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Who’s Driving Your Plane? The Rolling Stones

There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an overdriven guitar that starts the tune with a lick, then plays a rhythm riff throughout the rest of the tune. Guitar 2 is a clean guitar that plays a solo and sprinkles a few fills into the arrangement. This song uses bluesy rhythm riffing, a triplet swing groove, and some simple blues leads.

Published: 11/23/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Speedy Ideas Series 5: Advanced Major Soloing

This tutorial expands on building speed at playing single note melodic soloing lines. We will apply the skills and ideas taught in the previous speedy idea tutorials to a chord progression in a major key. We'll learn linear lines, pedal point lines and arpeggio lines.

Published: 11/21/2022 Upgrade
David Shorr
The Chosen Ones Dream Evil

This power metal song has three guitar parts in a dramatic arrangement. All three guitar parts that we’ll learn use high gain overdrive tones, and the rhythm guitar part also makes use of a clean setting with some light chorus and a hint of delay. We'll also learn how we can approach this song as a single guitarist. This song uses metal power chord riffing, a variety of advanced rock guitar lead techniques and dynamics.

Published: 11/17/2022 Upgrade
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Who's Been Sleeping Here The Rolling Stones

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar with a capo on the 3rd fret that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds a bluesy solo and some lead fills in the outro. This song uses a capo, open chords, steady strummed approaches, and some bluesy licks.

Published: 11/10/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Speedy Ideas Series 4: Advanced Minor Soloing

Christopher will show you how to expand on building speed at playing single note melodic soloing lines. We will apply the skills and ideas taught in the previous speedy idea tutorials to a chord progression in a minor key. We'll learn linear lines, pedal point lines and arpeggio lines.

Published: 11/07/2022 Upgrade
Mike Olekshy
You’re So Good For Me Twice As Much

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums a steady quarter note pattern throughout. Guitar 2 is a fuzz electric guitar that adds an arpeggiated riff to the outro. This song uses barre chords and extended chords, a swung eighths rhythm, and chord arpeggiation.

Published: 11/03/2022 Upgrade
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You're Always On My Mind Sam Cooke

There is one clean electric guitar playing steady eighth note staccato strums throughout. This song uses upper string voicings, staccato strums on the backbeat, and a 6/8 feel.

Published: 10/27/2022 Upgrade
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Mozart 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' Mozart

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" is a very simple nursery rhythm tune. But this quality is what makes it perfect for learning how to orchestrate it into a full arrangement to play as a solo classical guitar style piece. The melody has been arranged many different ways and in this tutorial we'll take a cue from Mozart who famously made a solo piano arrangement for the melody. We'll learn to harmonize the melody with chords and bass notes that work along with the melody to make a fuller sounding piece of music.

Published: 10/24/2022 Upgrade
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A Change Is Gonna Come Otis Redding

There is 1 clean electric guitar that plays the rhythm guitar and fills throughout the song. This song uses major, minor and seventh chords, R&B style embellishments, dynamics, and a 6/8 feel.

Published: 10/20/2022 Upgrade
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Blackbird The Beatles

This song has one acoustic guitar part, but any guitar is suitable to play it. If you have an electric guitar, just play with a clean tone. This song uses fingerpicking, open chords, higher chord voicings and an open pedal note.

Published: 10/13/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Mary Had A Little Lamb: Harmonizing A Melody Traditional

In this tutorial we'll learn a simple classical guitar style arrangement of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb".

Published: 10/10/2022 Upgrade
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Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Made Easy) Poison

We’ll teach this song in a Made Easy format, with open chords and a simplified strumming pattern. This song uses open chords, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics. We

Published: 10/06/2022 Upgrade
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Highway Song Blackfoot

There are 3 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean guitar that plays the arpeggiated riffs and rhythms. Guitars 2 and 3 are the lead guitars that dig into searing licks and harmonies. This song uses open chords and barre chords, chord arpeggiation, and some aggressive rock soloing approaches.

