Trying to learn songs on the guitar covering 50's, 60's, Vegas, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Folk, Irish, Christmas, Motown, Blues, Pop or Rock? I've got you covered with lessons on more than 1200 artists to date.
See the A-Z Directory in the left or top menu on all of the artists I cover songs by on this site. Rhythm is the key ... and I don't read music, do you? Not required here.
There are several thousand lessons here in all of the above categories and some songs going all the way back to the early 1900's for the acoustic player. Help yourself to the 100's of free chord sheets, guitar demos and even 16 free guitar lessons.
Note: There are many demos "unavailable" at the moment (Ytube issue) but that is slowly being resolved as each day more demos are being added. Thanks for your patience.
As you'll discover when you explore this site, I teach full instructional tutorials on how I play specific songs in various musical genres including:
I wasn't around during these very crazy wild days of the 1940's, 50's and 60's but man alive, there were some great songs came out of the 40's, 50's and 60's.
Those old school class acts like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra up thru Elvis, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers and continuing on with The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and many others are here. If you want some challenging songs as a solo player, you'l find a few in this 50's - 60's - Vegas Section Here.
Here I've combined these three sections into one. Country music and Bluegrass music are closely associated and many Gospel songs are a cross over in many country songs.
Ricky Skaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash and many others all have musical roots in these three categories. There are also free guitar lessons in this section.
I cover these and other artists in my Bluegrass - Country - Gospel Section Here.
Motown Rhythm & Blues
A style of music that has been around a long time and one that works with pretty much any age group. I never played a lot of blues growing up but did come to appreciate this genre more as I got into music.
Learning a little Stevie Ray Vaughan or Eric Clapton will go far at your next party.
And is there anything more smooth than that classy Motown sound from artists like Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Bill Withers and others? I've got you covered in this Motown Rhythm & Blues Section Here.
The rock section is so large it had to be broken down into two sections, one for bands and one for artists.
Journey, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad and many others populate this area of the website with 100's of tutorials you can learn on the acoustic guitar.
Have a look through the Rock Bands Section Here.
Yes even though this is a guitar site, I do cover plenty of piano artists on the acoustic like Elton John, Billy Joel and many more. Rockers like Mellencamp, Springsteen, Bowie and tons more can be found here. Go ahead and try on a few classic rock songs from the 70's, 80's and beyond in this Rock Artists Section Here.
This category includes well knows artists such as Adele, George Michael, John Mayer, Ricky Martin, The Jonas Brothers and more.
Sometimes Pop and Rock artists could cross over into the same genres, but I wouldn't consider any of the above artists as rock musicians, so this category was created.
Drop over and check out the acoustic lessons for these artists in my Pop Section Here.
I'd have to say that if you skip fingerpicking songs for now, next to country, folk songs are quite easy to learn for a beginner guitarist in my opinion.
Players like Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens and many others have a wealth of great songs you can learn, and I take you thru many of those in this area.
Visit my Folk Section Here.
Irish & Christmas
Because Christmas songs and Irish songs are mainly performed at specific times of the year in Dec and Mar, I thought it appropriate to combine these two sections into one launching area.
You can see a variety of artists in both of these sections and in the Christmas section there are many great new Christmas songs to learn.
And the Irish section has some of those old great standards you'd expect to hear on St Patricks Day. Check out those sections here.
The shell of this site has been around since early in 2019 but the real content is just getting started. This was due to setbacks in several areas which I won't get into, but looking forward to new page layouts, tons of content and hopefully valuable tips to help you get on with enjoying playing the guitar.