Do you want to play guitar? Maybe you’ve tried to learn before but found it tough, annoying, and boring because you never played any songs you wanted to play…or had even heard of for that matter.
I think you’d rather learn by playing your favorite songs from day 1.
So read on, cuz I’m gonna get you playing 4 songs in the next 20 minutes – and learn a bunch about guitar in the process.
I’ll be teaching you some of my favorite songs in this tutorial:
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
Closer by The Chainsmokers
Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
Attention by Charlie Puth
You don’t need any skills or knowledge for this tutorial. You’ll probably need a guitar though…it’s kinda hard to learn guitar without one.
So go grab your guitar right now and let’s get started!
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Okay, so let’s learn the basics of guitar with Shape Of You. This riff is played throughout basically the entire song, and was stuck in my head on repeat for weeks when it came out
Watch this video below to get started learning Shape Of You:
Wow, 5 minutes in and you’re already playing the main riff of Shape Of You!
You must be pretty talented or something.
Now, it was probably a little awkward, right? Don’t worry, that’s totally normal – everyone goes through that. Just play that one a few times a day and it’ll be smooth in no time.
But you don’t need to make that one perfect before moving on, it’s a lot easier to just get it half decent and then move on to the next riff (btw a riff is just an instrumental section on the guitar – like the riff we just played). now let’s try the main riff of Closer!
Closer – The Chainsmokers