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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.
  • Pop: Directory of Pop 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.
  • Metal: Directory of Metal song lessons.
  • Pop: Directory of Pop song lessons.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) A Little Too Much Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 provides the foundation of the tune with fingerpicked and strummed progressions. Guitar 2 adds some ornamental single note fills throughout.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Ain't No Rest For The Wicked Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers in this song digging into slide riffs and chord strums. Any acoustic guitar can be used for this tutorial, but one with a brighter tone will cut through the band mix better. A slide is also needed to play some of the parts in this tune.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) All Of Me Learn the All of Me chords arranged for the acoustic guitar. All of Me by John Legend is a great tune that only requires a capo on the first fret. The All of Me lyrics are right next to the chords so playing and singing along is super easy.
    •       (Douglas Showalter) Closer In this series of lessons, Douglas Showalter will teach you "Closer", by Kings of Leon. First we'll take a glance at the song as a whole, then look at the gear, tone, and effects. Douglas will teach the pitch-shift bass part on guitar, then how to emulate the "pickup yells" on guitar. Following that you'll learn the barre chords, the single string melody, then the arpeggiated chord melody. We'll conclude with a play along and a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Cold Cold Cold Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays clean arpeggiated riffs and fuzzed out leads. Guitar 2 is a clean guitar that strums chord progression and adds a few textures throughout. This song has double stops and triads, arpeggiation, open and barre chords, dynamics, and aggressive lead guitar approaches.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Come A Little Closer Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays clean arpeggiations and crunchy riffs. Guitar 2 is a crunch guitar that strums chord progressions and riffs throughout.
    •       (Douglas Showalter) Crawl In these lessons Douglas Showalter will teach you "Crawl", by Kings of Leon. After a song introduction and talking about the gear and tones, you'll learn the intro effects that open the song. Next up is the main riff motif; then we'll break down the A and B section parts. Then we're on to the wild solo, and we'll conclude with a full and single guitar performance and a "guitar karaoke" jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) I Want You In this set of song lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "I Want You", by Kings of Leon. Mike will start with a song overview and a look at the gear and tones, then get into the opening main riff/verse. You'll then learn the guitar 1 chorus, guitar 2 verse, and guitar 3 chorus parts. We'll follow with guitar 2's re-intro, then break down the guitar 4 solo and outro. We'll conclude with a play along performance, then a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Imagination Mike will show you the single acoustic guitar part in this tune that uses open and barre chords, steady strumming approaches, chord arpeggiation, and dynamics. We are in the key of A minor, with a 4/4 time signature, at a tempo of 90 BPM.
    •       (Douglas Showalter) It's Time In this tutorial, Doug Showalter will teach "It's Time", by Imagine Dragons. We'll introduce the tune then talk about gear and tone, then learn the intro melody adapted to guitar. Next is guitar 2 in the 1st verse and chorus, then the interlude/second verse before we learn the bridge parts. We'll return to the choruses for a couple of parts, then learn the outro. We'll conclude with full and single guitar performances, then a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Just Dance (Made Easy) Mike will show you how to play along with this song in a made easy format with simplified chords and straight forward strumming. If you're up for a challenge, we'll learn a few of the cool synth parts on guitar in a bonus lesson.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) My Way Mike will show you the one clean electric guitar layer used throughout the song that uses open chords, double stops and triads, and some funky strumming approaches.
    •       (Douglas Showalter) On Call In this series of lessons, Douglas Showalter will teach you "On Call", by Kings of Leon. We'll start with the usual overview and gear and tones, then look at the guitar intro. Next up are the 3 choruses in one lesson, followed by the second verse. The solo is next, taught in two parts; then we'll do a full performance, and single guitar performance, and finish with a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Perfect (Made Easy) These Perfect chords and tabs have been modified into a simpler arrangement that use open chords and an easy strumming pattern. You can play this song with any acoustic guitar and we even have the Perfect lyrics for you to sing along with! Learn how to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.
    •       (Lee Wanner) Sex On Fire In this series of song lessons, Lee Wanner will be teaching you "Sex On Fire", by Kings of Leon. Lee will set up the song for you and discuss the gear and tones; then he'll dive right into the three interacting guitar parts that make up the verses and some variations. Next you'll learn the two parts in the choruses. We'll conclude with a play along performance, then you'll take over in the jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Shake Me Down Mike will show you the 3 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays clean arpeggiated riffs and crunch rhythms throughout. Guitar 2 plays additional parts with both clean and crunch tones. Guitar 3 is a clean guitar with a synced delay effect that adds a simple but atmospheric melody in the verse sections.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Stay (Made Easy) Mike will show you how to play this modern R&B pop ballad that we'll learn on acoustic in a made easy style with open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) The Night We Met (Made Easy) Mike will show you this modern pop ballad using open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern. We're also including a bonus lesson that shows a few advanced approaches to make the parts sound more like the original recording.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Thunder Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that strums the chord progressions. An acoustic guitar can also be used. Guitar 2 is a crunch electric guitar that adds an octave riff in the outro. We'll also adapt the synth solo onto this guitar. This song uses open, power, and barre chords, dynamics, palm muting, steady strumming approaches, octaves, and some emotive lead guitar approaches.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Trouble (Cage The Elephant) Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays clean arpeggiated riffs and fuzzed out riffs. Guitar 2 is an acoustic guitar that strums chord progressions throughout.
    •       (Hunter Perrin) Why Can't We Be Friends In this set of lessons, Hunter Perrin will teach "Why Can't We Be Friends", by War. Hunter will give a brief introduction to the song and a glance at gear and tones before he gets into the details of the first chord progression in the tune. After that, we'll get into the second chord progression; then we'll do a play along performance. We conclude with a "guitar karaoke" jam along where you take center stage.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • 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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