Use Delta Blues-style Picking on Acoustic Guitar

How To : Use Delta blues-style rhythm 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 the b ...more

How To : Use Delta-blues style picking in open G

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 chords on the guitar in a Delta blues style

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 the v ...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 a Delta blues-style slide riff on 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 : 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 Delta blues-style walkdowns on 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 the b ...more

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 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 Muddy Waters' "Can't Be Satisfied" on Guitar

Improve your acoustic and electric skills with this special Delta Blues piece. Watch the full video lesson to learn how to play Muddy Waters' "Can't Be Satisfied" on your blues guitar. Muddy Waters is listed as #17 in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 most influential musicians. M ...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 "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 "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, Scotties, teaches you how to play the song "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. He begins the lesson by breaking down the picking pattern for you so that you can follow along, using some useful tablature overlaid on the video for you. Once you ha ...more

How To : Choose & Buy a Guitar

Choose and buy a Guitar - A beginners guide to the Guitar. The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments there is, appealing to both the young and the not so young and spanning different musical genre's such as blues, pop, rock, classical and many more. So, Im gu ...more

How To : Play "Open Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol on 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 "Open Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol. If you want to learn how to p ...more

How To : Play common Delta blues riffs and turnarounds

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 : Travis pick using G, C, and D chords on 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 : Play a Delta blues-style G7 riff

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 a Delta-style blues boogie on 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 piano-style blues 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 : Use blues style strumming

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 the b ...more

How To : Play "Steady Rolling Man" 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 a Travis-style E blues progression on 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 : Play Eric Clapton's "Hey Hey" 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 "Something Vague" by Bright Eyes on guitar

Watch this guitar tutorial video to learn how to play "Something Vague" by Bright Eyes on acoustic guitar. Instruction includes names of chords and finger picking. Intermediate guitarists will have no trouble learning how to play Bright Eyes' "Something Vague" on acoustic guit ...more

How To : Play "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling on guitar

Learn how to play The Calling's big hit, "Wherever You Will Go" on acoustic guitar. This song had some pretty easy chords, a bit of thumb over action and some tricky right hand picking. Follow the steps in this tutorial to play acoustic guitar like Aaron Kamin from the Calling.

How To : Use a Merle Travis-style picking pattern

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 : Play Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" on acoustic guitar

Learn how to play Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" on acoustic guitar with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the song including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular early Rod ...more

How To : Play "Driftin' Blues" 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 Eric Clapton's "Alberta" 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 "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 : Play the key elements of "Sweet Home Alabama"

Learn how to play Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the song including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular southern rock ant ...more

How To : Play "Old Man" by Neil Young on acoustic guitar

Learn how to play Neil Young's "Old Man" with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the pop-folk ballad including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular Neil Young tune on yo ...more

How To : Play "Blackbird" by Lennon/McCartney on guitar

Learn how to play the Beatles' "Blackbird" with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the pop folk ballad including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular McCartney tune on y ...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 "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 "Mad World" by Gary Jules on acoustic guitar

This acoustic guitar video lesson is brought to you by Matt from Free and Easy Guitar, will teach you how to play "Mad World" as performed by Gary Jules. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the strumming, picking and chords used in the song, going into detail on how t ...more

How To : Play "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt on guitar

In this video acoustic guitar lesson, brought to you by Free and Easy Guitar, and hosted by Aaron, you will learn how to "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the picking of the intro, then moves on to the strumming and chords used in ...more

How to Play Kansas : "Dust in the Wind" on guitar

This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from scottious. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. He begins by showing you how to perform the finger picking pattern used in the song. He then moves on to the progression of the chords throu ...more

How To : Play "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche on guitar

Playing your favorite songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar p ...more

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