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Scorpions Rock You Like a Hurricane – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

Scorpions Rock You Like a HurricaneThis is a video lesson about how to play Rock You Like a Hurricane song presented by German heavy metal band The Scorpions.
Rock You Like a Hurricane song set the 17th position in France Top 50, 25th place in The USA Billboard Hot 100 and 5th position in The USA Billboard Hot 100 Tracks. Also this song is used in tones of films, cartoons, promos, games and other television and movie products. For example Rock You Like a Hurricane is a main song of The Simpsons Game. Also this legendary song is taken by sport teams as their anthems (among them are Tulsa Golden Hurricane, Miami Hurricanes, Carolina Hurricanes, Buffalo Sabres and others). Such great world wide popularity makes this song a classic for all times.

Bob Marley No Woman No Cry – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

Bob Marley No Woman No CryThis post is tutorial – how to play Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry song. This a classic of reggae music that was written by Bob Marley and The Wailers. This song appeared on album Natty Dread in 1974 and the live version on album Live! in 1975. The original unreleased version was played in piano only. “No Woman, No Cry” (by Marley & the Wailers) set number 37 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The lyric of the song is trying to cheer up a woman not to cry. “No, woman, nuh cry” – is an original pronunciation in Jamaican Patois. “Nuh” – is “Don’t” in English. Anyway, this song is about living in ghetto and consoling a woman that everything will be fine – just believe in it.

The Trashmen Surfin’ Bird – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

The Trashmen Surfin’ BirdThis post is about how to play the song Surfin’ Bird by surf rock band The Trashmen. The song was released in 1963. It exploded heads of people with it’s memorable theme. Everyone was singing it whilst walking, working or even sleeping. LOL The song Surfin’ Bird reached fourth place on the Billboard Hot 100 and third position on The UK Singles. This song is a great unite of Rhythm and Blues songs – Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow and The Bird’s The Word (both by The Rivingtons).

Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

Pink Floyd Another Brick In The WallThis is a video lesson about how to play Another Brick In The Wall – a legendary Pink Floyd’s song. By the way, that is title of three songs with the same theme that were written by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd’s bassist) for the rock-opera The Wall (1979). The song’s parts are: part 1 – Reminiscing, Part 2 – Education, Part 3 – Drugs (working title).
Another Brick In The Wall Part Two – Education – was nominated on Grammy award. Also this song has a number 375 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest songs of All Time.
Interesting fact of this song is that it was banned in South Africa. The reason was that Another Brick In The Wall became some kind of anthem of supporters of nationwide school boycott against of racial inequities in education under Apartheid regime in 1980.

Paul McCartney Calico Skies – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

Paul McCartney Calico Skies This is a video lesson about how to play Calico Skies by Paul McCartney. Calico Skies song is a song from album Flaming Pie (1997).
Hurricane Bob in north-east US in 1991 gave an inspiration to Paul to write this song. And it became the first recorded song for Flaming Pie album.
“Bob, the hurricane, knocked out all the power; it was all candle-light, cooking on a wood fire. Very primitive, but we like that enforced simplicity. I couldn’t play records, so I made up little acoustic pieces. This was one of them – it’s a primitive little power cut memory” – said Paul McCartney.

AC/DC What Do You Do For Money Honey – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

AC/DC What Do You Do For Money HoneyLet’s learn how to play What Do You Do For Money Honey with a free video guitar lesson!
This song is from album Back In Black (1980) – the 7th Australian album and the 6th international. This album is famous not only because of it’s wonderful rock music, but because it was recorded without Bon Scott who died on 19th February 1980.
All songs from Back In Black album (including What Do You Do For Money Honey song) were written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson. By the way, Brian Johnson became a new lead singer after Bon’s death.
Band made a video for the song What Do You Do For Money Honey – and it was one video among six they have made for album Back In Black.

The Beatles I’ve Got a Feeling – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

The Beatles I’ve Got a FeelingBefore you will learn how to play I’ve Got a Feeling by The Beatles I will make a small overview of this song. As the most song of The Beatles band this song is written by john Lennon and Paul McCartney. I’ve Got a Feeling is from Let It Be album (1970) and the album Rooftop Concert. This song is a combination of two not finished songs – Lennon’s “Everybody Had a Hard Year” and McCartney’s “I’ve Got a Feeling”.
Paul wrote his optimistic song to his girlfriend Linda Eastman (soon she became his wife). Paul was trying to express his feelings about that he was looking Linda for all his life. That’s why his lyrics has a romantic sense. Instead of John’s song. John divorced his wife Cynthia Powell, and his girlfriend Yoko Ono had a bad result of pregnancy. Anyway, two absolutely different meanings that guys wanted to express in their songs united in one legendary masterpiece of music.

