Learn Open G Tuning on Acoustic Guitar

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. Today we have an awesome lesson from David Taub directed at all you beginners out there.  David is going to … [Read more...]

How to Play Breathe by Pink Floyd on Acoustic Guitar

Learn how to play the song "Breathe" by Pink Floyd with this free video guitar tutorial taught by Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz.com. A big thanks to Marty Schwartz for sharing this awesome video lesson. Marty is an amazing guitar player and one of the best guitar instructors online. If you are serious about your guitar learning, you should definitely visit his Website here. I can’t recommend … [Read more...]

How to Play Get Lucky by Daft Punk on Acoustic Guitar

Learn how to play the song "Get Lucky" on acoustic guitar with this free video lesson taught by Marty Schwartz. A big thanks to Marty Schwartz for sharing this awesome video lesson. Marty is an amazing guitar player and one of the best guitar instructors online. If you are serious about your guitar learning, you should definitely visit his Website here. I can’t recommend Marty’s Website … [Read more...]

How to Play Just Give me a Reason by Pink on Guitar

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. … [Read more...]

Another Cool Chord Progression from David Taub

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. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYPcxGCkq1k We are gonna use  base chords and  embellishments.  You can just … [Read more...]

Ear Training 101

Hey there, 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 … [Read more...]

Gloria by Van Morrison Guitar Lesson

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 … [Read more...]

Eb7sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

In the following post, we will be covering how to play the Eb7sus4 guitar chord . The Eb7sus4 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 4, 5 and b7 positions of the Eb Major scale: Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb, or the notes Eb, Ab, Bb and Db. The "b7" symbol is referring to the flattened 7th position of the Eb Scale. When we flatten a note, we are simply going back 1/2 step from that note. In this case, … [Read more...]

Fix You Coldplay Guitar Lesson.

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 … [Read more...]

C#7sus4 Guitar Chord

In today's post we will be learning exactly how to play a guitar chord known as C#7sus4.  Other names for this chord are C Sharp 7 Sus 4, C# dominant 7th suspended 4th, Db7sus4.   Let's dive into a little music theory concerning this chord shall we?  This chord has it's origins in the C# Scale.  The C# Scale consists of the following note:  C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#.   As you can see there … [Read more...]

What I Like about You Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "What I like about you" by The Romantics with this free acoustic guitar lesson taught by Marty Schwartz with Guitarjamz.com.    This song was written by  Wally Palmar, Mike Skill and Jimmy Marinos.  This song is from the album The Romantics released in 1980.  It was recorded in 1979. The song is sung by the bands drummer Jimmy Marinos.  You can learn more about this song … [Read more...]

How to Play the B7sus4 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the B7sus4 guitar chord with this free tutorial. This chord comes from the B Major Scale.   This scale consists of the following notes:  B C# D# E F# G# A#.   In order to build our B7sus4 chord, we need to pull the 1st, 4th, 5th, and b7 notes from this scale. This just means that we take the 1st, 4th, 5th and flattened 7th positions or the notes: B, E, F# and A.  The only … [Read more...]

Next Level Guitar Free Video Lesson – Learn a New Chord Progression

Part 1 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf-3IxJDJUg Part 2 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzv-c8gFJU 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 … [Read more...]

Canned Heat Going Up the Country Guitar Lesson

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 … [Read more...]

Dm6 Guitar Chord Lesson

In the following post you will be learning how to play the Dm6 Guitar Chord (also known as Dm6, D Minor 6th).  Before you skip down to the chord charts below, why not learn a bit of theory first and see how this chord is actually formed? This chord has its origins in the D Major Scale, which is comprised of the following notes: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#.  We need 4 notes from this scale to form our … [Read more...]

How to Play Diamonds by Rihanna on Acoustic Guitar

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 … [Read more...]

Bbm6 Guitar Chord Lesson

The Bbm6 Guitar Chord (also known as B Flat Minor 6, A#m6) is found in the Bb Major Scale. Here are the notes of this scale:  Bb C, D, Eb, F, G, and A. We need 4 notes from the above scale in order to form our Bbm6 guitar chord.  So which notes and how do we find them? It is pretty simple really.  We just need to apply a little formula.  That formula looks like this: 1, b3, 5 and 6.   … [Read more...]

Bruno Mars – Locked out of Heaven Acoustic Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Locked out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars with this free acoustic guitar lesson taught by Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz.com. "Locked Out of Heaven" is from Bruno's second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox, released in October of 2012.  You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia.  Marty created his own arrangement of this song to make it easier for beginners to … [Read more...]

