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: Set intonation on a "Gibson Style" fixed bridge

How To Set Intonation on a "Gibson Style" Fixed Bridge. A step by step video tutorial that will teach you how to change the strings on a fixed bridge guitar and also set the intonation. Andrew Wasson walks you through a series of instructions that include cutting the strings off your guitar, tightening the bolts on your tuners, polishing frets and fret board and more. He then goes on to show you how to put strings on your guitar, tune the guitar with a tuner, set the bridge saddle, and settin...

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

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How To: Mic your guitar amp and get a great sound in a live setting

When playing live, having the BEST sound possible is probably the most important part of the show! (well you know, besides rehearsing and stage performance, but that's a completely different subject!) When you're playing out, you need to be prepared to have a sound man who has absolutely no idea what he's doing or how to mic anything, including your amp. In this video you will get a full walkthrough of the different mics that you can use including dynamic mics and condenser mics, and differen...

How To: Play "You Are My Sunshine" on the guitar

If you are looking to begin playing the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. Here's a simple accompaniment for "You Are My Sunshine" using three chords and some basic fingerpicking. You will learn the chords for this song and some easy fingerpicking techniques. With this tutorial you will learn how to play and sing along to "You Are My Sunshine."

How To: Play rhythm guitar with octave chords

In this video series, our expert Stephen Haendiges will show you how to play guitar licks from a left handed persons perspective. He will teach you how to play rhythm guitar licks with using octaves, how to play lead guitar using octaves, arpeggios, and pinch harmonics, and how to play lead guitar using arpeggios.

How To: Play blues on an electric guitar like Peter Green

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How To: Play "Until the End of the World" by U2 on electric guitar

Want to play "Until the End of the World" 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 "Until the End of the World" on your own guitar, watch this video g...

How To: Play a sliding 9th chord on a blues guitar

In this video, we learn how to play blues guitar: a sliding 9th chord. First, play a G9 chord, where you will here all of the chords around it as you play. You can slide this chord around one or two frets to hear different sounds come from it. It's a great vehicle to slide up and down. You can also use the fifth string to go up and down, which will create a more funky sound while playing. Use the four and five chords for the most interesting sounds. You can also put the fifth in the bass to m...

How To: Play intros & endings for lead blues guitar

This lesson covers five intro and ending licks and how to use them. Intros and ending licks are an important part of blues guitar improvisation. They convey to the listener whether the song is continuing,in the case of an unresolved chord progression, or in the case a resolved chord progression conveys the ending of a tune. With this how to video you will learn several examples of licks for beginning and ending a blues guitar song.

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: 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 "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 "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath on an electric guitar

Want to play Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" 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 Black Sabbath song on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Tighten the cable input jack on a Stratocaster

This is a step-by-step video tutorial on how to keep up your guitar maintenance by tightening your cable input jack, a very simple but extremely important maintenance routine for your guitar. If you let the cable input jack loosen, it could end up costing you quite a bit for repair. First, you are going to need a 1/2" socket and a Phillips head screwdriver. You will need to unscrew the cable input jack. Next, use the 1/2" socket to tighten the nut on your input jack. Then screw the cable inpu...

How To: Set up a Fender Telecaster electric guitar

In these do it yourself guitar tech videos, learn how to set up a Fender Telecaster electric guitar. Our expert will walk you through some basic techniques, including how to make truss rod adjustments, how to set the string level, and how to change the pickup height—all tips for helping you get the best sound out of your guitar.

How To: Play "Sweet Home Alabama" on the electric guitar

This video is part 1 of the lessons of FamousRiffs that teach you how to play the basic, easy riffs of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" on electric guitar. The video starts with a clean demonstration of how to play the intro and bridge of the song. After that, the guitarist shows and explains the 3 chords of the song: D power chord, a modified C and a modified G (all of them are very easy, even for beginners). He then explicitly explains and demonstrates the picking pattern used with the...

How To: Play the intro solo to "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"

In this lesson Bobby Crispy teaches you the whole solo, breaking it down into small sections, and demonstrating it note for note with on screen tabulator to guide you. You'll learn how to play the intro solo to Metallica's "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" from the Master of Puppets album. The tabulator used in the video is very easy to read, and his teaching style easy to follow, as he demonstrates the solo in a slow manner so that you can readily see which notes he is playing and how to place you...

How To: Play "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi on guitar

In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz will teach you how to play "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the song, teaching you the chords and explaining the strum pattern and picking of the guitar riffs. This video is very easy to follow, and even teaches you the main solo of the song.

How To: Play "Ironman" by Black Sabbath on electric guitar

Playing your favorite songs by Black Sabbath on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Ironman" by Black Sabbath on the acoustic 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 "Ironman." This video also reviews a bit of "Paranoid" by Balck Sabbath and "TNT" by AC/DC. Watch this how to video and you w...

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: 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 the main riff from "Sweet Home Alabama" on guitar

Want to know how to play the main riff from "Sweet Home Alabama" 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 Carlos Santana-style Dorian progressions

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist new and different ways of playing. Every new riff you learn will make you a more able and versatile guitarist and better equip you to st...

How To: Use a multimeter to check connectivity on a guitar

The first thing you need to get is a multimeter this will help you test it. There might be a function on the meter that will give you the amount of voltage in that particular area. Then you have to put foil tape on all of the inside of the guitar to test it. You need to get two wires from the meter and then put them both on the foil tape on the guitar. If you don't hear a beep then you add more tape in that area where there is no activity. You can also test this on the ground.

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 D major, D minor and D7th chords on the guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play D major, D minor and D7th guitar chords 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 get started playing D chords on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

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: Shield your pickups cavity on your electric guitar

Single coil pick ups are notorious for being noisy and for having a lot of buzz. One way that you can get rid of the buzz and save yourself from sounding annoying and unprofessional on stage without messing with your volume knob or buying expensive noise gates is putting in copper shielding in your pick up cavities and on the pick guard! In this video you will get a complete walkthrough of how to install the shielding and rewire your guitar back to normal!

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