The Guitar Songs Super-Course: Play YOUR Playlist
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The Guitar Songs Super-Course: Play YOUR Playlist

Learn How to Play All of YOUR Favorite Songs with the Only Guitar Course That Is Geared Towards YOUR Musical Passions.
4.9 (7 ratings)
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575 students enrolled
Created by Alon Cooper
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $30 Original price: $100 Discount: 70% off
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 40 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to beautifully play any rock, pop or country song on your guitar.
  • How to Find the Perfect Strumming Pattern for Any Song, and Strum In a Steady, Confident Rhythm.
  • How to press down chords in a clean, correct way.
  • How to switch between chords effortlessly - the #1 key to playing songs fluently.
  • 2 Hacks to quickly super-learn ANY new chord.
  • How to develop a rock-solid sense of rhythm.
  • BONUS: Printable 35 Campfire Songs PDF Songbook - Each Song Has a Detailed Video Lesson.
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Requirements
  • A six string guitar.
  • A love for music, and especially for songs with guitars!
  • If you want to play classical Mozart pieces, this course isn't for you. But if you want to play your favorite songs on the guitar, it's exactly for you.
Description

Do you LOVE listening to music?

Did you always wish to be able to play your favorite songs by yourself? (maybe while singing along as well?)

Are you tired of long winded YouTube lessons that get you nowhere?

Did you ever think that you're just "not musical" and won't be able to do this?

Well, I have exactly what you're looking for, and you're gonna love it. So if you love music - read on. 

My name is Alon, I am the founder of GuitarHippies-com, one of the world's top five most read guitar blogs*. I learned guitar completely by myself, and I am here to help you do it too, while solving a MAJOR problem in the music teaching world:

90% of the people who start playing the guitar - quit it within a year. (*source)

That's a shame to hear, but I know EXACTLY why this happens - and I worked very hard to get the solution for you.

The Reason: Most teachers (online and offline) don't really consider the player's wants and needs. Most lessons' final goals are too vague, too long winded, and lack a focus and understanding of what most people are really after - which is simply to play the songs that THEY love - out of their own hands. 

NOT playing boring scales. NOT playing some useless, generic melodies. NOT to have a 70 minutes lecture on what's a guitar strap.

I felt bad for seeing so many "beginners" lessons where teachers talk about scales or barre chords and other advanced stuff just to show off and waste your time. When throwing those things at a beginner, it just makes you wanna quit. I am here to give you the QUICK RESULTS.

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The GuitarHippies' Play Your Playlist™ system is geared towards one thing: giving you the ability to smoothly and joyfully play YOUR favorite songs. 

NO ONE quits guitar when he's actually successful at playing his favorite songs.

By the end of the course - you will have at your fingertips the ability to literally play 1000's of songs - whichever ones you choose to. How?

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SIMPLICITY. Playing songs on the guitar is way more simple than how most people teach it. It all comes down to just two ingredients, and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise:

  1. The left hand - which needs to press down the correct chords at the correct time.
  2. The right hand - which simply repeats a steady strumming pattern over and over. ("down down up up down" for example)

With this attitude in mind, of making the guitar as accessible as it can really be, I designed a very logical order of lessons that will make sure you learn the topics in the most beneficial way. 

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DELIVERING THE RESULTS. Some of the core videos that will give you the keys to unlock 1000's of songs:

  1. 5 Principles for Achieving a Clean & Beautiful CHORDS Sound.
  2. My Method for How to Easily Find the Correct Strumming Pattern for Any Song. (I struggled for years until I came up with this unbreakable method)
  3. Where to Find the Best Chord Charts for Your Favorite Songs and How to Print Your Own Custom DIY Chord Books of Your Favorite Songs.
  4. My 2 Hacks for How to quickly SUPER-LEARN New Chords, and Shortcut Your Way to Playing More Songs.
  5. How to SWITCH Between Chords Effortlessly, and Overcome the #1 Beginners' Block to Fluent Song-Playing.
  6. The Methods and Apps that Will Help You Develop a Rock Solid Sense of Rhythm and Sound Like a Pro.