Chord Progression Lesson for Acoustic Guitar from Next Level Guitar

I am featuring another great  lesson from David Taub with Next Level Guitar.  This is a lesson aimed at beginners and will teach you how to play a great sounding chord progression that is also easy to play.  David designed this chord progression for  beginners that do not have a great deal of experience but want to start playing something … [Read more...]

C#m6 Guitar Chord Lesson

Below is a free tutorial that will teach you how to play the C#m6 guitar chord.  Included are several chord charts that will demonstrate how to play this chord at different locations of your guitar.  You can skip right down to the chord charts and start learning how to play them right away, or you can stick around for a bit of theory. This chord comes from the C# Major Scale.  Here are the … [Read more...]

Classic Rock/Blues Style Chord Progression For Guitar

Here is another excellent lesson from Marty Schwartz with Guitarjamz.com. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8rIgG6yfhA This lesson will cover one of those very popular rock guitar chord progressions that you probably heard already in one of your favorite songs and didn't even know it. It has kind of a bluesy feel to it as well.  Marty is teaching this particular chord progression on his … [Read more...]

Gmaj7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Gmaj7 guitar chord with this free tutorial. The Gmaj7 chord is found by locating the 1,3,5 and 7 positions of the G Major Scale. The G Major Scale contains the notes: G, A, B, C, D, E, and F#, so when we locate the 1,3,5 and 7 positions of this scale, we arrive at the notes: G, B, D and F#. Those are the notes of our chord. There are 3 voicings or versions of this chord … [Read more...]

How to Play Lady Gaga Born this Way on Guitar

Learn how to play the song "Born this Way" by Lady Gaga on acoustic guitar with this free lesson from Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz.com. Born this way was written and produced by Lady Gaga, Fernando Garibay, Jeppe Laursen and DJ White Shadow. It is from her second studio album "Born this Way".   This song was conceived and developed while she was on the road during The Monster Ball Tour. … [Read more...]

Jack Johnson Angel Guitar Lesson – Easy Acoustic Guitar Song

Learn how to play the song "Angel" by Jack Johnson with this easy acoustic guitar song lesson.  For this particular version of the song that Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz teaches below, you will need to use a capo on the third fret. This is a beautiful song.  Definitely one that will impress the ladies!  This is also a fairly easy song thanks to the capo.  You should definitely be able to play … [Read more...]

Grateful Dead Ripple Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Ripple" by The Grateful Dead with this free acoustic guitar lesson by Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz.com. Ripple is the 6th track from the Album "American Beauty" released in 1970.  The lyrics to this song were written by Robert Hunter and the music written by Jerry Garcia.  Although not an official performing member of the Greatful Dead, Robert Hunter collaborated … [Read more...]

How to Play the Cmaj7 Chord on Guitar

Learn how to play the Cmaj7 chord on guitar. The C Major 7 Guitar Chord (also known as C Major Seventh, CMaj7 or C Major 7th), is found by locating the 1, 3 , 5 and 7 positions C , E, G and B) of the C Major Scale: C D E F G A B C. There are 3 variations of this chord found below in the chord charts. Here is a key that will help you read the chart:   Chord Playing … [Read more...]

Led Zeppelin Tangerine Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Tangerine" by Led Zeppelin with this free guitar lesson.  Tangerine was written by Jimmy Page and performed by Led Zeppelin.  It was released off of their 1970 album, Led Zeppelin III.  You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. This is a fairly easy song to play. It's a classic chord progression that is great for beginners and has no barre chords.  This … [Read more...]

The Doors Light My Fire Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Light My Fire" by The Doors with this free acoustic guitar lesson by Marty Schwartz. This song was mostly written by Robby Krieger, lead guitarist, but credit for the song was given to the entire band.  It was recorded in 1966 and released in 1967.  It topped the charts reaching number 1 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. This song made Rolling Stone's 500 … [Read more...]

Have you Ever Seen the Rain Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Have you Ever Seen the Rain" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.  This song was written by John Fogerty, the lead singer of CCR.  It was released in 1970 off the album Pendulum.  The song topped the charts in Canada reaching number one on the RPM 100 National Album Chart in 1971 and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US the same year.  Read more … [Read more...]

