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5 Tips On How To Start Playing The Guitar

5 Tips On How To Start Playing The Guitar

"I have always dreamed of playing the guitar, but I don't have any time or talent. I have tried to teach myself, but I don't know what to do and in which ...
Learn the guitar with acoustic guitar lessons | Guitar Couch Lessons

Learn The Guitar With Acoustic Guitar Lessons

I can't think of a better piece of furniture than the acoustic guitar! It looks great in any room, almost like a precious artwork. It is also so popular that ...
Do I need natural talent to learn the guitar | Guitar Couch Lessons

Do I Need Natural Talent To Learn The Guitar?

What comes to your mind when you think of somebody with a natural talent? You probably envision a person with no difficulties learning, mastering and ...
How To Play Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Guitar Couch Lessons 1

How To Play Hey Joe | Jimi Hendrix

With a very cool intro and an interesting chord progression, ‘Hey Joe’ by Jimi Hendrix is a classic song that is instantly recognisable by almost any ...
How Not To Lose Motivation & Achieve Your Guitar Goals | Guitar Couch Lessons

Stay Motivated & Achieve Your Guitar Goals

One thing that affects motivation to practice the guitar daily is your expectations from the work you put in to achieve your guitar goals. Having unrealistic ...
How To Play Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison | Guitar Couch

How To Play Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison

The 1960’s hit ‘Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison is one of the classic guitar songs that is great to have in your repertoire. The song features an instantly ...
6 Ways To Avoid Muting Strings On Guitar | Guitar Couch Lessons

6 Ways To Avoid Muting Strings On Guitar

One of the most common problems beginners struggle with is how to position fingers on the fretboard to avoid muting strings and get a good, clean sound out ...
A Few Tips To Help You Buy Your First Guitar | Guitar Couch Lessons

5 Tips To Help You Buy Your First Guitar

Choosing the right first guitar when you are a beginner guitar player is almost impossible. There are so many different guitars, guitar shapes, colors, and ...
How To Play Comfortably Numb | Pink Floyd | Guitar Couch Lessons

How To Play Comfortably Numb | Pink Floyd

I'm really excited to show you how to play one of my forever favourites, 'Comfortably Numb' by Pink Floyd. This song features great lyrics and melody topped up ...
How To Practice The Guitar During Christmas | Guitar Couch Lessons

How To Practice The Guitar During Christmas

Finding the time to practice the guitar during Christmas break may be very difficult. The holiday season can be a real killer to our musical progress, due to ...
How To Play Simple Man | Lynyrd Skynyrd | Guitar Couch Lessons

How To Play Simple Man | Lynyrd Skynyrd

‘Simple Man’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd is a fantastic example of how to turn a few simple chords into a rock anthem. Not only does it feature a great sounding and ...
How to turn a band audition failure into an inspiration | Guitar Couch Lessons

How To Turn A Band Audition Failure Into An Inspiration

A lot of people see failure as a dark moment in their life, but let me tell you a story of my own failure that turned into something very inspirational and ...
How To Play Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton | Guitar Couch Lessons

How to play Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton

The 1977 'Slowhand' album features one of my favourite Eric Clapton songs - 'Wonderful Tonight'. Allegedly, this song was written while Eric was waiting ...
How long does it take to learn the guitar? | Guitar Couch Lessons

How Long Does It Take To Learn The Guitar?

How long does it take to learn the guitar – Quora, Facebook and online guitar forums are full of questions like this. Can you learn the guitar in a few days ...
How To Play Candy | Paolo Nutini | 1200 | Guitar Couch Lessons

How To Play Candy | Paolo Nutini

Here is another favourite song of mine that I love to teach to beginners - 'Candy' by Paolo Nutini. The song features a very interesting strumming pattern ...
Don’t try to be too perfect | Practice vs Performance | Guitar Couch Lessons

Don’t Try To Be Too Perfect | Practice vs Performance

We all want to be perfect on the guitar. Nobody wants to feel that the time and effort that we put into our practice sessions is wasted by not being able to ...
What do successful people do in their free time | Guitar Couch Lessons

What Do Successful People Do In Their Free Time?

You might have guessed it, considering you’re on a guitar lessons website, but did you know that a lot of successful people play an instrument? It could be ...
How To Play Knocking On Heavens Door | Bob Dylan | Guitar Couch Lessons | 1140

How To Play Knocking On Heavens Door | Bob Dylan

There is no doubt that Bob Dylan is a true genius and his 1973 'Knocking On Heavens Door' is proof of it. This song has been covered by many artists in ...
How Beginners Can Get Consistent Results On The Guitar | Guitar Couch Lessons

How Beginners Can Get Consistent Results On The Guitar

Have you gotten to a place in your guitar playing where you feel like you aren’t getting results anymore? You might be practising your favourite songs, they...
How To Play I'm Outta Time | Oasis | Guitar Couch Lessons

How To Play I’m Outta Time | Oasis

The English rock band Oasis recorded a lot of hits across the years and the song, ‘I’m Outta Time’ is no different. One of my students asked me some years ...
How To Play Zombie | The Cranberries | Guitar Couch Lessons

How To Play Zombie | The Cranberries

If you are a beginner guitarist and want to learn something really easy, then “Zombie” by the Irish alternative rock band, The Cranberries is a perfect song...