What can make a great movie even better? A great soundtrack of course!

Iris was written by the Goo Goo Dolls specifically to be part of the soundtrack for the movie City of Angels, and well, needless to say it turned out pretty well... 3 Grammy nominations, longest running #1 chart position (18 weeks). That's what Iris achieved.

Iris Guitar Lesson - Goo Goo Dolls

Learn to play Iris from the City of Angels OST

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This week's lesson is all about speed and lead guitar. You'll be learning how to play Beautiful Disaster by 311, which is a song you may not necessarily be familiar with, but trust me, you'll love it once you hear it, and you'll enjoy playing it even more.

The song itself is fairly straight forward, perhaps the only difficult thing about it is really, the speed. They play it pretty fast, and that should be your mid-term aim as well. Start out slow of course, but don't be shy to speed up gradually.

Beautiful Disaster Guitar Lesson - 311

Click the image to learn Beautiful Disaster by 311

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If you are into classical music, than you're in for a real treat this week, since our new beginner guitar lesson will cover the first section of Beethoven's most popular piano solo, Für Elise.

This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful songs ever written, and best of all, it sounds great on guitar as well.

The reason we're only covering the first section in our guitar lesson on Für Elise, is because the 2nd and 3rd are lightyears harder, but don't worry, the first section is great to play on it's own, and it's not that difficult.

Learn to Play Für Elise on Guitar

Learn to Play Für Elise on Guitar

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I love playing the blues, it was one of my primary aims when I started learning, and as I've been communicating with you guys, lots of you have said that you want to learn more blues songs.

This week's new guitar lesson goes out to all you blues fanatics out there 🙂

Check out our new guitar lesson on an acoustic 12 bar blues solo in the key of E, I'm sure you'll love playing this song after learning it. It was actually one of the first blues songs I learned as well!

12 Bar Blues Guitar Lesson - Key of E

12 Bar Blues Guitar Lesson - Key of E

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Learning the guitar is a never ending journey. I've been playing for many years, and I still learn new things on a daily basis, including new techniques that I can use while playing, or making up new guitar songs. Starting out on this journey is undoubtedly the hardest part of it all, since you basically have to teach your fingers and mind a brand new skill, sort of like learning to walk.

Playing songs = motivation

Playing songs = motivation

The initial stages of teaching yourself to play guitar can be very demotivating, since in the beginning, each new chord, chord change, barre chord, etc. will be a struggle. This is why over 60% of newbie guitarists quit withing a very short amount of time. And this is why it is very important to keep yourself motivated during the early stages of your career as a guitarist.

I've found that the best way to keep new players motivated is to have them playing songs on their guitar right from the beginning. Through learning easy guitar songs for beginners, you will practice while making real music, which is what motivates you to practice even more. There are many guitar courses that have you doing rigorous exercises, and that just does not work. Why?

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Are you an absolute beginner to the guitar? Do you have some experience, and want to start learning easy to play songs for beginners on your guitar?

If your answer is YES to any of the above, that good news! You CAN start playing easy guitar songs for beginners from virtually day 1 of picking up the guitar.

Guitar Songs 101

Guitar Songs 101

There are tons of very popular, yet simple songs you can start playing today! Of course, you'll need to be familiar with some basic principles and techniques, but once you can pluck a couple of notes and hold down a couple of simple beginners guitar chords, you'll be well on your way to learning to play songs on your guitar as well.

At TheGuitarLesson.com, you'll find high quality video guitar lessons teaching you how to play the best songs in an easy, step-by-step manner. Here are a couple of the most popular lessons you could start watching today:

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This week's new guitar lesson covers a mega-hit from 2011, Someone Like You by Adele. It is a very moving, romantic ballad about how the artist deals with an ex-boyfriend. I think that if you've ever been in a relationship, you'll be able to identify with the song.

A critic's quote puts it very nicely: "Romantic pain has never been so beautiful."

Someone Like You Guitar Lesson - Adele

Click above for the video tutorial on Someone Like You

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This week's new guitar tutorial is on an evergreen classic by Eric Clapton and Cream, Crossroads. Crossroads was originally recorded live in 1968, and is actuallya cover of a Robert Johnson song. While the Eric Clapton version is much different than Johnson's, it is one of the most popular guitar songs of all time.

Crossroads holds several prestigious titles, for example it is #10 on Guitar World magazines greatest guitar solos of all time. It is one you'll love playing, as it's actually considered to be one of the easier guitar songs.

Learn to play Crossroads by Eric Clapton

Learn to play Crossroads by Eric Clapton

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This week's new lesson is on a great classical guitar piece called Romanza. It goes by many other names as well, such as Romance, Spanish Romance, etc, but you can check them all out on our Romanza guitar lesson page.

This song is a great beginner fingerpicking song, which helps you develop your knowledge of scales and chords as well. The song consists of 2 parts, the first one being easy, and the second one being much harder.

Romanza Guitar Lesson

Click above to go to the Romanza guitar tutorial

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It is only natural that once you decide on learning to play the guitar, you want to start playing popular songs as quickly as possible. And yes, it IS possible! Once you've grasped some basic guitar concepts, learned a few beginner guitar chords and the pick doesn't fall out of your hand anymore when you strum, you will be able to play beginner guitar songs.

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