Douglas Showalter is a skilled player on both acoustic and electric guitar who is gigging, touring, and recording out of the Electric City: Los Angeles. Douglas's versatility lends itself to teaching a wide variety of songs (from metal to funk to singer/songwriter), as well as artist studies, soloing, chords and rhythm, and new age guitar. He has toured extensively with Van Hunt (appearing on the Tonight Show), and has been active on the Nashville scene of late.
- Instructor Since:
- September 16th 2008
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- Latest Lesson:
- Bang the Drum All Day
In these song lessons we'll investigate "Swing, Swing" as made famous by The All-American Rejects. Douglas Showalter will swing you through the parts to this pop-rock song,...
Lifestyles of the Rich And Famous
In this song tutorial, Douglas Showalter will teach you the parts to "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous", as made famous by Good Charlotte in the early 2000's. You'll learn the...
Welcome To My Life
In this song tutorial Douglas Showalter will take a look at all the parts in the pop rock song "Welcome To My Life", recorded by Simple Plan. Douglas will talk about the gear and...
I Don't Care
In this series of nine lessons, Douglas Showalter will teach you the song "I Don't Care", as made famous by Fall Out Boy. Douglas will guide you through the main riff; the verses,...
In these eleven lessons, Douglas Showalter will present you with all the elements to "Face Down", as made famous by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. There's quite few sections to this...
In this song tutorial, Douglas Showlater will be teachng all the parts to "Word Up", as made famous in a cover version by Korn. Douglas will take you through the song intro, the...
Father And Son
In this song tutorial you'll learn "Father and Son" as made famous by Cat Stevens. This is a great acoustic song that is writeen as a conversation between - you guessed it - a...
"Stellar" is a seriously cool song made famous by Incubus, with lots of intriguing tones, colors, and rhythmic movement. Douglas Showalter will teach you everything here, talking...
What's My Age Again?
In these lessons we'll be learning the power-pop punk song "What's My Age Again?" as made famous by Blink-182. Douglas Showalter will take you through the main arpeggiated guitar...
In this tutorial we're going to learn the pop-punk rock song "The Anthem", as made famous by Good Charlotte. Douglas Showalter will take you through the intro and interlude...
Got your big seagull-wave hairdo all sculpted? Okay then, it's time to learn the 80s new wave classic "I Ran", by Flock of Seagulls. We'll take you through the delay settings, the...
In this series of lessons, you'll learn the parts to the searing metal song "Headstrong" by Trapt. Douglas Showalter takes you through the signature guitar hook, the verses, the...
I Walk Alone
This series of song lessons examines the 90s alt rock tune "I Walk Alone" by Oleander. We'll break down the chords and form, rhythms, pentatonic bends and swells, and get our...
Don't Know Why
In this song tutorial we're going to lay back and relax, and learn the parts of the soft jazz pop song "Don't Know Why" as made famous by Norah Jones. We'll be using a capo on the...
This song tutorial is about the song "Backwater", by The Meat Puppets. This mid-90s alt rock/grunge hit is easy to play, yet has some interesting twists. We'll examine the form of...
Hey There Delilah
You may not recognize the song title, but no doubt you've heard this song many times on the radio in the last few years and are familiar with it! This is a great song for learning...
"Sweet Thing" is a signature soul classic, made famous by Chaka Khan and Rufus. This song features some very cool guitar parts that are heard all over in R&B and funk music. There...
Black Horse & The Cherry Tree
"Black Horse and The Cherry Tree" is a hit from the mid 2000s, made famous by KT Tunstall. This high energy but simple track features some really cool rhythm guitar techniques and...
Sugar We're Goin' Down
Sugar We're Goin' Down is a pop-punk anthem made famous by Fall Out Boy in 2005. This tune is raw and hard-hitting yet melodic. You'll learn the verses and choruses, pre-choruses,...
This lesson is about the techniques and chords used in "Follow" as made famous by Richie Havens. Played in open D tuning, this great singer/songwriter track is played fairly...
Still In Hollywood
This set of lessons takes a look at the song Still in Hollywood, as made famous by Concrete Blonde. This is a fairly simple song, but it seriously rocks and has loads of punk...
More Than Words
"More Than Words" was made famous by Extreme in the early 1990s. This is a beautiful tune, done as a duo with acoustic guitar and great vocal harmonies. We'll look at the form and...
I Wanna Testify
In this tutorial we are going to take a look at how to play "Testify" as made famous by Parliament. This track features some great funk licks and in this video, I will show you...
In this tutorial we are going to check out how to lay down the modern day pop-punk song "With Me" as made famous by Sum 41. This song is a great example of modern production...