Free Guitar Lessons, Tips, and Arrangements

You can find links to all my YouTube videos here. They are organized by category: technique and tips, chords and strumming patterns, music reading and theory, scales, solo guitar arrangements, and performances/recordings. Click here a free video music theory course specifically for guitar players.

 

MOST RECENT

TECHNIQUE AND TIPS

10 Music Memorization Tips


How to Tune Your Guitar

Learn Guitar String Names the Easy Way

Start off Right on Guitar (12 Tips)

Alternate Picking for Speed

 

Beginning Guitar Practice

Beginning Guitar Warmups

Free Warmups PDF

Find the Right Guitar Teacher for You

Getting Ready for Your First Gig


How to Overcome Stage Fright

How to Play Hammer-Ons

 

How to Play Melodies by Ear

 

How to Play Octave Doublestops


How to Play Pull-Offs

How to Play Swing Rhythms

 

How to Sing and Play Guitar at the Same Time

Octave Patterns on the Fretboard

Free Octave Pattern PDF

Play Guitar by Feel

 

CHORDS, STRUMMING, AND FINGERSTYLE PATTERNS

 

14 Strumming Patterns in 4/4 Time

14 patterns from the reference section of Rhythm Guitar Book 2.

11 Strumming Patterns in 3/4 Time

11 patterns from the reference section of Rhythm Guitar Book 2.

Add Moving Bass to Swing Chords

Free Lesson PDF

Basic Bossa Nova Pattern

 

Basic Jazz Chords with 5th String Roots

Basic Jazz Chords with 6th String Roots

 

Finding Roots and 5ths in Moveable Chords

Free Lesson PDF

Five Ways to Play an A Major Chord

Free Lesson PDF

How to Learn Jazz Guitar Chords

Free Lesson PDF


How to Read a Guitar Chord Diagram
 

House of the Rising Sun: Chords and Patterns


Learn These Chords First (G, C, D, and E Minor)


Beginning Guitar Strumming Patterns (4/4)

Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar Patterns (4/4)

Beginning Guitar Strumming Patterns (3/4)

Beginning Fingerstyle Guitar Patterns (3/4)


Guitar Strumming Variations

Beyond Boom Chick

Better Guitar Strumming Patterns with Alternate Bass Notes

Faster Chords Part 1 (Common Fingers and Guide Fingers)

Faster Chords Part 2 (4-3-2-1 Exercise)

 

First Moveable Guitar Chords

 

First Moveable 7th Chords


How to Play Bass Runs on Guitar

How to Play Slash Chords

How to Play the F Chord

Jazz Rhythm Guitar 101

Power Chord Intro

Free Power Chords PDF

Shell Voicing System

Songs with 1-4 Chords

Strengthen Your Hand for Bar Chords

Strumming Drill (D DU UD)

Swing Chords with Bass

Three-Note Jazz Guitar Chords
 

Using a Capo to Build Up to Bar Chords

 

MUSIC READING AND THEORY

 

Circle of Fifths

 

Difference Between Root and Tonic

 

How to Identify the Key of a Song


How to Read Guitar TAB
 

How to Play Dotted Quarter Notes


How to Read a Lead Sheet

Learn the Guitar Fretboard

Guitar Fretboard Memory Exercises

Music Reading for Guitar Players Part 1: The Music Staff

Music Reading for Guitar Players Part 2: Treble Clef Notes

Music Reading for Guitar Players Part 3: Rhythms, Ties, and Time Signatures

Music Reading for Guitar Players Part 4: 8th Notes, 16th Notes, Dotted Quarter, Tempo

Music Reading for Guitar Players Part 5: 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures

Music Reading for Guitar Players Part 6: Repeat Signs

Music Reading for Guitar Players Part 7: Dynamics, Articulations, Tempo Changes, Holds, Multi-Measure Rests

 

Triads 1: What Is a Triad?

Free Triads PDF

Triads 2: How to Play Triads on Guitar

Free Triads PDF

 

Triads 3: Unlock the Fretboard with Triads

Free Triads PDF

Triads 4: Triad Improvisation Exercise

Free Triads PDF

SCALES


How to Read a Guitar Scale Chart

First Three Guitar Scales (Major, Minor Pentatonic, and Blues)

Three Ways to Play a Chromatic Scale

Five Ways to Play a Major Scale

Five Ways to Play a Minor Pentatonic Scale

Five Ways to Play a Blues Scale

Five Ways to Play a Minor Scale

Five Ways to Play a Harmonic Minor Scale

Five Ways to Play a Melodic Minor Scale

 

 

SOLO GUITAR ARRANGEMENTS

 

Amazing Grace

Easy Guitar Solo Lesson

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Aura Lee

Easy Guitar Solo Lesson

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Away in a Manger
Early Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella

Easy Solo Guitar Lesson

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Deck the Halls
Easy Solo Guitar Lesson

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Good King Wenceslas
Easy Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Greensleeves/What Child Is This

Early Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Happy Birthday
Easy Guitar Solo and Lesson
Free PDF available on my free downloads page.

 

House of the Rising Sun

Easy Fingerstyle Guitar Solo and Lesson

Free PDF available on my free downloads page.

I Walk the Line

Easy guitar solo demo.

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Jingle Bells

Easy Solo Guitar Lesson

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Kumbaya
Easy Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Listen Before I Go (Billie Eilish)

Easy Fingerstyle Guitar

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Little Minka

Easy Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Loch Lomond

Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Lonesome Valley

Easy Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

Free PDF available on my free downloads page.

 

Molly Malone

Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Mona Lisa

Late Intermediate/Early Advanced Guitar Lesson

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O Christmas Tree

Easy Guitar Lesson

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Early Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

Early Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Ode to Joy

Early Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Over the Rainbow

Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar

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Shady Grove

Easy Guitar Lesson

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Silent Night

Easy Guitar Lesson

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Skye Boat Song

Early Intermediate Solo

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Easy Fingerstyle Lesson

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We Three Kings

Easy Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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Wonderful Tonight

Intermediate Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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PERFORMANCES/RECORDINGS


No Moon at All

Jazz Combo

Tenderly

Jazz Combo

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quickly learn the names and numbers of the guitar strings.