How To: Play the guitar using only three strings

Don't know how to play the guitar but want to learn? Do you want to learn fast and impress your friends? No problem! Check out this video and master the 3 basic chords (or strings) on your instrument instantly and trick everyone into thinking you've been playing for years! This video is easy to follow and offers a step by step introduction to guitar playing as well as advice on playing with three strings. So, grab you guitar and get ready to rock!

How To: Play metal rhythm guitar

This is a lesson on the basics of rhythm guitar playing. Some of the topics covered are drum beats, timing, and what to listen for when playing along with drums. You may try learning easy power metal songs to practice changing chords quickly and sharply to make your playing sound tight and on beat. For more, or to get started playing metal-style rhythm guitar, take a look!

How To: Replace or install a new pickup in a Telecaster guitar

1. This video tutorial in Music & Instruments category will show you how to replace or install a new pickup in a Telecaster guitar. First you need to remove the strings so that you can take the bridge plate off. Pull the strings out from the back of the guitar. Take a calipers and measure the distance from the back plate to the front of the bridge and note down the readings. Then remove the four screws from the bridge plate and unscrew the telecaster panel. The pick up wire is connected betwe...

How To: Change the actives pickups battery on a guitar

The guy in the video starts out explaining that, over time, his guitar has started to sound a little funny. He thought maybe it was a cord or wire shorting out, but it turned out to be the battery. He shows us how to change that battery. You are going to need a Philips head screwdriver and a new nine volt battery. Take off the tremolo plate on the back of the guitar. You'll be able to see the old battery in the body. Gently remove the old battery and replace it with the new. Slide the new bat...

How To: Play funk rhythm guitar

Funk guitar is an interesting creature, you're not always playing chords, and you're not always playing lines, it's a happy medium of playing parts of chords, with single note rhythms, muting and pocket playing. If you've ever wanted to get a basic idea of how to play funk this video lesson is for you! You will get a great over view of the basics of funk including common lines, common chords, and muting techniques as well!

How To: Improvise over Jazz changes using chord tones with Jeff Richman

Soloing over a large amount of Jazz changes can be tough, with the chord changes sometimes spanning through two or three different keys. One trick to soloing in Jazz to solo over the chord tones of the chords that are being played. You can either use only the 3rd and 7th the chords, as well as using triads and arpeggios. In this amazing video lesson from Jeff Richman from Musician's Institute, you will learn how to apply all these techniques over Jazz changes.

How To: Play the lead part to the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden"

Want to know how to play the lead parts of "Octopus's Garden" by Ringo Starr of the Beatles on your electric guitar? While this free video lesson is best suited for intermediate players, rock guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Fix a wobbly whammy bar with plumber's tape

Wobbly whammy? Don't fret. This brief how-to from YouTube guitar whiz Justin Sandercoe will demonstrate how to use normal PTFE tape (also known as thread seal or plumber's tape) to keep your guitar's whammy bar from rattling around. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video tutorial.

How To: Play "Back in Black" by AC/DC on the guitar

Playing your favorite songs by AC/DC on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Back in Black" by AC/DC on the electric guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the strumming pattern as well as the chord structure for "SOS." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Back in Black" by AC/DC.

How To: Play "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly on electric guitar

Want to master "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly? 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, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

How To: Paint a 5150 Van Halen replica guitar

This three part tutorial shows you how to pait a EVH Kramer 5150. You'll paint and design, doing it all for less than $350.00. It covers all the steps from primer, taping, painting, clearing coating, and assembly. After watching this you'll have your very own Van Halen replica electric guitar to jam out with.

How To: Play banjo-style rolls on the guitar like Albert Lee

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How To: Play "Throw Down the Sword" by Wishbone Ash 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 "Throw Down the Sword" by Wishbone Ash on the electric guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Throw Down the Sword." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Throw Down the Sword" by Wishbone Ash.

How To: Play "With or Without You" by U2 on guitar

Want to master "With or Without You" by U2? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete (and we mean complete) breakdown of the song and its constituent parts. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "With or Without You" on your own guitar, watch this video guitar tab!

How To: Play "Bad" by U2 on the electric guitar (with and without delay)

Want to be good—even great—at playing "Bad" by U2? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete (and we mean complete) breakdown of the song and its constituent parts. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Bad" on your own guitar, just take a look!

How To: Play "The Final Countdown" by Europe on electric guitar

Want to master "The Final Countdown" by Europe on the guitar? 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, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "The Final Countdown" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

How To: Adjust the spring tension on a Tremolo

In this video, we learn how to adjust the spring tension on a Tremolo. First, find the strings in the back that are parallel to the body of the guitar. Then, unlock the nut and set the fine tuners so you have maximum range of adjustment. Start to twist the tuners at the bottom of the guitar until the tension on the strings is enough for you to play correctly. Then, go to the back of the guitar and adjust the crimp screws that are along it. When finished with tightening your guitar, test it ou...

How To: Adjust the neck on an electric guitar

Step by step tutorial video on adjusting the neck of your guitar. First you need to remove the truss rod cover to gain access to the truss rod. Make sure you have the correct Allen key when adjusting your truss rod. If your guitar came with it's own Allen key make sure you use that one. Put a capo on the first fret. To increase the tension on the truss rod turn the Allen key to the right. To decrease the tension turn it to the left. Always check the gap between the frets and the strings.

How To: Play an E minor (Em) chord on an electric or acoustic guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play an E minor triad 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 this one. For more information, and to learn how to play a E minor on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial for beginning guitarists.

How To: Play power chords with open strings on the guitar

As Guitar players, the goal is to be a member of the band when you have to be, and when it's your time shine, you go for it full force! But during those times that you have to hold back and hang with the rhythm section give the idea of open string power chords on your guitar during your rhythm guitar sections to add a feel that will definitely bring out any section of a song (although you might want to consider waiting until the chorus to open up like this.)

How To: Play Johnny Cash-style country rhythm guitar

Even if you're a metal head or a shredder, you can't deny how cool it is when a good ol' country picker gets up there and rips it up! Johnny Cash was one of the few modern Country singers who brought electrified country into the mainstream for his time. If you're looking to add a few country-fried licks to your arsenal and learn how to do some basic country guitar, check out this video lesson! You will learn how to alternate between the root and fifth of the chord to simulate the bass, as wel...

How To: Write heavy metal music with songwriting tips

System of a Down. Motley Crue. No matter who you are, a heavy metal song is almost instantaneously recognizable, with bands as diverse as System of a Down and Motley Crue banging out deep, distorted guitar riffs and emphatic beats. The muscal genre of heavy metal is a headache for adults and a form of rebellion for kids, which is why you'll always seen teens rebelling by blaring this music on full volume.

How To: Play arpeggios on the guitar as a beginner

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to incorporate simple arpeggios into your guitar playing. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one.

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