Dadd9 Guitar Chord for Beginners

Learn how to play the Dadd9 Guitar Chord with this beginner tutorial.  This chord is taken from the D Major Scale:  D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#.  To form this chord, we need the 1st, 5th and 9th positions or the notes D, A and E.   This is an easy, straightforward beginner chord that you should have no trouble playing. Scroll down a bit and you will find a diagram that shows exactly how to play … [Read more...]

Imagine by John Lennon – Guitar Lesson For Beginners

Learn how to play the song Imagine by John Lennon with this free acoustic guitar lesson. Imagine is a song written and performed by John Lennon, one of the original members of The Beatles.  This song is undoubtedly one of the greatest classic rock songs of all time.  It received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and it was … [Read more...]

C#9 Guitar Chord Lesson

In this lesson, you will learn how to play the C#9 Guitar Chord (also known as C Sharp 9).  There are three voicings of this chord pictured below in the charts.  All three of these variations are suited for intermediate to advanced players, so if you are a beginners, you may find this a bit challenging.  This doesn't mean you should attempt these chords.  I am only saying this so you don't get … [Read more...]

How to Play Dont do me Like That on Guitar

Learn how to play "Don't Do me Like That" on acoustic guitar with this free video lesson.  This song was written by Tom Petty and recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It is the first single off the album "Damn the Torpedoes" released in 1979.  It was the bands first top 10 hit as it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is a pretty easy classic rock guitar song with only 4 basic … [Read more...]

How to Play Maggie May on Acoustic Guitar

Learn how to play the song "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart on acoustic guitar.  This song was written by  Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton. It was released in 1971 off the album Every Picture Tells a Story. In 1971 this song topped the charts in both the UK and US.  Check out Wikipedia for more information about this song.  The original version of this song is somewhat complicated and involved, … [Read more...]

F#7sus4 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Learn exactly how you play the F#7sus4 Guitar Chord (also known as F#7 Suspended 4th, F Sharp 7 Sus 4) with this free guitar lesson. Before you jump down the post here and view the chord charts, I would just like to explain a little bit of theory that is behind the building of this particular chord.   This chord is from the F#  Scale: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, and E#.  We need to take 4 notes from … [Read more...]

Great Guitar Practice Routine for Beginners to Intermediate Players

Here is an effective and enjoyable lesson from David Taub with Next Level Guitar.  This is a great practice routine that you can add to your       daily routine. It will force you to work on things like chord changes, strumming patterns, rhythm and how to get some new and interesting sounds. If you are an absolutely beginner, you may find this lesson a bit challenging as it is aimed at more … [Read more...]

G7sus4 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Learn How to Play the G7sus4 Guitar Chord In this tutorial, you will be learning how to play the G7sus4 Guitar Chord (also known as G7 suspended 4th). You are welcome to skip right down to the chord charts below and give this chord a try or you can stick around to learn a little theory behind this chord. This chord comes from the G Major scale. Here is the G Major Scale:  G A B C D E … [Read more...]

Lean on Me by Bill Withers Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers with this free guitar tutorial. This lesson will teach you how to play this song on Acoustic Guitar. It is taught by Marty Schwartz in the video lesson below taken from YouTube. Lean on me was written by Bill Withers and released in 1972. This song was actually the first and only song to reach number one on both the Soul singles and … [Read more...]

How to Play the F7sus4 Guitar Chord

F7sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson Learn how to play the F7sus4 guitar chord with this free tutorial.  Before you learn how to play this chord by referencing the chord charts below, stick around to learn a bit of theory behind how this chord is formed. This chord is taken from the F Major Scale.  The F Major Scale contains the following notes: F, G, A, B Flat, C, D, and E.  We need to take the  1, 4, … [Read more...]

How to Play Lola by The Kinks on Acoustic Guitar

Here is another awesome lesson from Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz.  In this tutorial, Marty will be teaching you how to play Lola by The Kinks on Acoustic Guitar. Lola was written by Ray Davies and performed by The Kinks. This song was released in 1970 and reached number 2 in the UK charts and number 9 in the US Charts.  Rolling Stone Magazine has this song on its list of "The 500 Greatest … [Read more...]

F13 Guitar Chord Lesson

How do you Play an F13 Chord on Guitar? In this free guitar lesson, you will be learning how to play an F13 Chord for Guitar. The F13 chord is found  by locating the 1, 3, 5, b7, 9 and 13 positions of the F Major Guitar Scale: F, G, A, Bb, C, D, and E. There are 2 variations of this chord as shown in the chord charts below. This chord is  advanced so if you are just starting out, you may … [Read more...]

