Basic Guitar Lessons: 6 Tips Every Guitarist Must Know

2) ‘Stand by Me’ by Ben. E King

‘Stand By Me’ is a great song to learn for ANY beginner guitarist.

Here’s are 3 reasons why:

  • It uses the same four chords.
  • It’s so easy, ANY guitarist can play this awesome tune.
  • This song goes down well at ANY party, it’s a crowd pleaser!

Here are the chords for this song:

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In this basic guitar lessons, Jack shows you everything you need to know play this song:

3) ‘The Joker’ by Steve Miller Band

This song is suitable for ALL beginner guitarists. Here are 3 reasons why:

  • It’s super simple and uses 3 easy beginner guitar chords.
  • The strumming pattern has great rhythm and musicality.
  • It’s a crowd pleaser, if you played this tune at a party. Everyone would be up dancing!

This song uses 3 chords, here they are:

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In this basic guitar lesson, Jack show you how to play this song.

Did you enjoy these guitar songs? You can learn more here: 10 Easy Songs On Guitar

Basic Guitar Lessons | Learn How To Play Awesome Guitar Riffs

Learning how to play basic guitar riffs is the quickest and easiest way to sound like a rock star.

Guitar riffs can be heard in rock and blues music.

We’re going to show you 3 awesome iconic guitar riffs. Let’s take a look!

Riff #1 ‘Sunshine of your love’ by Cream

This riff is awesome for beginners because:

  • It’s super easy to play.
  • It sounds fantastic with the distortion cranked!
  • It’s a great introduction to ‘blues music’.

Watch this video to hear Clapton rock out on this iconic guitar riff:

Here’s the tab:

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Watch this basic guitar lessons, to learn how to play this awesome guitar riff.

If you’ve got an electric guitar amp, try using these settings. It’s guaranteed to make you sound like Clapton!

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Riff #2 ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes

‘Seven Nation Army’ is one of the catchiest rock riffs every written.

There’s no better sound than when this rocking riff kicks in.

This riff is perfect for beginners to learn because:

  • It sounds fantastic with bucket loads of distortion.
  • It can be played on one string, yep that’s right! One string.
  • It sounds EPIC.

Check out this killer riff here:

Here’s the tab:

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Watch this basic guitar lessons by Jack to learn this epic riff in more detail.

Riff #3 ‘Beat It’ by Michael Jackson

This classic riff is one of rock music’s finest riffs!

Watch out for shred god, Eddie Van Halen’s solo half way through the song. It’s totally epic.

Here are 3 reasons why beginner guitarists should learn this guitar riff.

  • It uses open strings.
  • It sounds fantastic and is SO much fun to play.
  • It’s a great excuse to crank up your guitar amp!

Listen to it here:

Here’s the tab:

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Watch this basic guitar lessons where Jack shows you how to play this epic guitar riff:

Do you like learning guitar riffs? Check out this article to find out more: Guitar Tabs For Beginners: 20 Easy Songs That Sound Great

Basic Guitar Lessons | Learn How To Play Electric guitar

When learning how to play electric guitar, you don’t have to have basic guitar lessons on an acoustic guitar. You can also learn how to play on an electric guitar.

Learning to play electric guitar instantly makes you sound like a rockstar.

If you want to sound like a rock star, check out this article:

The electric guitar plays a key role in bands. 9 times out of 10 if you’re learning how to play electric guitar, you want to become a lead guitarist.

To be a successful lead guitarist, you must know some guitar scales.

Here are a few articles that will kick start your scale journey.

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It's hard to understand which scales work with which keys.

So we created a cheat-sheet! A key and scale-finder that you can use again and again.

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Basic Guitar Lessons | Learn How To Play Guitar Tricks

One of the funnest things you can do on guitar, is learn how to play guitar tricks. Guitar tricks take your guitar playing to the next level.

We guarantee that if you learn how to play guitar tricks, you will sound like a shred guitar god!

Here are 3 essential guitar tricks that will make you sound amazing.

Let’s get stuck in.

Guitar Trick #1 Learn To Pick Slide

Ever wondered how guitarists get that huge scraping sound when playing rock music? They do it with pick slides!

Learning how to pick slide adds texture to your guitar playing.

In this basic guitar lessons, Jack shows you how to do a pick slide:

To learn more about this technique go here: How To Play Electric Guitar: A Beginner’s Guide

Guitar Trick #2 Learn To Volume Swell

A great way to add dynamic and interest to your guitar playing is to learn how to volume swell.

This can create a violin like texture in your guitar playing. This is fantastic for adding a cool fading effect to your guitar playing.

In this basic guitar lessons, Jack will show you how to do this essential technique:

Guitar Trick #3 Learn Alternate Picking

If you want to become a rock guitar god, you must learn how to alternate pick. Learning how to alternate pick is the secret to being able to play the guitar fast.

Here are a few reasons why alternate picking is essential for any beginner guitarist:

  • It makes everything on the guitar easier.
  • It will make you sound amazing on the guitar.
  • Alternate picking adds grit and power to your lead lines.

In this basic guitar lessons, Jack shows you everything you need to know about alternate picking:

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