Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Easy 10-Minute Guitar Workout
(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 […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
5 Levels of “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix
(Download the tabs) The best way to describe the way Jimi Hendrix played is “complete freedom” on the fretboard. He was the king of mixing rhythm and lead guitar together at the same time. Even if you stripped the other instruments away from his performances, there was an entire ensemble of guitar happening at once. […]

Kent Shores, Sami Ghawi  /  Lessons
The Power of Rhythm Guitar
The amazing thing about music is that with just a small change in rhythm, the entire feel of a whole song can be transformed. In this lesson, we’re joined by Guitareo Coach Sami Ghawi to explore the power of rhythm guitar. He’ll be demonstrating this power by using the song “Norwegian Wood” by The Beatles. […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Ayla’s Top 5 Favorite Guitar Tones (And How To Get Them)
When it comes to the guitar, it’s not just about the notes you play. Your tone can have a huge impact on the way your playing comes across. You can add ambience to create a relaxing atmosphere or add some overdrive to imply more aggression and attitude. Many of our favorite guitarists spend countless hours […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Why The Bohemian Rhapsody Solo is THAT Good
(Download the tabs) There are only so many songs you could reasonably classify as a “masterpiece”. But Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is undoubtedly one of them. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone that would disagree. From the epic arrangement to what many people consider the greatest rock guitar solo in music history, Bohemian Rhapsody is full […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Getting The Best Pink Floyd Guitar Tone (Run Like Hell)
In this lesson, we’ll be breaking down David Gilmour’s immaculate guitar tone in the song “Run Like Hell” from Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall. This song is built on a particularly groovy delay-loaded guitar riff played by Gilmour. The biggest challenge in playing this tune yourself is getting the riff and the two synchronous […]

Kent Shores  /  Lessons
Take Your Soloing To The Next Level By Using Modes
Download the scale diagrams We all love the minor pentatonic scale. It’s easy to get under your fingers and it never fails to sound amazing. Many of our guitar heroes built entire careers off of this one scale. But what can you do when you want to make your solos and licks stand out from […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
”Get Back” by The Beatles – How To Play John Lennon’s Part
Download the tabs here Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Peter Jackson’s documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” that was released on Disney+ in late 2021. The documentary takes a look at the life of The Beatles towards the end of their incredible run as a group. In this lesson, Ayla […]

Kent Shores  /  Lessons
Why Malcolm Young Was The Best Guitar Player in AC/DC
Angus Young is probably the first name you think of when talking about the guitar playing in AC/DC. But there is a solid argument to be made that Malcolm Young’s guitar playing was just as important. Rhythm guitar is an essential part of their music and Malcolm was a master of laying down a rock-solid […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
Top 5 Grunge Riffs of the 90s
Let’s be real… it’s impossible to come up with a truly objective top 5 guitar riffs list. Everyone out there likes and appreciates something a little different, and there’s nothing wrong with that. So when Ayla set out to create a top 5 list of the best grunge guitar riffs of the 90s, she made […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
The Most Feel-Good Chord Progression Ever
Everyone has that song that they turn on when they need something to lift their mood – one of those songs that can change the feel of your whole day in a matter of seconds. In this video, Ayla gets into her favorite “feel-good” song, The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy. The […]

Ayla Tesler-Mabe  /  Lessons
The Magical Chords Of Stevie Wonder
No matter which way you look at it, Stevie Wonder is a musical magician. His mastery of melody, harmony, rhythm, chords, and everything else in between is on a level beyond many musicians’ understanding. So how can you capture a little bit of Stevie’s magic for yourself? Well in this lesson, Ayla Tesler-Mabe adapts his […]

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