Greetings and salutations my fellow guitar addicts,
today I am super excited to share with you my latest instructional video on Hozier’s epic “Take Me to Church” from his self-titled album “Hozier” (Available on mp3, CD, and Vinyl). This minor jam is a fantastic choice for beginner guitarist, as each basic chord can be treated to single strums. For more advanced players, try building the energy with my recommended strumming patterns! Chords, lyrics and diagrams are provided in video. My chord and lyric cheat sheets are available at http://facebook.com/phillyguitarlessons. Let’s get started!
The perfect tune for a rainy spring day. In this new instructional video, I break down Elvis Presley’s 1956 hit “Love Me Tender”. This take was performed on my uke of choice, the 20TM-CE from our friends at Cordoba Guitars (available at http://amzn.to/1aPqCNv).
I’ll take you through the basic chord progressions, & strumming patterns before guiding you through a beautiful instrumental section. Let’s get started!
This week I am super excited to share with you a fantastic tune from one of my favorite bands, the Seattle Washington based Fleet Foxes. In this free HD guitar lesson, I break down the spooky acoustic ballad entitled “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” from their 2008 debut, self-titled album, this LP is available on vinyl at a great price here: http://amzn.to/1ymf3bW.
Chords, lyrics and tabs are included throughout this instructional video, let’s get started!
Today I am super excited to share, what in my opinion, is the perfect beginner guitar song, Bob Dylan’s 1967 classic “You Ain’t Going Nowhere”. I have a lot of fond memories of this tune, as I grew up hearing my dad strum it on his 1973 Guild acoustic, the very same guitar I’m playing in this instructional video! Just three chords are needed for this super easy, beginner friendly song. Chord diagrams, lyrics and strumming guides are included within this tutorial. Let’s get started!
Happy 70th birthday to blues/rock guitar legend Eric Clapton, who is undeniably one of the most influential guitarist of the last century. Eric’s “slowhand” approach to guitar soloing has captivated audiences for over 50 years. It’s not speed and athleticism, but rather haunting melodicism and impeccable timing that have elevated Clapton to ‘cream’ of the crop status. From the Swiftlessons archives, here is a guitar lick lifted straight from Clapton’s repertoire. A bluesy turn around phrase, perfect for setting up your favorite turnaround. This guitar lesson was performed on my Guild GAD Series guitar: http://amzn.to/1BEouOx. Let’s get started!
Good morning friends!
Today we’re getting back to the basics. For all the beginner guitar players, a proper introduction to barre chords. In this new instructional video, we’ll take a close look at the origins of bar chords, and examine the ideal technique. Approach this lesson with calm and confidence. Mastering bar chords will take time, and plenty of repetition. Feel free to post questions or request additional resources in the comments. Thanks and have a great day of progress!
I use to dream of playing these types of guitar licks, and once I learned to slow things down, building my repertoire became really easy! My system of learning complicated lines is simple; never bite off more than you can chew! In this lesson I break down a gritty, extended blues phrase built from our blues scale rooted off of the A string. I’ve taken the liberty to divide this lick into three separate phrases for easier learning. I suggest tackling each of these sections ONE note at a time, gradually building up to the full monty! Let’s get started!
My latest instructional video on George Harrison‘s 1970 Beatles classic “For You Blue“. Originally released as the B-side to Paul’s “The Long and Winding Road”, “For you Blue” is bouncy 12 bar blues in the key of D with tons of room for rhythmic and melodic variation. In this lesson I’ll break down the catchy intro riff, chord structure, strumming pattern, and lead guitar options. Let’s get started!
Hello guitar enthusiast, today we sharpen up our lead guitar chops with the intro guitar solo to Pure Prairie Leagues 1973 classic “Amie”! In this lesson, I break down two common positions of the major pentatonic scale, before bringing them to life with the sensation bluegrass licks performed by Craig Fuller on the original recording!
Dedicated to Stephanie N. and Jo Anne R. Thanks for the epic request!
Here’s a fun project for anyone interested in bottleneck slide guitar. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to successfully make a bottleneck, blues guitar slide out of an ordinary wine bottle! Let’s get started!