B7 Guitar Chord

The following post will show you how to play the B7 Chord on Guitar.   This lesson is aimed at beginner to intermediate guitarists. Follow this link for an easy version of the B7 Guitar Chord. To play this particular chord, we will first need to look at the B Major Scale.  The B Major Scale consists of the following notes: B C# D# E F# G# A# .  So why do we need to look at this scale?  Well … [Read more...]

Bbsus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn How to Play the Bbsus4 In the following free guitar tutorial, you will learn how to play the Bbsus4 Chord on Guitar (also known as B Flat Sus 4, B Flat Suspended 4th, A#Sus4).  You are welcome to skip right down to the chord charts and video demo below if you like, or you can stick around and learn a bit of theory behind this chord. This chord is built out of the Bb Major Scale.  The B … [Read more...]

Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play  the song "Fulsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash on Acoustic Guitar.  This song was written and recorded by Johnny Cash.  This is undoubtedly one of Cash's most popular songs.  It was the eleventh track off of his debut album entitled "With His Hot and Blue Guitar". It was recorded in July of 1955 and released as a single in December of the same year. Cash went on to perform this … [Read more...]

C#sus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to Play the C#sus4 Guitar Chord Let's talk about the  C#sus4 Guitar Chord today.  The following lesson will demonstrate how to play 5 advanced variations of this chord via the chord charts and video demo below. The C#sus4 (also known as C# Suspended 4th, C Sharp Suspended 4th) is found within the C# Scale: C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#.  When I say "found", I mean that the notes … [Read more...]

How to Play Dsus4 Chord on Guitar

Dsus4 Guitar Chord Lesson The follow lesson will teach you how to play the Dsus4 Chord on the guitar.  This tutorial will teach how to play several advanced variations of this chord.  Follow this link for an easy beginner version of Dsus4. The Dsus4 Chord (also known as D suspended 4 or D Suspended 4th) is found within the D Major Scale: D E F# G A B C# D.  We need three notes from this … [Read more...]

Asus4 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn to Play the Asus4 Guitar Chord This lesson will teach you how to play the Asus4 Guitar Chord ( Also known as A Suspended 4th).   There are four variations of this chord pictured in the chord charts further down the page.  This is an intermediate to advanced lesson as the chords below are rather challenging.  They require advanced techniques like barre chords and string muting, so don't give … [Read more...]

Coldplay Paradise Guitar Lesson

Hey folks!  Another great tutorial to share with you from Marty Schwartz with GuitarJamz.  Today you will be learning how to play the song Paradise by ColdPlay on Acoustic Guitar. This song was released on Septemeber 12th of 2011.  It is the second single from ColdPlay's fifth studio album entitled "Mylo Xyloto".  This song was the best selling rock song of 2011 in the UK when it sold 410,000 … [Read more...]

Oasis Don’t Look Back in Anger Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis, with this free guitar lesson taught by Marty Schwartz.  This hit song was released in 1996.  It is the 4th single from their second album "What's the Story Morning Glory?".  This song was written by Noel Gallagher who is the lead guitarist and main songwriter for Oasis.   This song reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart and eventually … [Read more...]

Over 50 Free Video Bluegrass Guitar Lessons For Beginners

So, you are a beginner in search of Bluegrass guitar lessons?  Well then stay tuned, because I have a nice little treat for you.  Below are a ton of free online video lessons  for beginners including chord progressions, how to play songs, how to play lead, how to play scales, licks and more. There are over 50 awesome video tutorials below that will keep you busy for hours!  I do hope you … [Read more...]

Bruno Mars It Will Rain Guitar Tutorial

Learn how to play the song "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars with this free guitar tutorial from Marty Schwartz with Guitarjamz.com. For this particular lesson, you are going to need a capo on the 2nd fret. If you aren't sure exactly what a capo is or how to use one, refer to this post on how to use a guitar capo. The chord shapes you will need for this song are all easy beginner chords and they … [Read more...]

Chord Progression Lesson from Next Level Guitar for Acoustic Guitar

Here is yet another excellent beginner acoustic guitar lesson taught by David Taub with Next Level Guitar. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DuZvjxyDb4 If you haven't had the chance to check out Next Level Guitar, then I Highly recommend you visit their website to check out all they have to offer.  They have over 785 online guitar lessons and for a small fee, you can become a member today! … [Read more...]

