About James

Founder of Good Guitarist and host of Good Guitarist on YouTube.

How Guitar Has Changed My Life

Today I wanted to talk about some of the reasons why I think playing guitar is the most amazing thing that anyone can do. It has literally changed my life and given me purpose like I never had before.Prior to learning guitar, I was a little chubby kid who did just enough to get [...]

2019-06-22T06:58:40-08:00 June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Discussion, Resource|

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain – Guitar Solo | Willie Nelson

Hey everybody! In today's lesson, we're going to learn the guitar solo from Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain." If you want to learn the rhythm parts, I have a lesson for that already, you'll find it here: https://youtu.be/-A3ByGc_Vfo If you're interested in learning lead guitar, you should check out my FREE [...]

2019-06-22T07:44:07-08:00 June 1st, 2019|Categories: Learn A Solo, melody, Resource|Tags: , , |

On The Road Again – Willie Nelson

Hey everyone! Today I'm going to show you all how to play "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson. This is a great strum-along for the campfire this summer :) If you find you need help with this lesson, you'll want to check out my Beginner Guitar Course! More information here: https://goodguitarist.com/beginner-guitar-course/ And [...]

2019-06-22T07:31:56-08:00 May 17th, 2019|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

“Gangsta’s Paradise” Easy Chord Melody | Coolio

Hey everyone! In today's lesson I'm going to show you all how to play "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio. It's sampled from the song "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder, and has been famously parodied by Weird Al Yankovic with his song "Amish Paradise." If you find you need help with this lesson, you'll want [...]

2019-06-22T07:23:08-08:00 May 5th, 2019|Categories: chord melody, Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

When Will You Start Seeing Results?

Hey everyone! Today I have another story for you. A while back, I had a student come in for their first lesson. They were wondering why, even though they played the right stuff, in the right order, it never actually sounded like the song they were trying to play.I asked them to show me [...]

2019-06-22T07:18:12-08:00 April 29th, 2019|Categories: Discussion, Resource|