Playing the Guitar

How To : Use capos and barre chords when playing the guitar

In these guitar lessons on video, learn how to change chord voicings by playing moveable chords, barre chords, and using a capo. These three techniques will help you transcribe the music you have in your head just as you hear it. Part 1 of 17 - How to Use capos and barre chord ...more

How To : Get started playing slide guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play basic slide 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 more information, and to ge ...more

How To : Use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar

This explains how to use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar. A step by step video tutorial that will show you how to mix two note melodic ideas with double stops and throwing in a single note melody. Andrew Wasson from Creative Guitar Studio put together a melodic phra ...more

How To : Pick when playing flamenco guitar

Here Charles Sedlak shows you three different techniques for picking when playing Flamenco on guitar. Not a technique for beginning guitar players; however, the video does include tablature for a basic scale.

How To : Get started playing slide guitar

A step-by-step video tutorial presented by Andrew Wasson shows the basics of playing the slide guitar for beginners. First, choose what kind of slide you want. Metal slides are known for their high-end treble sound, while glass slides are a little warmer sounding. Andrew goes ...more

How To : Start Playing Guitar (For Beginners)

Do you think playing guitar is that easy? It takes time and effort to learn the basic to extreme skills for playing a guitar! But you're lucky, simply because I will make everything easy for you by teaching you how to play guitar, my friend! Anatomy of a Guitar Let's start! ...more

News : The Amazing Upside-Down Guitar Playing Woman

A super cool anonymous woman rocks at playing the guitar... upside-down. I don't know about you, but I have yet to see a style quite this unique. That hand rolling move is awesome. Previously, 13-Year-Old Guitarist Wows Guitar Pros... and Yoko Ono.

How To : Play funk style 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 : Practice playing guitar & singing at the same time

Practice your guitar playing better (& smarter) with helpful techniques exposed by a pro-guitar teacher. In this two-part video tutorial, learn from Your Guitar Sage some tips & tricks to singing & playing your guitar at the same time. Strumming issues & how to get through a s ...more

How To : Play funky R&B and blues rhythm guitar

Funk, R&B, Blues, these are the styles of music that grooves the hardest and are the most about feel and less about technicality. Not only that, but the various inversions and triad groupings used in those styles can easily be transferred into Rock, Pop, Jazz, Metal and so man ...more

How To : Play Dave Van Ronk's "Come Back Baby" on guitar

This is a very brief guide to playing the guitar backing for Dave Van Ronk's classic version of Walter Davis's "Come Back Baby". This video is great for advanced and advanced beginner guitar players. Play "Come Back Baby" by Dave Van Ronk and improve your guitar playing skills ...more

How To : Play chords on the guitar

If you are looking to begin playing the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. This is a short demonstration lesson about left-hand technique while playing chords. You will learn where to place your fingers and the best and most comfortable way to hold your guita ...more

How To : Play "You Are My Sunshine" on the guitar

If you are looking to begin playing the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. Here's a simple accompaniment for "You Are My Sunshine" using three chords and some basic fingerpicking. You will learn the chords for this song and some easy fingerpicking techniques. ...more

How To : Play guitar with some simple chords

Learn the basics of playing the guitar with this how to video. In this music lesson from Veronica Belmont and Bob Cuadra teach you the parts of the guitar and how to play some simple chords. It may seem hard at first but with the help of this tutorial you will be strumming you ...more

How To : Play lead blues guitar

In this five part video tutorial you will learn how to play lead blues guitar. Learn how to bend notes, play pentatonic scales, 12 bar blues rhythms and some blues licks. Follow these lessons and you will be playing blues guitar in no time. Part 1 of 5 - How to Play lead blues ...more

How To : Play triads for blues guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. In this three part blues guitar lesson you will learn the three triad shapes and where the root notes are. The ...more

How To : Play the blues scale on the guitar

This guitar lesson focuses on the blues scale and shows you a bunch of tricks to help you use it wisely. The blues scale is based on a minor penatonic scale, but includes the flat 5th note. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues scale. Learning the forms of the blues ...more