Published: 09/29/2022 Upgrade
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Simple Man (Made Easy) Lynyrd Skynyrd

This southern rock song featuring one chord simple progression throughout and an arrangement with a strong dynamic arc is arranged to be played on acoustic guitar is a Made Easy version. We are also including a bonus lesson that shows how to work on your 8th note strums by playing through this song. This song uses open chords, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 09/22/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Basic Two Voice Exercises

In this tutorial we'll learn some basic two voice, or two part, classical guitar exercises. In each exercise, one voice will be scale played up then down; the other voice will be a repeated pedal note. Playing two voices simultaneously in two different registers (bass & treble) is an important aspect of classical guitar style. We'll use an E major & an E minor scale. Both scales will be played in the bass register (lower, bass strings) & then in the treble register (upper, high strings). The pedal notes will be played on the opposite register as the scale.

Published: 09/20/2022 Upgrade
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So Into You Atlanta Rhythm Section

There are 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean guitar that strums the rhythm parts, while Guitar 2 is an overdriven guitar that plays both rhythm and lead throughout. This song uses 7th chords, double stops, staccato chord stabs, and some tasty lead approaches.

Published: 09/15/2022 Upgrade
Mike Olekshy
You Make Me Feel Brand New The Stylistics

There are 2 electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is an effected clean electric guitar that plays the single note sitar melodies heard on the recording. This song uses seventh chords, single note melody lines, R&B strum and muting approaches, and dynamics.

Published: 09/09/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Basic Chord Exercises

This tutorial we'll practice basic open chords in a classical guitar style. Chords covered include: A major, A minor, A7, B7, C, C7, D major, D minor, E major, E minor, E7, F, G7. In each exercise two chords are paired for a tonic (I) to dominant (V7) musical pattern. Classical guitar style right hand fingerstyle technique will be used to illustrate the way classical guitar style uses minimal chord voices, close harmony motion & small melodic phrases to walk from the dominant chord back to the tonic.

Published: 09/06/2022 Upgrade
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Train, Train Blackfoot

We’ll learn the 2 guitar parts in this song, one of which will make use of a slide for some really cool solos! We’ll learn to play the whole song beginning to end, and as a bonus we’ll also learn how to mimic the harmonica solo on our guitar as well. This song uses galloping single note riffs & diads, power chord riffing, classic rock lead lines and slide guitar.

Published: 09/01/2022 Upgrade
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Funky Broadway Wilson Pickett

There are 2 clean electric guitars in this song. Guitar 1 digs into some R&B style licks and riffs throughout the tune, while Guitar 2 holds down the groove with a low E chord strum. This song uses double stops, hammer-ons, palm muting, and some funky R&B strumming.

Published: 08/25/2022 Upgrade
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Tchaikovsky 'Marche Slave' Theme Tchaikovsky

In this tutorial we will learn a classical guitar arrangement of a theme from Peter Tchaikovsky's 'March Slave'. This is a great piece for learning to transition from beginner level to intermediate level.

Published: 08/22/2022 Upgrade
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She’s So High Tal Bachman

There are 3 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays the main riffs and rhythms throughout using clean and crunch tones, while Guitar 2 adds a clean riff to the arrangement. Guitar 3 is the lead guitar that adds a tasty solo, slide fills, and single note ornamentations. This song uses barre chords, palm muting, steady strum approaches, slide melodies, dynamics and some tasty licks.

Published: 08/18/2022 Upgrade
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Kiss From A Rose (Made Easy) Seal

We’ll learn this song in a Made Easy format, with open chords and a simplified strumming pattern. In order to use open chords, we’ll need a capo placed on the 3rd fret. This song uses open chords, a 3/4 feel, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 08/11/2022 Upgrade
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Dvorak 'New World' Symphony Theme Dvorak

In this tutorial we will learn a classical guitar arrangement of a theme from Antonin Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. This is a great piece for learning to transition from beginner level to intermediate level.

