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How to Play "Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! The Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” is one of their most famous songs and is perfect for practicing power chords on the guitar! So plug in, turn up your amp, and learn this iconic punk rock anthem!In this lesson you’ll practice:Root 6 Pow...
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Beginner Chord Practice:
Beginner Chord Practice: "Hurt" as Performed by Johnny Cash
Know a few chords and want to learn a real song? Then be sure to check out this video, showing you how to strum along with Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt.”Chords used in this song: Am, C, Dsus2, Am7, Fsus2, C (version 2), and G. Before you begin, be ...
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How to Play
How to Play "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley and The Wailers on Guitar
Learn how to play “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley and The Wailers. I’ll take you through step-by-step so by the time you’re finished, you’ll be able to start playing along with the recording! If you’ve completed some of the book, Guitar Chord Master ...
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How to Play Nirvana's "About a Girl" on Guitar
How to Play Nirvana's "About a Girl" on Guitar
Want to practice strumming with a real song, but don’t think you know enough about guitar yet? Then this lesson is for you! Practice the basics while you learn to strum Nirvana’s hit song, "About a Girl". And the best part is you only need to...
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How to Play “Ball and Chain” by Social Distortion (Easy Songs for Beginners)
From their debut on a major label, (they released two albums prior on their own), Social Distortion’s “Ball and Chain” remains one of the band’s many big hits. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to play the acoustic guitar part. All ...
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How to Play “Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum (Easy Songs for Beginners)
Want to practice strumming with a real song, but don’t think you know enough about guitar yet? Then this lesson is for you. Practice the basics while you learn to strum Soul Asylum’s hit song, “Runaway Train”. All the chords and instructions ...
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Reading the Riff

How to Play “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin (Reading the Riff #6)
Black Dog just might be one of the coolest sounding riffs in all of rock music! Not only that, it is soooo much fun to play. Even if you don’t play or listen to a lot of Led Zeppelin, you’ll want to learn this riff. In this video, I’ll be takin...
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How to Play the Top 5 Weezer Riffs (Reading the Riff #5)
If you love playing rock guitar, then you’re going to want to learn these Weezer riffs. They are easy, fun to play, and are perfect for newer players to learn. In this Reading the Riff #5, I countdown the top 5 Weezer riffs and show you how to play...
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How to Play "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple (Reading the Riff #4)
“Smoke on the Water” is by far the most played guitar riff. In this lesson, not only will I show you how to play it the right way, I’ll talk about why it’s so popular and what makes it so catchy. I’ll also show you several popular ways of l...
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How to Play “Come As You Are” by Nirvana (Reading the Riff #3)
The riff to Nirvana's "Come As You Are" is one of the easiest and fun to play. In this lesson, I’ll show you how to play it in three different ways. First, we’ll read it as it was recorded on their Nevermind Album. Second, we’ll learn to play i...
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How to Play "Whip It" by DEVO on Guitar (Reading the Riff #2)
In this lesson, I’ll show you how to read “Whip It” by DEVO in two different ways! First, we’ll read it as you might in a method book (in open position). Second, we’ll take a look at how DEVO actually performed it on their album, where it m...
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How to Play "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes on Guitar (Reading the Riff #1)
The riff to The White Stripes’ song, “Seven Nation Army” has transcended its source material and become a part of popular culture. Many recognize the tune and yet have no idea its name or who wrote it. And this is what makes it so iconic and a ...
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Holiday Music

How to Strum "Joy to the World" (How to Play Joy to the World Part 2: The Chord Accompaniment)
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play the chord accompaniment to the Christmas carol, “Joy to the World” on guitar. Sheet music is provided in the video and in the accompanying PDF. This lesson is for those who have very little experience wi...
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How to Play "Joy to the World" for Absolute Beginners, Part 1 The Melody
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play the melody to the Christmas carol, “Joy to the World” on guitar. Notation and TAB are provided in the video and in the accompanying PDF. This lesson is for those who have very little experience with the ...
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How to Play Silent Night (An Easy Fingerstyle Arrangement)
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play “Silent Night” on the guitar-fingerstyle. Notation and TAB are provided in the video and in the accompanying PDF. This lesson is for those who have some fingerpicking skills and want to play a cool arran...
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Practice Note Reading in Open Position with "Jingle Bells"
Want some practice with note reading in the open position? Be sure to check out this lesson and PDF that helps you practice note reading with the song “Jingle Bells”. If you want to play a tune everyone will recognize for the holidays, this is it...
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How to Play Jingle Bells on Guitar for Absolute Beginners
Attention beginners! Learn how to play “Jingle Bells” on the guitar! This lesson takes you through it step-by-step and also comes with a free PDF showing you how to play it. If you want to play a tune everyone will recognize for the holidays, thi...
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How to Strum "We Wish you A Merry Christmas" on Guitar
Learn how to strum along to “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” on guitar! This lesson takes you through it step-by-step and also comes with a free PDF showing you how to play it. If you want to strum along to a song everyone will recognize for the h...
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How to Play Jingle Bells in 9th Position (A Missing Method Note Reading Series Book 3 Practice Song)
Practice note reading on the guitar in the 9th position with “Jingle Bells.” Watch the video; download the PDF. If you want to play a tune everyone will recognize for the holidays, this is it! Download the PDF here: https://bit.ly/JB9thposPDF Wha...
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How to Play Jingle Bells in 5th Position on Guitar
Practice note reading in the fifth position with “Jingle Bells.” Watch the video; download the PDF. If you want to play a tune everyone will recognize for the holidays, this is it! Download the PDF here: https://bit.ly/JBells5thPosPDF What You’...
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How to Play Silent Night (Beginner Note Reading)
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play the melody to the Christmas carol, “Silent Night” on guitar. Notation and TAB are provided in the video and in the accompanying PDF. This lesson is for those who have very little experience with the guit...
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How to Strum Along to Jingle Bells on Guitar for Beginners
Attention beginners! Learn how to strum along to “Jingle Bells” on guitar. This lesson takes you through it step-by-step and also comes with a free PDF showing you how to play it. If you want to strum along to a song everyone will recognize for t...
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How to Play the theme from John Carpenter's Halloween
This is Reading the Riff number seven, the Halloween edition. All right, so before we get started, make sure you download the PDF so you can follow along. Now, as you can probably guess from the decorations I've got here, Halloween is definitely...
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Beginner Basics