AC/DC Girls Got Rhythm – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

AC/DC Girls Got RhythmThis free guitar lesson will teach you how to play Girls Got Rhythm by AC/DC band. This famous song is from band’s album Highway to Hell (1979). Also you can find an original live version on the album Let There Be Rock: The Movie.
The main contribution of Girls Got Rhythm to the band’s life was a friendship of real rock and pop music. The fact is that this song is absolutely rocky – great lyrics, rhythm, beats, vocal etc. But it has pop-song length and it’s focus is on the chorus what is a pop feature. Collision of two genres as a rock and pop made the song Girls Got Rhythm one of the most popular songs of AC/DC.

Steve Vai Guitar Clinic (Interview and Master Class)

Steve Vai Guitar ClinicIn this post you’ll be able to see (video) and read (video overview) Steve Vai’s interview about his dream to become a composer.
To be a composer was Steve’s first wish and dream since he was a child. He confessed that he was lucky to be born in the town, which gave the most fabulous musician and composer world wide – Joe Satriani. Steve took lessons from Joe and proud of that. Steve Vai calls Satriani the best musician in the world. The next step for Steve was an education in Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Steve tells that music lessons from Frank Zappa absolutely changed his life.
Steve says that he has a rock’n’roll in his heart and it inspires him to a new exploits.

AC/DC T.N.T. (TNT) – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

AC/DC T.N.T.This is a video lesson about how to play T.N.T. song of the Hard Rock band AC/DC.
T.N.T. is a song from the T.N.T. album (1975). And it is famous because of it’s absolutely adorable style, which direct AC/DC to their unique place in rock music. The song was written by Bon Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young.
First words (if I can call it like that) of this song are “oi, oi…”. Did you know that at first oi-sounds were singing by Angus to himself as a some kind of libbing? Malcolm heard that and suggest to add these words to a song. Bon agreed and band recorded a new version of T.N.T. song which is known for nowadays.
During tour in Great Britain (1976) AC/DC used a title of the tour as “Lock up your daughters”. That was a text from the song T.N.T. which was slightly modified. The song and album T.N.T. made AC/DC band legendary famous.

AC/DC The Jack – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

AC/DC The JackThis article is a free guitar lesson – how to play The Jack by AC/DC – the legendary song of legendary band.
The Jack is a song from band’s second album called T.N.T. (December, 1975).
This song has a very interesting history of it’s creation. While a tour of Adelaide Malcolm Young received a letter from some woman from Melbourne. She wrote about that she’s got a venereal disease after making love with Malcolm. Thank God she was wrong, because test results showed Malcolm was absolutely clean (healthy). Anyway, Scott read this odd letter and it inspired him for a song. So now you understand what this song is about? LOL

Rammstein Feuer Frei – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics in standard tuning

Rammstein Feuer Frei guitar lessonThis is a video lesson about how to play Feuer Frei by Rammstein in standard tuning (E).
Rammstein always plays in drop tuning. But most of people who study playing guitar don’t like tune guitars from standard tuning to drop tuning – so this lesson is in standard tuning.
Feuer Frei song consists of main guitar riff (in verse and first part of chorus) and another simple part (in second part of chorus).
Originally this song was written in German. In this lesson you can find an original German lyrics and translated adapted English lyrics.

Bloodhound Gang Fire Water Burn – Video guitar lesson with tabs, chords and lyrics

bloodhound gang fire water burn This free guitar lesson will teach you how to play Fire Water Burn by Bloodhound Gang.
This song should be played on acoustic guitar in intro, verses and chorus. After chorus part it should be played on electric guitar with overdrive.
All song almost must be played on two chords: G (from fat string to the thinnest string 3-2-0-0-0-3) and Em (0-2-2-0-0-0). And in a few moments you’ll need to play two another chords: D (X-X-0-2-3-2) and C (X-3-2-0-1-0).

George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad to the Bone – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad to the Bone This free guitar lesson will teach you how to play George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad to the Bone.
This is a classic blues guitar riff. The song I’m a Man was released in 1955 by Bo Diddley and it was consisted with the same guitar riff. Version by George Thorogood and the Destroyers has more guitar distortion and was released in 1982.

Rammstein Rammstein song – Video guitar lesson with tabs and lyrics in standard tuning

Rammstein song This is a video lesson about how to play Rammstein song by Rammstein band in standard tuning (E).
Rammstein (the band) always plays in drop tuning. But most of people who study playing guitar don’t like tune guitars from standard tuning to drop tuning – so this lesson is in standard tuning.
Rammstein song consists of one guitar riff on verse and two chords after verse.
Originally this song was written in German. In this lesson you can find an original German lyrics and translated adapted English lyrics.