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Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
5 Levels of Sweet Home Alabama
(Download the tabs & sheet music) There are a few songs that can be considered rites of passage for guitarists. One of these is the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Sweet Home Alabama.” Released on the band’s 1974 album Second Helping, it is considered by many to be one of the greatest southern rock songs of all […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe, Kent Shores  /  Lessons
5 Accessories Every Beginner Guitarist Needs to Own
There are an endless number of guitar accessories on the market these days. But which ones do you actually need to spend your money on? In this lesson, we’ll be answering that very question. With decades of combined experience, Ayla and Kent share their top five guitar accessories every beginner guitarist needs to own. But […]

Kent Shores  /  Lessons
10 Blink-182 Riffs Every Guitarist Should Know
(Download the tabs & sheet music) Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Blink-182 is back to playing shows and releasing new music. The band’s energetic pop-punk helped define an entire generation of millennials in the ‘90s and early 2000s. But with their humour-filled lyrics and catchy vocal melodies, it’s easy […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
The Best Rolling Stones Riffs from “Sticky Fingers”
In this lesson, Ayla dives into two of the most iconic guitar riffs from The Rolling Stones’ 1971 studio album Sticky Fingers. Considered by many to be one of their best albums, it’s packed full of incredible guitar work by Keith Richards and Mick Taylor. The two songs we’ll be looking at are “Can’t You […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe, Kent Shores  /  Lessons
The 10 Spookiest Guitar Parts of All Time
(Download the sheet music for this lesson) In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve put together a list of what we think are the spookiest guitar parts of all time. It’s hard to pin down exactly what it is that makes a guitar riff “spooky”, but these all seem to nail the vibe pretty well. The […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
How to Play 4 Essential Chords – Guitar Chord Workout for Beginners
(Download the sheet music for this video) Here we are at the final part of Ayla’s beginner guitar workout series. In this practice-along, you’ll combine everything you’ve worked on so far to play an entire chord progression utilizing four different chords. The guitar chords you’ll be playing are G major, E minor, C major, and […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Easy 10-Minute Guitar Workout – How to Play D and G
(Download the sheet music for this video) Ayla is back for the fourth installment of her beginner guitar chord workout series. In this lesson, we’ll be practicing changing between D major and G major. You should already be somewhat familiar with these chords since they were both used in earlier practice-alongs. However, changing between these […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Easy 10-Minute Guitar Workout – How to Play C and D
(Download the sheet music for this video) In this beginner guitar workout, we’ll be practicing the C major and D major chords. We’ll begin with a few exercises that focus on playing each guitar chord on its own, followed by some exercises that will help you go back and forth between them.  If you’d like […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Easy 10-Minute Guitar Workout – How to Play Em and C
(Download the sheet music for this video) We’re back with part two of Ayla’s Easy Guitar Workout series! This play-along is perfect for any beginner guitarist who wants to improve their chord changes and sense of timing. The format will be exactly the same as part one, but we’ll be throwing a new chord into […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe, Sami Ghawi  /  Lessons
Learning a Pop Song on Guitar (Harry Styles – As It Was)
Many of the rhythm techniques touched on in this lesson are explored in-depth inside Sami’s full course, Rhythm & Groove. In this video, Ayla Tesler-Mabe and Sami Ghawi will attempt to learn a pop song on the fly. The Guitareo Team has secretly chosen a song that neither of the two has ever played before. […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe, Sami Ghawi  /  Lessons
5 Bad Habits Ruining Your Rhythm on Guitar
(Download the cheatsheet) Just like anything else, when you’re first learning how to play rhythm guitar, it can be quite easy to form some bad habits. These bad habits can quickly build themselves up into pretty major roadblocks for your guitar progress. So in this lesson, Ayla is joined by her personal guitar teacher Sami […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Easy 10-Minute Guitar Workout – How to Play G and Em
(Download the sheet music for this video) Welcome to part one of Ayla’s Easy Guitar Workout series! If you’re brand new to playing the guitar, then you’re in the right place. This workout is specifically designed to help beginner guitar players improve their chord transitions, work on their sense of rhythm, and have a better […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Beatles
(Download the tabs and sheet music) Learn how to play songs faster with our interactive practice tool inside the Guitareo members’ area. Start your 7-day free trial by heading to https://www.guitareo.com/trial In this lesson, Ayla Tesler-Mabe teaches You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away by The Beatles. This acoustic classic was written by John Lennon […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Top 6 “Dad Rock” Guitar Riffs From the ’70s
(Download the tabs) Father’s Day is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: Dad rock. Now, dad rock can mean a few different things, but ultimately, it’s the rock music that makes up your dad’s old record collection. It’s important to note that this music isn’t exclusively consumed by dads, as […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Guitar Solo Tutorial – Hey Bulldog by The Beatles
Download the tabs: “Hey Bulldog” by The Beatles While it’s unclear exactly which one of the three guitarists in The Beatles actually played it, the guitar solo from “Hey Bulldog” is certainly one of their more iconic guitar parts. In this lesson, Ayla breaks down this melodic solo piece by piece. Be sure to download […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Learn To Play “Come Home” With Ayla
(Download the tabs) In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play Willow Smith’s song “Come Home” featuring Ayla Tesler-Mabe – and who better to teach you the guitar solo than Ayla herself?  Dive into this song using our interactive practice tool inside the Guitareo members’ area. You’ll be able to control the speed of the […]

Dean Lamb  /  Lessons
Get In the Mind of a Shredder Guitarist (Solo Breakdown)
(Download the tabs) Dean Lamb returns to break down his high-octane solo from “Drain of Incarnation” by Archspire. This solo is particularly technical so there are a lot of different techniques you’ll need to familiarize yourself with to pull it off. These include pinch harmonics, hybrid picking, economy picking, and pickup switching. On top of […]

Dean Lamb  /  Lessons
Clean Up Your Sweep Picking with Dean Lamb
(Download the tabs here) If there was a contest for the most impressive guitar technique, sweep picking would probably come out on top. Unlike legato, it’s a skill that allows you to play arpeggios and scales blazingly fast while keeping enough articulation to clearly hear every note. Thankfully, this technique is pretty easy to get […]

Sami Ghawi  /  Lessons
The Most Versatile Fingerstyle Guitar Pattern
(Download the tabs) When you’re learning how to play fingerstyle guitar, it can be overwhelming trying to learn all the different picking patterns out there. In Sami Ghawi’s last lesson, he showed us the thumbs-up method for playing fingerstyle. In this lesson, we’ll be taking it a step further and learning a pattern that can […]

Sami Ghawi  /  Lessons
The Most Basic Fingerstyle Guitar Rhythm
(Download the tabs) There are plenty of different rhythm guitar styles out there that all use a slightly different technique. In this lesson, we’re joined by Guitareo Coach Sami Ghawi for a quick tutorial on the most basic fingerstyle guitar rhythm. With his appropriately-named “thumbs-up” technique, you’ll learn how to play in the style of […]

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