How To : Play vibrato for blues style electric guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. This blues guitar lesson teaches you the basics of the three styles of vibrato. Vibrato is a common problem fo ...more

How To : Play five blues licks on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. This blues guitar lesson covers five licks in the second position of the minor pentatonic or blues mode. These ...more

How To : Play the rock/blues scale on the guitar with tabs

You know your piano player friends who practice their basic piano scales daily even though they're already well advanced and can play Rachmaninoff like no one's business? It may seem absurd to need to do such simple practicing at all, but scale exercises are the best thing you ...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 : Play "Heroes" by David Bowie on acoustic guitar

This video is a an acoustic guitar lesson on how to play "Heroes" by David Bowie from TboneWilson1978. It's a really helpful video if you want to learn how to play this song because he clearly spells out all the chord progressions. First he goes over the exact chords that are ...more

How To : Play Pearl Jam's "Black" on electric guitar

Marty Schwartz teaches novice guitar players how to play Pearl Jam's "Black." Whether you can read sheet music or not, this is a great video for those who are trying to master playing the guitar. Marty moves slowly through the song, giving chord by chord finger instruction; yo ...more

How To : Play a guitar cadence

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play a guitar cadence. A cadence is the tension that is created between 2 chords, typically at the end of a phrase. There are 2 types of cadences, perfect cadence and playable cadence. The perfect cadence goes from the 5 chord, to t ...more

How To : Play guitar with an elbow

Jim Dufresne taught 20 years in Community College and currently teaches at S.W. Academy. In this series of videos he shows you how to use an elbow while playing the guitar. Part 1 of 5 - How to Play guitar with an elbow. Play guitar with an elbow - Part 2 of 5. Click through t ...more

How To : Tune a guitar for guitar playing beginners

This video is seriously as basic as it gets. Take a gander to learn how to tune a guitar quickly and with ease. While you can use a piano or a guitar tuner to tune your guitar, this method, which involves only your guitar strings, is much faster and you can do it on the go. I ...more

How To : Incorporate jazz harmony in your guitar playing

Jazz harmony is the theory and practice of chord usage in jazz music. This instructional video demonstrates the basics of jazz harmony and incorporates licks and runs on the electric guitar. Once you've mastered the basic chord progression you'll be able to improvise and furth ...more

How To : Incorporate slap rhythm into your guitar playing

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 : Control your fingers when playing guitar

In this incredibly simple exercise you will learn how to take control of your fingers and stop them flying off the fingerboard. This technique is very easy and useful for minimal movement. Watch this how to video and you will be playing with control in no time.

How To : Incorporate fingerstyle into your guitar playing

This video shows how to incorporate fingerstyle into your playing. A step by step video tutorial for guitar players that have little to no experience with the fingerstyle approach. It teaches you the basics of the technique. Andrew Wasson will help you get familiar with your p ...more

How To : Play a slide dobro guitar

Playing dobro guitar involves using a slide made of steel or brass to sound notes on the fretboard, instead of the traditional method of pressing down with the fingers. In these online guitar lessons on video, learn techniques to play acoustic slide guitar music. Part 1 of 19 ...more

How To : Get started playing Brazilian-style guitar

Whether you're interested in playing bossa nova, tropicália, música popular brasileira-style guitar, the rudiments are the same and this two-part video tutorial will get you started. Both segments look look at the basics of Brazilian chord progressions. For more information, a ...more

News : Playing an Electric Guitar With 100,000V

Video: . I made this Tesla Coil using the myRIO and LabVIEW. It uses electricity to play the music, which can be Star Wars, Harry Potter or even Hunger Games! The music is played by the spark heating the surrounding air (causing it to expand) then the spark turning off (causin ...more

How To : Playing 7th chord arpeggios on the guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play 7th chord arpeggios on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). 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 ...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 blues on an electric guitar like Gary Moore

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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 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 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

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