Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay – Otis Redding

It's a classic strummer made up of some pretty simple components and a great opportunity to work on some lesser practiced chord switches, like from G to B7 for instance. Even if you're fairly new to guitar, you could play each section of this song, except probably the bridge. But even then, I [...]

2020-04-07T07:51:41-08:00 April 7th, 2020|Categories: Strum Along|Tags: |

Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers (Bobby Hatfield)

Hey everyone! In today's lesson, I'm going to show you how to play "Unchained Melody," originally written by Alex North and Hy Zaret for the 1955 movie "Unchained." We'll be doing the most popular version, recorded by the Righteous Brothers in 1965 (more specifically Bobby Hatfield). Throughout the video I mention some of [...]

2019-12-01T11:06:24-08:00 November 16th, 2019|Categories: barre chords, Fingerpicking, Resource|Tags: , , |

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

Hey everyone, today I'm going to show you how to play "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. This is not just a popular oldie. It also falls into the category of "12 bar blues," and we can use this to our advantage. We're going to use this easy acoustic blues to practice strumming with a [...]

2019-12-01T10:58:11-08:00 October 30th, 2019|Categories: Learn A Riff, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

Seven Spanish Angels – Ray Charles & Willie Nelson

Hey everyone! For today's lesson, I have another three chord wonder for you. "Seven Spanish Angels" by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. But this isn't any ordinary three chord tune... There are some very tricky counting parts that we have to overcome in order to properly play this one. Throughout the video I [...]

2019-12-01T10:50:58-08:00 October 15th, 2019|Categories: barre chords, Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , , |

Capo Review – “Thalia” Brand Capo

Hey everyone! Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the Thalia Capo. The folks there were kind enough to send me one to check out and after using it for several months I'm ready to share my thoughts. Interested in getting one of your own? Use this link and help support [...]

2019-12-01T10:42:55-08:00 September 25th, 2019|Categories: Discussion, Review|Tags: , |