Lovebug by the Jonas Brothers Guitar Tutorial

Learn how to play the song "Lovebug" by Jonas Brothers with this free acoustic guitar lesson. "Lovebug" is the second single by The Jonas Brothers band.  It is off of their third studio album "A Little Bit Longer ", released in August of 2008.  This song peaked at position 49 on the Billboard Hot 100. Learn more over at Wikipedia. This acoustic guitar lesson is taught by Marty Schwartz in … [Read more...]

Memorizing The Fretboard – Easy Guitar Lesson

Here is a fantastic lesson by Neal Walter  a guitarist and instructor for GuitarTricks.  Neal will provide you with a bunch of excellent tips that will make learning the guitar fretboard a much easier task.   There are a number of helpful methods out there that help you memorize the notes on your guitar, but I found this lesson to be one of the most helpful and effective for me personally at … [Read more...]

Katy Perry Firework Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Firework" by Katy Perry with this free acoustic guitar lesson. Firework was written by Katy Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm and Ester Dean.  It is from her third studio album entitled "Teenage Dream " Released in 2010. This song was an extremely successful hit for Perry landing a top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Learn more about … [Read more...]

Guitar and Singing Performance Tips

In the video below, Mark Lincoln with JamPlay, will share some excellent performance tips that he has acquired over his 20 years  as a singer and guitarist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BLg_ELQE_M A big thanks to the folks over at Jamplay for sharing this awesome video guitar lesson. JamPlay is a membership only service which broadcasts high-definition video guitar lessons. They teach … [Read more...]

First Cut is the Deepest Guitar Tutorial – Sheryl Crow

Learn how to play the song "The First Cut Is the Deepest " as performed by Sheryl Crow. This song was actually written by Cat Stevens and originally released by P.P. Arnold in the spring of 1967.  This song has been covered by  a number of different artists over the years, but only a handful became popular.  Cheryl's version is one of them.  You can learn more about this song over at … [Read more...]

Bb9 Guitar Chord

In the following guitar lesson, you will learn a few different ways to play the Bb9 guitar chord (also known as B Flat 9, A#9, A Sharp 9, Bb Dominant 9th). You can either skip right down to the guitar chord charts below to learn how to play this chord, or stick around for a quick bit of theory on how to form this chord. This chord is made up of the 1, 3, 5, b7 and 9 positions of the Bb Major … [Read more...]

New Acoustic Guitar Chord Progression for the Beginner

excellent lesson from David Taub with Next level guitar.  This is a great lesson for the absolute beginner out there who is looking for a simple way to take your guitar playing to another level. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qakh9tVr9U In this lesson, David will first teach you how to play 4 very basic guitar chords. These are all very easy chords that David will be teaching you that … [Read more...]

Learn how to Play the Am9 Guitar Chord

Learn how to play the Am9 Guitar Chord (also known as A minor 9, A Minor 9th) with this free tutorial.  This is an advanced lesson.  If you would like to learn a beginner version of this chord, follow this link for an easy Am9 guitar chord. In order to find the notes that make up this particular chord, we need to take the 1, b3, 5 , b7, 9  steps of the A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#. … [Read more...]

U2 One Guitar Lesson

This is a great acoustic guitar lesson of the hit song "One " by U2.   This song is the third track off of the popular album "Achtung Baby " released in 1991. "One" was released as the third single off of the album in March of 1992.  This song reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.  Learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. The lesson below, … [Read more...]

A Dominant 7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to Play the A7 Guitar Chord We covered an easy beginner version of the A7 Guitar Chord on this site in the past.  In this post, we will look at some advanced voicings for the A Dominant 7th chord. The A7 chord is a very popular one, especially in blues guitar. In order to find the notes that make up this chord, we need to look at the A Major Scale: A B C# D E F# G# A.  From this … [Read more...]

Next Level Guitar Chord Progressions

This is another fantastic video guitar lesson from David Taub with Next Level Guitar. If you are a beginner, stuck in a rut and tired of playing the same old boring chord progressions, then this lesson will be especially helpful and enjoyable. David is going to demonstrate how to play something that sounds beautiful without being impossible to play. One trick that makes this chord … [Read more...]

E add 11 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the Eadd11 guitar chord with this free tutorial.  To form this chord, we need to take the 1,3,5 and 11 positions from the E Major Scale: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#.  When we do this, we come up with the notes:  E, G#, B and A.  The E add 11 chord is just the E Major Chord with an added A note (the 11th step of the E Major Scale).  Hence the name, E Add11.  This chord sounds more … [Read more...]

