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  • Acoustic: Directory of Acoustic style lessons.
  • Bluegrass: Directory of Bluegrass style lessons.
  • Blues: Directory of Blues style lessons.
  • Classical: Directory of Classical style lessons.
  • Country: Directory of Country style lessons.
  • Funk: Directory of Funk style lessons.
  • Jazz: Directory of Jazz style lessons.
  • Metal: Directory of Metal style lessons.
  • Rock: Directory of Rock style lessons.
  • Rockabilly: Directory of Rockabilly style lessons.
  • Surf: Directory of Surf style lessons.
  • World Music: Directory of World Music style lessons.

Song Lessons

  • Acoustic: Directory of Acoustic song lessons.
  • Bluegrass: Directory of Bluegrass song lessons.
  • Blues: Directory of Blues song lessons.
  • Classical: Directory of Classical song lessons.
  • Country: Directory of Country song lessons.
  • Funk: Directory of Funk song lessons.
  • Jazz: Directory of Jazz song lessons.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) After You've Gone Chord Melody style guitar playing is playing a solo arrangement of a tune by playing the melody, some supporting bass notes and, or chords all at the same time. In this tutorial I use the old jazz standard "After You've Gone" to demonstrate how to create a chord melody style arrangement. We will by breaking it down into a simple melody, and then building it back up into a full solo jazz guitar chord melody arrangement in the jazz guitar style of jazz guitar giant Joe Pass.
    •       (Tom Finch) Breezin' Tom will show you both beautiful guitar parts to this instrumental, from the smooth chord comping to the melodic soloing.
    •       (Douglas Showalter) Georgia On My Mind Douglas will show you Willie Nelson's version of this jazz standard as it's played in a slow 12/8 swing feel, on an acoustic guitar. It also features a harmonica solo you'll learn on electric guitar, and lots of cool licks at the end of the song.
    •       (Anders Mouridsen) How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) In this song tutorial, Anders Mouridsen will teach you the song "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" as made famous by James Taylor. This one has an arrangement that's quite full of instruments, and in these lessons we'll look at the role of guitar in a rhythm section. Anders will talk about the tone, the basic triad inversions, the rhythm approaches in the sections of the song, the sax solo on guitar, and the final fills - then a full performance!
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Our Love Is Here To Stay In this set of lessons I'll be teaching you the great jazz standard "Our Love is Here to Stay", by George and Ira Gershwin. First I'll introduce the song to you, then give an overview. I'll start breaking down the song details with a look at the chord comping rhythm part followed by the rhythm performance. I'll then teach the single note melody and how to embellish it, and conclude with a melody and solo part performance.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) St. Louis Blues Chord Melody style guitar playing is playing a solo arrangement of a tune by playing the melody, some supporting bass notes and, or chords all at the same time. In this tutorial I use the old jazz standard "St. Louis Blues" to demonstrate how to create a chord melody style arrangement. We will by breaking it down into a simple melody, and then building it back up into a full solo jazz guitar chord melody arrangement in the jazz guitar style of jazz guitar giant Joe Pass.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Summertime (Jazz) Christopher will show you how to play the chord progression, the melody, then the melody with chord tones, and finally a chord melody version.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Advanced Version In this tutorial we will learn a more advanced version of 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game', the classic American tune about baseball in a jazz chord melody style.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Simple Version In this tutorial we will learn a simple version of 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game', the classic American tune about baseball. First we will learn the single note melody of the tune. Then we will add some harmony notes and make a simple full arrangement.
    •       (Christopher Schlegel) They Can't Take That Away From Me In this tutorial we will learn a George and Ira Gershwin song that has become a jazz standard, "They Can't Take That Away From Me". Christopher Schlegel will give you an overview of the song and talk about the tones to start; then examine how to comp the chords followed by comping the song itself. Then we'll look into the melody and soloing, followed by a "melody and soloing" play-along. Christopher finishes things off with a chord melody version.
  • Metal: Directory of Metal song lessons.
  • Rock: Directory of Rock song lessons.
  • Rockabilly: Directory of Rockabilly song lessons.
  • Surf: Directory of Surf song lessons.
  • World Music: Directory of World Music song lessons.

