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Fix You – Coldplay

Hey everyone! This week we're going to show you all how to play "Fix You" by Coldplay. This is a pretty easy lesson, aside from the F barre chord (which can definitely be a challenge!) But don't worry... we show you an easy way to play the F chord, as a substitute for the [...]

2017-10-13T12:54:49-08:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day

Hey everyone! In this lesson I show you how to play "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day. This is a beginner-intermediate song (depending on your perspective) and I try to make it as simple as possible, while still teaching you how to play it EXACTLY like the recording. It's broken down [...]

2017-09-22T17:29:35-08:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Learn A Riff, Learn A Solo, Resource, Strum Along, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Skinny Love – Bon Iver

In this lesson I show you how to play "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver, in standard tuning. For the most part, this song is pretty simple (just chords and a fairly easy strumming pattern). But there are some fills (riffs, licks.. whatever you'd like to call them) that definitely add some challenge for those [...]

2017-09-08T15:09:27-08:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Learn A Riff, Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab For Cutie

Hey everyone! This week we have a very somber tune, "I Will Follow You Into The Dark," by Death Cab For Cutie. This is one of my favourite tunes of theirs.. very sweet and sad. The fingerpicking reminds me of something Elliott Smith might do - it's halfway between fingerstyle and strumming, and is actually [...]

2017-07-07T14:17:52-08:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Fingerpicking, Resource|Tags: , , |

Yellow – Coldplay

Hey everyone! This week we have a "classic" Coldplay tune for you all: "Yellow," from their 2000 album, "Parachutes." This is a fairly simple song as long as you do 1 very important thing. You need to tune your high E string down to the note Eb (or D#). By doing this we can [...]

2017-06-09T12:52:14-08:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

Hey Soul Sister – Train

Hey everyone! In this week's tutorial we're going to teach you how to play "Hey Soul Sister" by Train. It's a 4-chord wonder, and aside from the F chord it's pretty simple. I just realized that this is the last Friday of the month, so we'll have this month's fan request next week (sorry [...]

2017-05-26T10:37:36-08:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Hey everyone! In today's lesson, we're gonna show you how to play "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. This is yet another one of those "repeat the same 4 chords" type of songs, so it shouldn't be too difficult to put together. The chords in question are: C, D, G and E minor. Aside from the [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:42-08:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |

Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

Hey everyone! In this lesson we're going to show you how to play Hey There Delilah, by Plain White T's, exactly like the recording. The chords are pretty simple - if you watch the music video you can see the only difficult chord he plays is the B minor barre chord. Aside from that, it's [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:42-08:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Fingerpicking|Tags: , , |

The Scientist – Coldplay

Hey everyone! This week we're gonna take it allll the way back to 2002 (haha) and show you how to play "The Scientist" by Coldplay. If you haven't listened to the whole album that this one comes from (A Rush Of Blood To The Head) I'd highly recommend it, if you're a Coldplay fan. Now [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:42-08:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , |

Anyone Else But You – Moldy Peaches

How To Play "Anyone Else But You" by The Moldy Peaches If you’re looking to get started playing guitar, this song is an excellent choice. It switches back-and-forth between the same 2 chords for the entire song. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to repeat the same bits OVER AND OVER until you [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:45-08:00 August 25th, 2016|Categories: Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , , |