Hot Electric Guitar How-Tos

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 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: Learn the slap & pop technique on electric guitar

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that teaches you about the slap and pop technique. The slap and pop techniques are commonly used with pull-offs and hammer-ons with the fretting (left) hand, to further increase the rate at which notes may be played. This is Season 3, Episode 34 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week series called "Slap & Pop Evolved For Guitar." Dave Weiner is a Favored Nations recording artist, a G.I.T. graduate, and has been playing in Steve Vai's band since 19...

How To: Play super fast runs on an electric guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to play super fast runs on an electric guitar. You will be playing the notes at the very tip of the pick, going up and down as fast as you can. First, do the notes E, B, G, D, A, and E while on the third, sixth, ninth, fifteenth, eighteenth, and twenty-first frets. Next, play the E, B, and G notes on the third fret while hammering on the sixth string a couple of times. Continue to practice these, hearing the difference between each of the different chords. When ...

How To: Familiarize yourself with 18 guitar chords

Check out this instructional guitar video and familiarize yourself with 18 guitar chords. Included in this tutorial are also 18 exercises to help you play the chords and apply the strumming techniques that you've learned. Watch this video to improve your guitar playing skills. Familiarize yourself with 18 guitar chords.

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 along to "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Want to know how to play "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 "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones on guitar

Want to play "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones on your guitar? 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 "Paint It Black" on your own guitar, take a look!

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 "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: 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 "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix on electric guitar

Want to master "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix? 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 "Foxy Lady" on your own guitar, watch this video tab!

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 "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: 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: 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: Learn AC/DC "Shoot To Thril" from Iron Man 2

This is a very extensive video teaching you how to play AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill" from the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie. In this video Justin Sandercoe, breaks it down, step by step, from finger placement to the sound your looking for. It's perfect for any level student, and very easy to follow. You'll be rocking out in no time.

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 "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: Use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar

This explains how to use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar. A step by step video tutorial that will show you how to mix two note melodic ideas with double stops and throwing in a single note melody. Andrew Wasson from Creative Guitar Studio put together a melodic phrase and a minus one track that will be available to download from his site. Andrew goes over all the techniques you need to help you learn this phrase and teaches them to you with simple instructions. These double stop an...

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: String An Electric Guitar

A First Timer's Guide When some new guitarists break their first string they stash it in the closet and forget about it. Me, I put the sweaty axe back in its case and asked my parents to take me to the local music store. After a morning full of senseless racket emanating from my bedroom, my mom welcomed the drive.

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 blues on an electric guitar like Peter Green

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How To: Play C#dim, GM7, CM7, Am7, Dm7, D7, G7 & G#dim chords

Having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user freddym233 is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn how to play C#dim, GM7, CM7, Am7, Dm7, D7, G7 and G#dim jazz chords on your guitar. Remember, the more you practice and the more theory you know, the better you'll sound and the better able you'll be to play what you hear....

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: 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 the lead part from the Beatles' "Let It Be"

Looking for a guide on how to play the lead part from the Beatles' "Let It Be" on an 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' "Let It Be" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

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