This weeks new beginner guitar lesson is on a very successful, probably the most successful Lenny Kravitz song, Fly away. Despite it's success, it will be one of the easiest songs you'll ever learn, so make sure you check it out our Fly Away guitar lesson.

The tutorial covers everything you'll need to be able to play along with the actual recording, including the Fly Away chords, strumming pattern, as well as a neat baseline you can play on your 6 string guitar.

Learn to play Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

Learn to play Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

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If you love playing cool, mellow blues, you're in for a real treat. This weeks new beginner guitar lesson is on a Tracy Chapman song, Give Me One Reason, which has got to be one of the coolest blues songs ever 🙂

The song is played in the key of F#, and is standard 12 bar blues, so it might help to brush up on your 12 bar blues before you have a go at this one.

Give Me One Reason Guitar Lesson - Tracy Chapman

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One of the best part of learning to play the electric guitar is that you can find world famous lead guitar riffs to play from virtually day 1 of picking up the guitar. Ok, maybe not day 1, but if you practice diligently for 1-2 weeks, I will be able to show you some very famous guitar riffs that you'll be able to play.

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By watching our collection of electric guitar lessons on famous songs, you will, with enough practice and dedication, be able to play any song you want. I emphasize that it takes practice and time, you won't be the next Eric Clapton in 1 week, that takes years of practice. If you like the electric guitar, have a go at our solo guitar lessons. You'll be learning all the techniques you need to play the songs you love through practicing famous guitar songs from Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, and more.

Here are a couple of easy to learn lead guitar songs that you can play at a very early stage already, all of which will really develop your understanding and use of solo guitar techniques:

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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 😉 )

Have You Ever Seen the Rain Guitar Lesson - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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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:

Summer of 69 Guitar Lesson - Bryan Adams

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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.

Samba Pa Ti Guitar Lesson from Santana's Abraxas Album

Samba Pa Ti Guitar Lesson from Santana's Abraxas Album

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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 🙂

Johnny B Goode Guitar Lesson - Chuck Berry

Johnny B Goode guitar lesson

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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 🙂

Pretty Fly For a White Guy Guitar Lesson - The Offspring

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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.

Learn Electric Guitar Songs!

Learn Electric Guitar 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:

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