Awesome Guitar Speed Building Exercise

Today I am featuring another excellent video tutorial from GuitarJamz, that I found on good ol' YouTube.  The lesson is taught by Tony Brucco. If you aren't familiar with Tony, I  highly recommend you check out his Website.  While you are there, be sure to check out his debut album "DreamBox".  You can listen to the  album right from his site or  for a small fee, you can download or order a copy. … [Read more...]

Jumper Third Eye Blind Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind with this easy acoustic guitar song lesson.  This song was released in 1997 off their self titled album, "Third Eye Blind".  It was written by the groups lead singer, Stephen Jenkins.   You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. The chords you are going to need for this particular lesson are all easy beginner chords that you … [Read more...]

B Diminished Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the B Diminished Guitar Chord (also known as Bdim, B°, B Diminished Triad) with this free guitar chord tutorial. The B Diminished Guitar Chord is found in the B Major Scale. You need to locate the 1, b3 and b5 positions of this scale.  So, looking at the B Major Scale: B C# D# E F# G# A#, we come up with the notes B, D and F. The "b3" and "b5"  are flattened notes.  This … [Read more...]

How to Play Turning Tables on Guitar by Adele

Learn how to play Turning Tables by Adele on guitar with this free lesson.   Turning Tables is from Adele's second studio album entitled "21".  It was written by Adele and Ryan Tedder.  This song made the Billboard Hot 100 list reaching number 63 after it was performed by Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee.  You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. For this particular version of the song … [Read more...]

Acoustic Guitar Chord Progression For Beginners

Here is a great acoustic guitar lesson from David Taub with Next Level Guitar. In the following video tutorial, David will teach you a cool kind of classic rock chord progression that has a sort of Eagles vibe to it. Like complimentary colors in visual art, there are certain things that go very nicely together in music and one is the use of Major and Major 7th chords, specifically, when played … [Read more...]

You and Your Heart Guitar Lesson – Song by Jack Johnson

Learn how to play the song You and Your Heart by Jack Johnson with this free acoustic guitar lesson.  This song is off of Jack's fifth studio album "To the Sea", which was released in May of 2010.  "You and Your Heart"  was released on the radio prior to the album release in April of 2010.  You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. I have seen a number of different versions of this … [Read more...]

Learn a New Strumming Pattern & Chord Progression for Acoustic Guitar

Here is another great lesson taught by David Taub with Next Level Guitar.  I feature a lot of videos from these folks and with good reason.  I believe David and the folks over at Next Level Guitar are a group of excellent guitar instructors.  Their lessons are easy to follow and you can tell its not just about business.  They have a passion for playing guitar and a sincere interest in helping … [Read more...]

Fmaj7#11 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to Play the Fmaj7#11 Guitar Chord In this post, you will be learning how to play the Fmaj7#11 guitar chord (also known as Fmaj7(#11)).  This chord sounds a lot more difficult than it really is.  It is not really an advanced chord, but I wouldn't classify it as a beginner one either.  It is sort of in between your basic open chord and a barre chord.  This is a beautiful sort of dark and … [Read more...]

How to Make an Acoustic Guitar from Scratch

So you want to learn how to make an acoustic guitar from scratch?  Excellent!  Building your own acoustic guitar is definitely not an easy undertaking, but it isn't impossible either.  With the right guidance, tools and supplies, you can build your own high quality guitar that will rival those that cost thousands of dollars, right out of your home. There are basically two different ways you can … [Read more...]

Guitar Chord Switching Tips & Techniques for Beginners

In this post you will discover some great tips, techniques and exercises that will help you switch between your basic beginner open guitar chords easier and faster.  In order to become better at this, you need to learn some tricks of the trade as well as put in the proper amount of practice time.  Eventually, learning how to switch between chords will become second nature. The very first thing … [Read more...]

Christina Perri Jar of Hearts Guitar Tutorial

Learn how to play the song Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri with this free acoustic guitar tutorial. This is Christina's debut single released on iTunes in 2007.  It is from her album Lovestrong.  Learn more about the song over at Wikipedia. This song is not really a beginner song, but it isn't super difficult either.  I guess you could classify it as an intermediate song as you will need to … [Read more...]

