Skype Guitar Lessons: Bob Marley's "Stir It Up"

For this week’s lesson I’m excited to teach you the song “Stir It Up” by Bob Marley. This is another beginner lesson and we will be using the chords A, D, and E for this simple song.
Let’s start by getting familiar with the chords A, D and E as best you can and practice switching back and forth between them. Keep in mind that we are doing a beginner version of the song “Stir It Up.” This lesson will allow you to play along with Bob Marley but not necessarily do exactly what he does in the recording.

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How to Play "Let it Rise" on Acoustic Guitar

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This how to play Paul Baloche’s “Let it Rise” on acoustic guitar. I play and sing the song at first then teach you how to play it on the guitar.
Start with a G chord riff and then go to the C riff.
It is a very rhythmic song and can be a challenge to understand and play at first. On the chorus I teach the “and” rhythm or the off beat rhythm for that section. This makes the guitar sound colorful and interesting.

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How to Play Back in Black on Guitar

This video is how to play “Back in Black” by AC/DC. Their guitarist, Angus Young, plays the song electric which I also do at the start of the lesson. But then I quickly switch over to the acoustic to teach you the song because it has more clarity and hopefully without the distortion you can hear the complex rhythms better.

This song is definitely mid-advanced level. It sounds easy at first but the rhythms are rather complex. I must confess that when I first trying to learn the song I thought it was going to be a lot easier than it […] Read more

Pick or No Pick for Beginner Guitar Players

Many beginning guitar students struggle with the following question: to use a pick or to use fingers to play? Are picks just another unnecessary product that companies can make money off of? Will one’s fingers develop callouses and scars if one plays without a pick?

 

Some guitar players maintain that the pick vs. fingers debate is largely based on sound preference. Playing with one’s fingers makes a different sound on guitar strings than does a pick, and the sound that the player prefers should determine their choice of pick or fingers. Different types and brands of picks sound different, so if […] Read more

Top 3 Guitar Amps to Buy Under $200 for Beginner Guitar Players

Let’s say you’re looking to buy an amp, but are unsure which one to get since you’re just starting out with playing guitar. You also don’t want to spend a lot.

 

Here’s a helpful countdown of the top three choices of experienced, Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher, Dyce Kimura.

 

Line 6 30 watt – http://line6.com/amps/

Dyce says, “This guitar amp has all the effect you would need to really explore your guitar’s soundscape. It’s also extremely easy to use and is a great value for the price. This could be a good choice for heavy metal– especially nu-metal– and rock guitarists. It offers you […] Read more

Find A Good Guitar Teacher Online

Many people love the guitar, and many people want to learn how to play the guitar so they can play along with their favorite songs or just strum some songs at a campfire. Unfortunately lessons can be expensive, and it can be hard to find someone who is capable enough to teach you what you need to know.

Hire A Guitar Teacher

The guitar is not a very easy instrument to learn how to play. There are a lot of things to learn, like what the relationship between the strings and the frets are and how to play certain notes and scales […] Read more