Here’s these Three classic songs which are easy songs to play on acoustic guitar for beginners without capo. and that use the same three chords: Wild thing by the Troggs, Doesn’t Remind Me by Audioslave, and Gloria by Them.
When you first start dipping your toes into the world of beginner guitar playing, everything can seem daunting. Every chord and chord change will be a bit of a struggle to learn.
But here’s the good news:
There are not that many chord shapes that you have to learn to start making amazing music on the guitar! In this beginner acoustic guitar lesson, we are going to be learning 3 chords. E, A, and D.
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Here’s an approach and philosophy that I’ve always had with guitar. It’s something that I think you, as a beginner guitarist, will love!
Learning guitar doesn’t have to be a difficult, challenging ordeal. Guitar will obviously still take practice. But if what you’re practicing isn’t fun and satisfying, YOU’RE PRACTICING THE WRONG THING.
Of course everybody learns things differently. But when it comes to guitar, you need to start playing easy songs and riffs ASAP! That is what’s going to establish love and connection between you and the instrument.
But here’s the issue with this philosophy. As a beginner, you’ll have no idea what songs are going to be easy and fun to learn! That’s where I come in.
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If you didn’t already know, Robert Johnson was very important in the development and creation of the blues. Tons of his songs have become “blues standards” covered and recreated by thousands of blues artists over the years. Sweet Home Chicago was originally done by Robert Johnson.
In this lesson, we are going to be exploring blues guitar the proper way – by going back to it’s roots!
Sweet Home Chicago has a legendary riff that will get you stomping your foot! But you’ll also learn how to “swing,” and how to play a 12 bar blues.
For any advanced players out there, fast forward to 13:31 I do a fairly note for note version of what Robert Johnson does on the original recording. Johnson shows us a pretty epic turnaround!
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Here Comes The Sun is a classic, must know guitar song. It is without a doubt one of the best guitar pieces the Beatles had. And they had some great guitar pieces!
Fun Fact: George wrote this masterpiece while at Eric Clapton’s place. George was supposed to be at a meeting at Apple Corp with the Beatles but he decided to hide out at Eric’s house instead. I think we can all agree it’s a good thing he decided to skip that meeting!
This is one of those songs that is jam packed full of techniques. If you get this whole thing down, you’ll learn about melodies inside of chords, arpeggios, and your right hand accuracy will advance like crazy!
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I hope you’ve heard that learning guitar doesn’t have to be hard
Here’s our philosophy at Campfire Guitar Star in a nutshell. We get you playing ASAP. No unnecessary exercises or activities. Straight into playing guitar.
Because that’s the way it should be. Guitar is fun! Learning should feel fun. If it doesn’t, you might have the wrong guitar teacher, or guitar teaching system.
Here’s what you need to do as a beginner guitarist. Rather than learning how to read music or learn about music theory, let’s get you playing beautiful music immediately. That’s what’s going to get you hooked, and start building a love for the instrument! + Read More
The classic blues song Killing Floor, by Howlin’ Wolf. Famously covered by Led Zeppelin in “The Lemon Song.” Legend has it, this is the song that Jimi Hendrix used to dethrone the current king of guitar – Eric Clapton. Clapton came to see this new American guitarist Jimi Hendrix live in London. He came in when Jimi was playing Killing Floor, and apparently Clapton’s ego was completely crushed. Clapton was no longer “God.”
The basic original version of this song is not that challenging though! So don’t get scared off by that intro. Hendrix and Zeppelin play a version of this song that is very different than the original – they play it way faster!
This song will get you crushing a 12 bar blues, it will get alternate picking happening in your right hand, but most importantly you’ll be playing an essential piece of blues history. Enjoy! + Read More
Get ready to play the blues! In this lesson, we are going to be tackling a super easy, yet classic blues riff.
If you stick with me through to the end of this beginner guitar lesson, you’ll not only have a cool riff down, but you’ll also be able to play, and understand a 12 bar blues. You’ll also learn some cool bluesman terms like “quick IV” as well.