Published: 08/08/2022 Upgrade
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Spooky Atlanta Rhythm Section

There are 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is a clean electric guitar that plays some solid rhythm riffing throughout. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that adds some tasty leads into the mix. This song uses extended chords, syncopated strumming, and some textbook classic rock soloing.

Published: 08/04/2022 Upgrade
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I Will Follow Christ Clay Crosse

Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this tune. The acoustic strums the chord progressions throughout the song. We are also including a bonus lesson that teaches the arpeggiated riff that’s heard in the first verse. A capo is required to play this part. This song uses open and barre chords, a steady strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 07/28/2022 Upgrade
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Paralyzer Finger Eleven

There are 2 electric guitar layers in this song that use both clean and distorted tones to play riffs and strums throughout the tune. This song uses single note riffing, double stops and triads, and syncopated strumming.

Published: 07/21/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Sweep Picking Series 6: More Advanced Applications

This tutorial covers more advanced applications of sweep picking technique. We'll apply the technique to an exercise involving 4, 5 and 6 string voicings of major, minor, augmented and diminished chords and chord progressions. We'll also get a lot of practice playing these examples along with backing tracks.

Published: 07/20/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Sweep Picking Series 5: Advanced Applications

This tutorial covers advanced applications of sweep picking technique. We'll apply the technique to an exercise involving multiple voicings of major, minor, augmented and diminished chords and chord progressions. We'll also get a lot of practice playing these examples along with backing tracks.

Published: 07/11/2022 Upgrade
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Burning Like A Flame Dokken

There are two electric guitars using huge 80s overdriven Marshall tones in this 80s arena rocker. Guitar 1 plays the rhythm and riffs, while Guitar 2 plays the lead fills, main solo, and outro solo. This song uses palm muted power chord riffing, triads and fast all downstroke 8th note rhythms, as well as lead techniques including pinch harmonics, vibrato, and legato.

Published: 07/08/2022 Upgrade
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At This Moment Billy Vera

This song features one clean electric guitar playing ornamental fills and licks in a R&B style. In this tutorial we'll flesh out the guitar parts a little more by learning some stereotypical R&B style rhythm guitar moves. This song uses piano voiced chords on the upper strings, chord embellishment licks & fills.

Published: 06/30/2022 Upgrade
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Everybody's Fool Evanescence

There is 1 acoustic and 1 electric guitar in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that plays a fast arpeggiated riff using a different tuning. Guitar 2 is a high gain crunch electric guitar using dropped D tuning to dig into some massive riffs. This song uses arpeggiation, dropped D power chords, octaves, and palm muting.

Published: 06/23/2022 Upgrade
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The Memphis Blues W. C. Handy

Christopher will show you how to play the chord progression and the melody to this classic tune song. Guitar 1 is a rhythm guitar part playing the chord progression. Guitar 2 is a lead guitar part playing the single note melody of the song.

Published: 06/21/2022 Upgrade
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Dead Flowers The Rolling Stones

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds some country influenced licks and fills all through the song. This song uses open chords, a steady strummed approach, and some textbook country influenced licks.

Published: 06/16/2022 Upgrade
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Broken (Lifehouse) Lifehouse

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a light crunch electric guitar that adds plenty of 16th note pulse with its rhythm approaches. This song uses steady quarter and sixteenth note strumming approaches, barre chords, double stops, and dynamics.

Published: 06/09/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Advanced Classical Exercise

In this tutorial you will learn to play an advanced classical exercise using typical right hand classical fingerpicking patterns and harmonizing major and minor scales in across the fretboard.

Published: 06/07/2022 Upgrade
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He Turned The Water Into Wine Johnny Cash

Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this tune. This song uses open chords, cut time, a boom chick strumming approach, and dynamics.

Published: 06/03/2022 Upgrade
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Dreadlock Holiday 10cc

There are 2 guitar parts in this song both playing in a reggae rhythm style with choppy, staccato chord punches, and small voicings of chords. This song is a great opportunity for us to learn about some arranging techniques as well!

