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New Lesson: How to Play "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top
Who would ever have thought that a li'l ol' blues band from Texas would become one of biggest bands of the burgeoning MTV era? But with their combination of catchy guitar hooks, beautiful women, humorous stories, and that beautiful 1933 Ford coupe, that's exactly what ZZ Top did, beginning with "Sharp Dressed Man," from their 1983 album Eliminator. In our newest G-Plus Song lesson, you'll learn all Billy Gibbons's tasty riffs and licks. Grab the keys and take 'er for a spin.
"Sharp Dressed Man" G-Plus Song Lesson
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Learn How to Play "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix
Songs like "Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," and "The Wind Cries Mary" get more widespread attention, but "Manic Depression," from Jimi Hendrix's groundbreaking debut Are You Experienced, is almost more of a "must-know" for guitarists, frequently heard in open jams in blues, rock, and even jazz settings.
Ukulele Chords and Lyrics for Teen Sensation Grace Vanderwaal's Hit "I Don't Know My Name"
Just over a year ago, then 12-year-old Grace Vanderwaal auditioned for the popular television show "America's Got Talent," singing her original song "I Don't Know My Name" and accompanying herself on ukulele. She was an instant hit, getting the "golden buzzer" from judge Howie Mandel and praise from the entire panel of judges. More impressively, she captured the heart of America and music critics alike.
Soon after winning, Grace signed a deal with Columbia Records. Her new album, Just the Beginning, is due to be released on November 3, 2017, and her current tour is completely sold out.
How to Play "Master of Puppets": Over 90 MInutes of Video Instruction!
The title track of Metallica's 1986 metal masterpiece, Master of Puppets, is the quintessential Metallica song—heart-pounding tempo, machine-gun riffs, harmony solos. And learning to play the song front to back is a rite of passage for any metal guitarist.
In our newest G-Plus song lesson, instructor Chris Buono walks you through every single power chord, riff, lick, and solo, as well as how to dial in that classic tone, in over 90 minutes of video instruction. This is easily the most comprehensive guitar lesson ever given on this epic metal essential.
Introducing New G-Plus Audio Play-Along Songs
In the 2-1/2 years since we introduced our revolutionary G-Plus Song lessons, they've become the most popular lessons at GuitarInstructor.com. Now, we're excited to bring the new G-Plus Audio format, which combines guitar tab and a backing track to create the ultimate guitar play-along tool.
Using our G-Plus technology, these new play-alongs offer you the ability to remove the main guitar track for play-along purposes; isolate the guitar track to hear the part clearly; add a click track, slow down the tempo while maintaining the original pitch; and set a loop to practice difficult sections or phrases—all with self-scrolling guitar tab so you never lose your place in the music.
Our initial release includes over 30 classic tracks by artists ranging from AC/DC to Freddie King to Creedence Clearwater Revival to Joe Bonamassa to Joe Satriani and more.
Matt Schofield Official Guitar Tab Now Available
Inspired by the contemporary blues sounds of legends like Robben Ford and Larry Carlton, British blues guitar virtuoso Matt Schofield has become one of the top torchbearers of modern blues guitar. We're excited to bring you note-for-note transcriptions to 12 of his best compositions from his albums Anything But Time, Heads Tails & Aces, Ten From the Road: Live, Ear to the Ground, and Siftin' Thru Ashes.
For further insight into Schofield's tasty blues, be sure to check out his blues guitar video lessons at the link below.
Official Guitar Tab for "It's Never Too Late" by Tommy Emmanuel
On his 2015 release, It's Never Too Late, fingerstylist extraordinaire and "Certified Guitar Player" Tommy Emmanuel displays all the jaw-dropping technique for which he's known, but does so in utmost lyrical fashion.
We're excited to bring you the official, note-for-note guitar tab to 12 tracks from the album. From the title track to the bluesy "One Mint Julep" to the punchy "Only Elliott," there's more than enough to keep even the most facile guitarists among us busy for quite some time.