The blues can sometimes be tough to play. It often times requires a fairly advanced technical skill level to be able to execute it well. This blues riff is super easy, and will give you some of the necessary techniques and skills to go forth and conquer blues guitar!
The blues isn’t all about soloing. But at the same time, soloing is part of the blues. This riff is a good one for giving your fingers the speed and agility needed for soloing!
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Without a doubt, Albert King is one of the best guitarists of all time. As a guitar teacher, I frequently ask people who their all time favourite guitarist is. There are two names that come to mind that are far more common than any other names.
Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix. I totally agree. SRV and Hendrix are both amazing guitarists who still are still extremely influential on modern music.
But here’s the thing.
You know who Hendrix and SRV stole their licks from? Albert King. Albert King was truly the original electric blues guitarist. If you are familiar with the music of Hendrix and SRV but not Albert King, I would highly suggest you go listen to an Albert King record. You will be blown away. But be aware. You might start to respect SRV a little bit less when you find out nearly everything he played was a rip off of King. + Read More
The blues and the guitar are an age old duo. They go together like the peanut butter and jelly. The blues really has been the father of all western music since. This is why learning some blues on the guitar is so important! It’s the building block of every other genre!
Here’s the problem. The blues can be difficult to play, and feel. That’s why I decided to make this lesson. As a guitar teacher, I’m fully aware of just how many people out there want to learn blues guitar. I’m also fully aware that it can be a frustrating endeavor, as the blues can be very challenging for a beginner.
In this lesson, we are going to be learning Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters, I’m a Man by Bo Diddley, and Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood. Every one of these songs is totally doable for a beginner. + Read More
Here we go again with another easy lead guitar lesson! We at campfire guitar star care about you guys. We want you all to become lead guitar shredders!
That’s why we keep releasing these videos. Lead guitar and soloing can be so frustrating and challenging to get into due to their technical nature.
Once again, we have hand selected 3 more super easy lead guitar songs. You will be able to get at least one of these down immediately, and the other two with a bit of practice.
So go grab your favourite electric git-fiddle and let’s learn some super easy, recognizable, classic guitar solos. + Read More
Here’s one of the greatest things about the nature of the guitar. You don’t need to learn anything about theory or scales to just start playing. Theory and scales are obviously still important to check out at some point, but the guitar is fun because you can immediately start making beautiful music with little knowledge or experience on the instrument.
In this lesson we are going to be checking out You and Me by Lifehouse.
This is an ideal song for a beginner to learn. you simply plant your third and fourth finger on the top two strings, and you first finger does all the work. Stuff like this is perfect for beginners. There aren’t any crazy difficult transitions in this tune!
This song is going to get you strumming chords, and feeling good about making beautiful music. So, spend a few minutes getting it down and you’ll have infinite amounts of fun! + Read More
One of the most iconic power chord riffs of all time has got to be smells like teen spirit. When you here those clean toned power chords plucking, you can’t help but nod your head.
In this lesson, we are going to get pretty deep into power chords. Near the end of the lesson, I get into a few of the different types. In this lesson, we are doing note for note what Kurt does.
If you are looking for how to play the guitar solo, I cover it in another lesson. Here is a link to that lesson:
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Undoubtably, one of the most iconic guitar tones of all time has got to be fuzz. Very similar to overdrive or distortion, fuzz has influenced music history.
There’s a funny thing with effects. Sometimes, the artist hears an effect and it inspires them to write something that fits that effect. That’s what happened with the 2 songs that we are going to check out today.
If you play Satisfaction by the rolling stones without a fuzz or overdrive effect, it sounds completely different. The same thing goes with Spirit In The Sky. Without fuzz, it almost sounds like La Grange by ZZ top.
Jimi Hendrix obviously influenced the guitar world in a ton of ways, and one of the biggest things he taught the guitar world was the fuzz! + Read More