EXTRAS. In the second part of the course, we'll take your skills even further and send you on your guitar journeys with a greater focus:

  • 14 Ways and Techniques to Take Your Guitar Skills from Beginner to Intermediate.
  • 10 Ways to Develop Your General Musicality.
  • How to Give any Song a Funky Rhythm and Groove - In Order to Make a SPECIAL Cover of It.
  • 6 Tips to Conquer any BARRE Chord (A Special Kind of Chords That Makes Many People Quit the Guitar...)
  • How to Play gorgeous "fingerstyle" guitar.
  • And More lessons that will enrich your skills and sound, with newer ones added regularly. 

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FANCY PRODUCTION AND VIDEO QUALITY:

  • All the lessons are shot in 4K resolution in a boutique music studio. 
  • Multiple camera angles. 
  • Split screen teaching for increased clarity. 
  • Fancy graphics and animations flying in and out.
  • Recorded through high end microphones and finished by a well known audio engineer.
  • And just about everything else that's available in 2017 to give you the best user experience and help you learn. You won't find a similar level of production in all of Udemy's other guitar courses.

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Printable SONGBOOK: ON TOP of the lessons, you will also receive a printable PDF Beginners Songbook with over 35 songs that you're encouraged to play while taking the core lessons, ALL THE SONGS ARE ACCOMPANIED WITH A DETAILED VIDEO LESSON that will show you the process of how I take any song from an online chord chart - and turn it into real, live music - the exact process that you will learn to repeat with your own favorite songs.

Some of the songs you will learn, ranging from classic rock to pop, country and more:

  • Ed Sheeran - The A-Team
  • Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Green Day - Time of Your Life
  • John Lennon - Imagine
  • The Eagles - Take It Easy
  • Ben E. King - Stand By Me
  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
  • Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Outkast - Hey Ya
  • Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
  • Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • The Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Lukas Graham - Seven Years
  • Florida Georgia Line - Cruise
  • Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
  • Sublime - What I Got
  • Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • And many others - while even more songs' video lessons are added regularly. 

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Remember - I don't want you to pay for the lessons only to quit after two months. My mission is to get you to pick up the guitar and develop that PASSION and motivation that will keep driving you to make music for the rest of your life. 

Why should you listen to me?

My name is Alon and I am 27 years old. I have been teaching music, both online and face to face, to thousands of students in the last six years - while traveling four different continents and jammin' with many different musicians. I play the guitar, harmonica, piano, flute, trumpet and other instruments, and I am constantly looking for the best ways and shortcuts to teaching music effectively - and with FUN.

My guitar blog, GuitarHippies-com, (founded 2014) where I share my tips for playing music, has a monthly readership of over 50K from over a 100 different countries and is one of the world's top five most read guitar blogs*. I am also the founder of the Harmonica Jamz-com courses and blog that has been online since 2016 and has hundreds of satisfied students here on Udemy.

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Why shouldn't I take another course or just watch free YouTube lessons? 

Two reasons: 

1) Your time is valuable, and trying to learn your way through random lessons on random guitar topics (instead of using a systematic, logical and proven approach) will never get you as far as a systematic method. Even more, using random YouTube lessons will make it way more likely that you'll quit the guitar. 

2) I understand you. Just like how I learned independently how to play the guitar - I know your wants and needs - and I am here to shortcut your way to the success which is playing all of your beloved songs. I built this course as the DREAM GUIDE for independent learners that I wish I had at the time - and could have saved me literally thousands of hours of struggling around before I found and developed those shortcuts and methods myself. 


Can't wait to hear your stories after you'll be successfully jammin' all of your songs with your friends. 

Cheers,

-Alon

*According to SimilarWeb-com stats.

