

How To : Play the Beatles' "Michelle" on acoustic guitar

The Beatles revolutionized the music industry and brought us songs that can never be forgotten, that could never be overstated. With John Lennon at the front of the "Fab Four" they couldn't be stopped... wouldn't be stopped. But let's not forget it wouldn't be the "Fab Four" w ...more

How To : Play the Beatles' "Yesterday" on acoustic guitar

The Beatles revolutionized the music industry and brought us songs that can never be forgotten, that could never be overstated. With John Lennon at the front of the "Fab Four" they couldn't be stopped... wouldn't be stopped. But let's not forget it wouldn't be the "Fab Four" w ...more

How To : Change a string on an acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a string on an acoustic guitar. First, you will put the string in the bridge pin. Make sure the ball from the string is against the bridge plate. If the ball is underneath the bridge pin it will make the string come out easily. After yo ...more

How To : Play "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse on acoustic guitar

Your Guitar Sage provides the viewer with a good way to learn how to play an Amy Winehouse tune on an acoustic guitar. Amy Winehouse's song, Rehab has a few open chords and bar chords to be mastered. The videos demonstrates how to play the piece through first and then takes th ...more

How To : Play "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed on acoustic guitar

If you want to play 'Perfect Day' by Lou Reed on acoustic guitar you first need to play an E chord, then go to Am, and repeat this. Now move to a D and crawl up to a G, then play a C and go to F. Move to Dm and play E. When you play the E chord you should play it with your pin ...more

How To : Play "21 Guns" by Green Day on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "21 Guns" by Green Day on acoustic guitar. The chords of the verse are D minor, B flat major, F, and C. Once you have all of these chords, you will be able to start out playing the first verse and have the melody for the song. Move the chord ...more

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