Published: 05/26/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Legato and Staccato: Musical Articulation

This tutorial covers the basics of musical articulations: legato and staccato. We'll have an introductory look at these musical terms; what they are, what they mean, how they sound and how to play them.

Published: 05/23/2022 Upgrade
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Let It Be (Made Easy) The Beatles

This tutorial is a made easy version of the iconic Beatles tune arranged for acoustic guitar. This song uses open chords, a simple strum pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 05/19/2022 Upgrade
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On Top Of Old Smokey The Weavers

There is one acoustic guitar layer used in this song that mixes folk, bluegrass and country style playing. This song uses a capo, open chords, 3/4 time, and a steady boom chick strum approach.

Published: 05/13/2022 Upgrade
Christopher Schlegel
Chord Theory: An Introduction

This tutorial covers the basics of chord theory: how chords consist of notes from scales played together, the origin of open and barre major and chord shapes. You'll also learn about chord voicings by using triads and inversions in order play any major or minor chord across the fretboard in order to make your playing more musical. Then we'll look at some basic practical applications of triads and inversions.

Published: 05/09/2022 Upgrade
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8th Of November Big & Rich

There are 2 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that strums the progressions throughout. Guitar 2 is a light crunch electric guitar that adds additional rhythm guitar and slide embellishments. This song uses a 6/8 feel, steady acoustic strumming, slide guitar, dynamics, and pedal steel inspired licks.

Published: 05/05/2022 Upgrade
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Comin' To Your City Big & Rich

This song features an electric guitar playing rhythm throughout the tune, while an acoustic guitar adds a simple part in the funky bridge section. This song uses drop D power chords, steady strum approaches, palm muting, funky riffing, and octaves.

Published: 04/28/2022 Upgrade
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Highway To Hell (Made Easy) AC/DC

This rock classic features a swaggering groove and anthemic riffing. This is an acoustic Made Easy version of the song. Any guitar, acoustic or electric, is suitable to play this tune. This song uses open chords, strumming and muting techniques, and dynamics.

Published: 04/22/2022 Upgrade
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Tarrega 'Lagrima' Tarrega

In this tutorial we'll learn to play a beautiful classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) entitled "Lagrima". It is very much characteristic of Tarrega's work: Romantic, rich-sounding harmonies, wonderful melodic arc and quite beautiful. It is also a great piece to learn for the purpose of acquiring some very specific skills involving playing classical guitar.

Published: 04/18/2022 Upgrade
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Midnight Special (Harry Belafonte) Harry Belafonte

Mike will show you the single clean electric guitar playing the rhythm throughout this cover of an old traditional folk classic. This song uses unison lines and diads, chord strumming on open chords.

Published: 04/14/2022 Upgrade
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Tarrega 'Endecha' Tarrega

In this tutorial we'll learn to play a beautiful classical solo piece by guitarist-composer Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) entitled "Endecha". It is very much characteristic of Tarrega's work: Romantic, rich-sounding harmonies, wonderful melodic arc and quite beautiful. It is also a great piece to learn for the purpose of acquiring some very specific skills involving playing classical guitar.

Published: 04/11/2022 Upgrade
David Shorr
Mary's Goodbye Blues Mary Osborne

David will show you how to play “Mary’s Goodbye Blues” as made famous by a pioneer of women in Jazz and Blues guitar, Mary Osborne. There are two separate guitar parts. Guitar 1 is the lead guitar, using a triplet shuffle groove, and lots of great 50s blues and jazzy licks that we can add to our trick bag. Guitar 2 is the rhythm guitar part, which plays shell style voicings with a strict quarter note groove to fit in nicely with the bass and drums, as well as to not overshadow the soloist.

Published: 04/08/2022 Upgrade
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Before You Accuse Me (Made Easy) Eric Clapton

We’ve arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with a boogie diad approach. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 03/31/2022 Upgrade