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How To: Use slides on your blues guitar

The slide is used a lot in Delta Blues or any kind of blues on the guitar. So if you're not sure what slide you should get or the different strings that are suited for guitar slides, this video will explain everything. So watch this guitar lesson to learn how to use slides on your blues guitar. Explore a little bit about the slide guitar, different slides, and different strings.

How To: Record distorted guitar using mics, amps, settings, and digital effects

Recording the tortured sounds of a guitar running through three pedals and a dirty amps worth of distortion has been the heart of rock n' roll since Jimi Hendrix at least. In this video you'll learn everything you need to know to record distorted guitar sounds yourself. It discusses mics, amps, settings, and positioning, then moves on to computer-side stuff like amp sims, EQ, double tracking, and compression. If you play rock guitar, want to record it, or both, this is a must-watch.

How To: Do hammer-ons on the guitar to increase articulation

If all guitarists did was play chords with a single strum or individually pick notes, the music industry - and guitar music - would be dead as we know it. Some of our favorite songs, both past and present, are so memorable because they vary the articulation of notes on the guitar. This means that rather than boringly stick with the same strumming pattern they include cool sounding tricks like pull-offs and hammer-ons.

How To: Make guitar pick earrings out of credit cards

We've all heard of and seen guitar pick earrings. They're really rock'n'roll and show you've got an indie, alternative edge to your style. But sometimes we need to use those guitar picks for, well, guitar picking, so is there any other way to get the same look without sacrificing our guitar picks?

How To: Use Delta blues-style strumming and picking on guitar

Popularized by artists like Son House and Skip James, Delta blues is not only one of the oldest forms of blues music, it is among the most stylistically distinct and technically rewarding to play. In this one-two video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn the basics of Delta-style strumming and picking. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, this means beginning players merely have all the more to learn. Get started using Delta Bl...

How To: Play "Memories" by Weezer on acoustic guitar

Want to perform an unplugged version of Weezer's "Memories"? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Memories" on your own acoustic guitar, take a look!

How To: Play power chords with open strings on the guitar

As Guitar players, the goal is to be a member of the band when you have to be, and when it's your time shine, you go for it full force! But during those times that you have to hold back and hang with the rhythm section give the idea of open string power chords on your guitar during your rhythm guitar sections to add a feel that will definitely bring out any section of a song (although you might want to consider waiting until the chorus to open up like this.)

How To: Do hybrid shredding on the guitar with Greg Harrison

In the world of shred, blues, jazz, rock, heck, in any world where you play guitar, one of the toughest, and interesting methods for picking is called hybrid picking, a combination of using both your pick and fingers to get more notes and more inventive and interesting licks and rhythm guitar phrases. In this video, Greg Harrison, a teacher at Musician's Institute, gives you an in-depth lesson on using hybrid picking with shred guitar to really increase speed and also add a new flavor to your...

How To: Play galloping harmonics on the guitar with Jude Gold

A cool technique on the guitar is Galloping Harmonics, combining the galloping rhythmic figure with harmonics and making it a little funky with some slap guitar, originally made famous by Regi Wooten! In this video, Jude Gold, head of GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) at Musician's Institute completely breaks down the entire process of learning how to get the sound, the feel, and the technique down.

How To: Play an unplugged version of "Clocks" by Coldplay

Want to play the Coldplay's "Clocks" on acoustic guitar? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Clocks" on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Create custom particles in After Effects

Are you getting better at using After Effects and finding that you want to create your own custom particles instead of using the default ones? Then this video is for you. It will show you how to create custom animated particles which can be used to create all manner of cool effects like the one created as an example for this video. Don't keep using clublets of particles, make them do what you want them to do.

How To: Play the Simpsons theme song on electric guitar

Want to know how to play the Simpsons theme song by Danny Elfman on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this classic theme song on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young on acoustic guitar

Want to know how to play "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young on the guitar? Learn how with this free video guitar lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, rock guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this seventies folk ballad on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Model a guitar using 3DS Max

For beginners, learning the intricacies of modeling 3D art can seem insurmountable. This video for 3D beginners is here to help you through it. Its four parts are a detailed and slow walkthrough for making low poly BC Rich guitar with splines using 3D Studio Max, a popular 3D modeling program.

How To: Play a simple melodic riff on electric guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist new and different ways of playing. Every new riff you learn will make you a more able and versatile guitarist and better equip you to st...

How To: Set up the intonation on your guitar at home

As a guitar player one thing that you may find yourself running into is your guitar, over time, will start to lose its intonation, especially if you never set it up after you purchased it. You could take it to a tech to have him set it up and fix it for you, but that's expensive, and who wants to spend money when you can do it for free right!? In this video you will learn how to adjust the bridge of your guitar among other things to help get your guitar back into tune!

How To: Repair a broken Les Paul Guitar Hero guitar for XBox

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to repair a broken Les Paul Guitar Hero guitar controller for the Xbox 360. Begin by unscrewing the screws in the neck of the guitar. It is recommended to detach the neck from the guitar for easier access. Now open the top part of the neck and carefully remove the green chip from the tab. Then put the green chip in front of the original tab. Now screw the neck back together and attach it to the guitar. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy a...

How To: Play G major, G minor and G7th chords on the guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play G major, G minor and G7th guitar chords on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started playing G chords on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.

How To: Use the CAGED system on the guitar

The CAGED system is the road map of your guitar, it teaches you how to play any shape for any chord on any point on the neck of the guitar. This system does require you to be able to at least be able to bar anywhere on the neck with your finger. In this video you will learn the entire CAGED system and how to apply it to your playing.

How To: Walkthrough Fallout 1 with a great custom character

The original Fallout was an innovator for its time, and today, is a great classic! One key reason why it may turn off newcomers is the difficulty of the game itself. And with no real direction out of the gate for the game, it can be quite difficult trying to figure out what to do. Have no fear, in this amazing video series you will get a full walkthrough of the entire game Fallout with tips for character creation and more!

How To: Play "Beautiful Day" by U2 on the electric guitar

Want to play a beautiful version of "Beautiful Day" by U2? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete (and we mean complete) breakdown of the song and its constituent parts. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Beautiful Day" on your own guitar, watch this video guit...

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