Guitar Lessons

Traditional Lessons

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  • Acoustic Strumming #3

    by Darius Wave

    Strumming and chord fretting basics over a 6/8 beat.

    Tags: Strumming, Finger picking, Beginner, Acoustic guitar, Chords, C Major
  • Fair and Softly

    by Javier Aviles

    A song in traditional Waltz style.

    Tags: waltz, D minor, single string
  • Happy Birthday to You

    by Javier Aviles

    Learn to play "Happy Birthday to you" in three different ways. Used all around the world!

    Tags: Tanti auguri a te, Zum Geburtstag viel Glück, Joyeux anniversaire, Bonne fête à toi, Gens d'chèr ami, Cumpleaños Feliz, Een fijne verjaardag voor jou, Shumë urime për ty, سنة حلوة يا جميل, Que los cumplas feliz, El payaso Plin-Plin, Ծնունդդ շնորհավոր, Parabéns pra você, Chestit rozhden den, Честит рожден ден, Cumpleaños feliz, 祝 你 生日 快乐, Cumpleaños feliz, Sretan rođendan ti, Palju õnne sulle, Õnne soovime sulm, Paljon onnea vaan, გილოცავ დაბადების დღეს, 生日歌, Boldog szülinapot, Hann á afmæli í dag, Lá breithe sona duit, יום הולדת שמח‎,  생일 축하 합니다, Su gimimo diena, Selamat Hari Jadi, Welgefeliciteerd, Hari huritau ki a koe, Cumpleaños Feliz, Maligáyang Bátì, Parabéns A Você, С днём рожденья тебя, Srećan ti rođendan, Vse najboljše za te, Zom Geburtstag vell Glück, İyi ki doğdun (isim), Penblwydd hapus i chi, chords melody, C major, strumming, open chords
  • Abdul the Bulbul Ameer

    by Javier Aviles

    Traditional Folk style.

    Tags: traditional, Percy French
  • The Sally Gardens - Traditional Irish Folk

    by Javier Aviles

    Lesson for beginners - a traditional Irish folk song.

    Tags: The Sally gardens, Irish Folk, solo, beginners, William Butler Yeats, C Major, Traditional Folk, melody, picking
  • Travis Picking: Camptown Races

    by Chris Shofner

    Original cover of Stephen Foster's parlor song.

    Tags: Merle travis, hybrid picking, thumb pick, boy named sue, johnny cash, james burton, rockabilly, stephen foster, travis picking, C major pentatonic, C major, double stop, Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel
  • Beautiful Dreamer

    by Chris Shofner

    A twangy lullaby-ish cover of the mid-19th century parlor song by Stephen Foster.

    Tags: lullaby, twang, jim campilongo, stephen foster, melody, cover, C major, G mixolydian, vibrato, slow melody, melodic solo, 9/8
  • Guitalele Ethnic

    by Javier Aviles

    Guitalele lesson - suitable for acoustic guitarists as well!

    Tags: D dorian, ukelele, strumming, arpeggios, chords, scales, Irish, arpeggiated chords, riffing, fingerpicking, fingerstyle, celtic,
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Golden Oldies

  • O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam

    by Marcus Lavendell

    Merry Christmas GMC! Here's a lesson with my version of one very nice christmas song (of many). "O, Holy Night", by the French composer Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856)

    Tags: christmas carol, vibrato, bending
  • Around the World - Turkey, Fasil Style

    by Sinisa Cekic

    Turkish fasil music, which is closely associated with Turkey's gypsy community, and the hugely popular arabesk, the country's most common pop style, which has roots in Arab raqs sharki (bellydance)!

    Tags: traditional, oriental, solo, picking, Oriental, byzantine, jewish, exotic scales, micro bends, exotic licks, world music, arabek
  • Around the World - China

    by Sinisa Cekic

    Traditional Chinese Music

    Tags: E minor, E minor pentatonic, traditional, china, flute, oriental, exotic, world music, meditation, chinese, asia, asian, legato, steve vai, marty friedman, bends, vibrato
  • Tommy Emmanuel / Amazing Grace Style

    by Sinisa Cekic

    Christian anthem played in the style of Tommy Emmanuel

    Tags: fingerstyle, chord melody, acoustic guitar, progression, travis picking, chord shapes, cover, arrangement, arpeggiated chords, John Newton
  • Madarka: Hungarian Folk Song Variation

    by Attila Voros

    This little piece has been recorded for a friend of mine, Leander Köteles's new song. The main melody is a classic Hungarian folk song (Madárka-madárka) with a little variation at the end.

    Tags: melody, phrasing, sweeping, Slides, Vibratos, Bendings, 7 string arpeggios, sweeps, Legatos, Hammer ons, Pull offs, Pinch harmonics, Chromatic scales, B minor arpeggio, Pickup switching, B minor, metal solo, metal ballad
  • Celtic Guitar 1

    by Lian Gerbino

    The first part in a series completely focused on Celtic Music.

    Tags: G Major, Celtic Music, Acoustic, Irish, Jig, strumming, melodic, picking, alternate picking, original composition, 6/8, down down up, celtic strumming, chords, chord progression
  • Around the World - Kenia, Soukous Style

    by Sinisa Cekic

    African style, based on a traditional and popular dance.

    Tags: traditional, style, acoustic, C Major, I IV V, chord progression, picking, triads, dance, world music, strumming, chords, congo music
  • Zamba

    by Gerardo Siere

    Traditional style from San Juan, Argentina.

    Tags: fingerstyle, A minor, melody, nylon strings guitar, folk, Traditional, easy, folklore, 12/8, northern, argentina, argentinian dance, dance
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