How To: Play electric guitar blues like Stevie Ray Vaughn

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How To: Play "Funky Monks" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

If you want to play guitar like John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers then this how to video is the place to start. With this tutorial you can learn how to play the main riff from "Funky Monks" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers technique of bending in the song "Funky Monks." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Fu...

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

This is a great instructional video on how to play thunderstruck by AC/DC on electric guitar. Thunderstruck is played mainly on B string. It is the second string as you may be aware of. First you should start with 12th fret and hit that note. Then move to 10th fret and 9th fret. Then go back to 10fret and back to 9th fret. Then you have to go 7 and then again 9 and then 5. Now go to 7th fret and then to 4 and 5. Then to 4 and 5 and again 4 and 5 and finally to 4. You can write down on these n...

How To: Play octaves on the guitar

Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could 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 octaves on the guitar with this lesson. This octave technique is used in many songs. You can be jamming on the electric guitar to your favorite tunes, or even write ...

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: 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: 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: Bend strings on electric guitar

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you a great way to practice bending strings on your guitar. The whole key with string bending is to know where you're bending it. Improve your guitar playing skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn about string bending on electric guitar.

How To: Set up a Gibson Les Paul guitar

In this series of videos you'll learn how to setup a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. Expert guitar repair technician The Ferret shows you how to get the most out of your classic instrument by making a few minor adjustments to various parts of the guitar. He'll demonstrate how to adjust the truss rod, raise and lower the bridge, and flip the saddle bridge on your Les Paul guitar.

How To: Play "TNT" 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 "TNT" 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 finger picking as well as the chord structure for "TNT." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "TNT" by AC/DC.

How To: Play "Beth" by KISS on electric guitar

If you're a big fan of Kiss and you want to learn how to play their song "Beth" on guitars, Bobby Crispy shows us how using his own arrangement of the song. Watch Bobby play the chords first so you will know how it will sound and if you're doing it correctly. Follow the guitar tabs shown on the video. Pause the video whenever a guitar tab/guide is shown so you can follow them properly. At the last part of the video, follow the finger picking of each guitar chord that you tried to learn throug...

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: 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 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 "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.

How To: Play "Armageddon It" by Def Leppard on guitar

Playing popular songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Armageddon It" by Def Leppard on the electric guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. This lesson covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Armageddon It." Watch this how to video and you will be able to play "Armageddon It" by Def Leppard.

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: Set up a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar

In these do it yourself guitar tech videos, learn how to set up the famous Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. Our expert will walk you through some basic techniques, including how to make truss rod adjustments, how to set the string level, how to loosen or tighten the spring tension, how to set bridge intonation, how to change the pickup height, and even how to change the strings—all tips for helping you get the best sound out of your guitar.

How To: Play a B11 chord on an acoustic or electric guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a B eleven chord 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 this B chord on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Play "Slow Ride" by Foghat on electric guitar

Want to master "Slow Ride" by Foghat? 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 "Slow Ride" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

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: Play lead guitar like a professional

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play lead guitar. Lead guitar plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, and guitar solos. When learning to play the lead guitar, the first thing that users should do is to start by playing the minor pentatonic scale, which can be used over progressions such as minor progressions. A second technique is to learn how to bend, hammer-on and vibrato. This video provides a demonstration of each technique for the viewers to easily understand and fol...

How To: Make your guitar sound sorta like a lightsaber

Marty Schwartz demonstrates a guitar trick--how to make your electric guitar sound like a light saber from Star Wars. First, he turns his volume knob all the way down. Then, he plucks the string, keeping the front side of the guitar facing away from the camera. Then, after he plucks the string, he turns the volume knob up as he waves the neck of the guitar in his hand like a light saber. The volume knob is turned down as the guitar swings to the side, and turned back up as it nears the listen...

How To: Play "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica on guitar

In this two part electric guitar lesson teaches you how to play "Nothing Else Matters" by the great Metallica off "The Black Album". In the video, instructor Bobby Crispy breaks down the song cord by cord, from beginning to end. This is great for both expert and beginner guitarist, of course with lots of practice and this video you'll be mastering Metallica in no time.

How To: Music read & understanding the music staff

A step by step video tutorial by Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio that shows you how the music staff works. Have you ever had trouble reading a music staff? Not anymore! Andrew Wasson explains to you what a treble clef, key signature, and time signature are and how to understand them. He goes on to teach you how to read quarter notes, eighth notes, dotted quarter notes, sixteenth notes, and triplets. The video also shows you how to bring everything that you learned on to the guitar and...

How To: Apply pitch axis theory & modal harmony on the guitar

Learn how to apply pitch axis theory and modal harmony on the guitar. A step by step video tutorial that will teach you everything you need to know to play the guitar under one droning pitch with more than one scale type. Andrew Wasson of CreativeGuitarStudio explains the principles of pitch axis. He shows us how to stay under one pitch and use a series of other chords that will influence harmony in one way or another. In this lesson, Andrew will show you how to play a progression using a D p...

How To: Set your guitar's intonation

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set a guitar's intonation. Studying the intonation of the guitar is making sure the guitar is in tune. To check intonation, it is recommended to use a guitar tuner. The video provides step-by-step instructions for viewers to properly check and set the guitar's intonation. Users need to check each string for equal pitch. This will benefit those viewers who play guitar and need to learn how to intone their guitar.

How To: Play "Whats My Age Again?" by Blink 182 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 "What's My Age Again" by Blink 182. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate players, guitarists of all...

How To: Impress on the bass guitar

Have you always wanted to play the Bass Guitar but have no idea where to begin, let alone which way round to hold it? Don't worry as we are going to show you an easy Blues riff that anyone can play with just five to ten minutes practice! Learn the bass guitar basics. Impress on the bass guitar.

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