Lessons

Learn to play guitar like Kurt Cobain in five minutes

In the first of a new series, in just five short minutes we’ll show you the technique secrets that helped make the world’s greatest and most influential guitarists stand out from the crowd. First up, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.

How to play chords like Paul McCartney (Part 2)

In the second part of our Paul McCartney lesson we head into a world of moving basslines and slash, seventh and diminished chords as a songwriting genius broadens his horizons.

How to play blues like Joe Bonamassa

JoBo’s fusion of blues and rock makes him one of the most fiery and exciting guitar players on the planet – here’s how to nail his style.

How to get better at guitar using the CAGED system (Part 1)

In the first of a new series, we examine how this simple and common system for learning the guitar contains hidden depths that could be the key to unlocking your potential as a musician.

How to play chords like Paul McCartney (Part 1)

Continuing our look at the chord shapes and sequences used by The Beatles, we get inside the head of Paul McCartney and find a songwriting genius with an enthusiasm for minor chords and chords from outside the key.

How to play chords like John Lennon Part 2

We head into psychedelic territory in our second part of our John Lennon lesson, as we explore the chords and sequences used by a man spreading his creative wings.

How to play blues like Gary Moore

The Northern Irish bluesman’s kinetic style fused blues and rock with a virtuosity that inspired scores of guitar players – here are the fundamentals of his technique.

How to play chords like John Lennon Part 1

In the first of a series looking at the chord shapes and sequences used by the Beatles, we get inside the head of John Lennon and find a solid rhythm guitarist with an ear for original chord changes.

How to play blues like Freddie King

In our final part of our look at the stylings of the legendary Three Kings, we tackle the searing style of Freddie King.

How to play chords like Paul Simon Part 2

In part two of our look at the chord shapes and sequences which define Paul Simon’s sound, we focus on his early years as a solo artist.
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