**According to a study by Fender - google "90 of new guitarists".

Who is the target audience?
  • People who love music and want to play the songs that they love - out of their own hands.
  • People who started playing guitar in the past but never made it through the first stages.
Curriculum For This Course
96 Lectures
06:15:50
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Key #1 to Beautifully Play ALL the Songs That You Love: Guitar IS SIMPLE!
3 Lectures 06:59

In this introductory video I will introduce you to the concept of the course - The 7 Keys to Successfully Teaching Yourself the Guitar. The first key is all about one simple thing: the understanding that playing ANY song on the guitar comes down to just two simple ingredients. 

Also, this lesson will provide an intro to the different keys that are ahead.

Preview 06:17

The songbook awaits you in the attached PDF. Enjoy! (I'm sure you will)

The GuitarHippies' Beginners' Campfire Songbook.pdf
00:35

This chart will show you the most common chords that you're going to need, I highly recommend printing it and placing it where you usually play your guitar. 

Printable Beginners' Chord Chart w/ PHOTOGRAPHS
00:07
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Key #2: Playing All Chords with an Excellent Sound + Our First Songs!
6 Lectures 47:36

This will be our first real lesson on the guitar, where we will learn our first two chords that we are going to use for our first songs: the E chord and the A chord. 

We will learn how to play any chord with a clean, full sound, and we will get you ready to play your first three songs on the guitar.

Preview 10:41

Our first song will be this great song by Buffalo Springfield. if you don't know it, I highly recommend checking it out on YouTube before the lesson - it will make it much easier for you.

Preview 08:58

Our second song will be this 1969 classic by The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want. 

2nd Song: Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
08:16

Cool 90's Rap-Rock straight from California. A one-of-a-kind campfire sing along. 

3rd Song (Slightly More Challenging): Sublime - What I Got
06:31

This lesson will provide an introduction to tuning the guitar. It is optional but very recommended even if you already have a favorite tuning app by now.

TUNING 101: The Apps I Use to Tune the Guitar & How-To
06:37

In this lesson I will teach you how to properly sit with the guitar in order to play in a comfortable way. 

Also, we will learn about the different parts of the guitar - what they do and how they're named.

Preview 06:33
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Key#3 - Fuel Your Motivation: Always Learn Guitar Using YOUR Favorite Songs
5 Lectures 07:23

In this lesson you will learn where and how to find the most reliable chord charts for your favorite songs. (important - because there's a lot of wrong charts out there) 

Also, I will show you some of my own DIY chord books and teach you how you can create your own as well. (the more detailed explanation about the DIY creation is in the next article on the GuitarHippies website)

Where to Find the Most Reliable Chord Charts + Creating DIY Songbooks
06:00

Get inside to read the reminder.

Reminder: Start Learning Songs from the SONGBOOK As You Go Through the Lessons
00:37

Learn how to create your own custom DIY chord books, (it is recommended you click the link to watch the full colorful version with pictures that is found on my blog - GuitarHippies)

Tutorial: How to Create Custom DIY Chord Books
00:19

This is one of the most popular GuitarHippies posts of all time (almost 500K reads) where I share my top 13 fun campfire songs while also linking to inspiring home performances of those songs that I found on YouTube.

It's a super fun one. Enjoy.

The 13 Best Campfire Songs (Without Being Kitschy...)
00:24

See the attached PDF for all the good stuff!

-Enjoy

The Guitar Treasure Box - Key 3 - Musical Recommendations
00:02
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Key #4: Using the Correct Strumming Pattern
4 Lectures 20:29

The strumming pattern is derived from the rhythm of the song, and when you can listen to a song and easily figure out the correct strumming pattern based on its sound (which is what you'll learn now) - you'll always sound good and you'll be able to accomodate to any new song.

CRITICAL: How to Find the Correct Strumming Pattern of a Song
09:30

Up until now I told you to use whatever feels right for you at the moment, either a pick or your fingernails.

In this lesson I will give you an introduction to those two, which are your two common options to playing the guitar.

With each one of them there will be an overview of it, and also some solid tips on how to get started with it.

