Guitar Lessons

Traditional Lessons

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  • Two Notes Ragtime

    by Javier Aviles

    Only using two strings and very basic shapes!

    Tags: beginners, blues, simple voicings, blues rhythm, downstrokes only, A Major
  • Acoustic Strumming #7

    by Darius Wave

    Strumming and chord fretting basics

    Tags: Strumming, Pick grip, 16th notes, quarter notes, Beginner, Acoustic guitar, Chords, Fretting, E minor
  • Adson's Saraband

    by Javier Aviles

    Baroque music from 1665.

    Tags: intermediate acoustic, baroque, medieval, C# minor, E Major
  • 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
  • Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Traditional Blues

    by Javier Aviles

    How to play the song called "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" from 1919.

    Tags: Baby Won't You Please Come Home, jazz, traditional, C Major, Ray Charles, Bessie Smith, blues, jazz standard, alternate picking, hybrid picking, downpicking, traditional blues
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Golden Oldies

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Canon Rag

    by Dejan Farkas

    Ragtime is a musical genre that was mostly in use at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, and it was the first real American music genre. It has a predominant bass and chords patterns on odd and even beats and a syncopated melody.

    Tags: ragtime, D major, drop D, dropped D tuning, fingerstyle, fingerpicking, chord patterns, odd, even beats, syncopated melody, american music genre, Scott Joplin
  • 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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