How to Improvise on Acoustic Guitar

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 "Easy Target" by Blink 182 on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of Blink 182's "Easy Target"? 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, pl ...more

How To : Play "My Heart" by Paramore on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of Paramore's "My Heart"? 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, player ...more

How To : Play "Same Jeans" by the View on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of the View's "Same Jeans"? 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, play ...more

How To : Play "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay on acoustic guitar

Interested in performing an unplugged version of Coldplay's "Viva la Vida"? 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 gu ...more

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

Want to play "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz? 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 sho ...more

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

Want to play "21 Guns" by Green Day (or Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes" or, uh, ELO's "Telephone Line" for that matter)? 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 t ...more

How To : Play "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus? 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, pl ...more

How To : Sound like the Rolling Stones on acoustic guitar

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 how t ...more

How To : Play the A sharp chord (A#) on the acoustic guitar

Before Bon Jovi caused teenage girls to spontaneously and simultaneously burst out of their clothing at his concerts he was just a kid in his basement, strumming chord after chord until his fingers turned red. Rock stardom requires sacrifice before all the fame and glory hits ...more

How To : Play basic Blues on the acoustic guitar

The blues is where it all began. Before you learn how to play rock or jazz or metal, you should start with the blues. Learning the basic 12 bar form can help you feel out measures and develop your sense of direction in music, and learning how to play the shuffled rhythm will h ...more

How To : Play 'Imagine' by John Lennon on the acoustic guitar

Want to know how to play "Imagine" by John Lennon on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, guitarists of all skill levels can play along. Start playing "Imagine" by John Lennon— NOW!

How To : Play "Angeles" by Elliott Smith on acoustic guitar

Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video guitar lesson presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Elliott's "Angeles." While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away ...more

How To : Play "Viva la Vida" on the acoustic guitar

Interested in playing "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay (or "The Songs I Didn't Write" by the Creaky Boards for that matter)? This tutorial will run you through the chords in both real time and slow motion. Viva la vida.

How To : Play Coldplay "The Scientist" on acoustic guitar

Learn to play Colplay's "The Scientist," a great tune that uses an unusual tuning (in 4ths). It uses chords like power chords and barre chords, but they are easier to play. This is great for a beginner trying to stretch into intermediate material. Chords are taught in detail b ...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 the E7 chord on the acoustic guitar

Like other minor chords, this one should be a piece of cake if you know your major chords! Here we will learn the E7 chord, with Charles Sedlak. Yes, that's right - the E7 chord. If your fingers are bleeding from those strings, good. Calluses help.

How To : Play the C7 chord on the acoustic guitar

You can see many of the elements of the major chords in the C7 chord. Here we will learn this chord, and here we will become rock gods, with help from Charles Sedlak, that is. It does take time and patience though.

How To : Play the minor chords on the acoustic guitar

Minor chords sometimes have a sadness to them, but will help you beautify your playing. In this section from Charles Sedlak, we will cover these chords. Don't cry though when you're strumming those strings... just take a deep breath, and pour those chords out.

How To : Play "Rude Boy" by Rihanna on acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Rihanna's "Rude Boy"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords from three different angles. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowled ...more

How To : Play "Money" by Pink Floyd on an acoustic guitar

Want to play an unplugged version of Pink Floyd's "Money"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords in tab notation. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the gu ...more

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