Strumming with a PICK? Or with FINGERNAILS? Why and How:
10:43

Your fingernails length is important to your comfort and (sometimes) to your sound when playing guitar. In this post I'll show you how to take good care of them.

How to Perfectly Trim Your Fingernails for Guitar Time
00:13

See the attached PDF for all the good stuff!

-Enjoy

The Guitar Treasure Box - Key 4 - Pick & Nails Sound Differences
00:02
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Key #5: Super-Learning New Chords, FAST!
3 Lectures 05:56

Using those 2 hacks that I discovered over the years, you will learn how to play new chords and enrich your chords vocabulary, which in turn will enable you to play a lot more songs.

Did you know that just 4-5 chords are enough to easily play hundreds and even thousands of songs? (G-D-Em-C for example) So just imagine what happens when you will know 10-15 chords... AMAZING!

My 2 Hacks For SUPER-LEARNING Any New Chord
05:27

Details inside.

So Which Chords Should I Learn In the Beginning?
00:27

See the attached PDF for all the good stuff!

-Enjoy

The Guitar Treasure Box - Key 5
00:02
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Key #6: Switch EFFORTLESSLY Between Chords = Become Fluent
2 Lectures 04:52

The most important key of playing songs fluently is to be able to switch between chords without even thinking about it. The knowledge I share in this next lesson is something I seriously consider as pure gold. When a friend told me about this exercise, it blew me away and got me to playing fluently VERY fast. 

Do this on the few basic chords that make up 90% of the chords you generally use: G, D, Dm, E, Em, A, Am, C, F and all the possible transitions between them - and you will be playing almost any song like a champ.

How to EFFORTLESSLY Switch Between Chords
04:50

See the attached PDF for all the good stuff!

-Enjoy

The Guitar Treasure Box - Key 6 - Songs with MANY Chord Changes
00:02
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Key #7: How to Develop a Rock-Solid Sense of Rhythm and Groove
5 Lectures 21:27

In this lesson I will teach what I consider as the most important key in order to have a professional, steady sound - which is simply "paying attention to the beat" (and understanding how the beat works)

I will also show you how to practice your sense of rhythm in a very fun way - with an app that acts as your own personal drummer.

This lesson is absolutely critical if you want to sound good - don't skip it.

Part 2 of the lesson is also super fun and will teach you how to give you own rhythmic twist to a song.

The Beat Is Your Best Friend - IF YOU WANNA SOUND GOOD
09:52

In this lesson I will show you how you can use the Drum Beats+ app in order to give your favorite songs a groovy twist and make them "your own". Guaranteed fun.

The Beat Pt. 2 - FUN: Giving Your Favorite Songs a GROOVY Funk Twist
04:44

This is a text article from my blog - GuitarHippies - with 10 tips to take your time keeping (sense of rhythm) skills to the next levels.

I highly recommend you click the link at the top of the article to read it in the GuitarHippies website - with a much nicer design and with images as well.

Musical Rhythm - 10 Tips for Superior Time Keeping
06:30

When you'll start playing a small percussion instrument (just in front of a recording, or if you jam with friends while playing some percussion it's even better) - your time keeping skills on the guitar will rise to new levels. 

I highly recommend you to do that.

In this article from GuitarHippies, I recommend some small (and mostly cheap) percussion instruments to begin with.

Top 14 Awesome & Cheap Percussion Instruments - Practice Your Beat!
00:18

See the attached PDF for all the good stuff!

-Enjoy

The Guitar Treasure Box - Key 7 - Guitars with a GROOVE (Cool Rhythm)
00:02
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SUMMARIZING Our Formula of Playing All Songs
1 Lecture 07:33

This is the final lecture of the first part of the course, where you will be reminded of what you've learned throughout the first 7 keys.

SUMMARIZING Our Formula of Playing All Songs
07:33
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Part 2 of The Course: GENERAL LESSONS
11 Lectures 01:07:06

This one's a super fun lesson where I introduce you to 14 different ways and techniques to move your guitar skills to the next level.

Check out the attached PDF to further research any of the techniques that you like.

