Learn how to play the song ”Just Give Me a Reason” on acoustic guitar with this free video lesson taught by Marty Schwartz.
This song was written and recorded by Pink featuring Nate Ruess. It is from Pink’s 6th studio album entitled “The Truth About Love” released in 2012. The song enjoyed success here in the States as well as abroad in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Italy to name a few. It was Pink’s third solo number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. You can read more about this song over at Wikipedia.
The goal from this lesson and from all of David’s teaching over at Next Level Guitar is to teach this stuff in a way that is enjoyable and musical which makes learning fun. These lessons also get your creative juices flowing so that you may be able to one day write your own songs.
We are gonna use base chords and embellishments. You can just stay on the base chords if you aren’t comofrtable with the embellishments, but let me show you what you can do with these chords.
The first chord is A Minor. You can always take your first finger off and play the Asus2. Your pinky can also go on the high E string on the third fret and play an A Minor 7th chord. Or you can put your pinky on the third fret of the B strting and play an Asus4.
By Jesse Holmes
Honestly, who doesn’t want to be able to melt faces off a 30,000 person crowd with a 10 minute solo so deadly it will make the first nine rows of the stadium cower in terror from the awesome shred? I know I do. I also have this burning desire to express my musical majesty with the world, but I just never knew the proper way how.
I played the guitar for a couple years now, taking some basic lessons getting me started in the right direction, even learning how to play most of my favorite songs on the radio. The thing was, I was mostly just fiddling around here and there without getting down to some serious business with my guitar playing. After breaking my wrist in a freak tragic snowboarding incident, I stopped taking lessons, although I still played guitar once my wrist healed. Over the past 3 or so years, I casually played, jammed a bit with some friends and continued on my wayward path.
I just recently became frustrated with my lack of own personal discipline with my guitar playing and went back to get some more lessons. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t doing anything wrong, that my technique was right, and just someone to push me to that next level my guitar playing. I went in and asked him to start right off with the very basics. Something I could learn right away so I could immediately go home and start writing some of my own songs. I told my teacher I was especially interested in song writing and composing. This is the first thing he sat down and wrote on my paper, “The Musical Alphabet and Its Spacing.”
My name is Scott Edwards, and I’m the founder of EarTrainingHQ.com. I’ve written this article to explain the important concepts and exercises that make up the foundation of ear training. At EarTrainingHQ.com, we’re hoping to spread the word that ear training is achievable for everyone with the right approach, so I hope that with this article, I can get that message to you!
Why Train Your Ears?
There’s no point in learning how to do something, if you don’t see any reason to do it.. So let’s start out with the benefits that you’ll get from training your ears.
In this lesson you will be learning how to play the song “Gloria” by Van Morrison. This lesson is taught by the one and only Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz.com.
Gloria was written by Van Morrison but was actually recorded by Van Morrison’s band “Them”. It was recorded in 1964 and released as a single on the B side of “Baby Please Don’t Go”.
This is a great classic rock song aimed at all of you beginners out there.
Here is the strumming pattern for this song:
Fix You is of course a song written and performed by the alternative rock band Coldplay from Britian. The song was written by all members and appears on their album X&Y. X&Y is Colplay’s third studio ablum released in June of 2005.
This song reached number 4 on the UK singles chart as well as number 18 on the US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. I personally feel it should have done better than that, but I am a huge Colplay fan.
Well on to the song lesson shall we!
The only difficulty you may have if you are an absolute beginner playing this song for the first time is the strumming pattern. Marty will go over exactly how to play it, but if you are unable to get the hang of it right now, don’t sweat it. You can play a simple UP DOWN strumming pattern for now. But do give the more advanced rhythm a shot. It is always a good idea to constantly challenge yourself.
In the following video tutorials from David Taub with Next Level Guitar, you will be learning another awesome chord progression. This tutorial will show you some new chords that you may not know how to play just yet and how to tie them together and embellish them. It’s more than just a boring old lesson teaching you some new chord progression. This lesson is designed to help you build a melody and how to take chord progressions and make them musical and interesting.
This is a 2 part lesson. Both videos are included above for your convenience.
In part 1, David will be going over the chords and the progression. In the second part of the lesson, David will show you a really interesting way to build your own melodies to accompany this chord progression. Its a great lesson with a variety of different techniques that will really give you a great all around guitar workout.
Learn how to play the song “Going up the Country” by Canned Heat with this free acoustic guitar lesson taught by the one and only Marty Schwartz with Guitar Jamz. This classic rock/blues style song was released in September of 1968. It was released as a single but also appeared on their album Living the Blues.
For this particular version of the song that Marty teaches in the video lesson below, you will be using a guitar capo on the 8th fret. If you aren’t familiar with a capo or how to use one, check out this post on how to use a guitar capo.
This is a classic blues style riff using the D Major, G Major and A7 Chords.
Learn how to play diamonds by rihanna on guitar with this free lesson taught by Marty Schwartz.
“Diamonds” is from Rihanna’s seventh studio album entitled “Unapologetic”. Several writers collaborated on this song and those writers are Sia Furler Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen. You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia.
This is a fairly easy song for all you beginners out there. There are only 3 chords in this song and they are G Major, B Minor and A Major . There is one barre chord, the dreaded B Minor. If you haven’t developed the strength to play barre chords yet, follow this link for a beginner version of the B Minor Guitar Chord.
Strumming Pattern: D D U U D D U D U