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This weekly live lesson will focus on improving a different skill each week.
This course is all about removing the blandness from your acoustic playing. Spice things up and become a better musician!
Learn how 10 of the best guitarists of all time make use of the pentatonic scale.
Learn to play and sing at the same time in this exciting 10 week course. All skill levels welcome.
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.
In this lesson, John teaches 3 new Harrison style licks over the second section of the 12-Bar Blues.
- Mar 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
In this lesson, we're taking a look at George's bluesy early days, through the eyes of songs such as Long, Tall Sally, I'm Down, Roll Over Beethoven and the like.
- Mar 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Have you ever wondered how George joined the Beatles? In this lesson, John tells the story and demonstrates the song that got him in.
- Mar 24th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Continue to work on fingerstyle, but come at with a slightly different approach. We'll add percussion to plucked chords and subtle melodies within connected chords.
- Mar 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Apply what you've been practicing in the area of plucked chords to this laid back and meditative piece. You'll exercise other fingerstyle techniques as well!
- Mar 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
We're going to return to fingerstyle working primarily with plucked chords. This will be a review of basic fingerstyle, but the fresh vibe created by the plucked chords will present a new challenge.
- Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Take the concept of using fretted notes and open strings that was worked on in the last lesson and apply it to a soothing little tune.
- Mar 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Use open strings while playing up the neck to bring out the resonance of your acoustic guitar. Learn new chord shapes and scale patterns that span the neck and use the open sound of un-fretted notes.
- Mar 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Make an acoustic guitar get a little funky! You'll be applying the rhythmic and creative muting concepts you learned in the last lesson to this groovin' tune.
- Mar 17th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Let's talk about muting, rhythm and percussion. You can add a whole other layer of color and musical interest with proper and creative muting techniques.
- Mar 16th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Go a step further with fingerstyle in a Blues setting. Play along with the simple backing track and feel a real sense of accomplishment that you have incorporated the bass/thumb and finger/melody concept! You'll also get to practice palm muting!
- Mar 15th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
We're going to circle back around to fingerstyle in this lesson. This time your fingers get to play melody while your thumb acts as your bass player, keeping steady time.
- Mar 14th, 2017 at 2:48 pm CDT
Continue with the walking bass and strum concepts in this lesson and learn a catchy tune that takes 'walking' in the low end to the next level!
- Mar 13th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Continuing with honing in on the groove, you'll have an opportunity to work with moving bass lines with in a chord progression and strum pattern.
- Mar 11th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Take what we worked on in the last lesson and apply it to a song in 6/8 time. You'll get even more used to strumming in this triple groove and play along with real music!
- Mar 10th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
This lesson will introduce the 6/8 time signature. You'll learn just a small bit of music theory, you'll get better at counting music and you'll learn to groove!
- Mar 9th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Once you have taken Dave's introduction to fingerpicking, get a taste of the way that Classical music uses this technique. You'll also get to learn a cool tune.
- Mar 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT
Continue working on the 16th note strumming techniques that you used in the last lesson and put them to work in a tune called "Strumming Groove".
- Mar 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT