Welcome To Kirby's Guitar Lessons

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 900 artists covering several thousands of songs.

If you know the band or artists you're looking for, use my A-Z Directory here or in the left or top menu to see all of the artists and bands I cover songs by on this site. If you'd just like to explore the site, keep reading or use the links in the left or top menu. 

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.

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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: 

1950's-1960's-Vegas

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 that 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 the 50's Rock N Roll, Lost Songs Of The 60's or my Acoustic Las Vegas songs sections.


Country

Country music and Bluegrass music are closely associated and many Gospel songs are also a cross over into many country songs.

Country is the largest section on the site followed by Rock music, so this country area is broken into 5 sections including, free country, female country, country groups, new country and old country.

Here are 10 Free Country Guitar Tutorials in the old style country featuring Glen Campbel, Ernest Tubb and 8 others. Download the free chord sheets and learn these 10 songs on the guitar with my 10 free tutorials. Keep in mind, if you're struggling with being able to following me, my lessons may be a bit too advanced for you. If you need to re-learn the basics, there are 16 Free Guitar Lessons here.

Female Country artists are plenty both old and new and I have several songs in this section from Dolly Parton to Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and more. Check out the Female Country section.

Bands like Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Midland and others are found here in the Country Groups area. 

If you're looking for artists like Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, George Strait or even newer ones like Luke Combs and Zane Williams, you'll find them here in New Country.

And of course country wouldn't be country without artists like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, George Jones and many others. I have those artists in the pre 1980 era here in this Old Country section. 


As mentioned in the country section above, Bluegrass and Gospel are really the foundation of what we today call country music.

Many songs in all three genres tend to cross paths in the sense that a song from country could be played in a bluegrass style on the acoustic and vice versa.

But this area has many old school traditional songs and you'll find a few country artists in here including Rick Skaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Randy Travis and others. Traditional bluegrass artists like Jim & Jesse, The Seldom Scene, the Osborne Brothers are here also. So explore my Bluegrass area.

And the gospel area has many old songs like How Great Thu Art, What A Friend We Have In Jesus and songs in general that are spiritual based from artists like Alan Jackson, Donna Taggart, MercyMe, Walt Mills and more. Enjoy this Gospel section.


Rock Bands

The Rock section is so large it had to be broken down into 4 sections, for American Rock Bands, British Rock Bands, Other Country Rock Bands and the section below this one on Rock Artists.

For American Rock bands you'll find groups such as Journey, Grand Funk Railroad, The Eagles and many others.

Check out American Rock Bands here.

The British Rock bands area contains greats like Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones and more. Explore the British Rock Bands here.

Many countries such as Canada, Australia and from European countries are found in here such as The Guess Who, ABBA, Crowded House, Nena and more. Have a look thru the Other Countries Rock Bands.


Rock Artists

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, Bob Seger 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.


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Pop

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 songs made acoustic.


Folk

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

If you're looking for some good ole toe tapping tunes, you'll find a few here in the Irish section.

Some of those old great standards you'd expect to hear on St Patricks Day are here as well as songs from artists like Freddie White, Gaelic Storm, Christy Moore, The Irish Rovers, The Dubliners and others are all waiting for you to learn.

Just to be clear, it's not all Irish in here. There are also Eastern Canadian artists like John Allan Cameron and Buddy McKinnon and songs from Newfoundland as well as one or two from Scottish artists. But they are all in that spirit and flavour of let's have a drink and a party.

Check out the Irish 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 R&B growing up but did come to appreciate these two genres 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 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.

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