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Neil Young is one of the best guitarists, and song writers of all time. Neil is a master of taste. He always plays the perfect guitar part. Whether that’s some smooth acoustic half strumming, half arpeggiating, or a wild lead guitar solo. Neil will consistently nail the tone, and feel.

His work as a collaborating musician is quite impressive too. Neil’s work in Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young is some serious stuff. I think a lot of us can agree, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young wrote some amazing music.

In this lesson, we are going to check out Heart Of Gold, and Keep On Rocking In The Free World. Both songs contain pretty much the same chords. If you’ve never played any Neil before, this is the perfect place to start. Some of the techniques in his other songs can be surprisingly difficult, especially considering how smooth it sounds. + Read More

The classic “Bo Diddley Beat” is a must know guitar technique. It’s a brilliant combination of strumming chords, and muting strings. It’s fairly complicated, so I would highly recommend checking out the song.

Bo Diddley is widely considered to be one of the creators of rock n roll. Without Bo, who knows what music would be like today.

Here’s one of the best things about guitar. By learning one strum pattern and a few chords, you learn tons of new songs. In this lesson we are going to be nailing down Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love,” U2’s “Desire” and George Michaels “Faith”. Bo Diddley is obviously the creator of this technique, and Faith aas well as Desire are both great examples of what people have done with the “Bo Diddley Beat!” + Read More

Welcome to Live Lesson Wednesday! Where Campfire Guitar Star goes live every week at 8pm for a lesson/questionnaire. If you are catching the replay, make sure you join us next Wednesday for the live show! Bring any guitar related questions. Myself and Mike B are here to help you guys! Live Lesson Wednesday is the perfect time to get answers.

Today’s lesson topic is strumming. We are going to be covering a number of different techniques and styles. After you watch and practice all the content in this lesson, it is my guarantee that you will have a way better understanding of strumming. + Read More

Allman Brothers and George Harrison – Open Barre Chord Guitar Lesson

George Harrison and the Allman Brothers. 2 amazing artists with a brilliant catalogue of songs.

In or out of the Beatles, George has a seemingly endless amount of guitar chords at his disposal. His ability to make a solo sing like a melody is unmatched.

The Allman Brother’s Band has always been one of the tightest, most soulful bands out there. Dwayne Allman is another guitarist that has mastered the ability of making a solo sing like a melody. + Read More

LIVE LESSON: Discover These Awesome Chords To Jack & Dianne

Jack and Diane. A truly classic number that you should definitely learn. Let’s forget about all the amazing chord lessons you are going to learn in Jack and Diane for a second. We’ll talk about them later. Just learning the song is a very rewarding experience. It’s such a well known classic, you can get all your friends and family playing along.

Now let’s talk about the amazing lessons inside of Jack and Diane. There are some chords that first starting hitting the scene around the 1970’s. They come from a D chord originally. You re finger a D chord and add an extra note. Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin rocked this version of the D chord all the time! The hook of Jack and Diane is based around that chord. + Read More

Nirvana: One of the most iconic bands of all time.
Nirvana’s unplugged MTV set: One of the most iconic concerts of all time.

In this beginner/intermediate acoustic guitar lesson, we are going to be checking out a classic acoustic number called “Lake of Fire.” Lake of fire is very much a barre chord song. So if you’re looking for songs to practice barre chords with, look no further! Lake of Fire has 3 out of the 4 barre chord shapes.

Lake of Fire is a great song to learn because of the easy right hand. The strum pattern is very basic (So you can focus all your attention on nailing the barre chords!) + Read More

Alice in Chains. Without a doubt, one of the best bands from the 90’s. Actually, scratch that. One of the best bands of all time! This is an acoustic guitar lesson, so if you really want to do your homework, go listen to Alice in Chains acoustic MTV concert!

In this beginner/intermediate acoustic guitar lesson, we are going to be exploring two classic Alice in Chains songs. Rooster, and No Excuses.

BARRE CHORDS, GET YOUR BARRE CHORDS HERE! These two songs are the perfect two songs to finally nail barre chords. Nailing barre chords has a couple challenges involved. The first challenge is building the strength to get a proper barre. The second challenge is getting the muscle memory of the shape. + Read More

Here is one of my favourite things about learning the guitar. When you first learn a chord or 2, you start to panic. You think that learning guitar is going to be a really difficult uphill battle. Learning those first chords can be tough! But here’s the good news. Once you learn one chord, you will see it again. Many, many times. There are a very limited amount of open chords on the guitar. (Open chords are chords within the first 4 frets of the guitar) You only have to learn a chord once!

In this lesson, we are going to learn E, A, and D. Those 3 chords are essential to the guitar! With just those 3 chords, you can play literally hundreds of classic songs. We are going to check out 4 awesome songs: Wild thing by the Troggs, Doesn’t Remind Me by Audioslave, Gloria by Them, and I don’t know by the Sheepdogs. And they all just have E, A, and D! + Read More

As you can probably imagine, I have played a lot of music and a lot of shows in my day. When you play a lot of music with a lot of different people, you have to learn TONS of songs. One of the huge things I am going to cover in this lesson is the HOW. Professionals can learn songs super quickly because they have tons of practice doing it. There are a few tricks that we use to help speed up the process!

There are 4 ways in which a person learns.

Just like how you’re seeing me now, Video’s are a very powerful force for learning songs! Whether you’re watching a tutorial, or a video of the song you’re working on. Videos are a huge help. + Read More

Led Zeppelin III is a masterpiece. It’s full of brilliant acoustic, folk type songs. I am obviously a huge fan of loud Led Zeppelin, but I really enjoy how toned down this album is. Give it a listen to!

That’s the Way is in Open G tuning. Pretty much every song on this album is in a some kind of open tuning. Jimmy Page was a huge fan of alternate tunings. + Read More

Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Jack Bruce. The classic virtuoso trio that made up the epic late 1960’s psychedelic blues band “Cream.” Without Cream, who knows where music would be now. Without Eric Clapton, who knows where guitar would be!

Clapton was a big deal. He really did change the game. The world of guitar was a completely different place once he hit the scene! With his unbelievable blues chops, and his childlike sense of wonder exploring new tones on the electric guitar, he might just be the most influential guitarist of all time! + Read More

Spirit in the sky is a great example of what a fuzz pedal sounds like. There is a depth and warmth to his guitar’s distortion. In this lesson, we are going to learn both guitar solos in this song.

The first guitar solo is perfect for beginners. It all takes place on 1 string! The entire solo is on the G string, and just uses the first 2 fingers in your left hand. Solos like these are perfect if you are just getting into lead guitar! Learning how to solo can be challenging, mainly because most guitar solos are very difficult! So start with an easy one! + Read More

Welcome to the replay of Live Lesson Wednesday July 12th edition. In this lesson, we are going to explore the similarities between Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin.

There is a riff at the very beginner of Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin that is also at the end of the riff of Jimi Hendrix’ version of Hey Joe. The exact same riff! As a guitar teacher, I love it when you see the exact same riff in 2 different songs by different artists. You only have to learn it once, and then you can play both riffs! The longer you play this guitar, the more you are going to see this. Even across different genres, riffs will be repeated. It’s not copying, it’s music! + Read More