New Strumming Patterns Lesson for Acoustic Guitar

Here is a new strumming pattern lesson for acoustic guitar.  It is taught by David Taub with Next Level Guitar. This is an 11 minute video excerpt from Next Level Guitar's "Acoustic Guitar Technqiues" 4 DVD course that includes over 8 hours of instruction.  Highly recommended if you want to take your Guitar Playing to the next level. One of the biggest challenges for many beginners is learning … [Read more...]

How to Get More Out of Simple Chord Progressions

Here is a lesson from Steve Krenz with Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar.  It is a lesson from his monthly video Newsletter on how to get more out of simple chord progressions. He starts the lesson by taking a look at a very simple open chord progression of D Major, G Major and A Major.  If you have been playing guitar for a little while now, chances are you have played this chord progressions … [Read more...]

How to Play Mean by Taylor Swift on Acoustic Guitar

Learn how to play the song Mean by Taylor Swift with this free acoustic guitar song lesson.  Mean is off of Taylor's third studio album entitled "Speak Now ". It was released in May of 2011.  This song received good success in the US and Canada. It debuted at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 List and number 10 on the Canadian Hot 100 list.  You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. … [Read more...]

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon with this free acoustic guitar lesson.  This song was written by Paul Simon and was  released in 1972 off of his self titled album "Paul Simon ".   Learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. For the most part, this is a fairly easy acoustic guitar song to play. There are only two parts to this song that may give … [Read more...]

Cm6 Guitar Chord Tutorial

Advanced Guitar Chord Lesson - Learn to Play Cm6 Learn how to play the C Minor 6 (also known as Cm6) guitar chord with this free guitar lesson.  Below are three different ways to play this chord.  All three are advanced and rather challenging if you are just starting out.  They require advanced techniques like muting strings and barring.  Don't get discouraged if you aren't able to play these … [Read more...]

The Circle of Fifths – The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

The Circle of Fifths is not a new concept.  It was first seen in a treatise called Grammatika that was written by a composer by the name of Nikolai Diletskii back in 1679. Read the full article over at Wikipedia. The Circle of Fifths is essentially a tool used by musicians to help them understand the various keys of music, to help transpose music into a different key, to compose new songs and … [Read more...]

Learn how to Play the Am6 Guitar Chord

Guitar Chord Lesson - Learn to Play Am6 Learn how to play the Am6 guitar chord (also known as A minor 6, A Minor 6th) with this lesson.   The A Minor 6  Chord  is found by locating the 1, b3, 5 and 6 steps of the  A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, or the notes A, C, E and F#.  The "b3" symbol translates to "Flattened 3rd" , which means we simply lower the 3rd step of the A Major … [Read more...]

Easy Beginner Blues Guitar Chord Progression

Here is a cool little video lesson for all of you blues guitar lovers.  This is taught by one of my favorite guitar instructors, Marty Schwartz from GuitarJamz.  In this lesson, he explains how to play a cool blues guitar progression in the key of E using the chords: E7, A7 and B7 (If you don't already know how to play these chords, then click each chord for a lesson on how to play them, or just … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of B Major

Chords within the Key of B Major Onto our next key in our series of chords that fall within a particular key.  Today, you will learn what guitar chords fall within the key of B Major. This tutuorial on the Guitar Chords in t he Key of B Major is organized into two sections.  The first part will be dealing with what can be considered your more basic chords, while the second section will deal … [Read more...]

Foo Fighters Times Like These Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Times Like These " by the Foo Fighters with this free easy acoustic guitar song lesson.  This song is the second single off the bands fourth album entitled "One By One" released in 2003. Learn a lot more about this song over at Wikipedia. This lesson will teach you how to play the acoustic version of this song.  The chords you will need to know for this tune are:  D … [Read more...]

Hootie and the Blowfish Let Her Cry Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the super easy acoustic guitar song "Let Her Cry" by Hootie & The Blowfish. Let Her Cry is the second single from the very popular album "Cracked Rear View " released in 1994. This song reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. As I said, this song is super easy.  You will only need to know several basic beginner chords to … [Read more...]

F#7 Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play the F#7 Guitar Chord ( also known as F Sharp 7, Gb7) with this free lesson.  The F#7 chord has a nice blues sound to it as it is a dominant 7th chord. Once you play it, you will understand why. The F# 7 Guitar Chord is found by locating the 1, 3, 5 and b7 positions (F#, A#, C# and E) of the F# Major Scale: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, and E#.  The b7 symbol means that we take the … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of A Major

Guitar Chords within the Key of A Major We are continuing on with our series on guitar chords in particular keys today.  In this post, we will be talking about some of the guitar chords that fall within the key of A Major. This lesson on the Guitar Chords in the Key of A Major is divided into two major sections. The first section includes fairly basic chords that fall within this key.  The … [Read more...]

