These easy guitar fingerstyle songs are fun to play and perfect to perform for others. In this lesson, you will learn some great guitar arrangements of Blackbird & Here Comes The Sun from the Beatles. You will also learn how to play Happy Birthday, Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel and A Soalin’ by Peter Paul […]
Over the years as a guitar teacher, I have worked hard to find great songs to teach essential music concepts for the guitar. I have learned that my students want to play music they recognize and enjoy playing from the very beginning. I have also found that I am a better teacher when I can find a recognizable song to help move a student forward instead of using an exercise. Once I find a great song, I work at it until it really shows my students the technique or concept I’m trying to teach.
I believe that a song can teach so much more if it’s presented right. My hope is to help cultivate musicians in the most enjoyable way possible. This website is full of guitar lessons using songs that I select, rework and use to teach my own students.
The guitar lessons start with beginner songs and easy chords. Each new song is used to teach new chords and concepts in a logical order. The teaching sequences that I use come from guitar pedagogy classes that I took while earning a Bachelors of Music in Guitar Performance. You will also find chord charts, guitar tips, gear recommendations and more. Everything is free and available to download or print for your personal use. Enjoy! – Jami Taylor, editor of Modern Guitar Approach
Learn “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms, “Island in the Sun” by Weezer, and “Heaven” by Kane Brown to help you learn how to play 3 string barre chords.
Learning how to play the guitar by color is an effective way to teach ANY beginner guitar student, regardless of age. If you have never played the guitar before, this first guitar lesson is for you!