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How To: Play "Rock Lobster" lick by B 52's on electric guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Rock Lobster" lick by B 52's on electric guitar with Marty. This is a very easy and simple lick that you can bother people with and learn in just a few minutes. First, play 0 on the low E string, then use your middle finger on 2 and ring finger on 3. After this, do 2-o and practice alternating your picky and doing downward flicks. Practice doing this slowly so your fingers can get accustomed to the movements, then start doing it faster and faster. Once you...

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 Coldplay's "Clocks" on the guitar

Learn how to play Coldplay's "Clocks" on guitar with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the song including chords and picking patterns. For more information, and to get started playing this popular Coldplay song on your own electric guitar, watch this tutorial.

How To: Transpose triad chord progressions

"I was wondering if you could take the triad Harmonic Analysis lesson you had done a step further and cover the concept of Transposing chord progressions into other keys?" Before you begin you do have to know some background information about your key signatures, knowing major, minor and diminished steps in triad analysis, and seventh chord harmony. The idea of transposing is that your take a set of notes and change they key it is originally played in. Andrew will walk you through all the ste...

How To: Play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana) on guitar

In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, from the Nevermind album. 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 is a great video for beginners who are looking to learn power chords and songs to play with t...

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 "Beat It" by Michael Jackson on electric guitar

In this electric guitar video lesson brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz will teach you how to play "Beat It" by Michael Jackson. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the picking of the notes used in the song by breaking down each part of the song. He then teaches you the chords and explains the strum pattern. This video is very easy to follow and will have any beginner ready to play in a relatively short time.

How To: Practice playing guitar & singing at the same time

Practice your guitar playing better (& smarter) with helpful techniques exposed by a pro-guitar teacher. In this two-part video tutorial, learn from Your Guitar Sage some tips & tricks to singing & playing your guitar at the same time. Strumming issues & how to get through a song that has you stumped are both gone over. Be sure to check out more guitar tutorials from Your Guitar Sage on WonderHowTo, for more on all things acoustic guitar.

How To: Play a short chromatic run on guitar

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 stay away from rock clichés. In this installment from his Riff of the Week series, Dav...

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: 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 "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 "The Four Horsemen" by Metallica on rhythm guitar

Want to develop brutal rhythm technique? In this five-part video tutorial series, you'll learn how to play the rhythm guitar parts to Metallica's "The Four Horsemen" from their seminal Kill 'Em All album. Each of the series five segments takes a small portion of the song and presents it in real time as well as slow motion. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced guitar players, guitarists of all skill levels can attempt to play along. Watch this lesson to get started p...

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: Create Awesome Sweep Picking Licks While Improving Your Guitar Technique

If you are having problems playing your sweep picking arpeggios fast and clean then you are not alone. Many guitarists have the same problem. I suffered from the same problem, years ago. In fact, playing sweep picking arpeggios with poor technique is one of the most common problems that I encounter with my guitar students. After helping them overcome these challenges I have discovered 2 different approaches to improving your sweep picking technique. The first will keep you frustrated with bad...

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: Modify Your Guitar Pedals

Guitar pedals add character to your playing. However, musicians still say that certain pedals by themselves don’t live up to its promise of a perfect sound. Therefore, instead of replacing your guitar pedals with new and expensive ones, you can modify your pedals using different DIY kits available online and at local music stores.

How To: Play "Beautiful Day" by U2 on the electric guitar

Want to play a beautiful version of "Beautiful Day" 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 "Beautiful Day" on your own guitar, watch this video guit...

How To: Play "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" by U2

Want to master "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" 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 "IGCIIDGCT" on your own guitar, watch this video g...

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 "Magnificent" by U2 on electric guitar

Want to do a magnificent job of playing "Magnificent" 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 "Magnificent" on your own guitar, just take a look!

How To: Play "New Year's Day" by U2 on electric guitar

Want to play "New Year's Day" 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 "New Year's Day" on your own guitar, just take a look!

How To: Play "Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2 on electric guitar

Want to master "Where the Streets Have No Name" 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 "Where the Streets Have No Name" on your own guitar, just tak...

How To: Play "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson on electric guitar

Want to master "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its constituent riffs. 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 MJ's "Smooth Criminal" on your own guitar, just take a look!

How To: Play "Tighten Up" by the Black Keys on electric guitar

Want to master "Tighten Up" by the Black Keys? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its constituent riffs. 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 "Tighten Up" on your own guitar, just take a look!