Set Fire to the Rain by Adele Guitar Tutorial

Learn how to play the song "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele with this free guitar tutorial for acoustic guitar.   This song is the fifth track from Adele's second studio album "21".  It was written by Adele and Fraser T. Smith. You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. As you know, this song is originally not an acoustic song. It is more of a power ballad, but the version taught in … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of G Major

Guitar Chords within the Key of G Major Continuing on with the series on the keys of music, in this post we will be discussing  a handful of guitar chords that are in the key of G major. This post is divided into two different sections.  The first section will talk about some of the more basic guitar chords that are in the key of G major.  The second section will get a little more advanced as … [Read more...]

How to Write your Own Guitar Songs

So you want to learn how to write your own guitar songs eh?  Your creative juices are flowing and you want to take a crack at this song writing thing, but where do you start? Well there really isn't one right way to write your own songs.  If you were to ask 5 different songwriters how they do it, you will more than likely get 5 different answers.  Some will write the lyrics first and then the … [Read more...]

Guitar Chords in the Key of F Major

So you would like to learn more about the guitar chords in the key of F Major?  Excellent.  The following post will definitely come in handy.  Learning about the various keys in music is a very important area of study.  It is especially important if you are planning to someday play along with other musicians. Below are two different sections of chords within this key.  The first is your general … [Read more...]

E Diminished Guitar Chord Lesson

Learn how to play E Diminished Guitar Chord (also known as Edim) with this free guitar chord lesson. The Edim guitar chord is found by locating the 1, b3 and b5  (E, G and Bb) positions of the E Major Scale : E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#.  The "b3" symbol means that we take the 3rd step of the E Major Scale and flatten it by a half step to arrive at our "G".  The b5 symbol means that we take the … [Read more...]

Run Around by Blues Traveler – Acoustic Guitar Lesson

Learn how to play the song "Run-Around " by Blues Traveler with this easy acoustic guitar song lesson.   Run-around is from the album "Four" released in 1994.  This song brought this group its fame as is it was their break-through song. It made the Bilboard Hot 100 List peaking at #8. You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia. The chords in this song are all easy beginner chords that … [Read more...]

The Pentatonic Scale – The Most POWERFUL Scale in the World

Here is a really cool lesson by Erich Andreas of YourGuitarSage.com. This video guitar lesson discusses what Erich has coined as "The Most Powerful Scale in the World". Its the Pentatonic Scale, which I am sure you  are familiar with and perhaps already know how to play. If you are not already familiar with the Pentatonic scale, it's essentially a musical scale with 5 notes per octave. This is … [Read more...]

Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved Guitar Lesson

Easy Acoustic Guitar Song Lesson - "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5 Learn how to play the song "She Will Be Loved" by Maroon 5 with this free easy acoustic guitar lesson.  "She Will Be Loved" is the third track from the album "Songs About Jane".  This song was released in 2004 and peaked at #5 in the USA.  It was their second top 10 single. You can learn more about this song over at … [Read more...]

How to Enhance your Guitar Playing Using Dynamics

In this free acoustic guitar video lesson from the folks over at JamPlay, instructor Miche Fambro teaches how using dynamics can greatly enhance your guitar playing. Before you watch the video, its probably a good idea to better understand what dynamics are exactly.  In short, dynamics are how loud or soft you play, but as Miche goes on to explain in the video tutorial below, there is more to … [Read more...]

E Minor Guitar Chord in Drop D Tuning

This is a lesson on how to play the E Minor Guitar Chord using an alternate tuning known as "Drop D Tuning".  I am assuming you already have your guitar tuned to Drop D and are looking to start learning some chords.  If not, head on over to this post on  Drop D Tuning and tune your guitar, then come back and learn the E Minor Chord. With Drop D Tuning, all that changes is the Low E string. … [Read more...]

Easy Acoustic Guitar Song – Blind Melon – Change

Learn How to Play "Change" by Blind Melon Learn how to play the song "Change" by Blind Melon with this easy acoustic guitar song lesson. To play along with this particular lesson you will need to know the following easy beginner chords and they are:  A Major, G Major and D Major.  You should have no problem with these chords if you have been playing for a while.  If you are still having … [Read more...]