How To: Play "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple on an electric guitar

Want to play Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" on the electric guitar? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords in tab notation. 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 this Deep Purple song on your own guitar, watch this video tut...

How To: Play "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin on electric guitar

Want to play Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" on the electric guitar? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords in tab notation. 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 this Led Zeppelin song on your own guitar, watch this video t...

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: Play "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (NIN cover) on guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (NIN cover) on guitar. Start with an A minor, then go to a C, then D, and back to A minor. These are the main chords of the song. You will play these as the intro to the song, one after the other. You will play this nine times for all the verses and the intro together. The only time this will change is at the end, when it goes from C to G to A minor. You can add in the lyrics to the song as you continue to play, then you will have l...

How To: Change a guitar string on a Stratocaster

In this how-to video, you will learn how to change a guitar string on a Stratocaster. You need a guitar, a new set of strings, and a diagonal wire cutter. You might also need a string winder. You will need a guitar tuner and a guitar cable if you have an electric guitar. First, remove the broken string from the guitar. Push the broken string down and through the bridge. Remove the other end from the tuning post. Take the correct string and unroll it. Do not bend the string in any way. Take th...

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 "Amazing Grace" on slide guitar in the key of E

Want to know how to play the "Amazing Grace" hymn on slide guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial 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 "Amazing Grace" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play the rhythm guitar parts to "Sweet Home Alabama"

Want to know how to play the rhythm part to "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial 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 this southern rock anthem on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Big Legged Woman" by Freddie King on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You can 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 and intermediate techniques. You can learn how to play a a great Freddie King song "Big Legged Woman" with this guitar lesson. Freddie King, also known as the "Texas Cannonball" was a very influential American blues guitar...

How To: Play "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2 on guitar

Want to master "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" 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 "ISHFWILF" on your own guitar, watch this video g...

How To: Play the blues with an electric guitar for beginners

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the blues with an electric guitar for beginners. Blues is a great gateway into learning more types of progressions of music. To start, you will need to have your favorite guitar and a basic knowledge of music. Next, you will need to learn where the six strings are going from top to bottom. The highest one is the first, then so on from there. Fir the first finger on the third fret, then play the A note. After this, place your third finger on the fret next...

How To: Play the main themes from "Lord of the Rings"

In this video, we learn how to play the main themes from "Lord of the Rings". The first strings will be E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play this riff going from high to low as you play each one. Start out slow so you can better hear how each of the chords sounds as you play. The next riff will be: E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play this slowly as well, then play the first along with it, making sure to change the height in the chords to hear the difference between the first and second chord. Continue playing e...

How To: Solo over a D major tune

This lesson soloing. This chord progression has been used to create many, many hits in just about every genre of popular music. During this lesson, we will investigate the D major pentatonic scale. You may still use the D minor pentatonic scale, but the best players can switch between major and minor pentatonic at will. The D major pentatonic scale is exactly the same as the Bm pentatonic scale. When you play D major pentatonic you are playing Bm pentatonic as well. This is called relative ma...

How To: Play simplified rock riffs for beginners

New to electric guitar? You needn't sound that way. This nine-part video guitar lesson series is aimed at those who have never played electric guitar before and would like to try it for the first time. By the end of this series, you'll be playing the main riffs from Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman," and "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. To get started playing any, or all, above the above riffs on your own guitar, take a...

How To: Play "Jump" by Van Halen on guitar

There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwise translate) your musical ideas into great-sounding songs. In this guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play "Girls Got Rhythm" by Van Halen. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate players, guitarists of all sk...

How To: Restring & Tune an Electric Guitar

Hello again, faithful readers. For today's lesson, we will be learning the correct way to restring and tune an electric guitar. I almost wasn't going to post this because it is so basic. But, as with many basic tasks, there are a lot of people who know how to do it, but can't really do it right. If you are a new guitarist, this is an essential piece of maintenance work, because guitar shops usually charge way too much for this task. Of course, I'm kinda cheap, so even 5 bucks is too much for ...

How To: Play "Rock and Roll All Nite" by Kiss on the guitar

Want to master "Rock N' Roll All Nite" by Kiss 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 "Rock and Roll All Nite" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

How To: Play "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses on the guitar

Want to master "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses 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 "Paradise City" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

How To: Harmonize any melody on guitar

This free guitar video lesson is all about harmony and melody. It goes over how to create dual guitar harmonies, using thirds and other intervals. The goal of this lesson is to teach you how to take any melody and harmonize it. For more, or to get started harmonizing your own favorite melody lines, take a look!

How To: Play "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith on electric guitar

Want to master "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith? 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 "Sweet Emotion" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

How To: Play "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses on guitar

Want to master "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses 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 "Welcome to the Jungle" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

How To: Play an Freddie King style Blues lick over the IV chord on guitar

They always did say, "simple music is the hardest to play, and Blues is simple music." Playing the Blues requires a specific touch that takes practice as well as a great compilation of licks! In this video you will learn how to play a signature Freddie King lick (ripped off by Eric Clapton, Stevie and other great guitar players, because that's what we do) over the IV chord of the progression (the fourth chord in the scale of the key). The faster you get with it, start to add trills, quick ham...

How To: Play a melodic style of rhythm guitar with Paul Jackson Jr.

Paul Jackson Jr. is one of the tastiest session musicians alive and has played with hundreds of artists over the span of his career including most of the guitar work on Michael Jackson's Thriller album! In this video he explains the secret to his style and how to pick apart chords and play the very basic components of each chord to create a more sonically sound rhythm guitar part that doesn't step on anybodies toes but is catchy enough to be noticed in the mix.

How To: Play triad nuggets on the guitar with Dan Gilbert

Being a good rhythm guitar player isn't always about just knowing the chords, knowing how to break them apart and use their basic components in a creative was is also incredibly important. In this incredibly detailed video, teacher at Musician's Institute, Dan Gilbert, gives us a lesson on using triads as a base for licks and inventive ways of playing over a chord progression.

How To: Play "Detroit Rock City" by KISS on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Detroit Rock City" by KISS on electric guitar. Start out with Eb, Bb, Gb, Db, Ab, and Eb. Pull of the first fret and go to the second, then do this over four times. Once you have finished this, do it over three more times until you reach the end. Now, you will place your fingers on the fourth string fourth fret, then do these chords over again three more times. There will be another guitar playing Eb, Bb, Gb, Db, Ab, and Eb as you continue on playing this,...

How To: Play a jazz fusion-style lick over an E7 chord

In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play a simple jazz-fusion style riff over a 7th chord. 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.

How To: Play the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" on guitar

Want to play the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it 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 classic Brian Wilson song on your own guitar, take a look!

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

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How To: Play Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" on guitar

Learning to play your favorite songs will, down the road, help you to make the sort of music you want to make. In this free video guitar lesson, you'll learn to play Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" on electric guitar. While this video assumes some knowledge on the part of its audience, beginning guitarists will find much to take away. Get started playing Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" on your acoustic guitar with this video tutorial.

How To: Play an A blues riff in tonal center

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to play an A blues riff in tonal center. This is part 41 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week series titled "Take Out Please." With this lesson and a bit of practice, improve your electric guitar playing skills by learning to play an A blues electric guitar riff.

How To: Play AC/DC 's "Girls Got Rhythm" on electric guitar

There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwise translate) your musical ideas into great-sounding songs. In this guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play "Girls Got Rhythm" by AC/DC. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate players, guitarists of all skill ...

How To: Play "Dirty Deeds" by AC/DC on electric guitar

Playing popular songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Dirty Deeds" 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 "Dirty Deeds." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Dirty Deeds" by AC/DC.

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