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Acoustic Artistry

Acoustic Artistry

Calum Graham, one of the finest upcoming acoustic guitar players, teaches the ins and outs of his eclectic style.

Creation Beyond Imitation

Creation Beyond Imitation

This course is all about taking the best parts of the songs you love and incorporating them into your playing.

Life of the Party

Life of the Party

Want all the skills you need to play your favorite songs for yourself, or even your friends and family? This is for you.

Fretboard Roadmap

Fretboard Roadmap

Learn to harness the power of 3-on-a-string scales to learn and master your entire fretboard, and sound cool doing it.

Recent Lesson Additions to Guitar Lessons Accessible to Subscribers

Unlike traditional "learn quick" consumer teaching products, we provide an ongoing guitar teaching service - not just a one-time product. We are constantly producing new lessons to help you learn to play guitar. Find our most recent additions below.

Acoustic Artistry with Calum Graham #5: Basslines 101

When constructing fingerstyle pieces, one must act as their own bass player. In this lesson, Calum gives an introduction to playing basslines, and shows us multiple ways to play them.
  • Jun 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #27: George's Integration of Indian Scales

In this lesson John teaches a mixolydian pentatonic scale, similar to a minor pentatonic scale, that is reminiscent of an Indian music sound.
  • Jun 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Play Songs By Ear #13: Transposition

Transposition, is a vital skill for any versatile musician. In this lesson, Don introduces the basics and demonstrates how it's done.
  • Jun 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Play Songs By Ear #12: Listening Exercise: Chords Sequences

Using our chord knowledge, we will start working on recognizing chord changes by ear through a number of listening exercises.
  • Jun 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

50 Years Of Guitar #28: Funky - Syncopated Rhythm

There's lots to unpack here with all of the various rhythmic variations. It has a chime, yet it is tight and full of range. Have fun with this one!
  • Jun 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #4: Fingers & Picks

Slide players are all of the map when it comes to using their fingers or picks to get certain sounds or play certain lines. You'll get a great look at the basics of playing with a pick as well as fingers when it comes to dialing in the slide sound for a particular situation.
  • Jun 18th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Play Songs By Ear #11: Overview: The Chords of C Major

Building off of what we've learned about the major chords in C Major, Don walks through all the diatonic chords and lays the groundwork for building progressions.
  • Jun 17th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #3: Tools of the Trade - Slides

Stuart will go through many different types of slides and discuss why there is such a great variety. You'll learn what each slide in the arsenal is best at, and what to watch out for when selecting your slide.
  • Jun 16th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Play Songs By Ear #10: Recognizing the I, IV and V Chords by Ear

Continue strengthening your ear with Don with some listening exercises based around the I, IV and V chords in C Major.
  • Jun 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #2: Tools of the Trade - Guitar

Should you use your trusty multi-purpose axe for slide or should you dedicate a specific guitar in your collection for the task? How should it be set up? What about string gauge? Stuart covers all this and more in this must watch lesson!
  • Jun 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Slide Guitar #1: Slide Guitar Series Introduction

This series by Stuart Ziff is one of the most comprehensive looks at all of the ins and outs of Slide Guitar playing you'll find anywhere. Once Stuart gets your tools and gear whipped into shape, he'll dive into the styles of some of the most influential Slide players in history and inspire you to start or improve your Slide skills with all of the great included examples and backing tracks.
  • Jun 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Play Songs By Ear #9: The Major I, IV and V Chords

In this lesson, Don examines three chords that are perhaps the most ubiquitous chords you'll find throughout mainstream music. Learn to recognize these chord intervals by ear.
  • Jun 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #26: George's Chord Shapes

Bring some new flavor to your favorite chords by exploring some of the possible shapes used by George Harrison and the Beatles.
  • Jun 11th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #25: Complimentary George

Rhythm guitar never gets as much attention as lead playing, but it's just as vital to the musical landscape. In this lesson, John examines some of the background work that George did when he wasn't playing the lead part.
  • Jun 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #24: Going Nowhere

In this lesson, John takes a look at the chord soloing style found in mid-Beatle's era songs, primarily the style found on the album, Rubber Soul.
  • Jun 9th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #36: Improvising Our Own

You'll be playing over a Carl Perkins track, but you'll get to borrow from many of the influences you've been studying over the length of this course and working on improvising your own solo!
  • Jun 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Style of George Harrison #23: George's Jazzy Solos

In the show tune vein of Till There Was You, John explores the jazzy side of George's playing.
  • Jun 7th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT

Rockabilly With Stuart Ziff #35: Matchless

Learn a Carl Perkins solo in the style of Matchbox, a song that was covered by the Beatles. You'll start off with some lower register single notes and then work up the neck in typical Perkins fashion. You'll also get to study more of the rhythmic syncopation that Perkins is so known for!
  • Jun 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
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