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This week’s new lesson covers the 1970 hit Have You Ever Seen the Rain, a real delight for all you acoustic players. It was released over 40 years ago, but it’s has really stood the test of time, everyone knows it even today (minus Bieber fans 😉 )
Learning guitar isn't easy, but there is no use in over-complicating it either. Learning easy guitar songs, or composing pop hits is even simpler. All you need to be able to play about 5,000 songs is 3-4 guitar chords. Most people I tell this are either surprised, or just flat out call me a liar... But I came across a great video on YouTube that demonstrates just this.
Have a go at this short flick and be amazed:
Pretty cool stuff there! If you just got the urge to compose the next hit of the century, grab a pencil and start writing the lyrics 🙂
Even if you weren't even being planned in 1969, you probably still feel nostalgic when listening to this Bryan Adams Classic. It has extra special significance for all us guitar players, because of the "first 6 string" he got that summer. This week's lesson covers this super rock hit, hope you enjoy it:
The subject of this week's new guitar lesson is one that was requested literally hundreds of times, Samba Pa Ti by Santana. Santana is one of the greatest guitarists of all time, who started out in the 1960s and is enjoying huge popularity to this day.
I've personally been to at least 5 Santana concerts that I can recall off the top of my head, but there were probably more. The next one I'm going to will be in Budapest in August actually, really looking forward to that one as well. The interesting thing about his concerts is that yes, he is the main attraction, but he doesn't really sing or take away the spotlight, he is basically the "brand", plays a couple of nice solos and guitar riffs, and thats about it. But still, seeing him live is really worth it.
This week's new lesson is on a very popular Rock n Roll song, Johnny B Goode. I remember the first time I heard this song was in Back to the Future, when Marty McFly played it on stage. The song stuck with me ever since, and it was probably one of the first fast paced I learned when I was a beginner 🙂
This week's video guitar lesson is on the most popular single of the punk band The Offsrping, Pretty Fly For a White Guy. The song was a huge hit (reaching the top of the charts in many countries), thanks to the satiric nature of it's lyrics, and memorable music video.
Everybody knows this song, and now you have a chance to learn to play Pretty Fly For a White Guy on the guitar 🙂
Learning easy guitar songs is one of the best ways for beginner guitarists to practice the techniques they learn, without the practice sessions becoming tedious. Learning individual guitar techniques in their purity day after day will get, well, boring after a few days. But not when you practice through learning songs.
The advantage of learning to play guitar songs is evident. Novice guitarists start learning the guitar because they want to be able to play the songs they love listening to, this is a general aim of most people who decide to pick up the instrument. If they were to practice, for example, the individual lead guitar techniques day in and day out for weeks, they probably won't stick with the guitar as long as it takes to learn the given techniques, since they won't get any satisfaction out of practicing.
You get satisfaction out of actually playing the guitar, and there are loads of guitar songs for beginners. Here are 2 of the most popular video tutorials we have in our database of electric guitar lessons:
Red Hot Chili Peppers is a favorite of many aspiring guitarists, since the guitar riffs and solos created by the band are very cool, relatively simple to learn, and loads of fun to play.
This goes the same for Can't Stop, which is a favorite of many guitarists. Our guitar lesson on Can't Stop will teach you the whole shabang, each chord, riff solo... Are you ready? 🙂
Lots of you guys have asked for this song, and here you go. This week’s lesson is on Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5, one of the most popular and successful songs of 2011. It is still played daily on lots of radio stations, even 1 year after it’s release. This song has gotten so much airtime over the past year, but people still enjoy listening to it, including me :- )
Hey everyone, the new lesson for the week is a Stone Temple Pilots song from back in the ‘90s, Plush. This was a really popular alternative rock song back in the day, but listening to in now, it is still a really awesome grunge song you’ll love if you’re into the electric guitar.
Learning to play Plush is recommended for all guitarists! Why?