Six Basic Chords for Beginner Guitarists
The 6 Basic Guitar Chords for Absolute Beginners
New to guitar? New to guitar chords? Then you’ll want to learn these 6 basic chords to get you started playing. Watch the video, then download the PDF to practice!Knowing how to play chords on the guitar is a crucial skill. In fact, for a lot of play...
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What are Arpeggios? A Beginner's Guide
What are Arpeggios? A Beginner's Guide
One question a lot of beginner guitar players want to know but are afraid to is ask is: What exactly is an arpeggio? If that sounds like you, the you are going to want to watch this video.Get the FREE lesson PDF=> https://bit.ly/ArpeggiosHando...
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11 Essential Rhythms Every Guitar Player Should Know
11 Essential Rhythms Every Guitar Player Should Know
How Many Do You Know? No matter what styles of music you play, you have to have a solid foundation in reading and playing the most common rhythms. This lessons shows you the top 11 rhythms that transcend genre, giving you a solid foundation for playi...
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What is the Major Scale?
The major scale: chances are you’ve heard of it; chances are you’ve either sung it in school or in a choir or played it on an instrument. But what is it exactly? In this video I’m going to explain the major scale and show you a couple of differ...
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5 Ways to Master the Fretboard
There are a lot of ways of learning the entire fretboard out there, making it frustrating to figure out which method works best. This video breaks down and explains the five most popular methods for learning the fretboard, so that you can choose whic...
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7 Reasons Why Guitar Players Should Learn to Read Music
Many guitar players learn by watching how others play a song, chord, lick, or riff, and imitate what they see and hear. Others rely on tabs. These are both great ways of learning how to play the instrument, and with so many learning options available...
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What is Guitar Technique?
You hear about good guitar technique all the time, but what exactly does that mean? This video explains what technique is and gives examples of some of the most common guitar techniques that all beginners should know. (See below)A breakdown of common...
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How to Learn Guitar Chords Faster
Learning guitar chords can be challenging at first. In this video, you'll learn 5 Steps to Help You Learn Chords Faster.Do you want to learn chords in a progressive manner that will help you play the songs you love? Learn at your own pace with G...
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3 Ways to Keep Your Guitar in Tune
Have you ever struck a chord and are disappointed to hear that it is out of tune, even though you swear you just tuned it?Or maybe this is you: you couldn’t help yourself and at the end of a satisfying solo you found yourself grabbing the whammy ba...
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How to Tune Your Guitar
Need help figuring out how to tune your guitar? Then be sure to watch this video.Just like playing the guitar, tuning takes practice, and for many new players it can be confusing and frustrating. So the best thing you can do is to take your time and ...
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How to Get Started Playing Guitar
Want to learn guitar, but not sure where to begin? In this video, we'll explore the different methods out there to help you learn how to play guitar so that you can decide for yourself where you’d like to begin. You’ll also gain an understan...
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Fingerpicking Lessons

Fingerpicking patterns every guitar player should know
The Top 10 Fingerpicking Patterns Every Guitar Player Should Know
Learn the top 10 fingerpicking patterns every guitar player should know in this lesson. You’ll learn single note patterns, double-stop patterns, and patterns that include full chords!Be sure to get the free PDF. It includes the patterns discussed in ...
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Fingerpicking Basics
In this video, I'm going to show you how to get started playing fingerstyle. So be sure to download the PDF that comes along with this video. It gives you some exercises so that you can start working on your finger-picking techniques that I'...
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