My goal here was to arouse some interest in you in more advanced guitar topics after you will already have the basics nailed down and you can play a song in a solid fashion. 

14 Ways and Techniques to Go from Beginner to Intermediate
10:35

Your musicality is your general skills with music, and they are relevant to any instrument that you'll choose to pick up besides the guitar. 

In this lesson I will show you different fun ways to boost your musicality.

10 Ways to Develop Your Musicality
07:06

See the attached PDF for links to all the good stuff that I promised you in the Musicality video lesson. 

10 Ways to Develop Your Musicality - Delicious Links
00:05

Slides, Hammer Ons, Bends, Pull Offs, Vibratos. You won't find any guitar solo that does not feature at least some of those. These are the 5 techniques that make your guitar playing sound EXPRESSIVE. Use them to your advantage.

In the attached PDF you'll find links to great lessons about each one of those techniques. 

Advanced Solo Techniques Intro: Slides, Hammer Ons, Bends, Pull Offs, Vibratos
05:33

See the attached PDF for all the good stuff!

-Enjoy

Preview 00:02

Arpeggiating a chord is the art of accurately chopping down the chord into the individual notes it is made of. 

It is the #1 way to beautify and diversify your sound. Using it will open up a whole new world of guitar sounds for you.

In this lesson we will focus on arpeggiating while using a pick - which is slightly harder than arpeggiating using your fingernails. 

Arpeggio Pt. 1: Using a Pick to CHOP DOWN Chords Beautifully
07:05

Arpeggiating a chord is the art of accurately chopping down the chord into the individual notes it is made of. 

It is the #1 way to beautify and diversify your sound. Using it will open up a whole new world of guitar sounds for you.

THIS Lesson will show you the basics of arpeggiating using your fingernails.

Arpeggio Pt. 2: Using Your FINGERNAILS to Arpeggiate Songs
05:42

In this lesson I will show you how to work with a guitar capo, and also show you two ideas for cool things that you can do with it.

Capo: The Most Popular Guitar Accessory. 2 Main Uses of It + 2 COOL Uses of It
06:30

Have you heard of "The F Barrier"? Many beginners stop playing the guitar as they reach the first barre chord - the F chord. They think it's too hard.

In this lesson I will show you that barre chords are actually not scary at all when you approach them correctly. 6 tips that will make your life much easier. Enjoy.

6 Tips to Easily Conquer Any BARRE Chord
05:53

This lesson will answer 2 popular questions of beginners:

  1. Which guitar should I get - acoustic, electric or classical?
  2. Once I decide which type of guitar, WHICH EXACT MODEL should I go for?
Preview 09:43

In this video I show you how I play 50 different famous guitar riffs and intros - on a unique type of guitar - the 12 string guitar.

This video will show you how some of the most famous riffs that you easily recognize actually look like on the fretboard. I hope you will find this inspiring and you will try to learn some of those riffs yourself.

The 12 string guitar has a "twin string" for each of its strings. In the bottom two strings the twin string is identical, and in the upper four strings, the twin string is a thinner string that is tuned one octave higher.

This gives the 12 string guitar its shiny, metallic sound. (which I ABSOLUTELY love)

Known for using a lot of 12 string in their recordings: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Eagles and more.

Preview 08:52
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Song Lessons - To Watch WHENEVER You Want During the Course
32 Lectures 03:01:31

Your second guitar lesson for the song For What It's Worth, where I am going to show you exactly how they played it on the original recording, unlike the beginners version I showed you in Key #2.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth (more advanced than the first version)
05:29

Your second guitar lesson for the song What I Got, where I am going to show you exactly how they played it on the original recording, unlike the beginners version I showed you in Key #2.

We are going to use some arpeggio patterns and this song sound GOOD when played like the original! Enjoy!

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.
Sublime - What I Got (more advanced than the first version)
06:38

Your second guitar lesson for the song You Can't Always Get What You Want, where I am going to show you exactly how they played it on the original recording, unlike the beginners version I showed you in Key #2.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.
Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (a more advanced version)
05:04

Your guitar lesson for the song Knockin' on Heaven's Door.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Preview 06:23

Your guitar lesson for the song No Woman No Cry.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
05:36

Your guitar lesson for the song Wonderwall.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Oasis - Wonderwall
08:38

Your guitar lesson for the folksy classic You Are My Sunshine.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

You Are My Sunshine
05:10

Your guitar lesson for the song Wagon Wheel by O.C.M.W.

Did you know this song was originally written by Bob Dylan in 1964 but stayed as a draft until in 2003 O.C.M.W resurrected it? 

Amazing.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
09:03

Your guitar lesson for the song Wish You Were Here.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
06:05

Your guitar lesson for the song Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Preview 08:58

Your guitar lesson for the song Hey Ya.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Outkast - Hey Ya
02:40

Your guitar lesson for the song The A Team.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Ed Sheeran - The A-Team
05:59

Your guitar lesson for the song Proud Mary.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) - Proud Mary
06:05

Your guitar lesson for the song Cruise. Let's do some country.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Florida Georgia Line - Cruise
03:56

Your guitar lesson for the song Hallelujah, as played by Jeff Buckley. 

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Preview 08:12

Your guitar lesson for the song First Day of My Life.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Preview 08:04

Your guitar lesson for the song Love Me Do.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

The Beatles - Love Me Do
04:38

Your guitar lesson for the song Imagine.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

John Lennon - Imagine
07:30

Your guitar lesson for the song Dani California.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
05:30

Your guitar lesson for the song Leaving on a Jetplane. (the song was originally played on a 12 string guitar)

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

John Denver - Leaving on a Jetplane
05:01

Your guitar lesson for the song Stand By Me. We will learn here also a cool technique - playing with the bassline riff on top of the regular strum.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Ben E. King - Stand By me
04:25

Your guitar lesson for the song I'm Yours.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Preview 06:05

Your guitar lesson for the song Wonderful World. (NOT the Louis Armstrong version. This one's a different song also called "don't know much about history")

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
05:10

Your guitar lesson for the song Take It Easy. I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Eagles. Enjoy.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

The Eagles - Take It Easy
04:04

Your guitar lesson for the song Wonderful Tonight.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
03:36

Your guitar lesson for the song Bad Moon Rising.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) - Bad Moon Rising
03:47

Your guitar lesson for the song Stuck In the Middle with You.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Stealers Wheel - Stuck In the Middle With You
04:12

Your guitar lesson for the song Mad World.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Gary Jules - Mad World
06:36

Your guitar lesson for the song Stay With Me.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Sam Smith - Stay with Me
05:06

Your guitar lesson for the song Ho Hey.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

The Lumineers - Ho Hey
05:11

Your guitar lesson for the song Let Her Go.

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Passenger - Let Her Go
05:11

Your guitar lesson for the song 7 Years. 

The way each lesson works:

  1.  An introduction to the chords you'll need.
  2. An example from the song.
  3. A clear breakdown of the strumming pattern.
  4. A longer and more fluent example of the song.

Enjoy!

Lukas Graham - 7 Years
03:29
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Alon Cooper (Born 1990) is a self taught multi-instrumentalist with a passion for creating musical shortcuts and helping beginning musicians reach the level they want to get to - in the fastest way around. Alon is the founder of the blog GuitarHippies-com, one of the top five most read guitar blogs worldwide, and of Harmonica Jamz - a unique harmonica learning system, designed in an interactive way.

Over the last six years, Alon has spent many months backpacking through four different continents with his guitar and harmonicas, jammin' and teaching music around the globe - online and with local students. He is currently focused on creating new and uber-effective ways to teach the piano and the guitar.

Alon has over ten years of experience in playing music. He started with the guitar and currently plays and records music to various artists and to his YouTube channel with over ten different instruments, mostly as a one man band. These include the piano, harmonica, flute, trumpet, cajon, bass and more.