If you’re looking for a good classical guitar lesson book – then look no farther than Hal Leonard. When I was studying classical guitar performance in high school and college, some of the first classical guitar lesson books my teacher had me buy were Hal Leonard books. Like my collection of 48 classical guitar favorites in standard notation and tab. Includes “Bourrée,” “Greensleeves,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Menuetto,” “Minuet in G,” “Rondo,” “Sarabande,” and many more.
Here’s a free classical guitar lesson video:
Sometimes you can find a wide variety of used and new Hal Leonard books in auctions:
In this book, Joe explains his musical and guitaristic approach to the process of jazz improvisation. On Guitar includes 50 musical examples and 3 complete transcriptions, all of which are contained on the included CD. There is also a complete overview of “The Three Harmonic Families” and the lines, scales, and chord superimpositions and substitutions that comprise this view of Joe’s jazz language. If you’ve ever listened to Joe Pass and enjoyed his music – you owe it to yourself to learn how to play some of it!
In this free video guitar lesson I’m going to teach you how to play the classic 80’s song “Jack and Diane” by John Cougar Mellencamp. There isn’t a bar cover band out there that doesn’t do this song at one time or another, and it ALWAYS gets requested because everyone knows it, and everyone knows all the words. Here’s the video:
This is my guitar lesson of how to play “Give it Away” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It’s not that hard of a song to learn, and it’s a lot of fun to play. A classic alternative / modern rock song! Here it goes:
Here’s my free video guitar lesson “How to Play You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC’s Angus Young! I’ve been playing this song for 25 years, and it’s a great way for beginner’s to learn open chord rhythms and chord picking in a song. It’s a classic every rocker should know – I hope you enjoy it!
In this free guitar lesson I show you the rudiments of “how to play guitar fast” – chromatic scales! This is what I personally use to warm up everyday and before each gig. Playing the chromatic scale with both up and down stroke picking each time you start playing will make you a much more accurate and faster player no matter what your style of music. This is the first free guitar lesson video I have posted on this site, and it’s the first of many!
Become a shredding guitar god in no time with these free guitar exercises!
I’ve seen a lot of guitar web sites that have cool tips and riffs, and even free guitar lesson videos. I always seem to learn something. Today I found a web site that I think I’ll go back to over, and over, and over again. It creates random guitar exercises based on criteria. Just click what you want the exercises to be comprised of, what key, major, minor, pentatonic, and what string to start on, difficulty level, and how many you want like this:
Then – VOILA! Your free guitar exercises are created!
I must be in the Christmas mood – I found this neat YouTube video of a guy playing a Christmas Guitar Chord Melody on his Variax, and it’s very jazzy and very cool! I liked it a lot, it made me want the tab! Are you looking for some Christmas guitar tab? You can find more than 400 Christmas Guitar Tabs on Ultimate-Guitar right now!
YouTube has so many great guitar videos – both performance and lessons. Sometimes you can find all kinds of weird stuff you didn’t even know existed. I think that Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is one of the most underrated guitar players out there. He is an awesome blues guitar player. I often find that many people don’t know much about ZZ Top other than “Sharp Dressed Man” or “Legs”. Once the 80’s and music videos hit, they put out some songs with sequencer, synthesizer, or keyboard that made them more “commercial”. They had a whole decade of albums before that of incredible blues-rock songs like Tush, LaGrange, Waiting for the Bus, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Just Got Paid, Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers, Tube Snake Boogie, Blue Jean Blues, and lots more. Whether you’ve been playing for a year or all your life – watch this 6 minute video lesson by Billy Gibbons, you just may learn a new lick!
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