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  • Anders Mouridsen Anders has been playing guitar since he was 11. A native from Denmark, he grew up studying and...
  • Andrew Szucs Andrew Szucs is a prog-metal player in the Los Angeles area with chops aplenty. His lessons show up...
  • Andy Gurley Andy learned his first chords from his grandmother at age seven. He got serious about playing at...
  • Ben Graves Ben Graves is a serious professional musician and is always on the road. His catalog is short and...
  • Ben Helson Ben Helson is a young country and bluegrass guitarist out of Nashville. He's an in-demand touring...
  • Ben Lindholm Swedish musician Ben Lindholm began playing piano and guitar at the age of 10. Inspired by a...
  • Caren Armstrong Caren first laid hands on a guitar when she was 10 years old; and she started teaching just three...
  • Christopher Schlegel Christopher was born with music in his bones. At the wee age of 5 he built a makeshift podium so...
  • Dale Turner Dale Turner is an acoustic guitar specialist with a wealth of performing, recording and teaching...
  • Dave Celentano Dave Celentano is one of the industry's hottest and most sought-after guitar instructors, and has...
  • Don Madison Don Madison is a metal man through and through. He'll teach you tapping, shred licks, and an...
  • Doug Fearman Doug has been playing guitar for 45 years, having first picked up the instrument in 1965. He took...
  • Douglas Showalter Douglas Showalter is a professional guitarist/songwriter/producer based in Nashville. He took to...
  • Eric Barnett Eric Barnett brings a high level of skill to Guitar Tricks and he teaches some of the most...
  • Forrest Lee, Jr. Forrest Lee, Jr. is a country man through and through. He brings his particular brand of specialty...
  • Geoff Earley Based in the Los Angeles area, the talented Geoff Earley brings a unique and fun perspective on...
  • Henrik Linde Henrik caught onto the guitar at a young age, was inspired by the punk scene in his home country...
  • J.D. Jarrell J.D. Jarrell is the real deal when it comes to country music. A mainstay of the Nashville music...
  • Jinx Jones Jinx Jones has amassed professional experience in nearly every conceivable style and genre on the...
  • Joe Delia Joe Delia is a soulful rock player and composer with many years of private teaching experience....
  • Joel Van Dijk Joel Van Dijk has the funk in his veins. His style tutorial on Funk will teach you the ins and...
  • Jon Broderick Jon Broderick is the founder and CEO of Guitar Tricks. In 2005, Jon "retired" from his career as a...
  • Kenny Echizen Kenny Echizen is a funk-loving talented player based out of Los Angeles. His artist study on...
  • Lawrence Katz Lawrence Katz has turned his passion for music into an immensely successful and diverse career....
  • Lee Wanner Lee Wanner is a serious metal and rock player based in Los Angeles. His musical expertise is a...
  • Lisa McCormick Lisa started playing guitar at age 10. In college, she learned music theory and education, getting...
  • Michael Eisenstein An expert on alternative rock, Michael Eisenstein (aka., "USA Mike") has played with Letters to...
  • Michael Elsner Michael Elsner has carved out a career as a top session player in television and film in Los...
  • Mick Leonardi Following other modern artists in the vein of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, and Nick Drake,...
  • Mike Olekshy Mike started playing guitar when he was 13 years old after hearing the intro to Van Halen's "Aint...
  • Neal Walter Classically trained starting at the young age of 7 on guitar, Neal Walter really knows his stuff....
  • Ned Luberecki Ned Luberecki is another Nashville guitar master. He's a banjo virtuoso who doubles on guitar....
  • Nick Kellie The highly-touted and talented Nick Kellie came to the US from the UK, where he won several...
  • Prashant Aswani Prashant Aswani is a shredding master based in Los Angeles. His artist studies on George Lynch,...
  • Ralph Spight Ralph Spight's lessons present his expertise in the punk style, as well as in rock. He's one of...
  • Regi Wooten Regi Wooten is one of a kind. As the oldest of the Wooten Brothers, he taught his younger brothers...
  • Sharon Aguilar Sharon Aguilar is best known as the guitarist for chart-topping vocalist Cee Lo Green. An...
  • Tom Finch Tom picked up the guitar when he was 12 and never put it down. In addition to his roots in...
  • Wayne Neal I live in a little country area named Kitts Hill.(Ohio) I have played music since I was 4 years...

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