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Official Guitar Tab for All 16 Songs on "Divide" by Ed Sheeran

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest pop-rock stars of the past few years with catchy songs and crafty guitar playing. So we're excited to bring you the official guitar tab for all 16 tracks on his latest release, Divide, including the smash hit, "Shape of You."

Ed Sheeran guitar tab for Divide
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Learn Some of Brad Paisley's Favorite Lead Guitar Tricks

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM

In this free sample lesson, you'll learn a few of country guitar great Brad Paisley's favorite go-to guitar lead guitar tricks. For more on Paisley's guitar playing, both rhythm and lead, check out the complete Brad Paisley Style lesson.

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Learn the Dokken Classics "In My Dreams" and "Alone Again"

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 20, 2017 at 11:26 AM

The 1980s get knocked—somewhat fairly—for its big hair and spandex fashion "sense," but there's no doubt that the decade also featured some of the most exciting guitar playing in rock and metal history. One of the most popular and best players of that era was Dokken guitarist George Lynch, whose unique phrasing and monster tone earned the respect not only of guitar fans but also of his peers.

In these two new G-Plus Song lessons, instructor Doug Boduch—who probably played these tunes as a teenager in the '80s himself—breaks down Lynch's tantalizing fretwork in "Alone Again" and "In My Dreams."

"Alone Again" Dokken G-Plus song lesson
"In My Dreams" Dokken G-Plus song lesson
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New Jimi Hendrix Song Lessons Now Available

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 19, 2017 at 3:49 PM

Look at any list of the all-time greatest guitarists, and you're certain to find Jimi Hendrix at the top. And that's because, simply stated, he is the most influential guitarist of all time—heck, even the E7#9 chord is now called "the Hendrix chord."

With our two newest G-Plus song lessons, you'll learn two of Jimi's greatest tracks: "Purple Haze" (the song that made E7#9 famous) and "The Wind Cries Mary." Each highlights various must-know Hendrix licks and techniques, broken down in step-by-step fashion by instructor Doug Boduch.

"Purple Haze" Jimi Hendrix G-Plus song lesson
"The Wind Cries Mary" Jimi Hendrix G-Plus song lesson
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Larry Carlton Shows You How He Uses Triads in Soloing

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 14, 2017 at 4:43 PM

In this excerpt from his Triadic Soloing lesson, guitarist Larry Carlton shows you how he uses various minor and major triads to solo over a Dm chord vamp.

 

New "Teach Yourself Blues Guitar" Lesson Series by Dave Rubin

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 13, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Instructor Dave Rubin has been playing, teaching, and writing about the blues for decades. Trust us when we say the man is a walking encyclopedia of blues knowledge. In this new lesson series, taken from his Hal Leonard book Teach Yourself Blues Guitar, Dave shows you all of the essential elements you need to begin playing blues guitar. You'll learn the basic boogie shuffle, the basic chords used in the blues, the blues scale, blues riffs and licks, and so much more.

Teach Yourself Blues Guitar - 9-lesson online course

If you'd prefer to purchase the book, click on the image below.

Teach yourself blues guitar

Learn to Play the Beatles "Drive My Car"

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 11, 2017 at 11:08 AM

The leadoff track from Rubber Soul (U.K. release), "Drive My Car" has become a Beatles favorite through the years. From a guitarist's perspective, it's particularly fun to play, as, even though the song's main riff is a fairly straightforward R&B-style groove, the song opens with a guitar riff that challenges the downbeat, and it features a quirky guitar solo with some rather interesting string bends.

In our new G-Plus song lesson, instructor Doug Boduch shows you how to play all of these excellent bits in a step-by-step video lesson, accompanied by guitar tab and a backing track.

"Drive My Car" Beatles G-Plus Song lesson
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