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  • Acoustic: Directory of Acoustic style lessons.
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  • Classical: Directory of Classical style lessons.
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  • 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.
  • Metal: Directory of Metal song lessons.
  • Rock: Directory of Rock song lessons.
  • Rockabilly: Directory of Rockabilly song lessons.
  • Surf: Directory of Surf song lessons.
    •       (Henrik Linde) 2000 Pound Bee In this set of song lessons, our surf master Henrik Linde will teach you all the guitar parts to the song "2000 Pound Bee", as made famous by The Ventures. This song has two parts, so we have twelve lessons here to cover everything! Henrik will show you the tones and the main fuzz riff; he'll take you through the two solos that occur in part 1, then all the various fuzz guitar and clean rhythm guitar parts in the rest of the sections that follow. Then you'll get out your surf board and play along in a full performance!
    •       (Neal Walter) Batman Theme In this six lesson song tutorial, we'll learn the parts of the "Batman Theme", as made famous by The Ventures in the 1960's. You'll use your knowledge of basic pentatonic scales and box patterns, learn the simple chromatic hook riff that is central to the song, how the rhythm breaks work, how to play the simple solo, and how to voice the Batman vocals on guitar. We'll cap it all off with a play along to a custom "bat" backing track!
    •       (Henrik Linde) Drag City In this set of guitar lessons, Henrik Linde will teach "Drag City", as made famous by Jan & Dean. We'll start with a song overview, and after a peek at the gear and tones we'll learn the intro parts for the two guitars. The next stop is the verse guitars, then we'll cruise on to the chorus parts. We'll break down the outro guitars before we do a full play along and single guitar performances, then a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Perfidia Mike will show you the 2 clean electric guitar layers. One plays the chord progression, while the second plays some vibrato-bar heavy, surf-guitar-sounding melodies.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Point Panic In this set of lessons, Henrik Linde will take you to the beach and teach you "Point Panic", by The Surfaris. After talking about the gear and tones, Henrik will talk about the 12 bar form of the song. Next up will be the main theme and the first solo, followed by the tremolo picking under the sax solo. Henrik will then teach the last 2 solo and the outro riffs, and we'll crest the wave with a play-along and jam-along.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Surf City In this tutorial, Henrik Linde is going to teach you "Surf City", as made famous by Jan & Dean. Henrik will open by talking about the song as a whole, then the gear and tones. We'll examine the tuning down a half-step to Eb, and learn the parts for both guitars in the verses. Next we're on to the two guitar parts in the chorus sections, with the cool little tonal shift. We'll then learn the outro of the song, which leads us to the play along. You'll take over in the jam along.
    •       (Henrik Linde) Surfer Girl In this set of lessons, Henrik Linde will teach you "Surfer Girl", by The Beach Boys. Henrik will introduce the song, then look at the gear and tone. The intro guitars are first up in the playing lessons, then a break down of the verses in D. A look at the bridge parts comes next, which sets up a key change to Eb. You'll learn the verse and outro guitars in the new key; then do a play along, a single guitar performance, and a jam along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Surfin' Safari In these eight surf lessons, Mike Olekshy will teach you "Surfin' Safari", by The Beach Boys. Mike will start off with a song overview and talk about the surf gear and tones, then plunge in with the chorus part that opens the song. The Chuck Berry style verse rhythm guitar comes next, followed by the fun solo. We'll finish our ride on the waves with a full performance, a single guitar approach, then a "guitar karaoke" play along.
    •       (Mike Olekshy) Walk Don't Run Mike will show you all the parts in this early 60s surf instrumental, from the iconic melody to the rhythm guitar chord progression. There's also the vibrato-bar heavy "surf guitar sounding" technique to dig into.
  • 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...
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  • 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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